© 2009

Software Process Improvement

16th European Conference, EuroSPI 2009, Alcala (Madrid), Spain, September 2-4, 2009. Proceedings

  • Rory V. O’Connor
  • Nathan Baddoo
  • Juan Cuadrago Gallego
  • Ricardo Rejas Muslera
  • Kari Smolander
  • Richard Messnarz
Conference proceedings EuroSPI 2009

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Organisational Issues

    1. Luis Fernández-Sanz, M. Teresa Villalba, José Ramón Hilera, Raquel Lacuesta
      Pages 1-12
    2. David Connolly, Fergal Mc Caffery, Frank Keenan
      Pages 32-43
  3. SPI Measurement and Assessment

    1. Ansar Malook Bhatti, Hafiz Muhammad Abdullah, Cigdem Gencel
      Pages 44-56
    2. Beatriz Marín, Giovanni Giachetti, Oscar Pastor
      Pages 57-68
  4. Agile and Open Source Issues

    1. Emam Hossain, Muhammad Ali Babar, June Verner
      Pages 81-92
    2. Jessica Diaz, Juan Garbajosa, Jose A. Calvo-Manzano
      Pages 93-104
  5. SPI and Management Issues

    1. Thomas Peisl, Veronika Reger, Juergen Schmied
      Pages 117-127
    2. Jana Šamalíková, Jos J. M. Trienekens, Rob J. Kusters, A. J. M. M. (Ton) Weijters
      Pages 128-136
    3. Antti Välimäki, Jukka Kääriäinen, Kai Koskimies
      Pages 137-148
  6. Process Lifecycle and Quality Issues

  7. Standards and Reference Models

    1. François-Xavier Bru, Gaëlle Frappin, Ludovic Legrand, Estéban Merrer, Sylvain Piteau, Guillaume Salou et al.
      Pages 185-200
    2. Francisco J. Pino, Félix García, Mario Piattini
      Pages 213-224
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This textbook is intended for SPI (software process improvement) managers and - searchers, quality managers, and experienced project and research managers. The papers constitute the research proceedings of the 16th EuroSPI (European Software Process Improvement, conference held in Alcala (Madrid region), September 2–4, 2009, Spain. Conferences have been held since 1994 in Dublin, 1995 in Vienna (Austria), 1997 in Budapest (Hungary), 1998 in Gothenburg (Sweden), 1999 in Pori (Finland), 2000 in Copenhagen (Denmark), 2001 in Limerick (Ireland), 2002 in Nuremberg (G- many), 2003 in Graz (Austria), 2004 in Trondheim (Norway), 2005 in Budapest (Hungary), 2006 in Joensuu (Finland), 2007 in Potsdam (Germany), 2008 in Dublin (Ireland), and 2009 in Alcala (Spain). EuroSPI established an experience library ( which will be conti- ously extended over the next few years and will be made available to all attendees. EuroSPI also created an umbrella initiative for establishing a European Qualification Network in which different SPINs and national initiatives join mutually beneficial collaborations (ECQA – European Certification and Qualification Association, With a general assembly during October 15–16, 2007 through Euro-SPI partners and networks, in collaboration with the European Union (supported by the EU L- nardo da Vinci Programme) a European certification association has been created (, for the IT and services sector to offer SPI knowledge and certificates to industry, establishing close knowledge transfer links between research and industry.


Open Source agile programming application lifecycle model checking process mining project management quality management requirements engineering software engineering software testing testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Rory V. O’Connor
    • 1
  • Nathan Baddoo
    • 2
  • Juan Cuadrago Gallego
    • 3
  • Ricardo Rejas Muslera
    • 3
  • Kari Smolander
    • 4
  • Richard Messnarz
    • 5
  1. 1.Lero, The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre and School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.University of Hertfordshire, HatfieldHertfordshireUK
  3. 3.University of AlcalaMadridSpain
  4. 4.Lappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland
  5. 5.ISCN, Graz, Austria and ISCN, Bray, Co. WicklowIreland

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