Software Intensive Business

The global pandemic has shown, thanks to advanced software technologies, society and businesses were able to quickly respond to environmental disruptions. Demands in software-based service offerings facilitating remote work drastically increased. For example, the revenue for a Check Point, a company specializing on VPN solutions, increased by 4% in 2020. The revenue of Zoom, a video conferencing solution, even jumped by 30% in 2020. Consequently, software producing organizations face increasing demands and evolving requirements from businesses that seek innovative solutions for new realities that are enforced by physical distancing guidelines. The International Workshop on Software-intensive Business: Fueling a Software-driven Economy (IWSiB) brings together communities working on software-intensive business research and bridges the gap between software engineering and business research. The workshop provides a forum for academics and practitioners alike to shape a research agenda, identify contemporary challenges and best practices, and explore new avenues for research and practice at the intersection of both disciplines, business and software engineering.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following aspects of software-intensive business:

  • Software product management (e.g., strategy, planning, pricing); 
  • Software ecosystem (e.g., engineering ecosystems, analysis of ecosystem data, modeling of ecosystem structure and behavior, management of developer ecosystems and platforms); 
  • Continuous practices (e.g., experimentation, innovation, improvement);
  • Agile & lean projects & portfolio (e.g., methods & practices, management and organizing, behavioral and cognitive factors); 
  • Organizational management (e.g., managing technical and social debt, integrating product and business development, managing human-AI symbiosis);
  • Software startups (e.g., scaling, privoting, funding, business models);
  • Software platform (e.g., orchestration, governance, architecture, evolution and lifecycle);
  • Software engineering economics (e.g., in engineering of software or in the software industry); and
  • Emerging trends and research areas (e.g., implications of COVID-19 to the software industry, AI ethics, digital twins, etc).

More information is available at the workshop's website at"

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