10 January 2008

Call for papers: Advances and Challenges in Global Software Development

Call for papers: Advances and Challenges in Global Software Development

A special issue of International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology

Global software development (GSD) is the new business paradigm that organisations are adopting to meet their business challenges and derive competitive advantage. Global software development efforts have increased in recent years, and such development seems to become a business requirement for various reasons, including cost, availability of resources, and the need to locate development closer to customers, speeding time-to-market, obtaining extra knowledge, and increasing operational efficiency. Increased globalisation of software development creates software engineering challenges due to the impact of time zones, diversity of culture, communication, or distance. However, there is still much to know about global software development before the discipline becomes mature. This special issue aims to assess the gap between the state of the art and the state of the practice.

Suggested topics that this special issue will endeavour to address include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Empirical evaluations of effectiveness of global software projects
  • SE methodologies and processes for global software development
  • Infrastructure required for global software development
  • Effectiveness of agile methods in global software development
  • Methods and tools for global software development: requirements engineering, architecture, design, coding, verification, testing and maintenance
  • Quality, process and configuration management for global software development
  • Management of risks such as organisational and cultural differences
  • Methods and practices for effective project performance in a distributed environment
  • Task allocation in global software development
  • Organisational and business views
  • Strategic issues in distributed development
  • Knowledge transfer, knowledge management strategies and informal sharing in global software development
  • Cognitive issues in global software development
  • Communication and collaboration in globally distributed teams
  • Impact of cultural and geographical differences on global software development
  • Collaboration technologies such as multimedia, presence awareness, and web technologies
  • Socialisation process required to manage global software development
  • Managing offshore collaboration and global software outsourcing
Important Dates
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 15 May 2008
Notification of peer review to authors: 15 July 2008
Deadline for submitting revised manuscripts: 15 August 2008

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