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.

How to Submit

A Research Track submission must not exceed 10 pages (full) and 5 pages (short), including all text, figures, tables, and appendices; two additional pages containing only references are permitted.

The submission must also comply with the ACM plagiarism policy and procedures. In particular, it must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review elsewhere while under review for ICSE. The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

For further information, please refer to the Call for Papers.

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)
Please see the CFP for all the details concerning topics of interest, formatting, and submission instructions.

Organization

Dates
Tracks
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Sat 25 May

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09:00 - 09:30
[Day 1] - OpeningICGSE 2019 Main at Van-Horne
Chair(s): Fabio Calefato University of Bari
09:30 - 10:30
[Day 1] - KeynoteICGSE 2019 Research Papers at Van-Horne
Chair(s): Paolo Tell IT University of Copenhagen
09:30
60m
Talk
Equity when Software Development takes place in a Globalized World
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Pernille Bjørn University of Copenhagen, Denmark & University of Washington, USA
10:30 - 11:00
[Day 1] - First coffee breakICGSE 2019 Main at Foyer
11:00 - 12:30
11:00
20m
Research paper
Performance Evolution of Newcomers in Large-Scale Distributed Software Projects: An Industrial Case StudyCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Ricardo Britto Ericsson / Blekinge Institute of Technology, Darja Šmite Blekinge Institute of Technology, Lars-Ola Damm Ericsson, Sweden, Jurgen Borstler
11:20
20m
Experience report
Migration versus Management: The Global Distribution of Computer Vision Engineering Work
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
Suzanne L. Thomas Intel/Intel Labs
11:40
20m
Experience report
Data Science and development team remote communication: the use of the Machine Learning CanvasCandidate for Best Experience Report Award
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
Ivan Marin Daitan
12:00
20m
Talk
Let me in: Guidelines for the Successful Onboarding of Newcomers to Open Source ProjectsIEEE Software Journal First
ICGSE 2019 Journal-First Paper Presentations
Igor Steinmacher Northern Arizona University, Christoph Treude The University of Adelaide, Marco Gerosa Northern Arizona University
Link to publication Pre-print
12:30 - 14:00
[Day 1] - Lunch breakICGSE 2019 Main at Foyer
14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: Business strategyICGSE 2019 Experience Reports / ICGSE 2019 Research Papers at Van-Horne
Chair(s): David Redmiles University of California, Irvine
14:00
20m
Research paper
Investigating the Adoption and Application of Large-Scale Scrum at a German Automobile Manufacturer
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Ömer Uludag Technical University of Munich, Martin Kleehaus Technical University of Munich, Niklas Dreymann Technical University of Munich, Christian Kabelin Ventum Consulting, Florian Matthes Technical University of Munich
14:20
20m
Experience report
Challenges in Adopting Continuous Delivery and DevOps in a Globally Distributed Product Team: A case study of a healthcare organizationCandidate for Best Experience Report Award
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
14:40
20m
Experience report
Understanding Key Business Processes for Business Process Outsourcing Transition
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
15:00
20m
Research paper
Offshore Outsourcing Costs: Known or Still Hidden?
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Darja Šmite Blekinge Institute of Technology, Nils Brede Moe , Thomas Krekling Buskerud Fylkeskommune, Viktoria Stray University of Oslo / SINTEF
15:30 - 16:00
[Day 1] - Second coffee breakICGSE 2019 Main at Foyer
16:00 - 17:45
Session 3: Methods and processes 01ICGSE 2019 Journal-First Paper Presentations / ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports / ICGSE 2019 Research Papers / ICGSE 2019 Industry Talks at Van-Horne
Chair(s): Ivana Bosnić University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
16:00
20m
Talk
Tailoring Product Ownership in Large-Scale Global ProjectsIEEE Software Journal First
ICGSE 2019 Journal-First Paper Presentations
Julian Bass University of Salford, Andy Haxby Competa bv
16:20
20m
Industry talk
Embracing uncertainty and change with lean methods and disciplined software systems engineering
ICGSE 2019 Industry Talks
Doug Durham Don't Panic Labs
16:40
20m
Experience report
Using product line engineering in a globally distributed agile development team to shorten release cycles effectively
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
Anirudh Aggarwal Siemens healthcare Private Limited, V. S. Mani Siemens
17:00
20m
Research paper
An Empirical Study on Task Documentation in Software Crowdsourcing on TopCoder
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Luis Vaz PUCRS, Igor Steinmacher Northern Arizona University, Sabrina Marczak PUCRS
Pre-print
17:20
20m
Experience report
Dogfooding: eating our own dog food in a large global mobile industry playerCandidate for Best Experience Report Award
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
Edgar Tanaka Motorola Mobility, Gustavo Tordin Eldorado Institute, Edilson Silva Motorola Mobility
17:45 - 18:00
[Day 1] - BreakICGSE 2019 Main at Foyer
18:00 - 22:00
[Day 1] - Social sessionICGSE 2019 Main at ETS

