SVaM Special Session

Software Value Management (SVaM)
Special Session inside the SM Track

Over the last years, considerable progress has been made in software engineering to integrate value perspective into software product and service management practices in addition to effort and cost. For example, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), which has become an international standard for IT service management, considers ‘value’ as the key.

Value-based management aims balancing short-term and long-term goals of stakeholders with different perspectives through informed decision making in order to stay competitive in the market. Therefore, software organizations have started to gear their measurement processes and programs to support organizational and project decision-making that considers both cost and value. A number of approaches such as Balanced Scorecard (BSC), Practical Software Measurement (PSM), Goal-Question-Metric (GQM), and the ISO Measurement Information Model (MIM) were developed to support software organizations in planning their measurement programs by linking measurements to the goals of stakeholders at different levels of the organization, and at the value expected by each stakeholder group. The premise of these approaches is to support strategic level as well as throughout the organization instead of looking only (or mostly) at the short-mid term.

This special session will provide a forum for both practitioners and researchers to discuss the most recent advances in value-based management in software product and service development organizations. We invite professionals responsible for, involved in, or interested in software value based management to share innovative ideas, experiences, and concerns within this scope. The session targets two types of contributions: (1) Experience reports (4-8 pages): problem statements and practiced solutions, and (2) Research papers (4-8 pages): empirical studies, hypothesized models, and suggestions for software value based management. Papers must contain original unpublished work, describe significant novel contributions, and provide evidence on the validation of results. In particular, reports on industrial applications are welcome.

The session topics include but are not limited to:

  • Software value estimation and management
  • Alignment of business level goals and goals of other stakeholders through informed decisions
  • Use of measurement programs for assessing and improving value flow in organizations
  • Measurement program planning to support value-based management
  • Measurement/metrics in lean software development/value-based software development
  • Empirical studies on the use of established approaches (GQM, GQ(I)M, PSM, ICT Balanced Scorecards, MIM, etc.) for value based management
  • Measurement of different dimensions/perspectives of business and customer value

SEAA 2015 – SVaM Session – Call for Papers in PDF format (updated).

Submission of Papers:

Special Session Organizers:

SVM_cigdem Cigdem Gencel, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen Italy / DEISER, Spain
SVM_maya Maya Daneva, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
SVM_luigi Luigi Buglione, ETS Montréal / Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, Italy

Program Commitee

  • Aybüke Aurum (Aurum Academia, Australia)
  • Zornitza Bakalova (Deutsche Post, Germany)
  • Sebastian Barney (Monash University, Australia)
  • Jürgen Börstler (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Pierre Erasmus (SAP, The Netherlands)
  • Nelly Condori-Fernandes (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Marcella Genero (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
  • Smita Ghaisas (Tata Consulting Services R&D, India)
  • Jens Heidrich (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
  • Andrea Herrmann (Herrmann& Ehrlich Ltd, Germany)
  • Vladimir Mandic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • Šarūnas Marciuška (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Jürgen Münch (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Kai Petersen (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Miroslaw Staron (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Ayca Tarhan (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Frank Vogelezang (Ordina, The Netherlands)