ICSSP/ICGSE 2021
Tue 18 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

Joint 15th International Conference on Software and System Processes (ICSSP) and 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)


May 18–19, 2021 | Co-located with ICSE 2021

ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 will be held virtually

To attend, register to ICSE co-located events here.

Conference Program (Flyer) Here!!!



Overview

After last year's success, the International Conference on Software and Systems Process (ICSSP) and the International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) decided to join their forces again for a new joint edition of their annual events. Both conferences bring together researchers and practitioners to share their research findings, experiences, and new ideas on diverse themes related to global software engineering and software and systems processes.

Conference Theme: "New work styles require new ideas: Adapting software processes and human behaviors." Please refer to the CFP!

Conference Flyer can be downloaded here!

Topics of interest

Submissions must be related to software and systems processes and/or global software engineering and we are especially interested in, but not limited to, papers addressing the topics in the following list:

Methods and processes
  • Emerging processes supporting remote work (e.g. remote pair and mob programming)
  • Agile methods in co-located and distributed companies, projects and teams
  • Large-scale agile
  • Lean development
  • DevOps
  • Hybrid processes
  • Open source software development
  • Crowdsourcing
  • AI for supporting software and systems processes
  • Software and systems processes for developing AI-based systems
  • Software representation and design (architectures, components and services)
  • General software process related studies and research projects
  • Empirical studies and experiences
Human Aspects of Distributed Development
  • Human-centered and participatory processes
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Communication, coordination, and collaboration
  • Team building
  • Trust and social relationships
  • Newcomers’ onboarding and socialization
Business Strategy
  • Business models
  • Economics
  • Hiring in global settings
  • Strategic issues
  • Supplier management
  • Evolution or transformation of organizations
  • Business continuity
  • Emerging Technologies for Supporting Software Process and Collaboration
    • Collaboration tools and platforms
    • ALM/PLM for distributed teams
    • Infrastructure for remote work
    • Social media support
    • Remote working in teams
    • Augmented, virtual, and extended reality (AR/VR/XR)
    • Low-code development practices
    • Quantum programming and software engineering
    Education and Training
    • Educational studies
    • Software process management (SPM) or GSE curricula
    • Lessons learned on SPM or GSE courses

    Call for submission

    Submissions are invited for unpublished original work in the following categories:
    • Research papers – full papers (10 pages) and short papers (5 pages). Two more pages containing only references are permitted.
    • Experience reports – by industry (5 pages)
    • Industry talks – by industry (2 slides summary)
    • Doctoral track– research proposals by doctoral candidates (4 pages)
    • Journal first – original works published only on Journal but never presented in a conference.

    Day 1 | May 18 | 08:00-10:00 CEST

    Software Process

    Towards Shaping the Software Lifecycle with Methods and Practices

    Jil Klünder, Melanie Busch, Natalie Dehn, Oliver Karras

    Understanding Barriers to Software Product Innovation in Large Organizations: Evidence from a Globally Distributed Company

    Tor Sporsem, Anastasiia Tkalich, Nils Brede Moe, Marius Mikalsen

    Challenges in the Development of Mobile Online Services in the Automotive Industry - A Case Study

    Nils Prenner, Jil Klünder, Michael Nolting, Oliver, Sniehotta, Kurt Schneider

    Human Factors and Social Aspects

    Toward Understanding of Employee Motivation for Software InnerSourcing

    Shinobu Saito, Yukako Iimura

    TaskAllocator: A Recommendation Approach for Role-based Tasks Allocation in Agile Software Development

    Saad Shafiq, Atif Mashkoor, Christoph Mayr-Dorn, Alexander Egyed

    The Role of Skillset in the Determination of DevOps implementation Strategy

    Ruth Macarthy, Julian M. Bass

    Do Communities in Developer Interaction Networks align with Subsystem Developer Teams? An Empirical Study of Open Source Systems

    Usman Ashraf, Christoph Mayr-Dorn, Atif Mashkoor, Alexander, Egyed, Sebastiano Panichella

    Day 1 | May 18 | 17:00-19:00 CEST

    Keynote

    Margaret-Anne D. Storey, University of Victoria, Canada: “After the Pandemic: Rethinking Developer Productivity”

    Collaboration in Organizations, Teams and Communities

    Timestamp-based Consistency Checking of Collaboratively Developed Engineering Artifacts

    Michael Tröls, Atif Mashkoor, Alexander Egyed

    Hierarchical Distribution of Consistency-relevant Changes in a Collaborative Engineering Environment

