Modern software practices are transforming the way software and systems are designed, developed, tested, deployed, and monitored. It is widely recognized that progressively higher levels of automation are needed to ensure complex software systems provide continuity of operations. Examples include site reliability engineering (SRE), Development and IT operations (DevOps), Development, Security, and IT operations (DevSecOps), and continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD). Many of these possess the potential to substantially improve multiple software process and product metrics. Despite the strong interest in modern software practices, the concepts will benefit greatly from further study and formalization. Recognizing that there is no universal software process encompassing all domains, the Modern Software Practices Workshop seeks to convene researchers from across the spectrum, ranging from theoretical to empirical software research for a stimulating exchange. We invite the participation of experts to share their ideas and experiences to identify common themes as well as to define differences. In doing so, we seek to bring enhanced clarity to this ever-evolving field to accelerate the maturation of principles and best practices that can be effectively disseminated to and implemented by the software engineering community.
Topics of interest are broad, including but not limited to:
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at https://qrs21.techconf.org/submission.
The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.
All papers must conform to the QRS Conference Proceedings Format and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2021 co-located workshops. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.Submission