Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

16th International Conference, PROFES 2015, Bolzano, Italy, December 2-4, 2015, Proceedings

  • Pekka Abrahamsson
  • Luis Corral
  • Markku Oivo
  • Barbara Russo
Conference proceedings PROFES 2015

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9459)

Also part of the Programming and Software Engineering book sub series (LNPSE, volume 9459)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Lessons Learned from Industry-Research Collaborations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helena Holmström Olsson, Jan Bosch
      Pages 3-15
    3. Aleksander Fabijan, Helena Holmström Olsson, Jan Bosch
      Pages 16-23
  3. Instruments to Improve the Software Development Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Rita Francese, Michele Risi, Giuseppe Scanniello, Genoveffa Tortora
      Pages 61-67
    3. Bianca Trinkenreich, Gleison Santos, Monalessa Perini Barcellos
      Pages 68-86
  4. Requirements, Features, and Release Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Enrico Johansson, Daniel Bergdahl, Jan Bosch, Helena Holmström Olsson
      Pages 89-104
    3. Daniel Méndez Fernández, Stefan Wagner
      Pages 114-130
  5. Practices of Modern Development Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Gerard Wagenaar, Remko Helms, Daniela Damian, Sjaak Brinkkemper
      Pages 133-148
    3. Georgios Theocharis, Marco Kuhrmann, Jürgen Münch, Philipp Diebold
      Pages 149-166
    4. Masud Fazal-Baqaie, Marvin Grieger, Stefan Sauer
      Pages 167-181
  6. Human Factors in Modern Software Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Danielle Pichlis, Stefanie Hofemann, Mikko Raatikainen, Juho Sorvettula, Calle Stenholm
      Pages 210-216
    3. Laura Hokkanen, Kati Kuusinen, Kaisa Väänänen
      Pages 217-224
  7. Effort and Size Estimation Validated by Professionals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Anna Corazza, Sergio Di Martino, Filomena Ferrucci, Carmine Gravino, Federica Sarro
      Pages 251-267
  8. Empirical Generalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Filomena Ferrucci, Carmine Gravino, Pasquale Salza, Federica Sarro
      Pages 271-287
    3. Riivo Kikas, Marlon Dumas, Dietmar Pfahl
      Pages 295-310
    4. Giuseppe Scanniello, Carmine Gravino, Genoveffa Tortora, Marcela Genero, Michele Risi, José A. Cruz-Lemus et al.
      Pages 311-327
    5. Inese Supulniece, Solvita Berzisa, Inese Polaka, Janis Grabis, Egils Meiers, Edgars Ozolins
      Pages 328-334
    6. Johann Thor Mogensen Ingibergsson, Ulrik Pagh Schultz, Marco Kuhrmann
      Pages 335-352
  9. Software Reliability and Testing in Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Dominik Holling, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Alexander Pretschner
      Pages 380-396
  10. Workshop on Processes, Methods and Tools for Engineering Embedded Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Martijn Hendriks, Jacques Verriet, Twan Basten, Marco Brassé, Reinier Dankers, René Laan et al.
      Pages 399-414
    3. Tsuyoshi Fujiwara, Osamu Mizuno, Pattara Leelaprute
      Pages 415-430
    4. Susanna Teppola, Päivi Parviainen, Jari Partanen, Petri Kettunen
      Pages 431-438
    5. Christopher Brink, Philipp Heisig, Sabine Sachweh
      Pages 439-452
  11. Workshop on Human Factors in Software Development Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. Waldemar Ferreira, Maria Teresa Baldassarre, Sergio Soares, Giuseppe Visaggio
      Pages 455-470
    3. Rita Francese, Michele Risi, Giuseppe Scanniello, Genoveffa Tortora
      Pages 471-478
    4. Tania Di Mascio, Laura Tarantino, Giovanni De Gasperis
      Pages 479-489
    5. Roberta Capellini, Francesca Tassistro, Rossana Actis-Grosso
      Pages 490-496
    6. Francesco Mercaldo, Corrado Aaron Visaggio
      Pages 497-512
    7. Vojislav Đukić, Ivan Luković, Matej Črepinšek, Tomaž Kosar, Marjan Mernik
      Pages 513-527
    8. Solomon Gizaw, Jim Buckley, Sarah Beecham
      Pages 528-545

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2015, held in Bolzano, Italy, in December 2015.

The 18 revised full papers presented together with 10 short papers and 18 workshop papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on lessons learned from industry-research collaborations; instruments to improve the software development process; requirements, features, and release management; practices of modern development processes; human factors in modern software development; effort and size estimation validated by professionals; empirical generalization; software reliability and testing in industry; workshop on processes, methods and tools for engineering embedded systems; workshop on human factors in software development processes; and workshop on software startups: state of the art and state of the practice.


Agile software development Human computer interaction Object-oriented Self-adaptive systems User interface Agile methods Agile processes Case studies Cloud computing Data-driven development Domain-specific modeling Model-driven development Ontologies Process modeling Reverse engineering Risk management Service orientation Software engineering Software product quality System performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Pekka Abrahamsson
    • 1
  • Luis Corral
    • 2
  • Markku Oivo
    • 3
  • Barbara Russo
    • 4
  1. 1.Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technol.TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Free University of BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  3. 3.University of OuluOuluFinland
  4. 4.Free University of BolzanoBozenItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26843-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26844-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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