PROFES, the International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, is among the top recognized software development and process improvement conferences. The 20th edition of PROFES will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from November 27 to 29, 2019. PROFES organization is composed of international recognized researchers in software engineering. PROFES 2019 is part of a series of conferences presented by

The objective of PROFES is to provide a premier forum for practitioners, researchers, and educators to present and discuss experiences, ideas, innovations, as well as concerns related to professional software development and process improvement driven by product and service quality needs. PROFES especially welcomes contributions emerging from applied research to foster industry-academia collaborations of leading industries and research institutions.

PROFES conferences encourage the exchange of ideas that help explore, understand, and model phenomena in software engineering from the point of view of process-product relationships. Traditionally, PROFES provides topics, which are up-to-date, important, and interesting to both practitioners and researchers. To ensure that PROFES will retain its high standards and that it will keep focusing on the most relevant research issues, we are looking for original research on current trends in software engineering aspects addressing products and services. Further, PROFES asks for studies reporting about the application of respective methods or technologies in real settings.


Program to be defined.


The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

– Agile and lean methods and processes
– Continuous deployment
– Continuous experimentation, A/B testing
– Crowdsourcing in software development
– Development approaches using customer feedback
– DevOps, Big data real-time analytics for software process improvement
– Global or distributed software development
– Infrastructure and processes for iterative or incremental software delivery
– Predictive models for software engineering tasks
– Process modeling, management, assessment and improvement
– Processes and methods for open source development
– Processes for (digital) software product innovation
– Product quality models for software, system, and services
– Project management techniques
– Release planning
– Service engineering processes
– Software analytics with actionable insights on software products and processes
– Software development for Cyber Physical Systems
– Software ecosystems
– Value-driven software development.

All relevant dates and deadlines can be taken from the Important Dates page.

All contributions must be submitted in PDF via EasyChair using LNCS template. Please visit the Submission page to learn more about the details.


General Chair

  • Xavier Franch – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Program co-chairs

  • Tomi Männistö – University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Silverio Martínez Fernández – Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Short paper co-chairs

  • Oscar Dieste – Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Pilar Rodríguez – University of Oulu, Finland

Industry paper chairs

  • TBD

Workshop co-chairs

  • Casper Lassenius – Aalto University, Finland
  • Andreas Vogelsang – Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Tutorial co-chairs

  • Matthias Galster – University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Dietmar Pfahl- University of Tartu, Estonia

Journal-first track chair

  • Daniel Méndez Fernández – Technical University of Munich, Germany

European Project Space co-chairs

  • Alessandra Bagnato – Softeam, France
  • Davide Fucci – HITeC-University of Hamburg, Germany

Organization Chair

  • Carme Quer – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Proceedings Chair

  • Claudia Ayala – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
  • Jordi Marco – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Social Media & Publicity co-chairs

  • David Ameller – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
  • Anna Maria Vollmer – Fraunhofer IESE, Germany


  • Carles Farré – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
  • Maria José Salamea – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Contact Person

  • Dolors Costal – Technical University of Catalunya, Spain


PROFES 2019 will be held in the North Campus of the Technical University of Barcelona (UPC-BarcelonaTech,