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Solutions for Global Software Engineering challenges

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.


  • Strategic issues in distributed development: business models (offshoring, nearshoring, outsourcing etc.), business case development, work distribution models, supplier selection and management, cost-benefit-risk analysis;
  • 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, etc.);
  • Teaching global software development.f interest include , but are not restricted to:

Paper Submission

Submissions are invited for technical papers describing unpublished,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 by clicking here.

Papers should conform to the two-column IEEE CS Press format (available at and be submitted as
PDF files.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE CS
Press and be available in the IEEE CS Digital Library.

Author's Final Paper Formatting and Submission Instructions

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.

The special issue from ICGSE 2008 has been published on-line and is available here.

Other Contributions

We also invite proposals for doctoral symposium, tutorials, workshops,
panels, and posters.

Important Dates

Paper abstracts
: January 16, 2009
Paper submissions: January 30, 2009
Workshop submissions: January 15, 2009
Other contributions: February 13, 2009
Notification of authors: March 20, 2009
Camera-ready papers due: April 24, 2009

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