Global software development (GSD) is increasingly becoming common practice in the software industry, as the
ability to develop software at remote sites in projects such as development outsourcing allows organizations to ignore
the geographical distance and benefit from access to a qualified resource pool and a reduction in development costs.
However, the increased globalization of software development creates software engineering challenges due to the
impact of temporal, geographical and cultural differences, and requires development of techniques and technologies
to address these issues.
The goal of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to explore both the
state-of-the art and the state-of-the-practice in GSD. The workshop will foster interaction between practitioners and
researchers and help grow a community of interest in this area. Practitioners experiencing challenges in GSD will
share their concerns and successful solutions and learn from research about current investigations. Researchers
addressing GSD will gain a better understanding of the key issues facing practitioners and share their work in
progress with others in the field.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Case studies describing experiences of challenges of GSD
- Theories of communication, coordination, collaboration and knowledge management in GSD
- Methods and tools to address challenges of GSD
- Empirical evaluations of effectiveness of global software projects
- Software engineering methodologies & processes for GSD