International Software and Systems Process Association

Advancing software and other processes in science, technology, and practice

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Who We Are

The ISSPA is an association for software engineers, systems engineers, and other professionals with a special interest in process as a distinguished field of research and development.

The ISSPA originated from the idea that software engineering can make distinctive contributions to the study of process. It recognizes, however, that processes broadly are multidimensional in their influences, concerns, and impacts; hence, it welcomes contributions from across scientific, engineering, social, and other disciplines.

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What We Do

The ISSPA has organized the annual International Conference on Software and Systems Process (ICSSP) since 2011. ICSSP 2024 (ISSP 18) will be colocated with EuroSPI2 in September, 2024 in Munich, Germany.
ICSSP 17 was held in Melbourne in May, 2023 in collaboration with the Data61 group of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Proceedings of past ICSSP conferences have been published by the ACM Special Interest Group in Software Engineering, the IEEE Computer Society Press, and Elsevier Lecture Notes in Computer Science. You can find out more about upcoming and past ICSSP conferences here.
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Why It Matters

Software is ubiquitous in the world today. The ability to address the demanding and often conflicting requirements for critical software and software-based systems starts with the processes by which the software is developed, deployed, used, and maintained.

These processes, which we refer to as the domain of software and systems process, are a point of origin for consequences that radiate to individuals, institutions, society, and the environment. Software and systems processes therefore play a fundamental role in determining the character and quality of modern life. For that reason, the ISSPA believes that advancing both the state of the art and the state of the practice in software and systems process is vital to the future prosperity and security of the world.

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ISSPA is pleased to announce:

ICSSP 2024 (ICSSP 18) will be joint with EURO-SPI2!

4-6 September 2024
Hochschule München
Munich, Germany

17th International Conference on Software and Systems Process

Software and Systems Processes for and with Emerging Technologies

A successful ICSSP 2023 occurred May 14-15, 2023 at ICSE in Melbourne, Australia.

Well-deserved thanks and congratulations go to the Organizing Committee, Program Committee, authors, and participants!

Please check back for updates about ICSSP 2024.

ICSSP 17, May 14-15, 2023

ICSSP 17, May 14-15, 2023

Thanks for joining us in Melbourne!

See you in Melbourne!

Recent Blog Posts

ISSPA welcomes recommendations for blog posts from contributors both within and beyond the ISSPA community. Authors are encouraged to express their personal viewpoints on process-related topics that may be of interest to a general, technically oriented audience (both academic and industrial). If you are recommending someone to write a blog post, please look here and contact us if you have any questions.


ISSPA welcomes contributions of feature articles on process-related themes from contributors both within and beyond the ISSPA community. Examples of the kinds of articles of interest include conference and workshop summaries, technical discussions, industry reports, and interviews with people with noteworthy perspectives and experience.

If you are interested in contributing a feature article, please look here and contact us if you have any questions.

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