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e-Informatica - SSR 2016 : e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal Call for Papers Special Section on Software Startup Research


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Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2016
Notification Due Jun 30, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2016
Categories    software startups   software engineering

Call For Papers

e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal on Startup

Special Section call for Papers: Software Startup research

Special Section Guest Editors:

Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen Bolzano

Anh Nguyen Duc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU

Syed Shah, SICS Swedish ICT AB, Research Institute

Software startups, referred as teams or organizations that have little operating history,

limited resources, and operate under multiple influences and dynamic technologies

and market. Recent development in sharing economies and mobile technology leads

to a rapidly increased popularity of software startups. Besides, increasing numbers of

accelerators, incubators and advisors provide the “know-how” entrepreneurial

formation, enabling new ways of starting up software business, such as angle

investors, fund crowdsourcing, global startups, etc.

Despite of numerous available software development methodologies, many software

startups are still experiencing problems of lacking systematic methodologies on

business, product, team and market development. Practitioners and entrepreneurs are

still struggling in probing processes with little learnt from research findings and

startup peers. Consequently, the question is how to extract and to synthesize

knowledge from software startups, and contribute a guideline to increase

entrepreneurial success rates.

We invite original submissions on technological, methodological and operational

perspectives on software startups, but not limited to, the following topics:

o Failure (or success) factors of software startups survival, commercialization

and scale-up

o Teamwork issues in software startups, i.e. collaboration, coordination,

leadership, and co-foundership

o Software startup decision making support

o Impact of new technological trends on software startups

o Lean startup concepts and their implication to software business

o Application of lean startup approach in different industry domains

o Underlying theories/principles for software startups

o Software Requirement engineering in software startups

o Agile approaches in software startups

o Practices of user involvement in software startups

o Challenges and opportunities in financing software startups

o The relationship between business models and software development

o Software startup ecosystems

o Global and cultural aspects of software startups

e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal is published online and in hard copy

form. The online version is published as a free, open access and blind peer-reviewed

journal. The journal is indexed by Scopus, DBLP, DOAJ, Index Copernicus and

Google Scholar. The submission will be done via Manuscript Central submission

system at:

Please inform the paper you are going to submit by sending the topic/title of the paper

to Anh Nguyen Duc by email (, latest by February 28st, 2015. The

main milestones are:

Submission date: April 30th, 2016

Acceptance date: June 30th, 2016

Camera-ready date: July 31th, 2016

All contributions must not have been previously published or be under consideration

for publication elsewhere. A submission extended from a previous conference version

has to contain at least 30% new content.

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