EDSER-6 Call for Papers

The Sixth International Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research
EDSER-6: Strengthening the Economic Foundations of Software Engineering

May 24-25, Edinburgh, Scotland (collocated with ICSE 2004)

Traditionally, the study of software engineering has been primarily a technical endeavor with minimal attention given to its economic context. Often technical decisions are made without adequate links to economic and business considerations. The goal of the EDSER workshops is to improve the quality of decision making in software engineering based on sound economic justifications. To that end, EDSER-6 will provide an interactive forum to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art research and practice in economics-driven software engineering. Work in this area utilizes methods and theories from different disciplines, such as decision theory, game theory, economics, and finance to solve technical and managerial problems in software engineering. As previous EDSER workshops, EDSER-6 will take place in conjunction with with ICSE and bring together many leading researchers in the area.

Participants are solicited in two categories: regular participants and student participants.

All accepted papers and position statements will be posted on the conference workshop and published in the workshop proceedings.

For submission instructions and submission templates, visit the workshop website: http://www.soberit.hut.fi/edser-6/  

Submissions must be received by March 8, 2004.


Dr. Michael Cusumano, "Software Business Models: Products or Services?", Distinguished Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, Author of "Microsoft Secrets" and "The Software Business"

Dr. Kevin J. Sullivan, "Title TBD", Associate Professor, University of Virginia, Founder of EDSER Workshops


Hakan Erdogmus, National Research Council Canada
Michael Cusumano, MIT Sloan School of Management
Jyrki Kontio, Helsinki University of Technology
David Raffo, Portland State University


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