International Workshop on Software-intensive Business: Unleashing the Business Potential of Software
The International Workshop on Software-intensive Business 2020 (IWSiB2020) bridges the gap between software engineering and software business research. The one-day workshop is hosted by XP 2020 and it will be organized as a full-online workshop.
Keynote presentations for the workshop will be given by Professor Michael A. Cusumano, the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and Dr. Christop Bussler, Solutions Architect at Google, Inc.
Professor Cusumano’s keynote presentation
Quantum Computing as the Next Software Applications Platform
Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman challenged the computing community to build a quantum computer almost 30 years ago. Now seems like a good time to review the business of quantum computing. How do quantum computers work? How to build quantum computers? What are the technical hurdles? What applications should quantum computers excel at? And who are leading the race of quantum computing? Considering the similarities of quantum computing development to the early years of conventional computing, this keynote provides answers to these intriguing questions, envisions quantum computing as the next software applications platform, and reveals the implications to Software Engineering research and practice.
Dr. Bussler’s keynote presentation
Advances in Public Cloud Technology as Foundation for Global Software-Intensive Businesses
Software-intensive businesses depend on software to implement their business model and business processes. Software can be deployed into public clouds on classic computing and storage infrastructure similar to that of private data centers. However, current technology advances in public clouds fundamentally change the abstractions of compute, storage and services like Machine Learning. The new computing abstractions change in significant ways the foundation of software architecture and the software development process. This presentation discusses and highlights the cloud technology advances of Google Cloud and how global software-intensive businesses confronted with an ever increasing competition can significantly benefit from the new abstractions.
Software producing organizations face the challenges of changing demands, rapidly evolving technology, and a dynamic ecosystem in which their products and services need to operate. The International Workshop on Software-intensive Business: Unleashing the business potential of Software (IWSiB) brings together communities working on software-intensive business research and bridges the gap between software engineering and business research. The workshop supports the development of a research agenda for the emerging area of software-intensive business, maps challenges and best practices in the industry, and proposes new avenues for business-oriented software engineering research and practice.
There are two paper categories: i) 7-page full papers; and ii) 4 page short position papers and industrial experience reports. We encourage submissions of contributions describing different stages of research, from position papers to full research reports. We welcome both research and industry papers.
IWSiB seeks submissions describing novel research, experience reports, as well as emerging ideas. We are interested in studies describing original and unpublished results in the field of software-intensive business. The focus of the workshop is on new promising ideas and therefore work-in-progress reports are welcome to ignite discussion in the workshop.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following aspects of software-intensive business:
Business-oriented software development practices
Business practices in software development
Software product management
Business aspects of continuous, agile and lean development
Software engineering economics
Value-based software engineering
Interweaving product and business development
Software ecosystem and platform architectures, evolution and lifecycle
Ecosystem and platform orchestration and governance
API economy solutions and challenges
Software development practices in software startups
Business models of software startups
Organizational practices in software businesses
Observations of software industry and its trends
Impact of new technological and business model trends on software-intensive businesses
Industrial experience reports on challenges and best practices that connect software engineering and business
We encourage submissions of contributions describing different stages of research, from position papers to full research reports. We welcome both research and industry papers.
There are two paper categories:
Full research workshop papers (maximum 7 pages); and
Short research workshop position papers or industrial experience reports (4 pages)
Both types of papers will be published in the post-conference proceedings, which will be archived by Springer (open access). All submissions must conform to the LNBIP formatting; please, see Springer’s instructions for authors. Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair.