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GSW call for papers

Collaborative Work in GSD Workshop call for papers. Global Software Development (GSD) is a growing focus of attention in universities and firms worldwide. The motives for distributing software development on a global scale include expected reductions in costs, exploiting a broader skills base, and being closer to emerging markets. In GSD, business units collaborate across time zones, organizational boundaries, work cultures and geographical distances, something that ultimately has led to an increasing diversification and growing complexity of collaborative working practices. The real-world practice of developing software in globally distributed projects has been viewed from various perspectives, though technical and engineering in conjunction with managerial and organizational viewpoints have dominated the research agenda so far. Successful participation in GSD, however, is ultimately a matter of the participants understanding and exploiting the particularities of their respective local contexts at specific points in time and exploring practical solutions through the resources available to local actors. During this workshop, we would like to focus on GSD as a collaborative human activity, where the participants are highly dependent on computer-based technologies to be able to cooperate across geographical boundaries and to accomplish their work. Prospective workshop participants will be requested to submit a short biography (1/2 page) and a working paper (4 pages) to the workshops organisers, describing their: * research focus; * conceptual approach to the topic; * the specific case study (if applicable); * findings to date. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the members of the program committee. Submissions (up to 4 pages) must use the ECSCW papers format, which is referenced on the workshop's web site. At least one author of each accepted paper must participate in the workshop. IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: June 27, 2007 Author notifications: July 11, 2007

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Jun 27, 2007
from 08:40 AM to 10:40 PM


University of Limerick

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