Short Papers

Short papers should present current work-in-progress and be based on either research, practice or experience. Short papers do not always need to report such complete results as full conference papers and so can be a good way to fast track new technical work. There will be a special session at PROFES 2010 for the presentation of short papers.

Topics of Interest

The relevant topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Service Engineering Processes
  • Software as a Service
  • Agile and Lean Processes
  • Product Focused Software Process Improvement (SPI)
  • SPI in Different Software Development Areas
  • SPI Methods and Tools
  • Distributed Software Development
  • Systems and Software Quality
  • Evidence-Based Software Engineering
  • Industrial Experiences and Case Studies
  • Process Modeling and Simulation
  • Process Assessment and Management
  • Software Business Models and Cost Estimation

Poster Sessions

Effectively designed posters convey the essence of an idea, an experience or a piece of research in an appealing manner. Work presented in a poster does not have to be fully developed and can be a good way to get early feedback on new ideas. A good poster will encourage conference participants to interact with others who are also attracted to the poster topic. Good posters can be a catalyst for developing and extending topic networks. The poster session at PROFES 2010 aims to bring like-minded people together in an interactive setting.


Short papers must not be more than 4 pages and poster proposals not more than 2 pages. Each submission will be reviewed by the short paper and poster review panel. Accepted short papers and posters must conform to the ACM author guidelines and will be published in Volume 2 of the PROFES 2010 proceedings. Publication is dependent on at least one author registering to attend PROFES 2010.

Submissions should be sent as PDF files to on or before the deadline.

ACM author guidelines can be found here:

Important Dates

Short papers submission deadline:extended to April 9, 2010 (was: April 5, 2010)
Posters submission deadline:extended to April 9, 2010 (was: April 5, 2010)
Notification of Acceptance:(Fri) May 7, 2010
Camera Ready:(Mon) May 17, 2010

Short Paper and Poster Co-chairs

Tracy Hall Brunel University, UK. Email:
He (Jason) Zhang Lero, NICTA, Australia. Email:

Short Paper and Poster Committee

Bente AndaUniversity of Oslo, Norway
Sarah BeechamLero, University of Limerick, Ireland
David BowesUniversity of Hertfordshire, UK
Steve CounsellBrunel University, UK
Vahid GarousiUniversity of Calgary, Canada
Liguo HuangSouth Methodist University, USA
Helen SharpOpen University, UK
Mark StaplesNational ICT Australia, Australia
Ye YangInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


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