ICGSE 2020
Sat 23 - Sun 24 May 2020 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
co-located with ICSE 2020

Experience Reports provide the opportunity for you to share your practical experience through a paper and accompanying talk at the conference. An experience report is a reflection of your own industry experiences (e.g. challenges you have seen, what you tried and approaches you have taken, what worked and what didn’t work). We invite you to submit an abstract in which you briefly explain your own, unpublished experience related to Global Software Engineering. If your proposal is accepted, you will then be shepherded as you write your report. Experience reports are short papers (maximum 5 pages) that will be published in the conference proceedings.

Questions to Consider

These questions might help you decide how to focus your experience report:

  • How did you uniquely adopt, adapt, use global software engineering?
  • How have you uniquely tackled architecture, development, design, usability, quality assurance, deployment, marketing, product definition, requirements or documentation in GSE settings?
  • What were the challenges you faced? How successful were you in overcoming them? What challenges remain?
  • What mistakes did you make? What insights have you gained that others could learn from?

Shepherding of Experience Reports

We know it’s not easy to get an idea to paper. Whether you’re a first-time author or you already have some publications under your belt, we can all benefit from some guidance and help with our writing. ‘Shepherding’ is a process where more experienced authors guide and coach you as you write your experience report paper. If your proposal is accepted, you will be assigned a shepherd to work with you to help you shape your paper and get it ready for publication. Shepherds work closely with authors, reviewing drafts and freely giving advice. Shepherds ask clarifying questions and suggest improvements. But ultimately, it is you, the author, who decides what to tell and how to tell it. A shepherd is not an editor, although they may generously make detailed comments on how to revise your paper. Once the shepherd and the program committee agree that your report is acceptable, you will have time to make final revisions before the paper is published.

Important Dates

  • January 17th, 2020 (AoE) - Abstract/proposal submission deadline
  • January 31th, 2020 (AoE) - Conditional acceptance notification. Shepherding process begins.
  • February 21st, 2020 (AoE) - Go/no-go decision based on whether paper is progressing. We will make a call whether to continue based on the quality of the paper at this date, and the shepherd’s judgment of the paper’s progress. Writing continues. Get paper ready for publication.
  • March 15th, 2020 (AoE) - Camera-ready submission deadline

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

Experience Report Chairs:

Josiane Kroll (Experience Reports co-chair) - University of Manitoba, Canada

Anna Filippova (Experience Reports co-chair) - GitHub, USA

Call for papers

Scope

The experience reports track of ICGSE 2020 solicits novel, high-quality submissions on a wide range of topics related to global software engineering. We welcome submissions addressing 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

How to submit

Papers must be submitted electronically through Experience Reports Track submission site (https://icgse2020-experiencereport.hotcrp.com) (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.

All submissions must conform to the formatting and submission instructions and must not exceed 5 pages for the main text, including all figures, tables, appendices, etc. Two more pages containing only references are permitted. All submissions must be in PDF. wo more pages containing only references are permitted. All submissions must be in PDF. The page limit is strict, and it will not be possible to purchase additional pages at any point in the process (including after the paper is accepted).

Formatting instructions are available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran}), without including the compsoc or compsocconf option. Purchases of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed.

By submitting to the ICGSE 2020 Experience Reports Track, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree to be bound by the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism (https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism) and the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ (https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/plagiarism/plagiarism-faq.html). In particular, papers submitted to ICSE 2020 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere whilst under consideration for ICSE 2020. Contravention of this concurrent submission policy will be deemed a serious breach of scientific ethics, and appropriate action will be taken in all such cases. To check for double submission and plagiarism issues, the chairs reserve the right to (1) share the list of submissions with the PC Chairs of other conferences with overlapping review periods and (2) use external plagiarism detection software, under contract to the ACM or IEEE, to detect violations of these policies.

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 2020 conference. ICSE 2020 has the right to pull papers out of the proceedings if there is no associated 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 2020. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related 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 2020 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 2020 PCs for more details.

Important Dates

  • January 17th, 2020 (AoE) - Abstract/proposal submission deadline
  • January 31th, 2020 (AoE) - Conditional acceptance notification. Shepherding process begins.
  • February 21st, 2020 (AoE) - Go/no-go decision based on whether paper is progressing. We will make a call whether to continue based on the quality of the paper at this date, and the shepherd’s judgment of the paper’s progress. Writing continues. Get paper ready for publication.
  • March 15th, 2020 (AoE) - Camera-ready submission deadline

Experience Report Chairs:

Josiane Kroll (Experience Reports co-chair) - University of Manitoba, Canada

Anna Filippova (Experience Reports co-chair) - GitHub, USA