    Michael Tröls, Atif Mashkoor, Alexander Egyed

    An Empirical Study on the Teams Structures in Social Coding Using GitHub Projects

    Mariam El Mezouar, Feng Zhang, Ying Zhou

    Implementation of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) for Digital Solutions

    Alexis Ocampo, Oscar Varila, Karen Medina


    Day 2 | May 19 | 08:00-10:00 CEST

    Keynote

    Marcin Floryan, Spotify, Sweden: “Into the Unknown: From the Office via Home to Anywhere. Experiences from Spotify”

    Agile Development Practices

    Is Agile Not Agile Enough? A Study on How Agile is Applied and Misapplied in the Video Game Development Industry

    Tim McKenzie, Miguel Ehécatl Morales Trujillo, Stephan Lukosch, Simon Hoermann

    Do Scaling Agile Frameworks Address Global Software Development Risks? An Empirical Study

    Sarah Beecham, Tony Clear, Ramesh Lal, John Noll

    Empower Your Agile Organization: Community-Based Decision Making in Large-Scale Agile Development at Ericsson

    Maria Paasivaara, Casper Lassenius

    A Unique Look at Agile Transformation

    Doruk Tuncel


    Day 2 | May 19 | 10:15-11:15 CEST

    Doctoral Consortium

    Addressing Video Game Development Challenges Using Industry ‘Best Practices’

    Tim McKenzie

    Coordination of Development and Operations Activities in Agile Software Development

    Ruth Macarthy

    A Unique Look at Agile Transformation: Doctoral Research

    Doruk Tuncel


    Day 2 | May 19 | 17:00-19:00 CEST

    Global Software Engineering Practices

    Understanding Coordination in Global Software Engineering: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Use of Meetings and Slack

    Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe

    An Empirical Investigation of Pull-Requests in Partially Distributed Teams

    Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe, Marius Mikalsen, Elin Hagen

    Pressure Makes Diamonds: Accelerating Modern Approaches in Global Software Engineering

    Frances Paulisch

    The Distance Made Us Work Closer Together, Now What?

    Geir Gåsodden

    Panel

    “Will work-from-anywhere (WFX) be new normality and what research opportunities does it create?”

    Panelists: Margaret-Anne D. Storey (University of Victoria, Canada), Marcin Floryan (Spotify, Sweden), Nils Brede Moe (SINTEF, Norway).
    Moderated by Darja Smite

    ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 is the latest in a series of conferences that have been organized by the International Software and Systems Process Association (ISSPA). The ISSPA has sponsored or co-sponsored seven previous ICSSP conferences, held at sites around the world, dating back to 2007. Proceedings of the ICSSP conferences are available through the ACM Digital Library. Extended versions of selected papers from several years have been published in the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (Wiley). More information about the International Software and Systems Process Association is available here.

    The previous conferences:

    ICSSP2019, Montreal, QC, Canada (Co-hosted with ICSE)
    ICSSP2018, Gothenburg, Sweden (Co-hosted with ICSE)
    ICSSP2017, Paris, France
    ICSSP2016, Austin (TX), USA (Co-hosted with ICSE)

    For accessing websites of the previous editions, please follow this Link

    ICGSE originates from the series of International Conferences on Global Software Engineering organized by IEEE/ACM, which started in 2006 and has ever since been organized as an annual event in different parts of the world. Since 2017, ICGSE is held as a co-located event with ICSE. In 2021, the conference series reaches its 16th addition.

    ICGSE traditionally brings together researchers and practitioners to share their research findings, experiences, and new ideas on diverse themes related to global software engineering, distributed and remote work. Proceedings of the ICGSE conferences are available through the IEEE cS Digital Library. Extended versions of selected papers from several years have been published in the various prominent journals, including Empirical Software Engineering journal, Information and Software Technology journal and Journal of Systems and Software.

    More information about the International Conference on Global Software Engineering is available here. Link to ICGSE Series

    Previous conferences:

    • 1st ICGSE 2006 – Florianópolis, Brazil
    • 2nd ICGSE 2007 – Munich, Germany
    • 3rd ICGSE 2008 – Bangalore, India
    • 4th ICGSE 2009 – Limerick, Ireland
    • 5th ICGSE 2010 – Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    • 6th ICGSE 2011 – Helsinki, Finland
    • 7th ICGSE 2012 – Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • 8th iCGSE 2013 – Bari, Italy
    • 9th ICGSE 2014 – Shanghai, China
    • 10th ICGSE 2015 – Cuidad Real, Spain
    • 11th ICGSE 2016 – Orange County, California, USA
    • 12th ICGSE 2017 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – held as a co-located event with ICSE
    • 13th ICGSE 2018 – Gothenburg, Sweden – held as a co-located event with ICSE
    • 14th ICGSE 2019 – Montreal, QC, Canada – held as a co-located event with ICSE
    • 15th ICGSE 2020 – organized online as a joint event with ICSSP, held as a co-located event with ICSE

