Thematic Paper Submission

Proceedings Publication

Thematic papers describe innovative and significant work in of the thematic topics, which is relevant to the software industry and represents a case study for system, service, software improvement and innovation. The papers should be readable for a scientific and industrial audience and support claims with appropriately described evidence or references to relevant literature. Selected thematic workshop papers will be published in the Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series in a workshop / topic specific chapter. CCIS is a spin off from LNCS and the same typing instructions apply as for the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series.

Thematic papers shall reference previous articles from the  thematic workshops or reference previous articles from the Wiley journal of EuroSPI. Find below the online links to the SPRINGER books and Wiley journal of EuroSPI from the last 10 years.

EuroSPI 2004 LNCS 3281 | EuroSPI 2005 LNCS 3792 | EuroSPI 2006 LNCS 4257 | EuroSPI 2007 978-3-540-75381-0 | EuroSPI 2008 978-3-540-85936-9  | EuroSPI 2009 978-3-642-04133-4 | EuroSPI 2010 978-3-642-15666-3 | EuroSPI 2011 978-3-642-22206-1 | EuroSPI 2012 978-3-642-31199-4 | EuroSPI 2013 978-3-642-39179-8 | EuroSPI 2014 978-3-662-43896-1 | EuroSPI 2015 978-3-319-24647-5 | EuroSPI 2016 978-3-319-44817-6 | EuroSPI 2017 978-3-319-64218-5 | EuroSPI 2018 978-3-319-97925-0 | EuroSPI 2019 978-3030280048 | EuroSPI 2020 978-3-030-56441-4 | EuroSPI 2021 978-3-030-85521-5 | EuroSPI 2022 10.1007/978-3-031-15559-8



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When uploading your paper please use a prefix in the filename that allows us to immediately filter on the server the papers by a prefix.

If you submit a paper for a topic please use the topic number Top1 (Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering), Top2 (Emobility & Digitilisation), Top3 (SPI Manifesto Update), Top4 (Safety, Security, SOTIF), Top5 (Agile and Lean), Top6 (Standards and Assessments), Top7 (Diversity and Team Skills), Top8 innovation, Top9 (VR and AR), Top10 (new ideas and proposals).

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Thematic Paper Topics per Workshop Community

Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering
Results of a multidisciplinary research with an impact on software engineering challenges and emerging trends. Impacts or potential impacts for software engineering should be clearly identified and articulated.
Software Engineering problems that need to be solved from a spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, the social sciences; industrial management; engineering economics, various related engineering disciplines, and cyber-physical systems.
Software Engineering problems that need to be solved in the cloud, connecting systems to the cloud, and managing big data in the cloud.
Software Engineering problems that need to be solved when implementing Artificial Intelligence algorithms and machine learning where the same software depending on learning factors provides different output.
Software engineering problems that need to be solved to use open source software in highly safety critical environments.
Software engineering architectural design patterns recommended for the integration of different disciplines.
Studies addressing software development problems emerging from research partnerships with communities of interests such as game technologies, virtual or augmented reality research.
Research reflections on the long-term engagement of software practitioners using motivational techniques such as gamification.
Software engineering research toward new development models, tools, and methods that are conducted in interdisciplinary teams.
Digitilisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility
Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing, additive layer manufgacturing (3D printing), knowledge engineering, robotics & automation, artificial intelligence, Smart Car, Car to Car communication, sensor clusters, Highly Automated Drive, Fail Safe Concepts, Big Data Processing, Robotic engineering, Electrical Powertrain, Zero Emission,     Smart energy management, New business models,New legislation, Learning vehicles,   sustainability (CO2 reduction), Eco & recycling, Used electronics treatment e.g. battery, bio(circular) economy,  Hydrogen/Fuel Cell vehicles,    E-Mobility service models,  New Life Cycle Models,  Complex Supply Chains, On the air Updates in Complex Systems,   Integration of Virtual Reality,    Best Practices, How to Assess Digitilised Industry, Infrastructure and artificial intelligence,  self driving vehicles?
Good & Bad SPI Practices
Values and principles of the SPI Manifesto, organisational best practices, experiences with bad practices, experiences with the Volkswagen SQIL - SW Quality Improvement Leader program, experiences with the ECQA process improvement manager qualification, roll out strategies, new values and principles to be considered.
Functional Safety and Cybersecurity
ISO 26262 experiences, IEC 61508 experiences, safety assessments and Automotive SPICE assessments integrated, specific topics (design patterns, SEooC strategies, FTA, diagnostic coverage, FIT, etc.), new norm parts published in 2018, design patterns for functional safety, SOTIF - Safety Of The Intended Functionality (vehicle function receives ASIL). SAE J3061, ISO 27000 cybersecurity norms, experiences with cybersecurity methods (STRIDE, EVITA, etc.). Specific experiences with attack trees, cybersecurity concepts, new system and software architectures and networks. How to create systems addressing both, functional safety and cybersecurity.
Agile and Lean
The Agile Manifesto, lean and agile, best practices in development, improvement projects, business processes. Agile in industry branches such as Automotive, IT services, aerospace, medical devices, and production.
Standards and Assessment Models
Introduction to standards and norms with hints about how to understand and apply them. Norms related to product, system, software and services engineering, testing, functional safety, cybersecurity. Norms related to industry branches such as Automotive, medical devices, aerospace.  New norms to be considered.
Team Skills & Diversity
Social and complementary skills needed in nowadays distributed and networked engineering and production.  Effective teams, communication, compliance, terminology, acceptance of process improvement, and organisational leadership styles. Design patterns for effective networks and organisations.
New Business models for e-mobility, connected cars, service models

Implementing e-mobility, intelligent infrastructures and industrial processes, Internet of things based solutions, etc. will require new strategies for innovation coming up with new service models, new business models, new stakeholder networking strategies, new innovation roadmapping concepts,  etc.
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR)used in medical, automotive, automation, etc.
New Ideas / Proposals

Proposing new ideas and projects where you need to find partners or where you plan to submit funding proposals and want to find partners / support for it.


Review Process 

All papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the EuroAsiaSPI² programme committee. Papers will be evaluated according to originality, significance of the contribution, quality of written and graphical presentation, research method applied and appropriateness of comparison to relevant research and literature.

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Journal Publication

EuroSPI² 2024 editorial teams will select papers from the book and propose an extended version (50% must be different) to be published in a journal. From 2004 onward EuroSPI² collaborates with WILEY Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (SPI Best Practices),. More cooperations will be announced.

This means that additionally ca. max. 10  articles will be selected for submission of a minimum 50% extended journal publication. For each journal there will be an extra call. Submission of papers is through the EuroSPI submission process.