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, we particularly encourage the submission of studies reporting on the application of respective methods or technologies in real settings.

PROFES encourages the submission of papers reporting relevant industry experiences and related results. Industrial papers describing innovative proposals are welcome, but also contributions that, although not original in the absolute sense and rigorous from the scientific point of view, describe experiences and application cases useful to increase the knowledge of the scientific and industrial communities regarding the use of processes, methods and techniques at the state of the art. The papers will have to pay particular attention in highlighting the industrial effects of the solutions presented and how they contribute to the growth of the PROFES community.


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PROFES, the International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, is among the top recognized software development and process improvement conferences.

PROFES offers manifold opportunities to share scientific and practical findings and experiences. We thus invite submissions of

Important Dates

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


Please visit the Submission Procedures page to learn more about the details.


Important Dates

Full Research Papers, Industry Papers and Industry Talks
– Abstract: June 7, 2019
– Submission: June 14, 2019 — hard deadline
– Notification: July 22, 2019

Short Papers
– Submission: August 5, 2019
– Notification: August 22, 2019

Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
– Submission: April 15, 2019
– Notification: April 26, 2019

Journal-First Papers
– Submission: August 9, 2019
– Notification: September 6, 2019

European Project Space
– Submission: August 9, 2019

For all tracks:
– Camera ready: September 6, 2019

Workshop Papers
Submission details will be announced on the website after the notification of the workshop proposals.


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