Call for Tutorials
The 5th International Conference on Software Systems (ICSOB'14) tutorial program will highlight tutorials on a variety of software business topics relevant to industry, academic, and government to help attendees increase their knowledge, skills, and awareness of established and emerging software business practices. In particular tutorials that focus on the theme of ICSOB'14, shortening the time-to-market - from short cycle times to continuous value delivery, are very welcome. Tutorials about other aspects of software business, e.g. software platforms and ecosystems, corporate networks, business impacts of cloud computing, software product management, licensing, Intellectual Property and Patent Issues (IP modularity), business models for software startups and existing software companies, app economy, productization, servification, and servitization, impact of megatrends on software business (e.g. customization), effects of business models on software development, global and cultural aspects of software business and mobile software business trends are also very welcome.
Tutorial attendees can expect to leave a tutorial with new ideas and skills applicable to their profession or research area. We invite you to submit proposals for full day (7-hour) or half-day (3.5-hour) tutorials. In addition to the topics listed above, we welcome proposals on any topic in software business.
To offer additional value for the tutorial participants we would like to include some empirical evaluation during the tutorial. We suggest performing two types of empirical studies:
- Alive studies: a controlled experiment, requiring no more than 90 minutes in total. It will be run twice during the tutorial day, in parallel with the tutorial sessions, so that a significant number of attendees are expected to participate one session or another.
- Online questionnaires: an online questionnaire (survey), designed to require no more than 15 minutes, that the tutorial participants are asked to fill out, in their spare time during the conference.
Proposers should send an e-mail to both ICSOB'14 Tutorial Co-Chairs, Krzysztof Wnuk and NAME 2 (TBA), no later than February 17, 2014, to declare their intent to submit a proposal. Final submissions should then be e-mailed to both Co-Chairs no later than the submission deadline of March 3, 2014.
Tutorial proposals (length up to 1500 words) should include the following information:
- Title and abstract - If the proposal is accepted, these items will appear in advertisements and on the conference website
- Intended audience
- Name and biographical sketch for each presenter
- Length: full-day or half-day
- Outline of topics
- Number and type of interactive activities for tutorial attendees
- The type of the empirical study conducted during the tutorial (experiment or online questionnaire),
- A short description of the intended procedure: preparation, conduction & analysis, including timing details
- The benefits of results for the community and to the subjects participating in the study, including incentives,
- A description or profile of the intended subjects: prerequisites for being a subject, such as experience, background, etc.,
- Equipment and infrastructure needed for performing the experiment: PCs, software, flipcharts, Internet, etc.
For prior offerings of this tutorial, state the locale, date, and number of attendees
- Motivation for why this topic is relevant to the main conference
- Plans for promoting the tutorial
We strongly encourage each proposal to include sample presentation materials, but the supplemental materials must not exceed an additional 5 pages.
- Notice of intent to submit: February 17, 2014
- Tutorial proposals: March 3, 2014
- Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2014
- Tutorials: June TBD
For more information, please contact the ICSOB'14 Tutorial Co-Chairs:Krzysztof Wnuk
NAME 2 and EMAIL TWO