Call for Research and Thematic Papers (Workshop Papers)

EuroAsiaSPI² Book Series with SPRINGER and Volume Series with WILEY

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book since 2003 and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The research papers and each set of thematic topic papers (workshop papers) form a chapter in the SPRINGER book.

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual volume in the Wiley Journal of SW Evolution and Process series since 2004 and the EuroSPI volume is highly recognised by the scientific community.
EuroAsiaSPI² has a large international program committee and papers are peer reviewed by two independent reviewers.
EuroAsiaSPI² has created and develops an SPI Manifesto and the term SPI for Europe and the world. Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Call for Research Papers

Research papers should describe innovative and significant work in software process improvement, which is relevant to the software industry. The papers should be readable for a scientific and industrial audience and support claims with appropriately described evidence or references to relevant literature.


Assessment and Process Models
- ISO/IEC 15504
- ISO 27000
- SAEJ3061
- IEC 61508
- ISO 26000
- ISO/IEC 330xx
- ISO/IEC 15288
- ISO 26262
- ISO 20000
Knowledge Alliance for Automotive
- Functional Safety
- IT Security Framework
- Lean Six Sigma
- Automotive SPICE
- Cybersecurity
- Agile


People Issues
- Social Networking Strategies
- Social Responsibility
- Dissemination Networks
- Multicultural Issues


Improvement Case Studies
- Implementing SPICE
- Implementing Safety
- Implementing Cybersecurity
- Implementing Agile
- Requirements Management
- Testing
- Design
- Knowledge Management
- Team Learning
- Measurement
- Configuration Management
- Risk Management
- Requirements Elicitation
- Implementing IT Security
- Implementing Sustainability
- Assessment Experiences
 Experiences in Branches
- Automotive - Finance
- Medical - Electronics
- Nuclear - Aerospace
- Motorsport - Defence
- Software Development
 System Process Improvement
- System Design Strategies
- Complex Systems
- Reliability
- Availability
- Functional Safety
- Product Design Strategies
- Service Strategies
- Networked Collaboration Principles

Call for Thematic Topic Papers for Specific Workshops

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.

Each thematic workshop has a specific call for papers:

  1. Call for Papers - Gamification of SPI
  2. Call for Papers - Digitalisation of Industry & AI
  3. Call for Papers - Best Practices in Implementing Traceability
  4. Call for Papers - Good and Bad Practices in Improvement
  5. Call for Papers - Functional Safety and Cybersecurity
  6. Call for Papers - SPI and Agile and Lean
  7. Call for Papers - International Standards and Norms
  8. Call for Papers - Team Skills, Accessability, and Diversity
  9. Call for Papers - SPI in Medical Device Industry
  10. Call for Papers - Networked Systems & E-Mobility & AI


 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: Digitalisation of Industry  & AI
Industry 4.0 in production, life cycle, supply chain, on the air updates in complex systems, digitilazation in design and production and cybersecurity, integration of virtual reality, best practices and how to assess industry 4.0. 
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: Networked Systems & E-Mobility & AI
Design patterns and best practices for future integrated architectures supporting self driving cars, self flying planes. Functions in the cloud versus vehicle functions versus component functions in a car/plane. Future network strategies and communcation design patterns. Future energy concepts (electric cars, electric lanes, electric fuelling) and future Ethernet topology in cars and resulting impact on architectures. How to extend Automotive SPICE to include the assessment of infrastructure functions / projects in self driving car scenarios.Special topics such as on the air update, ASIL for cloud functions, industry 4.0 networked to infrastructure, is zero emission really possible ?