First Workshop on
Global Software Engineering for Agile Teams (Globagile)
Workshop collocated with the
6th International Conference on Global Software Engineering
August 15th, 2011
Helsinki, Finland
  Important dates
Deadline for paper submissions: May 22nd 2011

Notification to paper authors: June 19th 2011

Camera-ready papers due: June 26th 2011
Workshop date: August 15th 2011
  Context and Theme

The workshop theme is agile methods applied in the context of global software engineering. At first glance, agile methods and global software development might seem incompatible. Agile methods stress continuous face-to-face communication, whereas communication has been reported as the biggest problem of global software development. However, agile methods have been successfully used in distributed projects, indicating that they could benefit global software development. In this context, rather than deciding whether or not to get involved in global development, many companies are facing decisions about whether or not to apply agile methods in their distributed projects. These companies are often motivated by the opportunities to solve the coordination and communication difficulties associated with global software development.In this workshop we intend to discuss how agile methods can enhance productivity of distributed projects, what are the best practices, success cases and failure stories. We will seek to facilitate discussions around the following (but not limited to) topics:

- Adoption and diffusion of agile methods in the context of global projects
- Implementing agility in global software development
- Offshore Agile
- Empirical studies and experiences of agile methods applied to global projects
- Tools and techniques for agile development with global teams
- Social and human aspects of agile methods in the context of global projects
- Communication, management and governance aspects of agile methods for global projects, teams and organizations
- Implications of agile methods and global software engineering for research and education

The goal of this workshop is to promote a forum for the discussion about how agile practices can be implemented in the context of global software engineering.

  Paper submission guidelines

We solicit the following types of submissions from both researchers and practitioners:

- Research papers - should describe original and significant results of research and/or industrial practice in global software engineering for agile teams. Research papers are limited to 8 proceedings pages. Papers must not have been previously published nor submitted or under consideration elsewhere for publication.

- Extended abstracts - should describe original ideas from research and/or industrial practice, but are not required to show complete/evaluated results. Extended abstract papers should not exceed 4 pages, and are tended to share and discuss ideas in their early stages.

Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and to present the paper at the workshop. Submissions must follow the IEEE conference proceedings format.
Please submit your contributions (in PDF) to EasyChair:
Authors should first register to the EasyChair system.

  ICGSE Series and ICGSE 2011
The 6th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) will bring together researchers and practitioners interested in exploring how globally distributed teams work and how the challenges can be met. The ICGSE 2011 organizing committee invites the academic and industrial communities to contribute to the expertise of the international global software engineering community. Conference attendees will get an opportunity to explore the current state of practice in this area as well as new thoughts and trends that will shape the future. In 2011, to increase the focus on Industry, we are including an industry track, for which papers will be separately reviewed.
Sabrina Marczak, PUCRS, Brazil - main contact (sabrina dot marczak at pucrs dot br)

Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS, Brazil

Daniela Damian, UVic, Canada

Darja Smite, BTH, Sweden

  Program Committee
Muhammad Ali Babar, ITU Copenhagen, Denmark
Marcelo Cataldo, CMU, USA
Tayana Conte, UFAM, Brazil
Daniela Damian, UVic, Canada
Yael Dubinsky, IBM, Israel
Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari, Italy
Casper Lassenius, Soberit, Finland
Sabrina Marczak, PUCRS, Brazil
Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS, Brazil
Helen Sharp, Open University, UK
Fabio Q. B. da Silva, UFPE, Brazil
Darja Smite, BTH, Sweden
  Workshop Program
To be announced.