Sun 26 May

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08:45 - 09:00
[Day 2] - OpeningICGSE 2019 Main at Crescent
Chair(s): Fabio Calefato University of Bari
09:00 - 10:00
[Day 2] - KeynoteICGSE 2019 Experience Reports at Crescent
Chair(s): Paolo Tell IT University of Copenhagen
09:00
60m
Talk
Towards Responsible Software Engineering: Managing Ethics in Global Software Development
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
Shyam Thyagaraj Accenture, Toronto, Canada
10:00 - 10:30
10:00
1m
Poster
Empirical Analysis of Critical Success Factors for Project Management in Global Software Development
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
10:01
1m
Poster
Understanding the Different Levels of Challenges in Global Software Development
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Nazish Saleem , Sanjay Mathrani Massey University, Nazim Taskin Massey University
10:02
1m
Poster
Collaboration in Global Software Development: An Investigation on Research Trends and Evolution
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Yang Yue University of California, Irvine, Iftekhar Ahmed University of California at Irvine, USA, Yi Wang Rochester Institute of Technology, David Redmiles University of California, Irvine
10:03
1m
Poster
Extended Reality in Global Software Delivery - Towards a Common Fabric of Understanding and Insights
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Vibhu Saujanya Sharma , Rohit Mehra Accenture Labs, India, Vikrant Kaulgud Accenture Labs, India, Sanjay Podder Accenture
10:04
1m
Poster
Automated Process for Continuous Delivery: A case history
ICGSE 2019 Industry Talks
Francesco Pavone ApuliaSoft, Giuseppe Santoro ApuliaSoft
10:30 - 11:00
[Day 2] - First coffee breakICGSE 2019 Main at Foyer
11:00 - 12:30
Session 4: Methods and processes 02ICGSE 2019 Research Papers / ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports at Crescent
Chair(s): Marcelo Cataldo Google Inc.
11:00
20m
Research paper
Understanding Similarities and Differences in Software Development Practices Across Domains
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Markos Viggiato University of Alberta, Johnatan Oliveira Federal University of Minas Gerais, Eduardo Figueiredo UFMG, Pooyan Jamshidi University of South Carolina, Christian Kästner Carnegie Mellon University
11:20
20m
Experience report
Blueprint Model: A new approach to Scrum Agile Methodology
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
Cristiano Pereira Godoy SIDIA Research Institute, Andre Figliuolo da Cruz SIDIA Research Institute, Elisangela Paiva da Silva SIDIA Research Institute, Lanier Menezes dos Santos SIDIA Research Institute, Rafael Scholze Zerbini SIDIA Research Institute, Cícero Augusto De Lara Pahins SIDIA Research Institute
11:40
20m
Experience report
Communication Network in an Agile Distributed Software Development Team
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
12:00
20m
Experience report
Behavior-driven development as an approach to improve software quality and communication across remote business stakeholders, developers and QA: two case studiesCandidate for Best Experience Report Award
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
12:30 - 14:00
[Day 2] - Lunch breakICGSE 2019 Main at Foyer
12:30
90m
Meeting
Steering Board meeting at Dièse
ICGSE 2019 Main

