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

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.

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?
Program chairs

● Elisabetta Di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano)
● 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)
James Coplien (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Daniela Damian (University of Victoria, Canada)
Nicola Dragoni (DTU, Denmark)
Schahram Dustdar (TUW, Austria)
Harald Gall (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
John Grundy (Deakin University, Australia)
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)
Margaret-Anne Storey (University of Victoria, Canada)
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 a nearby hotel.

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


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: