Call for Research Paper Submissions
We welcome both research and industry papers to the conference. The papers should be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. We are looking for original work describing novel approaches to software business for software products and services within a digital transformation context. Submissions can be: (i) full research papers (maximum 15 pages), (ii) short papers (maximum 6 pages) including research-in-progress papers, roadmap papers, or position and opinion papers, and (iii) practice papers (maximum 6 pages) reporting industry experience. Papers should provide insights on and/or industry case studies on digital transformation and software business, software products, practices, and principles.
The topics that ICSOB welcomes, but not limited to, are listed below:
- Digital Transformation – initiating deep structural changes; managing digital transformation processes; large-scale transformation; sustaining software productivity and performance throughout a transformation process; development and implementation strategies; corporate and entrepreneurial culture; development of digital competencies.
- Responsible Software – responsible software for digital transformation; responsible enterprise; enterprise modeling; information and communication technology; sustainability; socio-environmental auditing; sustainability of software products; sustainable software development; responsible management in software development and operation; undesirable/unintended use of software business; societal issues of current and emerging software business developments.
- Software Platforms, Ecosystems and App Stores – open digital platforms; open innovation; app store architectures; application programming interface (API) architectures; digital and data platforms; software ecosystems health; ecosystem orchestration and governance; app economy; actors and network analysis; incentives and ecosystem-based business models.
- Software Business Development – developing and introducing new digital transformation business models; business modeling for software products and services; effective business model change and improvement; economics of software companies; mergers and acquisitions; internationalization, outsourcing and other strategies for realizing new business models.
- Legal Issues – legal software-related implications for digital transformation, licensing, intellectual property and patents aspects and other legal aspects associated with software business, cybersecurity, privacy, and security.
- Software Startup – lean startup for digital transformation; environment success factors; entrepreneurial process in software development; novel software startup processes; disruptive innovation and adoption; establishing new competence; risk management; managing startup growth.
- Citizen Development – low-code/no-code (LCNC) platforms and initiatives for digital transformation; empowering non-technical users; role of citizen developers; new business models; governance; business processes; hyper-agile development; LCNC analytics; barriers, challenges, and enablers for citizen development.
- Engineering and Management – software product management for digital transformation; project portfolio management; life-cycle perspective; continuous delivery; agile development; technical debt; platform governance; digital platforms; value co-creation.
- Human Factors – education and training; human value morale, ethics and beliefs; human-centered design; ethical software engineering; artificial intelligence (AI) risks and ethics; transparency; user interaction with algorithms; algorithm aversion; algorithm appreciation.
- Emerging Industry Trends – emergence of new software business technologies (e.g., AI, big-data analytics, blockchain, cloud computing) and infrastructures (e.g., digital platforms and ecosystems); novel value-creation processes and work practices (e.g., IT consumerization, resource sharing); games and gamification; software business education; disruptive trends in software business; the future of software business.
Journal Special Section:
A selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a Special Section of a high-quality software engineering journal (details to follow).
EasyChair Paper Submission
We invite you to submit your papers to one of these tracks via the EasyChair submission system.
- Abstract submission (OPTIONAL): 22 July 2022
- Full submission: 29 July 2022
- Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2022
- Camera-ready submission: 13 September 2022
- Main conference date: 09-10 November 2022
Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere.
Submissions must conform to Springer’s LNBIP format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references, and appendices.
Submissions not conforming to the LNBIP format, exceeding 15 pages (for full papers) or 6 pages (for short papers), or 4 pages (for poster papers) or being obviously out of the scope of the conference might be rejected.
Information about the Springer LNBIP format can be found here. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. The type of paper (technical/empirical evaluation/experience/exploratory paper) should be indicated in the submission. Submission is done through EasyChair.
Each paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be presented at ICSOB ’22 and published in the conference proceedings, which is published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).