The International Workshop on Software-intensive Business 2019 (IWSiB2019) bridges the gap between software engineering and software business research. The one-day workshop is hosted by ESEC/FSE 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Call for Papers

August 26th 2019
in Tallinn, Estonia
hosted by ESEC/FSE 2019.

The role of software-intensive solutions is still, after decades, ever-growing in our society. There is hardly a field or an industrial domain where software-intensive solutions have not revolutionized the business. Furthermore, due to the emergence of the platform economy, the role of software solutions and boundary resources, such as the quality of APIs, is rising.

International Workshop on Software-intensive Business aims to bridge the gap between software engineering and business. Used software engineering solutions, processes and methodologies should support as well as facilitate fast and agile business development. This workshop is expected to support the development of a research agenda for emerging area of software-intensive business, map challenges and best practices in the industry, and propose new avenues for research and practice.

The International Workshop on Software-intensive Business 2019: Start-ups, Platforms and Ecosystems (IWSiB 2019) seeks submissions describing novel research, experience reports, as well as emerging ideas. We are interested in studies describing original and unpublished results in the field of software-intensive business. The focus of the workshop is on new promising ideas and, therefore, also work-in-progress reports are welcomed to ignite discussion in the workshop.

The workshop is primarily a forum for presentation and discussion of new ideas and approaches, preliminary results, and new research questions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following aspects of software-intensive business:

  • Software ecosystem and platform architectures, evolution and lifecycle
  • Ecosystem and platform orchestration and governance
  • API economy solutions and challenges
  • Software development practices in software startups
  • Business-oriented software development practices
  • Business practices in software development
  • Software product management
  • Business aspects of continuous, agile and lean
  • Software engineering economics
  • Value-based software engineering
  • Organizational practices in software businesses
  • Observations of software industry and its trends
  • Impact of new technological and business model trends on software-intensive businesses
  • Industrial experience reports on challenges and best practices that connect software engineering and business


Submission: June 3rd, 2019
Notification: June 24th, 2019
Camera-ready: July 1st, 2019 (Strict)
The workshop: August 26th, 2019
Submission:                       June 3rd, 2019
Notification:                      June 24th, 2019
Camera-ready:                  July 1st, 2019 (Strict)
The workshop:                  August, 2019


There are three paper categories:

    • 6-page full papers;
    • 2–4 page short position papers and
    • 2-page poster and demo papers. 

We encourage submissions of contributions describing different stages of research, from position papers to full research reports. Furthermore, we welcome both research and industry papers.

Naturally, the submitted articles must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal.

Please prepare your manuscript by using ACM’s templates for conference proceedings.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format by using Easychair.

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    • Pekka Abrahamsson (University of Jyväskylä, FI)
    • Rahul C. Basole (Georgia Institute of Technology — Atlanta, US)
    • Jan Bosch (Chalmers University of Technology — Göteborg, SE)
    • Sjaak Brinkkemper (Utrecht University, NL)
    • Christoph Bussler (Google, Inc., USA)
    • Michael Cusumano (MIT — Camridge, US)
    • Jens Förderer (Universität Mannheim, DE)
    • Samuel A. Fricker (FH Nordwestschweiz — Windisch, CH)
    • Robert Heinrich (KIT — Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, DE)
    • Armin Heinzl (Universität Mannheim, DE)
    • Georg Herzwurm (Universität Stuttgart, DE)
    • Helena Holmström Olsson (Malmö University, SE)
    • Zhi Jin (Peking University, CN)
    • Hans-Bernd Kittlaus (Inno Tivum Consulting — Rheinbreitbach, DE)
    • Thomas Kude (ESSEC Business School — Cergy Pontoise, FR)
    • Alexander Mädche (KIT — Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, DE)
    • Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick, IE)
    • Jürgen Münch (Reutlingen University, GE)
    • Efi Papatheocharous (RISE SICS — Stockholm, SE, SE)
    • Balasubramaniam Ramesh (Georgia State University — Atlanta, US)
    • Guenther Ruhe (University of Calgary, CA)
    • Diomidis Spinellis (Athens University of Economics and Business, GR)
    • Pasi Tyrväinen (University of Jyväskylä, FI)
    • Xiaofeng Wang (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT)
    • Karl Werder (Universität Duisburg — Essen, DE)
    • Krzysztof Wnuk (Blekinge Institute of Technology — Karlskrona, SE)
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ESEC/FSE 2019 and SiBW 2019 will take place in the conference centre of Sokos Hotel Viru (Viru väljak 4) in the new city of Tallinn, Estonia.

Sokos Hotel Viru awaits you in the heart of Tallinn just 150 metres from the picturesque Old Town. Shopping and entertainment venues are all within walking distance. By car, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is just 10 minutes away, while the port is only 5 minutes away.

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