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

ICGSE/ICSSP Industry Track 2021

Introduction

Industrial practitioners are invited to submit experience reports and talk proposals to the Industry Track of ICGSE/ICSSP 2021. This track seeks reports, presentations and discussions about significant real-world issues and practical solution ideas.

In the ICSSP/ICGSE 2021 edition, we are particularly interested in how system and software processes have been adapted to face the restrictions and constraints imposed by the pandemic crisis? To which extent the magnitude of the research and industry response in terms of methods, processes, tools and new styles of working match the scale of this crisis? What has been proposed in order to diminish the negative impact of the lockdown on development teams in terms of productivity drop, motivation and creativity? What are the issues and challenges that still need to be solved? And finally, what kind of future shall software companies expect after the pandemic is over?

Industry track submissions are expected to have a strong focus on real-world application of techniques, tools, methodologies, processes, and practices in industry. Submissions should clearly identify the problem that is addressed, the industrial context, the outcomes, as well as the expected learning for the audience.

In the conference program, experience reports and industry talks will be blended with research papers to provide a forum for idea and experiences exchange between researchers and practitioners.

Topics of interest

Submissions must be related to software and systems processes and/or global software engineering and we are especially interested in, but not limited to, papers addressing the topics in the following list:

Methods and processes
  • Emerging processes supporting remote work (e.g. remote pair and mob programming)
  • Agile methods in co-located and distributed companies, projects and teams
  • Large-scale agile
  • Lean development
  • DevOps
  • Hybrid processes
  • Open source software development
  • Crowdsourcing
  • AI for supporting software and systems processes
  • Software and systems processes for developing AI-based systems
  • Software representation and design (architectures, components and services)
  • General software process related studies and research projects
  • Empirical studies and experiences
Human Aspects of Distributed Development
  • Human-centered and participatory processes
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Communication, coordination, and collaboration
  • Team building
  • Trust and social relationships
  • Newcomers’ onboarding and socialization
Business Strategy
  • Business models
  • Economics
  • Hiring in global settings
  • Strategic issues
  • Supplier management
  • Evolution or transformation of organizations
  • Business continuity

  • Emerging Technologies for Supporting Software Process and Collaboration
    • Collaboration tools and platforms
    • ALM/PLM for distributed teams
    • Infrastructure for remote work
    • Social media support
    • Remote working in teams
    • Augmented, virtual, and extended reality (AR/VR/XR)
    • Low-code development practices
    • Quantum programming and software engineering
    Education and Training
    • Educational studies
    • Software process management (SPM) or GSE curricula
    • Lessons learned on SPM or GSE courses

    How to Submit Experience Reports and Industry Talks

    There are two different types of industry contributions:

    If you would like to submit an experience report, please prepare a 5-page paper (excluding references) making use of the official IEEE conference template . Submissions not following this template cannot be accepted. Experience reports will undergo a peer-review by the Program Committee and accepted reports will be included in the conference proceedings.

    If you would like to submit a talk proposal, please prepare an extended abstract of maximum 500 words using a template of your choice including:

  • the title of your talk and your contact details and affiliation
  • the content of the talk describing the issue that is addressed in the talk, the technique or tool or practice that is applied, the outcomes and the main carry-away message for the audience
  • your experience on the topic of the talk and your contribution to the work
  • if the work is still in progress, please describe the results so far and the expected status around conference date

    Industry talk proposals will be reviewed by the chairs of the industry track. Accepted proposals will not be included in the conference proceedings.

    Accepted experience reports and talk proposals will be presented in the conference program. Duration of presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.

    Please follow the submission link by clicking here!

  • Dates
    Tracks
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    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 Bendraou Sorbonne University — LIP6 / Paris Nanterre University , Darja Šmite Blekinge Institute of Technology, Stefan Sauer Paderborn University, Aurora Vizcaíno Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha
    Media Attached
    08:15 - 08:54
    1A: Software ProcessResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
    Chair(s): Marco Kuhrmann University of Passau, Stefan Sauer Paderborn University

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNz8DiXnijQ

    08:15
    13m
    Full-paper
    Challenges in the Development of Mobile Online Services in the Automotive Industry – A Case Study
    Research Papers
    A: Nils Prenner Leibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group, A: Jil Klünder Leibniz Universität Hannover, A: Michael Nolting Volkswagen AG, A: Oliver Sniehotta Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge, A: Kurt Schneider Leibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group
    Media Attached
    08:28
    13m
    Full-paper
    Towards Shaping the Software Lifecycle with Methods and Practices
    Research Papers
    A: Jil Klünder Leibniz Universität Hannover, A: Melanie Busch Leibniz University Hannover, A: Natalie Dehn Leibniz University Hannover, A: Oliver Karras Leibniz 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 Sporsem SINTEF, A: Anastasiia Tkalich SINTEF, A: Nils Brede Moe SINTEF, A: Marius Mikalsen SINTEF
    Media Attached
    09:04 - 09:56
    1B: Human Factors and Social AspectsResearch Papers / Experience Reports & Industry Talks at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
    Chair(s): Fabio Calefato University of Bari
    09:04
    13m
    Full-paper
    TaskAllocator: A Recommendation Approach for Role-based Tasks Allocation in Agile Software Development
    Research Papers
    A: Saad Shafiq Johannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif Mashkoor Johannes Kepler University Linz, A: Christoph Mayr-Dorn Johannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Alexander Egyed Johannes Kepler University
    Pre-print Media Attached
    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 Ashraf Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, A: Christoph Mayr-Dorn Johannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif Mashkoor Johannes Kepler University Linz, A: Alexander Egyed Johannes Kepler University, A: Sebastiano Panichella Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    Pre-print Media Attached
    09:30
    13m
    Experience report
    Toward Understanding of Employee Motivation for Software InnerSourcing
    Experience Reports & Industry Talks
    A: Shinobu Saito NTT Software Innovation Center, A: IIMURA Yukako NTT
    Media Attached
    09:43
    13m
    Full-paper
    The Role of Skillset in the Determination of DevOps Implementation Strategy
    Research Papers
    Ruth Macarthy University of Salford, Julian Bass University of Salford
    Media Attached
    17:00 - 17:50
    2A: Keynote Margaret-Anne D. StoreyResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
    Chair(s): Reda Bendraou Sorbonne University — LIP6 / Paris Nanterre University
    17:00
    50m
    Keynote
    After the Pandemic: Rethinking Developer Productivity
    Research Papers
    A: Margaret-Anne Storey University of Victoria
    Media Attached
    18:00 - 18:52
    2B: Collaboration in Organizations, Teams and CommunitiesResearch Papers / Experience Reports & Industry Talks at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
    Chair(s): Paul Clarke Dublin City University & Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCfd_a4G5NU

