PROFES 2019 will host several tutorials that will cover a wide range of topics related to product-focused software process improvement from theoretical foundations to practical applications. Tutorials at PROFES provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their knowledge and skills in specific topics under the umbrella of product-focused software process improvement. Tutorials may be aimed at participants from both industry and academia. Instructors are invited to submit proposals for half-day and full-day tutorials and, upon selection, are required to provide tutorial notes in PDF.

Important dates
  • Tutorial proposal submission: April 15, 2019
  • Notification: April 26, 2019
  • Tutorial day: November 27, 2019

Tutorials with too few registered attendees may be cancelled.


Tutorial proposals should include the following information:

  • Title (including optional short title)
  • Name, affiliation and contact information of (all) tutorial instructor(s)
  • Abstract (up to 350 words) for publication on conference website and registration materials
  • Description of tutorial including a) covered topics, b) learning objectives, c) tutorial format (including activities such as lectures, hands-on exercises, facilitated discussions, group activities, role playing, game, etc.), d) 2 to 3 key take-away messages for the audience
  • Duration (half-day or full-day) and tentative outline with approximate timings
  • Target audience, pre-requisites, indication of level (novice, intermediate, expert), and desired number of participants (minimum and maximum)
  • Special requirements, e.g., facilities, audio-visual and technical equipment, materials
  • History of tutorial (if applicable), including previous locations/venues, attendance, etc.
  • Instructors’ experience in teaching the tutorial topic, including other tutorials, courses, etc.
  • Brief biography of each instructor (for later inclusion in publicity materials)

Proposals (between 4 and 6 pages) should be prepared using the LNCS template (see PROFES submission procedures) and sent via email in PDF format to both tutorials co-chairs (please include “PROFES 2019 Tutorial Proposal” in the subject line).

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by the PROFES 2019 tutorial co-chairs. Acceptance will be based on:

  • Timeliness and expected interest in the topic
  • Interest to the community (research and/or practice)
  • Potential for attracting a sufficient number of participants
  • Organizer’s ability to lead a successful tutorial 
Tutorial co-chairs

To submit proposals for tutorials and for more information please contact the tutorials co-chairs:

  • Dietmar Pfahl, University of Tartu, Estonia, dietmar.pfahl(at) ut.ee
  • Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, mgalster(at) ieee.org