ICSSP/ICGSE 2021
Tue 18 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

ICSSP/ICGSE Doctoral Track 2021

The Doctoral Track of the ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 conference solicits novel, high quality research proposals from Ph.D. students focusing on a wide range of topics related to global software engineering and software processes. The Doctoral Track will be hosted as an integral part of the ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 program. Topics of interest are the same as for the Main track of ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 and also more generally, all research areas that are in scope of the past ICSSP and ICGSE conferences series.

The goal of the ICSSP and ICGSE communities in hosting the Doctoral Track is driven by a keen appreciation of the importance of Doctoral studies and the many benefits that expert community-led constructive feedback can deliver in terms of enhancing Doctoral work, while also supporting leading researchers of the future. Thus, the Track offers a rare opportunity to obtain valuable expert feedback and to get in touch with peer students in the same field of interest. The event is designed with 1st/2nd year PhD candidates in mind, and particularly where initial results are not yet mature enough for a full conference paper and the work going forward may benefit from feedback from the ICSSP and ICGSE communities.

Attendance

Authors of submissions selected for acceptance will have the opportunity to present their work during the Doctoral Track to ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 audience. As such, it offers an excellent opportunity for current Ph.D. candidates to present their work and elicit feedback from the community, which is composed of some of the leading figures in the software process and global software engineering domains.

The camera-ready version of the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and the ACM/IEEE Digital Libraries. The publication requires the author to:

1. submit a proposal and attach an informal letter from your supervisor stating his/her support for the submission and participation (i.e., funding for the registration, travel, etc.). Letters of recommendation must also be submitted through the submission site on EasyChair prior to the submission deadline. Submissions without a supporting letter of recommendation will not be reviewed;

2. register to the ICSSP/ICGSE conference;

3. participate in the Doctoral Track;

4. present your paper and research in the Doctoral Track session.

Selected students will receive feedback both from a panel of experts, the present audience, and other Doctoral students. The students will also have the opportunity to seek advice on various aspects of completing a Ph.D. and performing research in software engineering.

Submissions

Doctoral Track papers shall present research progress to date, current work-in-progress and plan to completion. Research proposals submitted to the Doctoral Track should be a maximum of 4 pages, including references and figures, and should be formatted using the same submission template stipulated for the main conference papers. Papers not adhering to this page length requirement will not be admitted to the review process. Research proposals will be subjected to a single-blind review.

Each submission must include:

● Title

● Researcher’s name (as single author) and affiliation

● Supervisor(s) name(s) included in acknowledgements

● Abstract (no more than 150 words)

● List of keywords

● Research proposal (see more details below)

● A complete list of references

The proposal should be presented in a structured manner at least comprising the following parts:

1. Motivation: describe the problem that you want to address and briefly summarize existing approaches along with their deficiencies.

2. Objectives: outline the key objectives of your PhD research and argue how achieving them will address the problem outlined in the motivation.

3. Methodology: identify what methodology you will adapt to meet the objectives of your project. Clearly state on what existing works your work will build.

4. Research challenges: outline the technical, methodological, conceptual, or other hurdles faced in completing the research.

5. Research Plan: describe what preliminary results – if any – you have already achieved and summarize your plans for future work. Please add a rough schedule that allows us to judge whether your research plan is feasible.

Students in the later stages of their research are encouraged to include an overview of their completed research activities.

Proposals should be submitted through the conference submission site

Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Doctoral Track Committee. The participants will be selected on the basis of their anticipated contribution to the consortium goals as well as the potential benefit to the students. Among the criteria that will be considered in reviewing submissions are:

● the potential quality of the research and its relevance to software engineering and the ICCSP and ICGSE communities;

● the stage of the research (see the Section "Who should participate" above);

● the diversity of backgrounds, research topics, and approaches.

Requirement to Register, Attend and Present

If a submission is accepted, the doctoral candidate must register for and attend the conference and present the research proposal. Depending on the policy of the main conference, the event will be held in person or virtually. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the proposal being withdrawn from the program and proceedings.

Formatting Instructions

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 ICSSP and ICGSE joint conference. ICSE 2021 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 2021. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Open Science Policy

The ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 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.

The ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 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 ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 Program Chairs or proceedings chairs for more details.

Important Dates

● Research plan submission: Jan 29, 2021 (AoE)

● Acceptance notification: Mar 5, 2021 (AoE)

● Camera-ready due: Mar 22, 2021 (AoE)

● Doctoral Symposium: TBA, 2021

Chairs

● Djamel E. Khelladi, CNRS, Univ Rennes 1

● Nicole Novielli, University of Bari (Italy)

Dates
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Conference Day
Tue 18 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

08:00 - 08:15
Conference OpeningResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
08:00
15m
Day opening
Conference Opening
Research Papers
Reda BendraouSorbonne University — LIP6 / Paris Nanterre University , Darja ŠmiteBlekinge Institute of Technology, Stefan SauerPaderborn University, Aurora VizcaínoUniversidad de Castilla - La Mancha
08:15 - 08:54
1A: Software ProcessResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Marco KuhrmannUniversity of Passau, Stefan SauerPaderborn University
08:15
13m
Full-paper
Challenges in the Development of Mobile Online Services in the Automotive Industry – A Case Study
Research Papers
A: Nils PrennerLeibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group, A: Jil KlünderLeibniz Universität Hannover, A: Michael NoltingVolkswagen AG, A: Oliver SniehottaVolkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge, A: Kurt SchneiderLeibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group
08:28
13m
Full-paper
Towards Shaping the Software Lifecycle with Methods and Practices
Research Papers
A: Jil KlünderLeibniz Universität Hannover, A: Melanie BuschLeibniz University Hannover, A: Natalie DehnLeibniz University Hannover, A: Oliver KarrasLeibniz University Hannover
Pre-print
08:41
13m
Full-paper
Understanding Barriers to Internal Startups in Large Organizations: Evidence from a Globally Distributed Company
Research Papers
A: Tor SporsemSINTEF, A: Anastasiia TkalichSINTEF, A: Nils Brede MoeSINTEF, A: Marius MikalsenSINTEF
09:04 - 09:56
1B: Human Factors and Social AspectsResearch Papers / Experience Reports & Industry Talks at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari
09:04
13m
Full-paper
TaskAllocator: A Recommendation Approach for Role-based Tasks Allocation in Agile Software Development
Research Papers
A: Saad ShafiqJohannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif MashkoorJohannes Kepler University Linz, A: Christoph Mayr-DornJohannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Alexander EgyedJohannes Kepler University
Pre-print
09:17
13m
Full-paper
Do Communities in Developer Interaction Networks Align with Subsystem Developer Teams? An Empirical Study of Open Source Systems
Research Papers
A: Usman AshrafJohannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, A: Christoph Mayr-DornJohannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif MashkoorJohannes Kepler University Linz, A: Alexander EgyedJohannes Kepler University, A: Sebastiano PanichellaZurich University of Applied Sciences
Pre-print
09:30
13m
Experience report
Toward Understanding of Employee Motivation for Software InnerSourcing
Experience Reports & Industry Talks
A: Shinobu SaitoNTT Software Innovation Center, A: IIMURA YukakoNTT
09:43
13m
Full-paper
The Role of Skillset in the Determination of DevOps Implementation Strategy
Research Papers
Ruth MacarthyUniversity of Salford, Julian BassUniversity of Salford
17:00 - 17:50
2A: Keynote Margaret-Anne D. StoreyResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Reda BendraouSorbonne University — LIP6 / Paris Nanterre University
17:00
50m
Keynote
After the Pandemic: Rethinking Developer Productivity
Research Papers
A: Margaret-Anne StoreyUniversity of Victoria
18:00 - 18:52
2B: Collaboration in Organizations, Teams and CommunitiesResearch Papers / Experience Reports & Industry Talks at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Paul ClarkeDublin City University & Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre
18:00
13m
Full-paper
Timestamp-based Consistency Checking of Collaboratively Developed Engineering Artifacts
Research Papers
A: Michael Alexander TrölsJohannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif MashkoorJohannes Kepler University Linz, A: Alexander EgyedJohannes Kepler University
18:13
13m
Full-paper
An Empirical Investigation of Pull-Requests in Partially Distributed Teams
Research Papers
A: Viktoria StrayUniversity of Oslo, A: Nils Brede MoeSINTEF, A: Marius MikalsenSINTEF, A: Elin HagenUniversity of Oslo
18:26
13m
Industry talk
Implementation of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) for Digital Solutions
Experience Reports & Industry Talks
18:39
13m
Full-paper
Hierarchical Distribution of Consistency-relevant Changes in a Collaborative Engineering Environment
Research Papers
A: Michael Alexander TrölsJohannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif MashkoorJohannes Kepler University Linz, A: Alexander EgyedJohannes Kepler University

