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Welcome to ICSOB 2019!

The 10th International Conference on Software Business will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland at November 18-20th, 2019.

Pre-event for SLUSH 2019!

In 2019, ICSOB celebrates its tenth anniversary and returns to Jyväskylä, Finland where the conference series was started in 2010. The conference is held just a few days before SLUSH, the world’s leading startup event. All participants are encourage to visit in a vivid startup conference, held in Helsinki November 21-22th, 2019.

The first decade and beoynd

The ICSOB 2019 welcomes both academic as well as practitioners’ papers and presentation. See more from the call for papers.

Keynote Speakers

Jan Bosch

From Efficiency to Effectiveness: Delivering Business Value Through Software

Professor Jan Bosch, from Chalmers University of Technology, is one of the most prominent scholars in the field of software-intensive business.

Xiaofeng Wang

The Rise of Software Startup Research: an Insider’s View

Dr. Xiaofeng Wang, from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, has extensive experience on software startups as well as agile and lean software development methods. She acts as the chairman for the Software Startup Research Network.

Slinger Jansen

There’s no Business like Software Business: A Strategy for Conducting Software Ecosystems Research

Professor Slinger Jansen, from Utrecht University, is the leading scholar in the field of software ecosystems.



ICSOB 2019 is located in Jyväskylä, Finland. Jyväskylä is the largest city in Central Finland and it is located in the crossroad of three major waterways.

Conference Venue

Agora building,
Mattilanniemi 2,
40100 Jyväskylä.

The conference is held at Agora building at the University of Jyväskylä’s Mattilanniemi science campus. The campus is less than 20 minutes walk from the city center (ca. 1.5 km) by the lake Jyväsjärvi.

To learn more about Jyväskylä, the congress venue, please visit the Jyväskylä Convention Bureau website. The pages provide visitors with tips for accommodation, restaurants, traffic connections and Finnish specialities such as the sauna.