Measurement Experiences and Future Prospects from the Industry

IWSM/MENSURA 2013 -Special Session on “Measurement Experiences and Future Prospects from the Industry”

Measurement is a key practice that Software and IT organizations apply in order to manage and monitor their objectives, goals, risks and problems they face while delivering their values (products and services). They seek for measures and measurement practices that will provide them with effective and timely information and enable them to develop an insight into their Products, Projects Processes and Services.  Many best practice models and guides used in the industry such as CMMI, ISO 15504, COBIT, ITIL, PRINCE2 and PMBOK suggest measurement practices that support improvements in project, process and organizational performance.

The objective of this special session is to provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can report on and discuss a diverse range of measurement practices. The session encourages the exchange of experiences that indicate benefits, strengths and limitations of these approaches in real-world settings. The session also encourages the communication of measurement approaches or future plans for identified measurement contexts. Contributions based on proprietary data from commercial
software and IT organizations are welcome. The submissions should encompass a detailed description of the context (e.g project, product, service) and the organization.


Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Organizational Measurement Programs, Measurement Infrastructures and Tools.
  • Estimation or prediction approaches used for guiding quality
    assurance, quality evaluation and/or process improvement initiatives.
  • Case Studies
  • Experience reports about successful/unsuccessful measurement
    practices and/or initiatives
  • New ideas, methods and tools for estimation or prediction
  • Empirical studies on the use of popular approaches such as Balanced Scorecard (BSC), Practical Software Measurement (PSM), Goal-Question-Metric (GQM), or the ISO Measurement Information Model (MIM)
  • Studies focusing on customer satisfaction


To submit your papers to this special session, please select the special session name in the conference submission system (EasyChair) site. Further instructions regarding the submission and deadlines are available at the conference CFP page (

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be submitted to the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Submission of paper proposal: 7 June 2013 17 June 2013

Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2013

Submission of final version: 31 August 2013