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

JSS Special Issue on Global Software Engineering: Challenges and Solutions

Today’s software industry is more global and distributed 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.

In this special issue, we invite high-quality contributions, both from academia and industry, focusing on the solutions to the challenges and needs of GSE. We encourage, but the call is not limited to, submissions of extended full research papers accepted at the 14th edition of the International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’19).

For more information, please check the call for paper at the JSS website.

Preliminary dates

  • Abstract (mandatory): Sept. 16, 2019 (AoE) – email abstract, title, author list to guest editors.
  • Submission: Sept 30, 2019 (AoE)
  • First decision: Jan. 7, 2020 (AoE)
  • Revision: Apr 3, 2020 (AoE)
  • Final decision: Jul 6, 2020 (AoE)


  • Paris Avgeriou and David Shepherd

Special Issues Editor

  • W.K. Chan

Guest Editors