ICGSE 2020
Sat 23 - Sat 30 May 2020 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
co-located with ICSE 2020

“Human-centered global software engineering”

The software industry is increasingly becoming more global with stakeholders and infrastructure distributed across the world. Global Software Engineering (GSE) is still challenging, with a considerable share of global projects not meeting the expectations, especially regarding cost savings and time to market.

Over the past decade, research on GSE uncovered that cultural, geographical, and time differences are related to more challenging collaboration, coordination, and communication in global projects. Organizations have drawn on these insights and developed approaches to mitigate the impact of these differences. However, the challenges faced in globally distributing traditional software engineering persist.

Adopting modern approaches such as agile software development gives rise to new difficulties. Uncovering the issues underlying these difficulties deserves more research effort. Moreover, there is also room for investigating how different factors (social, cultural, organization and technical), their differences and complementarities, may foster innovation, new business opportunities, and new approaches to improve SW project performance and quality.

The Research Papers track of ICGSE 2020 solicits novel, high quality submissions on a wide range of topics related to global software engineering. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Aspects of Distributed Development
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Communication, coordination, and collaboration
    • Team building
    • Trust and social relationships
    • Onboarding and socialization of newcomers
  • Methods and processes
    • Agile methods in distributed settings
    • Large-scale agile software
    • Lean development
    • DevOps
    • Hybrid processes
    • Remote pair and mob programming
    • Open source software development
    • Crowdsourcing software development
    • SW Architectures and GSE
    • SW Architectures and distributions of component ownership
  • Global business strategy
    • Business models
    • Economics
    • Hiring in global settings
    • Industrial offshoring and outsourcing experiences
    • Strategic issues
    • Supplier management
  • Technologies supporting distributed cooperative work
    • Collaboration tools
    • ALM/PLM for distributed teams
    • Infrastructure for distributed development
    • Social media support
    • Chatbots
  • Education and training
    • 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

Call for papers

International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2020)

“Human-centered global software engineering”

The software industry is increasingly becoming more global with stakeholders and infrastructure distributed across the world. Global Software Engineering (GSE) is still challenging, with a considerable share of global projects not meeting the expectations, especially regarding cost savings and time to market.

Over the past decade, research on GSE uncovered that cultural, geographical, and time differences are related to more challenging collaboration, coordination, and communication in global projects. Organizations have drawn on these insights and developed approaches to mitigate the impact of these differences. However, the challenges faced in globally distributing traditional software engineering persist.

Adopting modern approaches such as agile software development gives rise to new difficulties. Uncovering the issues underlying these difficulties deserves more research effort. Moreover, there is also room for investigating how different factors (social, cultural, organization and technical), their differences and complementarities, may foster innovation, new business opportunities, and new approaches to improve SW project performance and quality.

The Research Papers track of ICGSE 2020 solicits novel, high quality submissions on a wide range of topics related to global software engineering. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Aspects of Distributed Development
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Communication, coordination, and collaboration
    • Team building
    • Trust and social relationships
    • Onboarding and socialization of newcomers
  • Methods and processes
    • Agile methods in distributed settings
    • Large-scale agile software
    • Lean development
    • DevOps
    • Hybrid processes
    • Remote pair and mob programming
    • Open source software development
    • Crowdsourcing software development
    • SW Architectures and GSE
    • SW Architectures and distributions of component ownership
  • Global business strategy
    • Business models
    • Economics
    • Hiring in global settings
    • Industrial offshoring and outsourcing experiences
    • Strategic issues
    • Supplier management
  • Technologies supporting distributed cooperative work
    • Collaboration tools
    • ALM/PLM for distributed teams
    • Infrastructure for distributed development
    • Social media support
    • Chatbots
  • Education and training
    • 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

Submission Process

All submissions must conform to the formatting and submission instructions and must not exceed 10 pages (full) and 5 pages (short) for the main text, including all figures, tables, appendices, etc. Two 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).

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair.

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[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e., \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments.

The ICGSE 2020 will follow a double-blind review process. Thus, no submission may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honor the double-blind review process. In particular, the authors’ names must be omitted from the submission and references to their prior work should be in the third person.

By submitting to the ICSE Research 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). 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.

Any submission that does not comply with these requirements may be desk rejected by the Technical Track PC Chairs without further review.

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper in person.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: Jan 24, 2020 (AoE)
  • Paper submission: Jan 31, 2020 (AoE)
  • Acceptance notification: Feb 27, 2020 (AoE)
  • Camera-ready due: Mar 15, 2020 (AoE)
  • ICGSE: May 23-24, 2020

Organizing committee

General chair: Paolo Tell (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Steering committee chair: Filippo Lanubile (University of Bari, Italy)

Program co-chairs: Igor Steinmacher (Northern Arizona University, USA), Ricardo Britto (Ericsson/Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Experience report co-chairs: Sabrina Marzak (PUC-RS, Brazil), Anna Filippova (GitHub, USA)

Proceedings chair: Igor Scaliante Wiese (Federal University of Technology, Paraná, Brazil)

Publicity & social media chair: Gustavo Pinto (Federal University of Pará, Brazil)

Webmaster: Aivars Sablis (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

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.