16th International SPICE Conference (SPICE 2016)

Dublin, Ireland, 9-10 June 2016


**** Final Conference Programme and joining instructions Now Available [PDF] ****


Preliminary Conference Program Now Available


*** We are delighted to announce that SPICE 2016 will have Two Journal Special Issues associated with it - one for each track - where the authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper. Through these two special issues, the SPICE conference enables research and industrial contributors to maximise the exposure of their excellent work. For SPICE 2016, we are proud to team up with ASQ and offer a special issue in Software Quality Professional (http://asq.org/pub/sqp) aimed at the SPICE Industrial Experience track. For the research track, we have teamed up with the Elsevier published journal Computer Standards & Interfaces (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-standards-and-interfaces). Further details of these exciting publishing opportunities will be announced at the opening session of SPICE 2016 in Dublin.


The SPICE User Group is pleased to announce the sixteenth International SPICE Conference on Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination in Software, Systems Engineering and Service Management to be held at Dublin, Ireland from 9 - 10 June 2016. The conference will be aligned with the second International Workshop on "Software Process Education, Training and Professionalism"; a separate call for submissions for the SPETP Workshop will be released.

This major conference is hosted on behalf of The SPICE User Group by Dublin City University. The conference marks 23 years since the beginning of the SPICE Project.

The 2016 Conference will have a particular focus on Agility – on the application of assessment-based improvement to agile development, and on the definition and implementation of flexible and agile processes. It is intended to have an intensive session on Agility on the second day of the conference.

In addition, the conference will focus on the emerging ISO/IEC 3300xx series which is the revision of the ISO/IEC 15504 family of related Standards; since key documents from this Standards suite have now been published, a significant focus for the Conference will be the transition from ISO/IEC 15504 to ISO/IEC 330xx. There will also be special tracks for assessment of Management systems; Functional safety and security; and Medical and Healthcare technology. Contributions examining the role of situational context in software process definition, adaptation or assessment are welcome.


Call for Papers and/or Industrial Experience Reports - 27 November, 2015
Full (Research) and Short (Industrial Experience) paper submission - 29 February, 2016
Notification of acceptance - 21 March, 2016
Preliminary programme - 1 April, 2016
Deadline for author registration -1 April, 2016
Final copy of paper due - 4 April, 2016
SPETP Workshop - To be held as a digital event in October/November 2016 (further information to be posted in due course).
Conference - 9-10 June, 2016


In keeping with recent SPICE Conferences, it is anticipated that the SPICE 2016 PROCEEDINGS will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series.


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