    18:00
    13m
    Full-paper
    Timestamp-based Consistency Checking of Collaboratively Developed Engineering Artifacts
    Research Papers
    A: Michael Alexander Tröls Johannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif Mashkoor Johannes Kepler University Linz, A: Alexander Egyed Johannes Kepler University
    Media Attached
    18:13
    13m
    Full-paper
    An Empirical Investigation of Pull-Requests in Partially Distributed Teams
    Research Papers
    A: Viktoria Stray University of Oslo, A: Nils Brede Moe SINTEF, A: Marius Mikalsen SINTEF, A: Elin Hagen University of Oslo
    Media Attached
    18:26
    13m
    Industry talk
    Implementation of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) for Digital Solutions
    Experience Reports & Industry Talks
    A: Alexis Ocampo , A: Oscar Varila Ecopetrol, A: Karen Nataly Medina Moreno Ecopetrol
    Media Attached
    18:39
    13m
    Full-paper
    Hierarchical Distribution of Consistency-relevant Changes in a Collaborative Engineering Environment
    Research Papers
    A: Michael Alexander Tröls Johannes Kepler University, Linz, A: Atif Mashkoor Johannes Kepler University Linz, A: Alexander Egyed Johannes Kepler University
    Media Attached

    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 Šmite Blekinge Institute of Technology
    08:00
    50m
    Keynote
    Into the Unknown: From the Office via Home to Anywhere. Experiences from Spotify
    Research Papers
    A: Marcin Floryan Spotify
    Media Attached
    09:00 - 09:52
    09:00
    13m
    Talk
    Do Scaling Agile Frameworks Address Global Software Development Risks? An Empirical Study
    Journal-First
    A: Sarah Beecham Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, A: Tony Clear Auckland University of Technology, A: Ramesh Lal , A: John Noll University of Hertfordshire
    Link to publication DOI Media Attached
    09:13
    13m
    Talk
    Empower Your Agile Organization: Community-based Decision Making in Large-Scale Agile Development at Ericsson
    Journal-First
    A: Maria Paasivaara LUT University, Finland & IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark & Aalto University, Finland, A: Casper Lassenius Aalto University, Finland and Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Norway
    Link to publication Media Attached
    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 McKenzie University of Canterbury, Miguel Ehécatl Morales Trujillo University of Canterbury, Stephan Lukosch University of Canterbury, Simon Hoermann University of Canterbury
    Pre-print Media Attached
    09:39
    13m
    Doctoral symposium paper
    Supporting Agile Transformation: A Proposal for a Scientifically Founded Agile Assessment Model
    Doctoral Track
    A: Doruk Tuncel Siemens AG
    Media Attached
    17:00 - 17:52
    4A: Global Software Engineering PracticesJournal-First / Experience Reports & Industry Talks at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
    Chair(s): Stanley Sutton Independent Researcher

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHB9XemcOec

    17:00
    13m
    Industry talk
    The Distance Made Us Work Closer Together, Now What?
    Experience Reports & Industry Talks
    A: Geir Gåsodden Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
    Media Attached
    17:13
    13m
    Industry talk
    "Pressure Makes Diamonds": Accelerating Modern Approaches in Global Software Engineering
    Experience Reports & Industry Talks
    A: Frances Paulisch Siemens Healthineers
    Media Attached
    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 Stray University of Oslo, A: Nils Brede Moe SINTEF
    Link to publication DOI Media Attached
    17:39
    13m
    Talk
    An Empirical Study on the Teams Structures in Social Coding Using GitHub Projects
    Journal-First
    A: Mariam El Mezouar Royal Military College, A: Feng Zhang Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, A: Ying Zou Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
    Link to publication DOI Media Attached
    18:02 - 18:47
    4B: Panel Discussion on Work-from-Anywhere (WFX)Research Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
    Chair(s): Darja Šmite Blekinge 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 Šmite Blekinge Institute of Technology, P: Marcin Floryan Spotify, P: Eduardo Franciosi Dell, P: Gerd Hoefner Siemens Healthineers, P: Nils Brede Moe SINTEF, P: Margaret-Anne Storey University of Victoria
    Media Attached
    18:47 - 19:00
    Conference Closing & AwardsResearch Papers at ICSSP/ICGSE Room
    18:47
    13m
    Awards
    Conference Closing & Awards
    Research Papers
    Reda Bendraou Sorbonne University — LIP6 / Paris Nanterre University , Darja Šmite Blekinge Institute of Technology
    Media Attached