17th International SPICE Conference (SPICE 2017)

University of the Balearic Islands (UIB)

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 4-5 October 2017



The SPICE User Group is pleased to announce the seventeenth International SPICE Conference on Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination in Software, Systems Engineering and Service Management to be held at Palma de Mallorca, Spain from 4 - 5 October 2017.

This major conference is hosted on behalf of the SPICE User Group by University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). The 2017 conference marks 24 years since the beginning of the SPICE Project.

The 2017 Conference will continue to have have a particular focus and special track on Agility – the application of assessment based improvement to agile development, and on the definition and implementation of flexible and agile processes. There will also be a particular focus on the application of process assessment for risk determination, including approaches for identification of process related risk, and for the management of risks identified through assessment.

The conference will also focus on the emerging ISO/IEC 3300xx family of standards on Process Assessment and their transition from the ISO/IEC 15504 series of standards. There will also be special tracks for assessment of Management systems; Functional safety and security; and Medical and Healthcare technology.


Call for Papers and/or Industrial Experience Reports - 27 February, 2017
Full (Research) and Short (Industrial Experience) paper submission - 12 June, 2017
Notification of acceptance - 7 July, 2017
Preliminary programme - 14 July, 2017
Deadline for author registration - 14 July, 2017
Final camera ready paper due - 21 July, 2017
Conference - 4-5 October, 2017


In keeping with recent SPICE Conferences, it is expected that the SPICE 2017 PROCEEDINGS will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series.


As part of SPICE 2016 conference selected authors of best research and industry papers were invited to submitted extended and enhanced papers for consideration for publication in:

  • Computer Standards and Interfaces (5-Year Impact Factor: 1.453) published by Elsevier.
  • Software Quality Professional published by American Society for Quality (ASQ).
  • For SPICE 2017 the Programme Committee expect to be able to again offer two journal special issues to selected best research and industry papers. Further details will appear on the conference website shortly.

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