14:00 - 15:30
Session 5: TechnologyICGSE 2019 Experience Reports / ICGSE 2019 Research Papers at Crescent
Chair(s): Casper Lassenius Aalto University, Finland and Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Norway
14:00
20m
Research paper
Slack Me If You Can! Using Enterprise Social Networking Tools in Virtual Agile TeamsCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Viktoria Stray University of Oslo / SINTEF, Nils Brede Moe , Mehdi Noroozi University of Oslo, Norway / Accenture
14:20
20m
Research paper
ShIFt - Software Identity Framework for Global Software Delivery
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Kapil Singi Accenture, Vikrant Kaulgud Accenture Labs, India, R.P. Jagadeesh Chandra Bose Accenture Labs, Sanjay Podder Accenture
14:40
20m
Research paper
Supporting A Flexible Grouping Mechanism for Collaborating Engineering TeamsCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Georgios Kanakis Johannes Kepler University, Stefan Fischer Johannes Kepler University, Djamel Eddine Khelladi ISSE - JKU, Alexander Egyed
15:00
20m
Experience report
Collaboration Tool for Distributed Open Source Verification
ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports
Roger Nassif Mokarzel Filho SIDI Institute Brazil, Matheus Pereira SIDI Institute Brazil , Cassia Faria SIDI Institute Brazil , Gizelle Lemos
15:30 - 16:00
[Day 2] - Second coffee breakICGSE 2019 Main at Foyer
16:00 - 17:30
Session 6: Teaching / SkillsICGSE 2019 Research Papers / ICGSE 2019 Journal-First Paper Presentations at Crescent
Chair(s): Maria Paasivaara IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark & Aalto University, Finland
16:00
20m
Talk
How Best to Teach Global Software Engineering? Educators are DividedIEEE Software Journal First
ICGSE 2019 Journal-First Paper Presentations
Sarah Beecham Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, John Noll University of East London, and Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, Tony Clear Auckland University of Technology, John Barr Ithaca College, Daniela Damian University of Victoria, Walt Scacchi University of California, Irvine
16:20
20m
Research paper
A Global View on the Hard Skills and Testing Tools in Software Testing
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Raluca Madalina Florea Institutt for Informatikk, University of Oslo, Viktoria Stray University of Oslo / SINTEF
16:40
20m
Research paper
Country Stererotypes, Initial Trust, and Cooperation in Global Software Development TeamsCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Yi Wang Rochester Institute of Technology, Min Zhang East China Normal University
17:00
20m
Research paper
Project Work Division in Agile Distributed Student Teams - Who Develops What?
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Ivana Bosnić University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Igor Cavrak University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
17:30 - 18:00
[Day 2] - Closing sessionICGSE 2019 Main at Crescent
Chair(s): Fabio Calefato University of Bari
18:00 - 19:00
[Day 2] - BreakICGSE 2019 Main at TBD
19:00 - 22:00
[Day 2] - Social sessionICGSE 2019 Main at La Société Montréal

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Poster
How Social Media can Impact the Development of Traffic Management Systems
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Mohammad Noaeen University of Calgary, Behrouz Far University of Calgary
Not scheduled yet
Poster
Engaging End-Users as UX Designers, Questions to Paving Research Agenda
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Masood Maldar , Jean-Marc Robert Polytechnique Montréal, Ahmed Seffah
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Awards
Announcement of Best Research paper
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers

Call for Papers

Scope

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

All Technical Track submissions must not exceed 10 pages (full) and 5 pages (short), including all text, figures, tables, and appendices; two additional pages containing only references are permitted.

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 Zenodo or 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)

Organization

Accepted Papers

Title
A Global View on the Hard Skills and Testing Tools in Software Testing
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
An Empirical Study on Task Documentation in Software Crowdsourcing on TopCoder
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Pre-print
Collaboration in Global Software Development: An Investigation on Research Trends and Evolution
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Country Stererotypes, Initial Trust, and Cooperation in Global Software Development TeamsCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Empirical Analysis of Critical Success Factors for Project Management in Global Software Development
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Engaging End-Users as UX Designers, Questions to Paving Research Agenda
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Extended Reality in Global Software Delivery - Towards a Common Fabric of Understanding and Insights
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
How Social Media can Impact the Development of Traffic Management Systems
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Investigating the Adoption and Application of Large-Scale Scrum at a German Automobile Manufacturer
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Offshore Outsourcing Costs: Known or Still Hidden?
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Performance Evolution of Newcomers in Large-Scale Distributed Software Projects: An Industrial Case StudyCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Project Work Division in Agile Distributed Student Teams - Who Develops What?
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
ShIFt - Software Identity Framework for Global Software Delivery
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Slack Me If You Can! Using Enterprise Social Networking Tools in Virtual Agile TeamsCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Supporting A Flexible Grouping Mechanism for Collaborating Engineering TeamsCandidate for Best Research Paper Award
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Understanding Similarities and Differences in Software Development Practices Across Domains
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers
Understanding the Different Levels of Challenges in Global Software Development
ICGSE 2019 Research Papers

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