Thematic Paper Submission

Thematic papers should describe innovative and significant work related to one of the workshop topics (see the 10 topics below), which is relevant to the system, software, service  industry. The papers should be readable for an industrial and scientific audience and describe experiences, case studies, and recent developments.

For each thematic topic (workshop) a set of papers will be published in the Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series as a chapter of the annual EuroAsiaSPI² book.   CCIS is a spin off from LNCS and the same typing instructions apply as for the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series.

Thematic papers shall reference previous articles from the thematic workshops, find below the online links to the SPRINGER books of the last 10 years. Especially take a look at the last 2 years.

EuroSPI 2007 978-3-540-75381-0 | EuroSPI 2008 978-3-540-85936-9  | EuroSPI 2009 978-3-642-04133-4 | EuroSPI 2010 978-3-642-15666-3 | EuroSPI 2011 978-3-642-22206-1 | EuroSPI 2012 978-3-642-31199-4 | EuroSPI 2013 978-3-642-39179-8 | EuroSPI 2014 978-3-662-43896-1 | EuroSPI 2015 978-3-319-24647-5 | EuroSPI 2016 978-3-319-44817-6 | EuroSPI 2017 978-3-319-64218-5 | EuroSPI 2018 978-3-319-97925-0  

Thematic papers shall reference previous articles from the Wiley journal of EuroSPI:

Wiley Journal of Software: Evolution and Process

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Also a set of experience papers will be seleced for the publication in the Wiley Journal of SW Evolution and Process Series. EuroASiaSPI² produces an annual volume.


Review Process

All papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the EuroAsiaSPI² programme committee. Papers will be evaluated according to originality, significance of the contribution, quality of written and graphical presentation, relevance of the approach, experiences or case study for the specific thematic topic.


How to Submit

Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guide. More...


Deadlines for thematic topic paper submission

    • 12.04.2019 Submission of the first version of the full paper
      Please follow the Springer Verlag authoring guidelines and upload the paper with the upload function (see below). If it´s not possible for you to use the upload function, please send the paper per email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • 10.05.2019 Distribution of review notes and notification of acceptance
    • For the review of the research paper the following criteria and review form are used: EuroAsiaSPI² Paper Review Form
    • 21.06.2019 Contribution of final paper
      Please upload the corrected version of your paper again. If it´s not possible for you to use the upload function, please send the paper per email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • 16.08.2019 Early registration deadline
      Speakers need to register by 16.08.2019, otherwise the contribution will be de-selected
    • 13.09.2019 Upload of conference presentation
      Upload your conference presentation (in .ppt) with the upload function. If it´s not possbile to use the upload function, please send the presentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thematic Paper Upload

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Please read the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added), give feedback, and help EuroAsiaSPI² to develop it.

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Thematic Topics to be Addressed by Papers

WS1 : Gamification of SPI
Gamification for software development, project management, innovation and change management, Automotive industry, life cycle management, business intelligence. Design patterns for gamification and how to assess gamification.
WS2: Digitilisation of Industry, Infrastructure, and E-Mobility
Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing, additive layer manufgacturing (3D printing), knowledge engineering, robotics & automation, artificial intelligence, Smart Car, Car to Car communication, sensor clusters, Highly Automated Drive, Fail Safe Concepts, Big Data Processing, Robotic engineering, Electrical Powertrain, Zero Emission,     Smart energy management, New business models,New legislation, Learning vehicles,   sustainability (CO2 reduction), Eco & recycling, Used electronics treatment e.g. battery, bio(circular) economy,  Hydrogen/Fuel Cell vehicles,    E-Mobility service models,  New Life Cycle Models,  Complex Supply Chains, On the air Updates in Complex Systems,   Integration of Virtual Reality,    Best Practices, How to Assess Digitilised Industry, Infrastructure and artificial intelligence,  self driving vehicles?
WS3: Traceability
Traceability through the lifecycle, in Automotive SPICE (r), functional safety, re-use, towards black boxes and SEooCs, traceability metrics like the VW SQIL based Cockpit Charts, systems and tools supporting traceability, traceability in future complex systems (cloud function, vehicle function, feature in components).
WS4: Good & Bad SPI Practices
Values and principles of the SPI Manifesto, organisational best practices, experiences with bad practices, experiences with the Volkswagen SQIL - SW Quality Improvement Leader program, experiences with the ECQA process improvement manager qualification, roll out strategies, new values and principles to be considered.
WS5: Functional Safety and Cybersecurity
ISO 26262 experiences, IEC 61508 experiences, safety assessments and Automotive SPICE assessments integrated, specific topics (design patterns, SEooC strategies, FTA, diagnostic coverage, FIT, etc.), new norm parts published in 2018, design patterns for functional safety, SOTIF - Safety Of The Intended Functionality (vehicle function receives ASIL). SAE J3061, ISO 27000 cybersecurity norms, experiences with cybersecurity methods (STRIDE, EVITA, etc.). Specific experiences with attack trees, cybersecurity concepts, new system and software architectures and networks. How to create systems addressing both, functional safety and cybersecurity.
WS6: Agile and LeanThe Agile Manifesto, lean and agile, best practices in development, improvement projects, business processes. Agile in industry branches such as Automotive, IT services, aerospace, medical devices, and production. WS7: Standards and Assessment Models
Introduction to standards and norms with hints about how to understand and apply them. Norms related to product, system, software and services engineering, testing, functional safety, cybersecurity. Norms related to industry branches such as Automotive, medical devices, aerospace.  New norms to be considered.
WS8: Team Skills & Diversity
Social and complementary skills needed in nowadays distributed and networked engineering and production.  Effective teams, communication, compliance, terminology, acceptance of process improvement, and organisational leadership styles. Design patterns for effective networks and organisations.
WS9: SPI in Medical Device Industry
Medical device industry improvement experiences based on process assessment and process improvement (IEC 62304, 60601-1, 62366, ISO 13485, 14971). Assessment models compliant with the ISO 330xx series (former ISO 15504) such as MDevSPICE and MediSPICE.
WS10: Innovations

Part 1 - Innovation in Test Methods (Morning)

Modern SW Testing Process targeting  - Testing AI applications - Testing Microservices Kubernetes Concerts - Testing Privacy Protection - Testing Safety Risks in Software  - Secure Software Engineering (SSE)  

Part 2 - New Service Innovation Models (Afternoon)

Implementing e-mobility, intelligent infrastructures and industrial processes, Internet of things based solutions, etc. will require new strategies for innovation coming up with new service models, new business models, new stakeholder networking strategies, new innovation roadmapping concepts,  etc.