Call For Contribution

Call For Contribution

The IEEE Conference on Global Software Engineering is an international conference that brings together researchers and practitioners to share their findings and experiences in global software engineering related topics. In 2017, the conference offers three types of submission—research papers, industry experience reports, and training and education papers, with deadlines and decision notification dates as follows:


  • Paper submissions: Dec 19, 2016 – Extended deadline: Jan 6, 2017
  • Ignite talk proposal submissions: Feb 3, 2017 Extended deadline: Feb 16, 2017
  • Paper acceptance notifications: Feb 13, 2017
  • Ignite talk proposals acceptance notifications: Feb 13, 2017- Feb 20, 2017
  • Paper camera-ready and Ignite talk proposals revisited due: Feb 27, 2017
  • ICGSE Conference: May 22-23, 2017



We invite submission of novel work to a wide range of topics within the themes of cross-site collaboration, GSE as a business strategy and innovation, GSE technologies and applications, GSE practices and methods, and GSE economics as follows:

  • Cross-Site Collaboration
    • Challenges of team building
    • Collaboration, including communication, coordination, and cooperation
    • Social and human aspects of software development
    • Cultural Diversity
    • DevOps
  • GSE as a Business Strategy and Innovation
    • Software business model innovation
    • Strategic issues in distributed development
    • Managing and working with suppliers and contractors
    • Design thinking and global product design
    • Cloud computing and crowdsourcing
  • GSE Technologies and Applications
    • Tools and infrastructure support
    • Software architecture and Design
    • Security and privacy
    • Social media support to distributed teams
  • GSE Practices and Methods
    • Lean and agile development
    • Processes and Organizational Aspects
  • GSE Economics
    • Business models for GSE
    • Economic analysis
    • Intellectual Property



Submissions are invited for unpublished, original work, in the following categories:

  • Research papers:
    Papers that describe theoretical frameworks, technical solutions, or empirical studies. Empirical studies are welcome to report empirical evidence ranging from controlled experiments to case studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies, including those that use mixed-methods. Full and Short papers.
  • Industry papers:
    Papers that describe problems or challenges encountered, lessons learned, or solutions implemented on industrial global software engineering environments. Short papers.
  • Training and Education papers:
    Papers that report on training or educational studies or experiences on global software engineering, recommendations or lessons learned on the organization on GSE courses, GSE curricula, required infrastructure, etc. Full and Short papers.
  • Ignite talks proposals:
    Ignite talks are meant to present ideas and generate discussions that will push forward the field of GSE in an unexpected manner. Share with us your novel, ground breaking GSE-related message as an Ignite presentation. Tell us about tools, processes, tips, tricks, war stories, etc. Submit proposals of an Ignite Talk as a Title and Abstract (500 words maximum). The contributions are less scientific in their nature but should be argued in a compelling way accompanied by 20 auto-advance slides.To write your proposal, use the following as guideline tips: 1) Be specific: we do not mind readers; 2) Detail is good, but not as important as explaining why your proposal would be interesting; and 3) Propose your own talk, don’t have someone else do it for you. Good Ignite talks examples can be found at can have multiple presenters and be presented by more than one person as long as the allotted time slot is respected. Multiple proposals from the same person or group of people are also welcome. If you know someone who has content/experience relevant to GSE that might be worth discussing with us, please point us in their direction!Our main criteria to select the talks are: 1) original content: content not yet presented at other conferences, or a new angle to an existing problem; 2) new presenters: people who are new to the space and have insightful stuff to say; and 3) no vendor pitches: as much as we value vendors and sponsors, we just do not think this is the right forum. Focus on presenting ideas rather than advertising. Ignite proposals and slides will be available at the ICGSE website.

Papers in all categories (Research, Industry, and Training and Education) must conform, at the time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. Make sure that you are using the correct IEEE style file: the title should be typeset in 24pt font and the body of the paper should be typeset in 10pt font.

Ignite Talk proposals must also conform to IEEE Formatting Guidelines and should not exceed 500 words.

All submissions must be in PDF format and use the US Letter page format. Papers, when properly formatted, must not exceed the size limits stated for the paper categories, including references, all figures, and Appendices, as follows:
         • Full papers: maximum length of 10 pages
         • Short papers: maximum length of 5 pages
Note to Latex users: please use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} (without option ‘compsoc’ or ‘compsocconf’).
Submit your PDF file through EasyChair Papers and Ignite talks proposals should be submitted as PDF files files through EasyChair.

Ignite Talk proposals PDF should be submitted directly to the PC Co-Chair Daniela Cruzes by e-mail. E-mail her at danielac at sintef dot no.


Accepted papers on the research, industry, and training and education categories will be published in the proceedings by IEEE. At least 1 author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper in person at the conference or the paper will not be included in the proceedings and will not be visible in online indexing systems. For Ignite talks, at least one presenter should also register and give the talk in person.

All accepted contributions will be published in the ICSE 2017 Companion
Proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and the IEEE Digital Library.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2017. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.