Third International Conference on Software Business
June 18-20, 2012, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Advancements in the software industry have had a substantial impact not only on productivity and on GDP growth globally, but also on our daily work and life. Software business refers to commercial activities in the software industry, aimed at generating income from the delivery of software products and software services. Although the software business shares common features with other international knowledge-intensive businesses, it carries many inherent features making it a challenging domain for research. In particular, software companies have to depend on one another to deliver a unique value proposition to their customers. New developments like Apps that run on pre-existing platforms have emerged as a major force and are creating what is being labeled as the App Economy.
You are invited to submit papers addressing contemporary issues emerging at the intersection of the software and business domains, broadly defined. Both papers reporting research results and industrial experiences are welcome. Invited are original submissions on the topics listed below, including but not limited to:
• Software Development and Product Management − Software engineering management and productivity − Software quality, benchmarking and strategic management − Economic aspects of engineering of e.g. requirements, testing, design − Software product management, product life-cycles and product-line strategy − Return on investment from software engineering process improvements − Pricing strategies • Software Platforms and Ecosystems − Dynamics of software ecosystems: networks, ecologies, communities − Mobile APIs and platform competition − Mobile apps and business models − Managing complementors and external innovation • Organizational Transformation − Business impact of the Cloud, SaaS, PaaS and managed services − IPR, copyrights, innovation management and software assets − Impact of new revenue generation models, e.g., ads, subscriptions, term licenses − Current issues in operational efficiency, lean enterprise and competitive advantage − Internal software business processes − A look at future resources and competences for the software business • Industry Transformation − Increasing verticalization of some software markets − Impact of industry evolution and technological change, e.g. mobile, on-demand, cloud − Open-source software business and management − Empirical research issues in software business and management − Issues in user experience, security and “green” software − Internationalization of software firms and outsourcing • Emerging Trends in Technology and Entrepreneurship − Mobile apps and app stores − Software game business − SaaS and Cloud-based enterprise software startups − Economics of new business models for software startups
Full research papers (12 pages), short papers (6 pages), industrial track presentations (abstract) and posters are all welcome. Accepted full papers and short papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer as a volume in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series (if at least one author of the paper attends the conference and present the paper). You may also submit tutorial proposals and workshop proposals to the conference. For details and updates visit http://www.icsob.org.
Paper Submission: January 21, 2012 Workshop & tutorial proposal submission: January 21, 2012 Notification: March 1, 2012 Camera-Ready: March 12, 2012 Conference: June 18-20, 2012
General Chair Michael Cusumano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program Chairs Bala Iyer, Babson College N. Venkatraman, Boston University
Steering Committee Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University Pekka Abrahamsson,University of Helsinki Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University Pasi Tyrväinen, University of Jyväskylä Björn Regnell, Lund University Inge van de Weerd, Utrecht University
Aybuke Aurum, University of New South Wales, Australia Carliss Baldwin, Harvard Business School, USA Jan Bosch, Intuit, USA Peter Buxmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany David Callele, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Joao Falcao e Cunha, University of Porto, Portugal Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy Chris Dellarocas, Boston University, USA Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting, Germany Marko van Eekelen, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Samuel Fricker, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Leah Goldin, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel Volker Gruhn, Ruhr Institute for Software Technology, Germany Thomas Hess, LMU München, Germany Patrick Heymans, University of Namur, Belgium Martin Höst, Lund University, Sweden Marco Iansiti, Harvard Business School, USA Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Lena Johansson, Sony Ericsson, Sweden Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, United Kingdom Marjo Kauppinen, Aalto University, Finland Chris F. Kemerer, University of Pittsburgh, USA Benn Konsynski, Emory University, USA Olli Kuivalainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Casper Lassenius, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland Nazim Madhavji, University of Western Ontario, Canada Rod McNaughton, University of Waterloo, Canada Sten Minör, Software Innovation and Engineering Institute, Sweden Oscar Pastor, Techn. University of Valencia, Spain Jan Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Karl-Michael Popp, SAP, Germany T. Ravichandran, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA Camile Salinesi, University of Paris, France Melissa Schilling, New York University, USA Rick Selby, Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA Kari Smolander, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland Dan Stan, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania Pasi Tyrväinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Claudia Werner, Federal University Rio, Brasil Claes Wohlin, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Stan Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland
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