Call for papers


Software and IT measurement are keys for successfully managing and controlling software development projects. Data analytics and measurement are essential for both business and engineering. They enrich scientific and technical knowledge regarding both the practice of software development and empirical research in software technology. The conference focuses on all aspects of software measurement and data analytics.

This year the theme of the conference is Measurement for future software industry: Driving value creation. The trend towards digitization has dramatically increased the amount of data that becomes available in software companies. The value of a company is increasingly hidden in its data from its software applications and systems, and can only be exploited fully if these are used efficiently along the entire value chain. The conference also focuses on novel approaches and innovative ideas on how to optimize existing products and processes making use of data as well as using Big Data as an enabler for new application cases.


The two best papers will be invited to submite extended versions to a special section of Information and Software Technology journal


The topics areas are:

  • Practical measurement applications 
  • Data analytics in practice, e.g. Enterprise embedded solutions  
  • Data analytics and measurement in novel areas, e.g. ECU’s or web services 
  • Customer data analytics 
  • Measuring and quantifying value 
  • Measurement processes and resources, e.g. agile or model-driven 
  • Usage of big data analytics for improving products and processes 
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods for software measurement 
  • Empirical case studies 
  • Measurement in research studies 
  • Research methodologies for measurement programs 
  • Measurement theory and metrology 
  • System and software engineering measurement 
  • Measurement data mining 
  • IT and project cost and effort estimation, e.g., cost, effort, defects 
  • Functional size measurement 
  • Measures for Cognitive Computing 
  • Human centric measures 
  • Customer-data driven development 
  • Field data analytics - e.g. collecting data from cars 
  • Decision support systems based on measurement 
  • Use of machine learning for decision making 
  • Data driven decision making 
  • Measurement based recommender systems 
  • Innovative measures 
  • Measures for start-ups 
  • Social measures/stylometry 
  • Measuring heterogeneous systems 
  • Measures for cyber physical systems 
  • Cloud measures  
  • Visualizations and dashboards  
  • Data veracity and information quality 
  • Measurement-as-a-Service 
  • Service- and product-oriented measures  
  • Benchmarking


Papers will undergo a strict peer review process. They must be submitted for review by the Program Committee through the EasyChair conference system via: | iwsmmensura2017

  • Full papers (8 to 14 pages) or
  • Short papers (3 to 6 pages)

Papers should not have already been published elsewhere, nor should they have been submitted to a journal or to another conference. At least one among the authors of each paper accepted must register for the conference and commit to paper presentation. All papers submitted must follow the CPS format (US letter format: Accepted and presented papers (full papers and short papers) will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be submitted to the ACM Digital Library. A selection of the accepted papers will be invited to re-submit extended versions for consideration for publication in Information and Software Technology.


We solicit papers with the participation of industry practitioners. Industry practitioners wishing to write a paper will be supported by a mentorship program, where experienced researchers support and collaborate during the writing process of the paper.

- Industry papers (3 pages)

To receive support for writing your industry paper, please contact Kai Petersen (


The main idea of the workshops is to bring both practitioners and researchers together to exchange ideas on particular topics of importance. Workshop proposals should be described on two pages maximum and submitted directly to the Program Chairs (contact information below).


The main idea of industry presentations is to share experiences, challenges, solution approaches regarding the topics of interest for the conference from a practitioner’s point of view in order to stimulate discussions with researchers and other practitioners. For presentation proposals, a title and abstract (at most half page) should be submitted directly to the Program Chairs (contact information below).


Full papers Short papers Workshop / Industry Presentation
Submission before UPDATE: May 15, 2017 UPDATE: July 8, 2017 May 8, 2017
Notification of acceptance/rejection UPDATE: June 24, 2017 UPDATE: August 1, 2017 June 12, 2017
Camera Ready July 24, 2017 August 5, 2017 August 28, 2017


Program Chairs Kai Petersen (Blekinge Institute of Technology),
Cigdem Gencel (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano),

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