*    Call for Papers, Workshop Proposals, Tutorial Proposals
*    2nd Intl. Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)
*    August 27-30, 2007
*    Munich, Germany
*    http://www.icgse.org

The globalization of software development is pervasive in today's IT and
software industry. The diversity of culture and communication and the
dispersion over time and space require novel techniques, tools, and
practices from many disciplines to overcome numerous difficulties and to
take advantage of rare opportunities such environments entail.

The International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) will
bring together researchers and practitioners to explore the state-of-the
art in global software development. The previous conference (sponsored by
the IEEE) held in 2006 attracted a wide and vigorous participation from
industry and academia.

The ICGSE 2007 conference includes:
* Technical Conference
* Tutorials
* Workshops

The deadline for submissions in all three categories is Feb. 15, 2007

All information summarizing the conference series as well as the Call for
Papers, Tutorial Proposals and Workshop Proposals can be found in the
combined PDF at http://www.inf.pucrs.br/icgse/materials/icgse-2007-cfp.pdf

Additional details and updates can be found on the conference page:

Technical Conference Papers
Research papers, Industrial practice papers and Short papers describing
original unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual and
experimental research and practice are invited on topics including, but
not limited to:
* The globalization experience: benefits of global development,
effective business models, offshoring versus nearshoring, offshore-
outsourcing vs. internal offshoring, strategic versus tactical approaches.
* Communication, coordination, collaboration and knowledge management
for distributed software engineering.
* Managing diversity in global software projects and teams (cultural,
technical, social, and organizational).
* Empirical studies of distributed teams.
* Collaboration infrastructure to support distributed development
teams, e.g. change management, quality control, validation, project
management, sharing of documents, online reviews, decision support.
* Process needs and proven solutions for effective and productive
distributed software engineering.
* Requirements engineering and distributed client-supplier
relationships. Architecture design and testing in distributed software
* Managing distributed software projects: Planning, business case,
team building, monitoring, reviewing, and reporting.
* Working with globally distributed contractors: Vendor selection,
contracting, supplier management.
* Teaching global software development.
Further information can be found at the conference website at

Tutorial proposals by scientists and practitioners working in the field of
global software development can be submitted. Tutorials must be designed
as half-day (four hour) sessions, including a 30 minute break at their
midpoint or full-day (two four hour sessions with breaks for coffee and
lunch). Tutorial proposals should be submitted to the ICGSE 2007 Tutorials
Chair: Bernd Bruegge, Technical University Munich, Applied Software
Engineering ([log in to unmask]).
Further information can be found at

The purpose of ICSGE workshops is to provide an informal setting for
participants to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to
develop community in this fast-moving, rapidly developing, multi-
disciplinary field of global software engineering. We encourage a
diversity of workshops, including those that bring together inter-
disciplinary approaches to global software engineering, support the
interaction of research and industry in this area. The format of the
workshop will be determined by the organizers. Workshops can vary in
length from a half-day to a full-day. Proposals should be submitted
(.DOC, .ODT or PDF format) to the ICGSE 2007 Workshops
Chair: Brian Fitzgerald, Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Centre,
([log in to unmask]).
Further information can be found at

ICGSE 2007 Organizing Committee:
General Chair:   Frances Paulisch, Siemens, Germany
Program Chairs:
- Philippe Kruchten, Univ, of British Columbia,Canada
- Audris Mockus, Avaya Labs, USA
Tutorials Chair:   Bernd Bruegge, Technical University Munich,
Workshops Chair:   Brian Fitzgerald,  University of Limerick, Ireland
Proceedings Chair: Raghvinder Sangwan, Penn State University, USA
Industry Liason:   Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting, Germany
Finance Chair:   Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA
Publicity Chair:   Paulo Fernandes, PUCRS, Brazil
Local Arragements: Helmuth Benesch, Siemens, Germany

ICGSE Conference Series Steering Committee:
Daniel Paulish, Siemens, USA (chair)
Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada Christof Ebert, Vector
Consulting, Germany Paulo Fernandes, PUCRS, Brazil Brian Fitzgerald,
University of Limerick, Ireland James D. Herbsleb, Carnegie Mellon
University, USA Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada
Audris Mockus, Avaya Labs, USA Frances Paulisch, Siemens, Germany

ICGSE 2007 Program Committee:
Steve Adolph, WSA Consulting, Canada
Jesper Andersson, Vaxjo University, Sweden Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA
Suttamally Balasubramaniyan, Wipro, India Bernd Bruegge, Technical
University Munich, Germany Erran Carmel, American University, USA Li-Te
Cheng, IBM, USA Vibeke Dalberg, DNV, Norway Daniela Damian, University of
Victoria, Canada Cleidson De Souza, Universitade Federal do Para, Brazil
Yael Dubinsky, Technion, Israel Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting, Germany
Kate Ehrlich, IBM, USA J. Alberto Espinosa, American University, USA Paulo
Fernandes, PUCRS, Brazil Paul Gruenbacher, University of Linz, Austria
James D. Herbsleb, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Dehua Ju, East China
University Science and Tech., China Ramanujan Kashi, Avaya Labs, India
Gargi Keeni, Tata (TCS), India Krishna Kumar, SAP, India Filippo Lanubile,
University of Bari, Italy Christian Lescher, Siemens, Germany Marek
Leszak, Lucent, Germany Bjorn Lundell, University of Skovde, Sweden Armand
Marchesin, Alcatel, France Frank Maurer, University of Calgary, Canada
Grigori Melnik, University of Calgary, Canada Allen Milewski, Monmouth
University, USA Kumiyo Nakakoji, University of Tokyo, Japan Linda
Northrop, Software Engineering Institute (SEI), USA Heather Oppenheimer,
Oppenheimer Partners, USA Harold Ossher, IBM, USA Tom Ostrand, AT&T
Research, USA Maria Paasivaara, TKK, Finland Päivi Parviainen, VTT,
Finland Daniel Paulish, Siemens, USA Ricardo Pianta, HP, Brazil Ita
Richardson, University of Limerick, Ireland Raghvinder Sangwan, Penn
State, USA Anita Sarma, UC Irvine, USA Kevin Schneider, University of
Saskatchewan, Canada Bikram Sengupta, IBM, India Darja Smite, Riga
Information Technology Institute, Latvia Diomidis Spinellis, Athens Univ.
of Econ. and Business, Greece Wolfgang Strigel, QA Labs, Canada Clemens
Szyperski, Microsoft, USA Louwarnoud van der Duim, University of
Groningen, Netherlands Gina Venolia, Microsoft, USA Vito Vitale, IBM, USA
Thomas Wieberneit, SAP, Canada

Sponsorship by
IEEE Computer Society (Pending)

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