Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

ICGSE/ICSSP Industry Track 2021


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!