ICGSE 2009 : ICGSE 2009: International Conference on Global Software Engineering
Conference Series : International Conference on Global Software Engineering
Call For Papers
Software and IT industries are today truly global – and so is software
engineering. The diversity of culture and the dispersion over time and
space require novel techniques, tools, and practices from many disciplines
to overcome challenges and to take advantage of opportunities global
software engineering offers.
The 4th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)
will bring together researchers and practitioners interested in exploring
how globally distributed teams work and how the challenges can be met.
The ICGSE-09 organizing committee invites the academic and industrial
communities to contribute to the expertise of the international global
software engineering community. Conference attendees will get an
opportunity to explore the current state of practice in this area as well
as new thoughts and trends that will shape the future. In 2009, to increase
the focus on Industry, we are including an industry track, for which papers
will be separately reviewed.
Topics of interest include , but are not restricted to:
- Strategic issues in distributed development: business models (offshoring,
nearshoring, outsourcing etc.), business case development, work
distribution models, supplier selection and management, cost-benefit-risk
- Managing distributed software development: planning, team building,
project and SLA management, managing diversity, measurements and evaluation
- Methods and tools for distributed software development: requirements
engineering, design, coding, verification, testing and maintenance;
- Communication, coordination and collaboration;
- Knowledge management in distributed development;
- Getting started with global software engineering;
- Empirical studies of distributed teams and lessons learnt;
- Software Process paradigms in the global environment (planned, agile,
- Teaching global software development.
Submissions are invited for technical papers describing unpublished,
original work, in any of the following categories:
- Research papers that describe theoretical frameworks, technical
solutions, or empirical studies. Maximum length 10 pages.
- Industry track papers that describe problems, lessons learned, solutions
implemented and challenges encountered in industrial global software
engineering environments. Maximum length 5 pages.
- Educational papers that report experiences in teaching global software
engineering. This includes not only education at the university level, but
also corporate training. Maximum length 5 pages.
All submissions will be handled electronically through www.icgse.org.
Papers should conform to the two-column IEEE CS Press format (available at
http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/index.jsp) and be submitted as
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE CS
Press and be available in the IEEE CS Digital Library.
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Software Process
Improvement and Practice which will be edited by Ita Richardson, Dan
Paulish and June Verner.
We also invite proposals for doctoral symposium, tutorials, workshops,
panels, and posters. Further information and updates will be available on
the conference website.