CSP'2016 - International Track on Collaborative Software Processes


@ 25th IEEE WETICE 2016 Conference, June 13-16,  2016, Paris, France



Important Dates

- Papers submission:   Extended (hard) deadline : February 25, 2016  

- Notification to authors: March 28, 2016

- Camera ready papers: April 11, 2016

CSP Overview

Building complex and trustworthy software systems in the shortest time-to-market remains the challenging objective that competitive companies are facing constantly, and mastering the development process is a key issue towards this objective. Companies and software developers need to be able to formalize their development processes in order to analyze them, to enact them, and to assess them for quality measurement and efficiency improvement. In the context of complex software and systems development, there are many actors involved in the development who use different tools and heterogeneous modeling languages. So we can say that resulting processes are highly collaborative and must be described and enacted as such.


Most published papers propose innovative technical and human approaches to expand collaboration support, often backed up by theory brought from various disciplines including, management science, design science, cognitive sciences and social sciences. The track CSP’2016 mainly seeks papers with theory, models, design principles, methodologies, and case studies that contribute to better understand the complex interrelations between collaboration and technology for software and systems development processes. Considering the heterogeneity of research in collaboration and technology, researchers may address the validation of their work through multiple approaches including laboratory experiments, fieldwork, analytic evaluations, case studies, prototyping, and empirical tests.


The aim of this track is to gather researchers and industrial practitioners working in the field of Collaborative Process Support for Software Development. It will provide an opportunity for the community to exchange ideas and to present emerging new technologies and understanding in the field.

Topics of Interest

We invite papers presenting mature research results or work-in-progress in all areas of Collaborative Software Process Development, including but not limited to:

Collaboration engineering

  • Modeling and Meta-modeling software and systems processes for collaborative engineering
  • Extension of standards for process modeling (SPEM, BPMN, ...)
  • Collaborative process patterns for reuse: definition, repository, search methods, and application
  • Process and Workflow patterns for collaboration
  • Collaborative process models evolution for supporting ad-hoc collaboration
  • Collaborative process enactment and simulation, collaborative process execution semantics
  • Collaborative process resource management
  • Quality aspects and metrics for collaborative processes (Evaluation, verification, monitoring, etc.)
  • Management of distributed collaborative processes
  • Model Driven Engineering approaches for collaborative processes
  • Collaborative Process models refactoring and composition
  • DSLs and DSMLs for modeling software and systems collaborative processes
  • Management of collaborative aspects in Agile processes



Collaboration technology

  • Collaboration environments,
  • Work-on-demand platforms,
  • Design principles for collaboration support,
  • Process-centred tools for collaboration
  • Process-centred collaborative communication systems
  • Collaborative processes for open source development


Complementary aspects of Collaboration

  • Collaboration through social media
  • Collaborative Processes and Ambient Intelligence
  • Collaborative Processes for Product Line Engineering
  • Description of case studies and empirical studies based on collaborative process support



Track co-chairs

- Yassine Jamoussi (ENSI, RIADI, Tunisia)

- Bernard Coulette (IRIT, Toulouse, France)

Program Committee

Bernard Coulette (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Carine Souveyet (CRI – Univ. Paris1-La Sorbonne, Paris France)

- Chihab Hanachi (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Flavio Oquendo (IRISA - Univ. Bretagne-Sud, France)

- Hanh Nhi Tran (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Henda Ben Ghezala (RIADI, Tunisia)
- Ismael Bouassida-Rodriguez (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse France)
- Joel  Champeau (ENSTA, Brest, France)
 - Leon J. Osterweil (University of Massachusetts, USA)
 - Mahmoud Nassar (ENSIAS/SIME, Rabat, Maroc)
 - Naoufel Kraiem (ENSI/RIADI Tunis, Tunisia) 
- Ove Armbrust (Intel Corp., USA)
- Reda Bendraou (Lip6, Paris, France)
-  Riadh Ben Halima (ENIS Sfax, Tunisia)
- Samba Diaw (Ecole Sup. Polytechnique, Senegal)
- Wided Chaari Lajoued (ENSI/SOIE, Tunis)
- Yassine Jamoussi (ENSI/RIADI Tunis, Tunisia)
- Youssef Ben Halima (ISAM, Tunisia)

Papers Submission

We are seeking papers of up to 6 pages, double column, including figures, tables and references, conform to the IEEE manuscript template <IEEE_manuscript_template.doc>.
Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords.
The papers should present original research work related to the above-cited topics and should not be published or submitted simultaneously to other workshops, conferences, or journals. Industrial papers are welcome. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the CSP Program Committee. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the conference. Accepted papers will be published and distributed at the conference. They also will be made available online, through a digital support.

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Yassine Jamoussi (co-chair of CSP@WETICE 2016)
RIADI Laboratoty/University of Tunis

Bernard Coulette (co-chair of CSP@WETICE 2016)
IRIT Laboratory/University of Toulouse


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