CfP: Software Technology and Software Development HICSS 2025 Minitrack

by Tim A. Majchrzak, March 19, 2024

As every year we especially encourage submissions to our HICSS minitrack from the EAPLS community.


HICSS 2025 Minitrack: Software Technology and Software Development
(Software Technology Track)

7-10 January 2025
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island

The development of software has provided ample opportunities for research, provides ample opportunities, and likely will provide ample opportunities. Not long ago, the proliferation of mobile computing opened up a new stream of research, then the same happened with the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Fog, edge, and dew computing and the convergence of technologies likely will continue this trend. All these topics seemingly provide completely new endeavors; with a closer look, however, they can draw from what is already known – both regarding typical problems and regarding solutions.

Experiences and methods from classical software development can only be utilized to some degree when solving challenges that arise from new application, changing environment, and demanding domains. Development is complicated by the often faced need to develop for a multitude of platforms. With the emergence of multi-platform and multi-device, the new golden standard are applications not only across software ecosystems, but across hardware platforms such as laptop, mobile, tablets, embedded devices, sensors, and wearables. Therefore, new threads of research are needed to tackle these issues and to pave the way for improved software development, better business producibility and improved user experience (UX).

Further, there are novel developments in machine learning and analysis, and the emergence of multi-faceted aspects of artificial intelligence (AI), ranging from algorithms to ethical AI, secure AI and sustainable AI perspectives. This creates new opportunities for groundbreaking research through distributed machine learning, federated learning, edge analytics and computational collaboration between several heterogenous systems and device forms.

This minitrack started as Mobile App Development (HICSS-49 and HICSS-50) before broadening to Soft-ware Development for Mobile Devices, Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things (HICSS-51 and HICSS-52). We then (HICSS-53 through HICSS-56) adapted the minitrack to the continuously changing landscape to keep it attractive to the community, tackling Software Development for Mobile Devices, the Internet-of-Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. We have now made the move to a general software technology and software development minitrack (starting with HICSS-57). We thus combine tradition and consistence with agility and openness. Our minitrack invites researchers from software engineering, human-computer interaction, information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, and any other discipline that contributes to how software is designed, implemented, tested, and deployed.

The minitrack is devoted to the technological background while keeping an eye on business value, user experience, and domain-specific issues. Contributions may take a sociotechnical view or report on technological progress. We are particularly interested in applied software technology but also welcome theoretical work.

Topics of interests include the full spectrum of research on software development, for example (but not limited to)
• Case studies of development
• Development methods, software architectures, and specification techniques
• Economic and social impact, behavioral aspects
• Software engineering education
• User interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) research
• Hybrid and cross-platform development
• Web technology
• Security, safety, and privacy
• Energy-efficient computing
• Machine learning on device
• The convergence between mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
• Fog, edge, and dew computing and their computational applications

15 June 2024: Submission of full manuscripts
17 August 2024: Acceptance notifications

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(We recommend using the LaTeX template.)

Please consider approaching us with an abstract to check suitability to the minitrack. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Tim A. Majchrzak (Primary Contact)
University of Agder
Phone: +47 38 14 1982
email: [email protected]

Tor-Morten Grønli
Kristiania University College
email: [email protected]

Hermann Kaindl
TU Wien
email: [email protected]