Special Session on

Distributed Software Development: Technical, Organizational and Social Challenges

Chair: Hamid Mcheick, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada




Distributed Software Development allows team members to be located in various remote sites during the software lifecycle, thus making up a network of distant sub-teams. While offering the potential of increased productivity, distributed development also introduces new risks. Coordinating distributed teams requires overcoming a range of software engineering issues that arise where sites are separated by time zones, languages, and cultures. The goal of this special session 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 Distributed Software Development.

Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished results are solicited from software engineers, computer scientists, business process engineers, and project managers in all areas of distributed software development. Authors are invited to submit papers through EDAS Conference Management System (http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=9485&track=11737). The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer in the series of Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in ISI Proceedings and Scopus. The Proceedings of ACC2011 will also be included in the CCIS electronic book series hosted in the SpringerLink digital library. Authors can confirm the Springer Author Guidelines at the following web page: LNCS Format. Only PDF files will be accepted and reviewed. All the accepted papers of this special session will be published in the conference proceedings.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited:

  • Agent-Based Distributed Software Development
  • Agile Global Software Development
  • Application Knowledge Migration and Management
  • Approaches and Tools for Context-Aware Development
  • Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing in Software Development
  • Communication Models for Distributed Software Development Teams
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Global Software Development with Cloud Platforms
  • Governance Schemes for Distributed Software Development
  • Group Awareness in Distributed Software Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Open Source Software Development Practices & Metrics
  • Issues in Outsourcing / Offshoring Contracts
  • P2P Based Software Project Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Reliability in Distributed Software
  • Risk Mitigation Tactics for Planning and Monitoring
  • Social Software Engineering
  • Strategic Planning
  • Structuring of Time and Space in Global Software Teams
  • Testing in a Distributed Environment
  • Wikis as Collaboration Tools in Distributed Software Development

Important Dates

   Full Paper Submission: March 08, 2011
   Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2011
   Camera Ready Papers due: May 01, 2011
   Registration Starts: April 16, 2011
   Registration Closes: May 01, 2011
   Conference: July, 22-24, 2011

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