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PROFES 2013: The 14th International Conference on
Product-Focused Software Development and Process Improvement

12-14 June, Azia Resort and Spa, Paphos, Cyprus

*** Final Call for Workshop, Tutorial and Panel Proposals ***

Submission Deadline: 11th March, 2013

PROFES is the premier forum for practitioners, researchers, and educators to present and discuss experiences, ideas, innovations, as well as concerns related to software process and product quality improvement (

PROFES 2013 will be the 14th edition of the conference and will take place at the Azia Resort Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus (

The technical program will feature keynote talks, research papers, and experience reports on the most relevant topics related to process diversity management. 

PROFES sets high standards and focuses on the most relevant research issues on software engineering techniques, methods, and technologies for productÅ]focused software development and process improvement, as well as their practical application in an industrial setting. Along these lines we welcome panel, workshop and tutorial proposals that will complement and enhance the research topics of interest thus offering a wider knowledge perspective and a more industry and practice oriented approach of software product development.

The proceedings of PROFES 2013 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series lncs). Currently we are negotiating with Springer for the publication of workshop, tutorial and panel proceedings either in the LNCS or in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series.

A number of workshops, tutorials and panels will be hosted at PROFES, which are regarded essential to ensure discussion of key issues related to SPI research and practice. We invite you to propose a workshop, or tutorial, or panel on interesting topics from on-going research or industrial projects. We are looking for a description of 2-5 pages including the time requirement. Tutorials should be either half or full day. In the case of panels, each member is encouraged to develop a short position statement. Proposers of panels or workshops are expected to participate in organizing and running them.  

Important dates for workshop, tutorial and panel proposals:
o	Submission Deadline: March 11, 2013
o	Notification of Acceptance: March 18, 2013

Please use the following format for your proposals: 
o	Objective
o	Target Groups
o	Abstract - Workshop / Tutorial / Panel Concept
o	Important Dates
o	Workshop Organizers and Committee/Biography of Tutor/Panel Chairs

Please send Workshop, Tutorial and Panel proposals to : [log in to unmask]

Workshop and Tutorial Co Chairs:

Andreas S. Andreou,
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
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Michael Kläs,
Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
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