ICSOB 2010


First International Conference on Software Business, Jyv?skyl?, Finland, 21-23 Jun 2010, General chair Michael A. Cusumano; Deadline 22 Jan

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Call for Papers: First International Conference on Software Business

June 21-23, 2010, Jyväskylä, Finland

The advancement of software industry has 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 activity of the software industry, aimed at generating income from delivery of software products and software services. Although software business shares common features with other international knowledge-intensive businesses, it carries many inherent features making it an intriguing and challenging domain for research. Until now, however, software business has received little to no attention from the academic community. The First International Conference on Software Business brings together researchers interested in the software industry, with a specific focus on the business of software.

The inaugural International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB 2010) will be held on June 21.-23. 2010 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. It is sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyväskylä and is held in cooperation with Tekes, the National Technology Agency of Finland, and collaborating organizations.

Relevant topics:

You are invited to submit the papers addressing contemporary issues emerging on the intersection of software and business domains. Both papers reporting research results and industrial experiences are welcome. Invited are original submissions on the topics including, but not limited to:

  • Business in Cloud, SaaS, PaaS and managed services
  • Business models and strategies of software vendors
  • Revenue generation models based on advertisements, subscriptions, packaged software, professional services
  • Resource-based view and competence in software business
  • Internationalization of software firms, International outsourcing
  • Vertical software markets, Impact of industry evolution
  • IPR, copyrights, innovation management and software assets
  • Dominant design, open and closed interfaces and standards
  • Open source software business
  • Software ecosystems: networks, ecologies and communities
  • Internal software business processes, product pricing, product management, product life-cycles and product-lines
  • Operational efficiency, lean enterprise and competitive advantage
  • Quality and benchmarking
  • Domain engineering for software business
  • Measuring and competing with user experience, security and green software
  • Software business management
  • Cases in software business


Full papers (12 pages), short papers (6 pages), industrial best practices (abstract) and posters are all welcome. All paper submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. 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 (approval pending). For the accepted paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one author of the paper needs to attend the conference and present the paper.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission: Jan 22, 2010
  • Notification: Feb 22, 2010
  • Camera-Ready: Mar 29, 2010
  • Conference: June 21-23, 2010 (Note: Around Midsummer!

Conference Officers

General Chair:

Michael A. Cusumano, MIT, Sloan School of Management

Program Chairs:

  • Pasi Tyrväinen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University

Publicity Chair:

Nilay Oza, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Steering Committee:

  • Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University
  • Pekka Abrahamsson, University of Helsinki

Program Committee (Extending)

  • Petri Ahokangas, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Aybuke Aurum, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jan Bosch, Intuit
  • Peter Buxmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Erran Carmel, American University, USA
  • Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
  • Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting
  • Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Leah Goldin, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel
  • Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Jukka Heikkilä, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Armin Heinzl Mannheim University, Germany
  • Thomas Hess, LMU München, Germany
  • Juhani Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Timo Koivumäki, University of Oulu and VTT Research Center, Finland
  • Olli Kuivalainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Olli Martikainen, Research Institute of Finnish Economy, Finland
  • Lars Matiasen, Georgia State University, USA
  • Rod McNaughton, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Peter Axel Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Arto Ojala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Balaji Parthasarathy, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Oscar Pastor, Techn. University of Valencia, Spain
  • Jan Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Karl-Michael Popp, SAP
  • Bjorn Regnell, Lund University, Sweden
  • Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  • Sami Saarenketo, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • S.Sadagopan, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Camile Salinesi, University of Paris, France
  • Veikko Seppänen, Elektrobit Corporation and University of Oulu, Finland
  • Kari Smolander, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Dan Stan, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft
  • Virpi Tuunainen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  • Inge van de Weerd, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Juhani Warsta, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Stan Wrycza, Univeristy of Gdansk, Poland

Please, send emails with further questions to info@icsob.org

Looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof.dr. Sjaak Brinkkemper
Department of Information and Computing Sciences
Utrecht University

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