Conference Day
Wed 19 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

08:00 - 08:50
3A: Keynote Marcin FloryanResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Darja ŠmiteBlekinge Institute of Technology
08:00
50m
Keynote
Into the Unknown: From the Office via Home to Anywhere. Experiences from Spotify
Research Papers
A: Marcin FloryanSpotify
09:00 - 09:52
3B: Agile Development PracticesJournal-First / Doctoral Track / Research Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Nils Brede MoeSINTEF
09:00
13m
Talk
Do Scaling Agile Frameworks Address Global Software Development Risks? An Empirical Study
Journal-First
A: Sarah BeechamLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, A: Tony ClearAuckland University of Technology, A: Ramesh Lal, A: John NollUniversity of Hertfordshire
Link to publication DOI
09:13
13m
Talk
Empower Your Agile Organization: Community-based Decision Making in Large-Scale Agile Development at Ericsson
Journal-First
A: Maria PaasivaaraLUT University, Finland & IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark & Aalto University, Finland, A: Casper LasseniusAalto University, Finland and Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Norway
Link to publication
09:26
13m
Full-paper
Is Agile Not Agile Enough? A Study on How Agile is Applied and Misapplied in the Video Game Development Industry
Research Papers
Tim McKenzieUniversity of Canterbury, Miguel Ehécatl Morales TrujilloUniversity of Canterbury, Stephan LukoschUniversity of Canterbury, Simon HoermannUniversity of Canterbury
Pre-print
09:39
13m
Doctoral symposium paper
Supporting Agile Transformation: A Proposal for a Scientifically Founded Agile Assessment Model
Doctoral Track
A: Doruk TuncelSiemens AG
17:00 - 17:52
4A: Global Software Engineering PracticesJournal-First / Experience Reports & Industry Talks at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Stanley SuttonIndependent Researcher
17:00
13m
Industry talk
The Distance Made Us Work Closer Together, Now What?
Experience Reports & Industry Talks
A: Geir GåsoddenNorwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
17:13
13m
Industry talk
"Pressure Makes Diamonds": Accelerating Modern Approaches in Global Software Engineering
Experience Reports & Industry Talks
A: Frances PaulischSiemens Healthineers
17:26
13m
Talk
Understanding Coordination in Global Software Engineering: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Use of Meetings and Slack
Journal-First
A: Viktoria StrayUniversity of Oslo, A: Nils Brede MoeSINTEF
Link to publication DOI
17:39
13m
Talk
An Empirical Study on the Teams Structures in Social Coding Using GitHub Projects
Journal-First
A: Mariam El MezouarRoyal Military College, A: Feng ZhangQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario, A: Ying ZouQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Link to publication DOI
18:02 - 18:47
4B: Panel Discussion on Work-from-Anywhere (WFX)Research Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
Chair(s): Darja ŠmiteBlekinge Institute of Technology
18:02
45m
Meeting
Panel Discussion: Will work-from-anywhere (WFX) be the new normality and what research opportunities does it create?
Research Papers
C: Darja ŠmiteBlekinge Institute of Technology, P: Marcin FloryanSpotify, P: Eduardo FranciosiDell, P: Gerd HoefnerSiemens Healthineers, P: Nils Brede MoeSINTEF, P: Margaret-Anne StoreyUniversity of Victoria
18:47 - 19:00
Conference Closing & AwardsResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
18:47
13m
Awards
Conference Closing & Awards
Research Papers
Reda BendraouSorbonne University — LIP6 / Paris Nanterre University , Darja ŠmiteBlekinge Institute of Technology