First international workshop on software engineering aspects
of continuous
development and new paradigms of software production and deployment

Keynote speakers and preliminary program

We are happy to announce that Professor Elisabetta Di Nitto from Politecnico di Milano has accepted our invitation to give a keynote at DEVOPS 18.

Now available: preliminary program (list of accepted papers).

Registration is now closed

You can register here. To ensure the quality of interactions, the number of participants is strictly limited to 30. Register early to avoid disappointment. Here are the various packages available: 

Package code Package Cost Package Info
S1 EUR 390 Single room for 1 night (Monday to Tuesday), 1 breakfast, 4 breaks, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
D1 EUR 340 Double room for 1 night (shared with another participant), rest as per S1
S2 EUR 490 Single room for 2 nights (Sunday to Tuesday), 2 breakfasts, 4 breaks, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
D2 EUR 390 Double room for 2 nights (shared with another participant), rest as per S2
S3 EUR 590 Single room for 3 nights (Sunday to Tuesday), 3 breakfasts, 4 breaks, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
D3 EUR 440 Double room for 3 nights (shared with another participant), rest as per S3

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About the workshop

The frantic pace of evolution in the IT industry and the staggering growth of the Web, private and public clouds, container architectures and microservices exert ever increasing pressure on modes of software development and deployment, leading to constant questioning of traditional software engineering wisdom.

Among the new development models continuously integrating development, quality assurance, deployment, operation and maintenance, “DevOps” is the most prominent, although not the only one.

The DEVOPS 18 workshop provides a venue for in-depth discussions of software engineering implications of these new models,  which are poised to revolutionize the IT industry but have so far received scant scientific analysis.

The post-proceedings will be published as a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Submissions (full papers or extended abstracts) are due by January 15, 2018 and will be reviewed by the international program committee.

Program chairs

● Jean-Michel Bruel (U. of Toulouse)
● Manuel Mazzara (Innopolis U.)

Program committee

Antonio Bucchiarone (FBK-Trento, Italy)
Paolo Ciancarini (University of Bologna, Italy)
Jürgen Cito (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Benoit Combemale (University of Toulouse, France)
Nicola Dragoni (DTU, Denmark)
Schahram Dustdar (TUW, Austria)
Mohamed Elwakil (Northern Arizona University, USA)
Harald Gall (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Andre van Hoorn (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Rick Kazman ( University of Hawaii, USA)
Philipp Leitner (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Hernan Melgratti (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Fabrizio Montesi (University of Southern Denmark)
Sébastien Mosser (University of Nice, France)
Manoj Nambiar (Tata Consultancy Services, India)
Alberto Sillitti (Innopolis University, Russia)
Giancarlo Succi (Innopolis University, Russia)
Damian Andrew Tamburri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Organization chair

Bertrand Meyer (Politecnico di Milano and Innopolis University)

The workshop is organized by the LASER foundation, which also hosts the annual LASER summer school.


The workshop will be held at the Château de Villebrumier near Toulouse in Southwest France, a newly established conference center devoted to meetings on new technologies. Villebrumier is easily reachable from Toulouse International Airport (40 km) or Montauban train station (15 km, 4 hours from Paris via high-speed trains).

Participants will be hosted in the nearby Montauban Ibis hotel.

Transportation from the hotel to the conference center and back will be provided.

An optional tour of the Airbus construction site will be organized for interested participants on Wednesday, March 7.

Important dates

● 15 January 2018: deadline for extended abstracts (2 pages LNCS format)
● 15 February 2018  notification
● 5-6 March 2018: workshop
● 7 March 2018: optional Airbus Tour
● June 2018: planned submissions of full papers for post-proceedings

Call for papers (for the record, submissions are now closed)

Examples of topics include:

  • Comparisons and relationships between DevOps and other lifecycles
  • Tools to support the DevOps process
  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery as part of DevOps
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Socio-technical aspects and DevOps
  • Applications of DevOps
  • Architectural aspects of DevOps
  • Coordination and verification of continuously deployed systems
  • Security in continuously deployed systems
  • DevOps and microservices
  • DevOps and quality of service aspects
  • Empirical studies of DevOps and other continuous-development models
  • Experience reports and lessons learned
  • DevOps in teaching: where does it fit in the curriculum? What is the experience so far?



Submissions are due by January 15th (firm deadline). All submissions should be in Springer LNCS format, maximum 15 pages. In addition to full papers, extended abstracts are also acceptable. All submissions should be entered in the EasyChair page: