ICSSP 2017 Workshops

First International Workshop on Verification of Business and Software Processes (VBSP 2017)


The goal of the VBSP workshop is to bring together experts from both Business/Software process and Formal Methods communities, to discuss the complementarity of these domains and how they can be combined. The workshop will invite contributions from both academia and the industry and will present the emerging research topics with their main challenges.

We encourage submissions that push the state of the art and practice in the following topics (but not limited to):

  •  Formal specification of Business/Software (BS) processes modeling languages.
  • Formal approaches in the development of BS processes.
  • Ability of formal methods to handle real-world problems.
  • Formal Tools and technologies for BS process verification.
  • Impact of formal methods on BS process based applications.
  • Integration of Formal methods in the BS process life cycle.
  • Case studies.
  • Experimental validation.

Finally, we wish to express our gratitude to all contributors who submitted papers and we also would like to thank the Program Committee members and reviewers for volunteering their time to help assess the submissions.


  • Souheib Baarir (LIP6/LRDE, France)
  • Kais Klai (LIPN, France)

First International Workshop on Hybrid dEveLopmENt Approaches in software systems development (HELENA 2017-1)


This workshop addresses the community work initiated at ICSSP 2016 (Austin, Texas); in particular, the HELENA survey with which we aim to investigate the use of “Hybrid dEveLopmENt Approaches in software systems development”.

Currently, the HELENA community comprises more than 50 (academic) contributors from more than 15 countries. In this workshop, we aim at bringing together all (academic) contributors and further interested people to:

  1. Report the current state and (tentative) outcomes of the HELENA survey (from a global and regional perspective)
  2. Develop a work program and define next steps within the whole community
  3. Build working groups, which work on selected (sub-)topics of interest


  • Marco Kuhrmann
  • Philipp Diebold
  • Jürgen Münch