International Workshop on Global Software Development

		ICSE Workshop: A co-located event at 
	International Conference on Software Engineering 2003

			May 9, 2003 (tentative date)
			Portland, Oregon, USA

Increased globalization of software development creates software 
engineering challenges due to the impact of temporal, geographical 
and cultural differences, and requires development of techniques and 
technologies to address these issues. 

The goal of this workshop 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 global software 
development (GSD). 

The workshop will foster interaction between practitioners and 
researchers and help grow a community of interest in this area. 
Practitioners experiencing challenges in GSD are invited to share 
their concerns and successful solutions, and learn from research 
about current investigations. 
Researchers addressing GSD issues will have the opportunity to gain 
a better understanding of the key issues facing practitioners and 
share their work in progress with others in the field.
The workshop is a continuation of the last five ICSE workshops on 
the same topic. This year at ICSE 2003 we want to continue and draw 
upon this interaction between academia and industry in addressing 
the issues of Global Software Development. 
We thus solicit two types of papers:
(1)	position papers (1-2 pages) that describe a statement of 
	interest, a concern or challenge, or a research opportunity 
(2)	technical papers (3-5 pages) that describe experience 
	reports, technological solutions or methodological approaches 

Topics of submission may include, but are not limited to:
*	Empirical evaluations of effectiveness of global software 
*	Technologies & tools for distributed development environments
*	Software engineering methodologies & processes for GSD
*	Communication, collaboration, and knowledge management in 
	distributed organizations

How to Submit. 
Submit your paper in Adobe PDF via electronic submission from the 
workshop web site. Position papers should not exceed two pages while 
technical papers should be 3-5 pages long. Technical papers must also 
conform to the ICSE 2003 paper format. 
Additional and updated details are available at:

Submission Due Dates.

* Submission Date:         February 20, 2003
* Accceptance/rejection:   March 1, 2003
* Camera-ready Copy:       April 1, 2003

Review Process. 
Workshop organizers will review the papers and provide feedback to the 
authors. Papers will be selected based on relevance to the workshop 
topic and potential to generate fruitful discussions. 
All accepted papers will be published to the workshop web site and 
included in the workshop proceedings.

Organizing/Programme Committee
* Daniela Damian,, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
* Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari, Italy
* Heather L. Oppenheimer, Lucent Technologies, NJ, USA