Special Issue on Global Software Engineering: Challenges and Solutions
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 计算机：软件工程 - 2区
• 小类 : 计算机：理论方法 - 3区
Today’s software industry is more global and distributed than it has been ever before. The idea of developing major software products or IT services in one location or by one team belongs to the past. While Global Software Engineering (GSE) has become part of everyday life by now, succeeding in the global software industry remains challenging, with a considerable share of global projects still not meeting the expectations, especially regarding cost savings and time to market. Over the past decade, research on GSE has uncovered many challenges associated with operating over physical, temporal, and cultural distances. Albeit known, these distances are still causing severe breakdowns in communication and collaboration among distributed teams. As such, there is a considerable gap to fill in and establish how to manage such challenges effectively.
In this special issue, we invite high-quality contributions, both from academia and industry, focusing on the solutions to the challenges and needs of GSE. We encourage, but the call is not limited to, submissions of extended full research papers accepted at the 14th edition of the International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’19).
OBJECTIVES AND TOPICS
This special issue aims to publish new contributions to the field of GSE research. In particular, we seek high-quality empirical studies and practical experience reports on the effects of collaboration techniques, productivity evaluations of distributed teams from empirical field studies, and industry case studies providing solutions to the GSE challenges. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Communication, coordination, and collaboration in distributed software teams
Technological support to solve GSE challenges
Social, cultural, and human aspects in GSE
Distributed team building
Methods and processes in distributed settings including agile, lean, and hybrid
Scaling distributed development
Best practices, strategies, and tools for agile product management
Best practices, platforms, and tools from industrial offshoring, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing experiences