IWSM Mensura is the premier international conference on measurement and data analytics. Each year practitioners and researchers from all over the world meet to discuss practical challenges and solutions in the field of software and IT measurement and data analytics.
On October 5-7, 2016 the IWSM Mensura conference will be held in Berlin, Germany. The conference venue will be at the Berlin School of Economics, Campus Lichtenberg.


Software and IT measurement are keys for successfully managing and controlling software develop-ment 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 meas-urement and data analytics.
This year focus is the Value of Data, i.e. how to maximize the value for an organization from making use of data from their software applications and systems. The trend towards digitization also dramati-cally increases the amount of data that becomes available. The value of a company is increasingly hid-den in its data and can only be exploited fully if these are used efficiently along the entire value chain. Big data becomes an important keyword to deal with. The conference also focuses on novel approach-es 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.


We encourage submissions in any field of software measurement, including, but not limited to:

  • Practical measurement applications
  • Data analytics in practice, e.g. Enterprise embedded solutions
  • Usage of big data analytics for improving products and processes
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods for software measurement
  • Measurement processes and resources, e.g. agile or model-driven
  • Empirical case studies
  • System and software engineering measurement
  • IT and project cost and effort estimation, e.g., cost, effort, defects
  • Functional size measurement
  • Data analytics and measurement in novel areas, e.g. ECU’s or web services
  • Measures for Cognitive Computing


The language for the conference, workshops and special sessions is English.


Papers will undergo a strict peer review process. They must be submitted for review by the Program Committee through the EasyChair conference system via: www.easychair.org | iwsmmensura2016

  • 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). For detailed info check the CPS website.
Accepted and presented papers (full papers and short papers) will be included in the conference pro-ceedings, which will be submitted to the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), and IEEE Xplore. A selection of the accepted papers will be invited to re-submit extended versions for consideration for publication in a Journal.

Papers must be submitted for review by the Program Committee through the Easychair conference management system at: www.easychair.org | iwsmmensura2016.


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 maxi-mum and submitted directly to the Program Chair via program@iwsm-mensura.org.


The main idea of industry presentations is to share experiences, challenges, solution approaches re-garding the topics of interest for the conference from a practitioner’s point of view in order to stimu-late discussions with researchers and other practitioners. For presentation proposals, a title and abstract (at most half page) should be submitted directly to the Program Chair via program@iwsm-mensura.org.


Full papers Short papers Workshop / Industry Presentation
Submission before April 24, 2016 April 24, 2016 May 8, 2016
Notification of acceptance/rejection June 12, 2016 June 12, 2016 June 12, 2016
Final version July 3, 2016 July 3, 2016 August 28, 2016


If you have any questions with regards to this call for papers you may contact the Program Chairs via program@iwsm-mensura.org.

General Chair

  • Christof Ebert (Vector and GI, Germany)

Program Co-chairs

  • Jens Heidrich (Fraunhofer IESE and GI, Germany)
  • Frank Vogelezang (Ordina, Nesma and COSMIC, the Netherlands and Canada)

Financing Chair

  • Manfred Seufert (Mediaan and DASMA, Germany)

Local Chair

  • Andreas Schmietendorf (HWR Berlin, Otto von Güricke Universität Magdeburg, Germany)


  • Alain Abran, École de Technologie Supérieure ETS – Université du Québec (Canada)
  • Abedallah Zaid Abualkishik, College of Computer Information Technology (United Arab Emirates)
  • Mauricio Aguiar, TI Metricas (Brazil)
  • Pierre Almen, Sweden
  • Rafa Al-Qutaish, ÉTS, University of Quebec (Canada)
  • Tiago Alves, Microsoft (Spain)
  • Talmon Ben-Cnaan, Amdocs (Israel)
  • Luigi Buglione, Engineering.IT / ETS (Italy)
  • Thomas Cagley, DCG SoftwareValue (United States)
  • Laila Cheikhi, ENSIAS (Morocco)
  • Marcus Ciolkowski, QAware (Germany)
  • Nelly Condori-Fernández, VU University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Beata Czarnacka-Chrobot, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
  • Maya Daneva, University of Twente (the Netherlands)
  • Onur Demirörs, ODTÜ (Turkey)
  • Andreas Deuter, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Reiner Dumke, Otto-von-Güricke University of Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting (Germany)
  • Thomas Fehlmann, Euro Project Office (Switzerland)
  • Pekka Forselius, 4SUM Partners (Finland)
  • Dan Galorath, Galorath (United States)
  • Cigdem Gencel, DEISER (Spain)
  • Marcela Genero, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
  • Christine Green, HP (Denmark)
  • Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE (Germany)
  • Jens Baek Joergensen, Mjolner Informatics (Denmark)
  • Magne Jorgensen, Simula Research Laboratory (Norway)
  • Mohamad Kassab, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
  • Adel Khelifi, American University in the Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
  • Eberhard Kranich, Euro Project Office (Germany)
  • Rob Kusters, OU / TUE (the Netherlands)
  • Luigi Lavazza, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (Italy)
  • Jean-Louis Letouzey, Inspearit (France)
  • Claus Lewerentz, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus (Germany)
  • Mathias Lother , Robert Bosch (Germany)
  • Beatriz Marín, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)
  • Arlene Minkiewicz, PRICE Systems (United States)
  • Eduardo Miranda, Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
  • Yoshiki Mitani, SEC/IPA (Japan)
  • Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Juergen Muench, University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Rory O’Connor , Dublin City University & Lero Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (Ireland)
  • Stavros Pechlivanidis, Germany
  • Kai Petersen, Blekinge Institute of Technology / Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Keith Phalp, Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
  • Geert Poels, Ghent University (Belgium)
  • Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg (Germany)
  • Andreas Schmietendorf, HWR Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and law) and University of Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Asma Sellami, ISIMS (Tunisia)
  • Martin Shepperd, Brunel University (United Kingdom)
  • Harry Sneed, Universities of Budapest, Passau and Regensburg (Germany/Hungary)
  • Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Charles Symons, COSMIC (United Kingdom)
  • Sylvie Trudel, UQAM – Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)
  • Rini van Solingen, Prowareness (the Netherlands)
  • Frank Vogelezang, Ordina and COSMIC/Nesma (the Netherlands)
  • Cornelius Wille, FH Bingen (Germany)

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