    Day 1 | May 18 | 08:00-10:00 CEST

    Software Process

    Towards Shaping the Software Lifecycle with Methods and Practices

    Jil Klünder, Melanie Busch, Natalie Dehn, Oliver Karras

    Understanding Barriers to Software Product Innovation in Large Organizations: Evidence from a Globally Distributed Company

    Tor Sporsem, Anastasiia Tkalich, Nils Brede Moe, Marius Mikalsen

    Challenges in the Development of Mobile Online Services in the Automotive Industry - A Case Study

    Nils Prenner, Jil Klünder, Michael Nolting, Oliver, Sniehotta, Kurt Schneider

    Human Factors and Social Aspects

    Toward Understanding of Employee Motivation for Software InnerSourcing

    Shinobu Saito, Yukako Iimura

    TaskAllocator: A Recommendation Approach for Role-based Tasks Allocation in Agile Software Development

    Saad Shafiq, Atif Mashkoor, Christoph Mayr-Dorn, Alexander Egyed

    The Role of Skillset in the Determination of DevOps implementation Strategy

    Ruth Macarthy, Julian M. Bass

    Do Communities in Developer Interaction Networks align with Subsystem Developer Teams? An Empirical Study of Open Source Systems

    Usman Ashraf, Christoph Mayr-Dorn, Atif Mashkoor, Alexander, Egyed, Sebastiano Panichella

    Day 1 | May 18 | 17:00-19:00 CEST

    Keynote

    Margaret-Anne D. Storey, University of Victoria, Canada: “After the Pandemic: Rethinking Developer Productivity”

    Collaboration in Organizations, Teams and Communities

    Timestamp-based Consistency Checking of Collaboratively Developed Engineering Artifacts

    Michael Tröls, Atif Mashkoor, Alexander Egyed

    Hierarchical Distribution of Consistency-relevant Changes in a Collaborative Engineering Environment

    Michael Tröls, Atif Mashkoor, Alexander Egyed

    An Empirical Study on the Teams Structures in Social Coding Using GitHub Projects

    Mariam El Mezouar, Feng Zhang, Ying Zhou

    Implementation of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) for Digital Solutions

    Alexis Ocampo, Oscar Varila, Karen Medina


    Day 2 | May 19 | 08:00-10:00 CEST

    Keynote

    Marcin Floryan, Spotify, Sweden: “Into the Unknown: From the Office via Home to Anywhere. Experiences from Spotify”

    Agile Development Practices

    Is Agile Not Agile Enough? A Study on How Agile is Applied and Misapplied in the Video Game Development Industry

    Tim McKenzie, Miguel Ehécatl Morales Trujillo, Stephan Lukosch, Simon Hoermann

    Do Scaling Agile Frameworks Address Global Software Development Risks? An Empirical Study

    Sarah Beecham, Tony Clear, Ramesh Lal, John Noll

    Empower Your Agile Organization: Community-Based Decision Making in Large-Scale Agile Development at Ericsson

    Maria Paasivaara, Casper Lassenius

    A Unique Look at Agile Transformation

    Doruk Tuncel


    Day 2 | May 19 | 10:15-11:15 CEST

    Doctoral Consortium

    Addressing Video Game Development Challenges Using Industry ‘Best Practices’

    Tim McKenzie

    Coordination of Development and Operations Activities in Agile Software Development

    Ruth Macarthy

    A Unique Look at Agile Transformation: Doctoral Research

    Doruk Tuncel


    Day 2 | May 19 | 17:00-19:00 CEST

    Global Software Engineering Practices

    Understanding Coordination in Global Software Engineering: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Use of Meetings and Slack

    Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe

    An Empirical Investigation of Pull-Requests in Partially Distributed Teams

    Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe, Marius Mikalsen, Elin Hagen

    Pressure Makes Diamonds: Accelerating Modern Approaches in Global Software Engineering

    Frances Paulisch

    The Distance Made Us Work Closer Together, Now What?

    Geir Gåsodden

    Panel

    “Will work-from-anywhere (WFX) be new normality and what research opportunities does it create?”

    Panelists: Margaret-Anne D. Storey (University of Victoria, Canada), Marcin Floryan (Spotify, Sweden), Nils Brede Moe (SINTEF, Norway).
    Moderated by Darja Smite