International Workshop on Software-intensive Business: Unleashing the Business Potential of Software (IWSiB 2020)

Call for Papers

ZZZ Xth 2020

Software producing organizations face the challenges of changing demands, rapidly evolving technology, and a dynamic ecosystem in which their products and services need to operate. The International Workshop on Software-intensive Business: Unleashing the business potential of Software (IWSiB) brings together communities working on software-intensive business research and bridges the gap between software engineering and business research. The workshop supports the development of a research agenda for the emerging area of software-intensive business, maps challenges and best practices in the industry, and proposes new avenues for business-oriented software engineering research and practice.

Submission Guidelines & Themes

There are two paper categories: i) 8-page full papers; and ii) 2–4 page short position papers and industrial experience reports. We encourage submissions of contributions describing different stages of research, from position papers to full research reports. We welcome both research and industry papers.

IWSiB 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 We are interested in studies describing original and unpublished results in the field of software-intensive business.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 work-in-progress reports are welcome to ignite discussion in the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following
aspects of software-intensive business:

  • Business-oriented software development practices
  • Business practices in software development
  • Software product management
  • Business aspects of continuous, agile and lean development
  • Software engineering economics
  • Value-based software engineering
  • Interweaving product and business development
  • 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 models of software startups
  • 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


  • Xiaofeng Wang, Free U. of Bozen-Bolzano, IT
  • Paul Grünbacher, Johannes Kepler U. Linz, AT
  • Sami Hyrynsalmi, Tampere U., FI
  • Kari Smolander, Lappeenranta U. Technology, FI

Program Committee (To be confirmed)

  • Pekka Abrahamsson (U. Jyväskylä, FI)
  • Ville Alkkiomäki (F-Secure, FI)
  • Rahul C. Basole (Georgia Institute of Techn., USA)
  • Aaron W. Baur (ICE Aesthetic GmbH, GE)
  • Stefan Biffl (TU Wien, AT)
  • Jan Bosch (Chalmers U. Technology, SW)
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper (Utrecht U., NL)
  • Christoph Bussler (Oracle Corporation, USA)
  • Julian Bühler (ESCP Europe, GE)
  • Michael Cusumano (MIT, USA)
  • Daniela Damian (U. Victoria, CA)
  • Christoph Elsner (Siemens, GE)
  • Brian Fitzgerald (Lero, IE)
  • Samuel A. Fricker (FHNW, CH)
  • Robert Heinrich (KIT, GE)
  • Georg Herzwurm (U. Stuttgart, GE)
  • Helena Holmström Olsson (Malmö U., SE)
  • Slinger Jansen (Utrecht U., NL)
  • Zhi Jin (Peking U., CN)
  • Hans-Bernd Kittlaus (Inno Tivum Consulting, GE)
  • Thomas Kude (ESSEC Business School, FR)
  • Marc König (Leiter Coaching\Finance, GE)
  • Andrey Maglyas (Maglyas Consulting, RU)
  • Alexander Mädche (KIT, GE)
  • Tiziana Margaria (U. of Limerick, IE)
  • Jürgen Münch (Reutlingen U., GE)
  • Alexander Nolte (U. of Tartu, EE)
  • Efi Papatheocharous (RISE SICS, SE)
  • Karl-Michael Popp (SAP, GE)
  • Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS, BR)
  • Jurka Rahikkala (Vaadin, FI)
  • Balasubramaniam Ramesh (Georgia State U., USA)
  • Guenther Ruhe (U. Calgary, CA)
  • Diomidis Spinellis (Athens U. Econ. & Business, GR)
  • Pasi Tyrväinen (U. Jyväskylä, FI)
  • Jan Vlietland (Inst. vor der Software Industrie, NL)
  • Josef Waltl (Amazon Web Services, GE)
  • Karl Werder (U. Duisburg-Essen, GE)
  • Krzysztof Wnuk (BTH, SE)



Submission: Xxx Xth, 2020 (AoE)
Notification: Xxx Xth, 2020
Camera-ready: Xxx Xth, 2020 (Strict)
The workshop: Xxx Xth, 2020
Submission:                       June 3rd, 2019
Notification:                      June 24th, 2019
Camera-ready:                  July 1st, 2019 (Strict)
The workshop:                  August, 2019