Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

8th International Conference, PROFES 2007, Riga, Latvia, July 2-4, 2007. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Jürgen Münch
  • Pekka Abrahamsson
Conference proceedings PROFES 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4589)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Addresses

  3. Global Software Development

    1. Jianqiang Ma, Jingyue Li, Weibing Chen, Reidar Conradi, Junzhong Ji, Chunnian Liu
      Pages 5-19
    2. Claude Y. Laporte, Mikel Doucet, Pierre Bourque, Youssef Belkébir
      Pages 35-50
  4. Software Process Improvement

    1. René Krikhaar, Martin Mermans
      Pages 65-80
    2. Gleison Santos, Mariano Montoni, Sávio Figueiredo, Ana Regina Rocha
      Pages 81-95
    3. Mahmood Niazi, David Wilson, Didar Zowghi
      Pages 96-107
    4. Esperança Amengual, Antònia Mas
      Pages 108-117
  5. Software Process Modeling and Evolution

    1. Finn Olav Bjørnson, Tor Stålhane, Nils Brede Moe, Torgeir Dingsøyr
      Pages 132-146
    2. Kai Stapel, Kurt Schneider, Daniel Lübke, Thomas Flohr
      Pages 147-159
    3. Alexis Ocampo, Martín Soto
      Pages 160-174
  6. Industrial Experiences

    1. Vineta Arnicane
      Pages 175-187
    2. Antti Välimäki, Jukka Kääriäinen
      Pages 188-200
    3. Tomas Schweigert, Michael Philipp
      Pages 201-206
  7. Agile Software Development

  8. Software Measurement

    1. Zane Bičevska, Jānis Bičevskis
      Pages 262-272
    2. Juan Jose Cuadrado-Gallego, Daniel Rodríguez, Fernando Machado, Alaian Abran
      Pages 273-283
    3. Hironori Washizaki, Rieko Namiki, Tomoyuki Fukuoka, Yoko Harada, Hiroyuki Watanabe
      Pages 284-299
  9. Simulation and Decision Support

    1. Makoto Nonaka, Liming Zhu, Muhammad Ali Babar, Mark Staples
      Pages 330-344
  10. Processes and Methods

    1. Jin Sun Her, Si Won Choi, Du Wan Cheun, Jeong Seop Bae, Soo Dong Kim
      Pages 358-373
    2. Soo Ho Chang, Soo Dong Kim
      Pages 374-388
    3. Marko Jäntti, Aki Miettinen, Niko Pylkkänen, Tommi Kainulainen
      Pages 389-401
  11. Workshop

  12. Tutorials

    1. Alfred Sorkowitz
      Pages 405-406
    2. Carol Dekkers, Pekka Forselius
      Pages 407-409
    3. Pekka Abrahamsson, Jari Still
      Pages 410-411
  13. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The Eight International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Impro- ment (PROFES 2007) brought together researchers and industrial practitioners to report new research results and exchange experiences and findings in the area of process and product improvement. The focus of the conference is on understanding, learning, evaluating, and improving the relationships between process improvement activities (such as the deployment of innovative defect detection processes) and their effects in products (such as improved product reliability and safety). Consequently, major topics of the conference include the evaluation of existing software process improvement (SPI) approaches in different contexts, the presentation of new or mo- fied SPI approaches, and the relation between SPI and new development techniques or emerging application domains. This year’s conference theme focused on global software development. More and more products are being developed in distributed, global development environments with many customer–supplier relations in the value chain. Outsourcing, off-shoring, near-shoring, and even in-sourcing aggravate this trend further. Supporting such d- tributed development requires well-understood and accurately implemented devel- ment process interfaces, process synchronization, and an efficient process evolution mechanisms. Overcoming cultural barriers and implementing efficient communi- tion channels are some of the key challenges. It is clear that process improvement approaches also need to consider these new development contexts.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73459-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73460-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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