10th International Conference on Software Business, Jyväskylä, Finland @ November 18-20, 2019

The 10th International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB 2019) will be held November 18-20, 2019 in Jyväskylä, Finland. ICSOB 2019 brings together researchers and practitioners to share their findings and experiences from the field of software-intensive business. 

The topics that ICSOB welcomes, but are not certainly limited to:

  • Software Development and Product Management
    • Software engineering management and productivity
    • Lifecycle perspective
    • Speeding up time-to-market
    • Effective business model transformation and improvement
    • Continuous delivery and agile development to support software businesses
    • Economic aspects of engineering of e.g. requirements, testing, design
    • Software product management, product life-cycles and product-line strategy
    • Return on investment from software engineering process improvements
    • Pricing strategies
    • Design thinking
  • Software Ecosystems and Platforms
    • Emerging ecosystems and platforms
    • Ecosystem health and dynamics in ecosystems
    • Ecosystem orchestration and platform governance
    • App economy
    • Ecosystem actors and supply network analysis
    • Platform-based business models and value co-creation
    • API economy
  • Software Business Development
    • Business modeling for software products and services
    • Economics of software companies
    • Internationalization of software-intensive companies
    • Outsourcing
    • Mergers and acquisitions in the software industry
  • Startups and new venture creation
    • Success factors for software-intensive startups
    • Software startup processes
    • Disruptive innovation and adoption of startups
    • Managing startup and growth hacking
    • Intertwined software product and business model development
  • New ideas and emerging areas
    • Impact of megatrends on software business such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR, VR etc.
    • Disruptive trends in software business
    • Business Analytics, data analytics
    • The future of software-intensive business
    • Software business and entrepreneurship education
    • Game business and gamification in software-intensive business

Important dates

  • Full paper submissions: August 12th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: September 2nd, 2019
  • Camera-ready copies: September 16th, 2019
  • Conference: November 18-20th, 2019

Submission format

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The submission should be anonymized. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer’s LNBIP/LNCS format and should not exceed 16 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. Submissions are done through Easychair.

Information about the Springer LNBIP/LNCS format can be found at

The papers should be submitted through Easychair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icsob2019

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be presented at ICSOB 2019 and published in the conference proceedings, which is published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).


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