1st Symposium on Balancing Traditional and Modern Software Process Approaches (BTMSPA'16)

Gdansk, Poland, 11 - 14 September, 2016

Research studies conducted in the area of software engineering have proposed hundreds of techniques and recommendations. On the other hand, software projects are performed in frame of several constraints including required quality, time and budget constraints as well as staff competences. Thus there is a need for selection of the techniques which allow practitioners to achieve a fair balance between time and effort spent on performing these techniques and benefits they provide.

Several traditions exist in software engineering including formal, methodological, user-centered, reuse and agile approaches. Additionally, novel approaches are still being proposed, e.g. collaborative approaches. Each of the approaches focuses on solving a different kind of problems. The proper balance between approaches and, consequently techniques in use, depends on the characteristics of the project at hand.

This symposium aims at exchanging experience and making progress in the knowledge about software process configuration with fair balance between traditional and modern approaches. We invite both experience reports from industry and scientific studies of integrated approaches.


  • Balance between agile and disciplined approaches
  • Innovation and creativity in software engineering
  • Collaborative games in software processes
  • Business-IT alignment
  • Enterprise integration, business integration and systems integration
  • IT-enabled innovations in organizations
  • Cooperative, distributed, and collaborative software engineering
  • Variability across the software life cycle
  • Innovative platforms, architectures and technologies for IS
  • Quality assurance and management
  • Social media, open data, Internet of Things in business processes
  • Methods, tools and human factors in IS/IT management
  • Industrial case studies and experience reports related to the above topics

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s).
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.


Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 30, 2015
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: December 15, 2015
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): May 09 2016 23:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
  • Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
  • Final version of paper submission: July 04, 2016
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
  • Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

FedCSIS is organized by


Under auspices of

Minister of Science and Higher Education
Jarosław Gowin

Minister of Digital Affairs
Anna Streżyńska

Prezydent Miasta Gdyni
Wojciech Szczurek
Prezydent Miasta Gdańsk
Paweł Adamowicz

Rector of Gdansk University of Technology
prof. dr hab. inż. Henryk Krawczyk