Call for Papers

5 tracks - practical, scientific and tool-oriented

The Software Quality Days is the best ranked international conference regarding the synergies between academic and industry. Find more information in the study "Academic and Industrial Software Testing Conferences: Survey and Synergies".

In the 3 practical tracks there will be presentations of applicationoriented expieriences and lectures - from users for users. The scientific track will be held in englisch. The lectures present a corresponding level of innovation and research results, and they relate to practical applications. The exhibitors present their latest tools by practical examples in the Solution Provider Forum.

The Call for Papers is already closed.

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Key subject:

Quality Intelligence: Software Quality in the absence of well defined Requirements

One of the biggest conventions on software quality in Europe invites to Vienna for the eleventh time now. One track will be focused on the key subject exclusively.

All contributions in knowledge domains, which influence or deal with software quality or have their focus on better software quality, are also very welcomed, e.g.

  • Requirements engineering and management
  • Testing (methods, automation, tools)
  • Project management and controlling
  • Architecture and design
  • Product and release management
  • Change management
  • Software quality management
  • Process models and optimization
  • Lean and agile methods
  • Cost estimate
  • Standards and norm
  • Data quality
  • Cloud, BigData, SaaS
  • Quality of ERP-Projects and standard software
  • Version and configuration management
  • Software validation
  • Risk management
  • Coding (quality in the code)
  • Software management
  • Metrics and dashboards
  • Software usability
  • Software security
  • Delivery, operation and maintenance
  • Process and product certifications
  • Mobile
  • Social aspects
  • Benefit and profitability
  • Organization, roles and job descriptions

The conference is in general branch independent. But we would also be glad to take branch specific lectures into our program, e.g. Insights and implementation of software quality topics in medicine and pharmaceuticals, automotive, industrial automation, finance, embedded systems and many more.

You can submit different kinds of papers

Standard (55 min.: 40-45 min. presentation and 10-15 min. discussion) Practical lectures are application-oriented contributions and experience reports – from users for users. Presentations with co-lecturers of customers or users are preferred. Lectures from tool-producers are accepted only when they are being presented tool-independently. The selection is executed by experts from the industry. Possible number of participants: 20 to 100

Standard (55 min.: 40-45 min. presentation and 10-15 min. discussion) A scientific submission must display the relevant level of innovation and/or be backed up by research results. It is also expected to be applicable and practical. The program committee assesses the value of scientific presentations with a set of critical criteria and expets the scientific aspect to be appropriately reflected in applications. Possible number of participants: 20 to 100

Please note: The entries will be rated by a scientific program committee.

More information

Please take a close look at the scientific program information [PDF].

Workshops and tutorials take place on a half-day basis. There are more detailed application-oriented contributions and field reports, primarily with workshop character and audience participation. Presentations of tool applications are possible, but only if they are neutral without sales character and not made by the tool manufacturer or a distributor. Possible number of participants: 6 to 30.

Please take note of following:

  • Read the detailed submission conditions.
  • Read the hints for lecturers
  • Fill out the input fields of the submission form completely. This will make the valuation of your paper easier.
  • Please upload an additional extended abstract (as pdf, doc, docx, txt). There are no specifications according its structure.
  • Our general event conditions apply.

Publication of your contribution

Practical paper in the Conference Journal

Publish your article as lecturer free of charge in the Conference Journal.

The journal will be published directly after the conference solely online - available for download.

Your article can have 8'000 to 40'000 characters (including blanks). It also contains a short description with a photo of the author and a short abstract.

In the template you will find detailed information on the number of characters, image formats and the list of literature.


Please send your article and all images as separate files to

Important Deadlines

Publications of scientific papers

Scientific papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed for publication in the well-known research publication series Springer LNBIP.
See Call for Papers for details.

Important Deadlines

Your benefits as lecturer

Attendance free of charge
for a lecturer per presentation/workshop on both conference days. Further speakers can participate at early bird special prize. You will receive a booking code from the conference organization.* Lecturers of rejected contributions receive a special discount of 50% on the current ticket price. You will receive a booking code from the conference organization.*

Free tickets
for the Software Quality Days 2021 for the 3 best lecturers of the conference 2020

Workshop bonus
the leaders of a workshop with at least 6 paying participants commonly receive a bonus of € 250,-with at least 12 participants even € 500,-

Travel cost subsidy
for one lecturer per presentation in the practical tracks and workshops (except exhibitors):

  • Vienna and surrounding area (up to 50 km): 0,-
  • Austria (excluded Vienna and surrounding area, Tyrol and Vorarlberg): EUR 100,-
  • Germany, Switzerland, Tyrol, South Tyrol, Voralberg, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia: EUR 250,-
  • Other regions in Europe: EUR 400,-
  • Outside of Europe: EUR 800,-

Please note:
All information including sales tax. Payment will be made after sending and verification of a corresponding invoice to the organizer. In order to receive the travel allowance, the country of origin / city must already be announced at the submission! Subsequent changes can not be taken into account.

Invitation to the pre-conference dinner on the day before the conference

  • You can register for the Pre-Conference dinner in December after our mailing has been sent
  • Exhibitor - up to 2 persons are free and can participate at no charge
  • Speaker - main speaker and co-speaker are free
  • Additional persons can participate at the dinner at a price of € 32,- by prior arrangement

* Please see the details in the submission conditions.


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