ICGSE 2019
Fri 24 - Sun 26 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
co-located with ICSE 2019

Today’s software industry is more global than it has been ever before. The idea of developing major software products or IT services in one location or by one team belongs to the past. While Global Software Engineering (GSE) has become part of everyday life by now, succeeding in the global software industry remains challenging, with a considerable share of global projects still not meeting the expectations, especially regarding cost savings and time to market. Over the past decade, research on GSE has uncovered many challenges associated with operating over physical, temporal, and cultural distances. Albeit known, these distances are still causing severe breakdowns in communication and collaboration among distributed teams. As such, there is a considerable gap to fill in and establish how to manage such challenges effectively.

The goal of this two-day international conference is to advance the science and practice on how to succeed in the global software industry. The 14th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) is co-located with ICSE 2019 in Montréal, QC, Canada and will be held on May 25-26, 2019.

The important dates for the Reseach Papers are:

  • Abstract submission: Jan 25, 2019 (AoE)
  • Paper submission: Feb 4, 2019 (AoE)
  • Acceptance notification: Mar 1, 2019 (AoE)
  • Camera-ready due: Mar 15, 2019 (AoE)
Please see the CFP for all the details concerning topics of interest, formatting, and submission instructions.


Call for Papers


The Research Papers track of ICGSE 2019 solicits novel, high quality submissions on a wide range of topics related to global software engineering. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed teams
    • Communication, coordination, and collaboration
    • Cultural diversity
    • Innovation
    • Social and Human aspects of software development
    • Team building
  • Methods and processes
    • Agile scaling
    • Distributed agile teams
    • Lean development
    • DevOps
    • Hybrid processes
  • Business strategy
    • Business models
    • Economics
    • Industrial offshoring and outsourcing experiences
    • Open source software communities
    • Sourcing models
    • Strategic issues
    • Supplier management
  • Technologies supporting distributed cooperative work
    • Collaboration tools
    • ALM/PLM for distributed teams
    • Cloud computing
    • Microservices
    • Software architecture and Design
    • Tools and infrastructure support
  • Education
    • Educational studies
    • GSE curricula
    • Lessons learned on the organization of GSE courses
  • Emerging Technologies to support/improve/enhance GSE
    • Augmented reality/extended reality
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Blockchain
    • Wearables

We are especially interested in industry case studies of all topics in this list.

Submission Process

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair (see the link in the sidebar). All types of technical papers will be peer-reviewed according to the specified review criteria, hence it is required to choose the right type of paper according to the paper’s major contributions. Submissions must follow the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines, with title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type. LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option. Purchases of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed.

Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere for the duration of consideration. ACM plagiarism policy and procedures shall be followed for cases of double submission. The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

Upon notification of acceptance, authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete a copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register and present the results at the ICGSE 2019 conference. ICSE 2019 has the right to pull papers out of the proceedings if there is no asso-ciated registration by two weeks past the early registration deadline. All accepted contributions with at least one registered author will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and appear in the digital libraries of both IEEE and ACM.

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM or IEEE Digital Libraries. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2019. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings relat-ed to published work.

Open Science Policy

ICGSE 2019 encourages authors to submit replication packages and/or data sets with their papers, for the sake of transparency as replicability, as well as for facilitating the peer review process. The following guidelines are recommendations and not mandatory. Your choice will not affect the review process for your paper. Should you decide to embrace this policy, we strongly encourage you to archive empirical datasets on Dataverse, following Google guidelines to dataset providers, and share analysis scripts on freely accessible code repositories such as GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket.

ICGSE 2019 also encourages authors to self-archive a preprint of your accepted manuscript in arXiv.org or other similar open repositories. This is allowed by ACM and IEEE publishers for ICSE proceedings. Note that the final version of the paper, as laid out by the publisher, cannot be self-archived. Instead, manuscript with reviewer comments addressed must be used, but before applying the camera-ready instructions and templates.

Feel free to contact the ICGSE 2019 PCs for more details.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: Jan 25, 2019 (AoE)
  • Paper submission: Feb 4, 2019 (AoE)
  • Acceptance notification: Mar 1, 2019 (AoE)
  • Camera-ready due: Mar 15, 2019 (AoE)


Akinori Ihara, Wakayama University
Alberto Avritzer, eSulabSolutions
Alexander Nolte, University of Tartu
Anh Nguyen Duc, University College of Southeast Norway
Aurora Vizcaíno, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Ayushi Rastogi, TU Delft
Ban Al-Ani, ADP
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University
Casper Lassenius, Aalto University
Daniela Cruzes, SINTEF
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria
Darja Smite, Blekinge Institute of Technology
David Redmiles, University of California, Irvine
Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari
Igor Scaliante Wiese, Federal University of Technology – Paraná – UTFPR
Igor Steinmacher, Northern Arizona University
Ita Richardson, Lero - Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick
Ivana Bosnic, University of Zagreb
Josiane Kroll, University of Manitoba
Juho Mäkiö, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
Julian Bass, University of Salford
Jürgen Münch, Reutlingen University
Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero, University College Cork
Leonardo Murta, Universidade Federal Fluminense
Mahmood Niazi, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Mansooreh Zahedi, University of Copenhagen
Marco Kuhrmann, Clausthal University of Technology
Maria Paasivaara, Aalto University / IT University of Copenhagen
Martin Naedele, ABB Corporate Research
Nils Brede Moe, SINTEF
Ricardo Britto, Ericsson / Blekinge Institute of Technology
Sabrina Marczak, PUCRS
Stefanie Betz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Steve Fraser, Innoxec
Viktoria Stray, University of Oslo / SINTEF
Yan Wang, Google MTV
Yi Wang, Rochester Institute of Technology