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Special Issue on Global Software Engineering: Challenges and Solutions - JSS

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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).

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
Scaling distributed development
Best practices, strategies, and tools for agile product management
Best practices, platforms, and tools from industrial offshoring,
outsourcing, and crowdsourcing experiences
Abstract (mandatory): Sept. 16, 2019 – email abstract, title, author list
to guest editors.
Submission: Sept 30, 2019
First decision: Jan. 7, 2020
Revision: Apr 3, 2020
Final decision: Jul 6, 2020

Paris Avgeriou and David Shepherd

W.K. Chan

Fabio Calefato, University of Bari, Italy, e-mail: [email protected]
Alpana Dubey, Accenture Labs, India, e-mail: [email protected]
Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting, Germany, e-mail:
[email protected]
Paolo Tell, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, e-mail: [email protected]

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through
the Elsevier Editorial System at Follow the
submission instructions given on this site. Please, select the article type
as "Global Software Egnr". All submitted papers should adhere to the
general principles of the Journal of Systems and Software articles.
Submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors,
available on the journal website.

Submitted papers must be original, must not have been previously published
or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. In case a paper has
been already presented at a conference, it should be extended by at least
30% new technical contributions, before being submitted for this special
issue. Please, note that the papers from ICGSE 2019, which are also invited
for this special issue, are subject to the same rule. Authors are requested
to attach the previously published article and a cover letter explaining
the changes made in the journal version. The difference in contributions
between the two versions should also be stated in the submitted article.

For the sake of transparency and reproducibility, we strongly encourage
authors to share their analysis scripts, on freely accessible code
repositories (e.g., GitHub, Bitbucket), as well as the empirical datasets
on Dataverse or Zenodo, following Google guidelines to dataset providers (

Submissions will be reviewed by at least three experts in the field. The
primary evaluation criteria are high-quality submissions, innovative
aspects in the domain of global software engineering, the practical impact
of the proposed study, and thorough evaluation. The final decision will be
made by the guest editors, in consultation with the journal's
Editors-in-Chief and the Special Issues Editor.

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