[ecoop-info] [se-seafood] SEAFOOD 2010: Call for papers

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                         Call for Papers and Proposals

                        4th International Conference on
    Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development
                                (SEAFOOD 2010)
            Peterhof (Saint Petersburg), Russia, 17-18 June 2010

* Abstracts Submissions: February 22nd, 2010 - 23:00, Apia time
* Paper Submissions: March 1st, 2010 - 23:00, Apia time
* Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2010
* Camera-ready papers due: April 15th, 2010
* Preliminary program: April 15th, 2010

The deadlines are strict.

Conference location
SEAFOOD 2010 will for the first time take place in Russia, site of a 
software outsourcing industry. The conference will be held at Saint 
State University in Peterhof (Petrodvorets), near Peter the Great's 
Summer Palace. Saint Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the 
and the site of the Hermitage museum, is easily accessible by bus or 
boat; pre-
and post-conference tours of Saint Petersburg will be available for
participants and their companions.

Industrial software development as practiced today is increasingly 
teams cooperate across many different locations. This new state of 
affairs is
in particular the result of software outsourcing and offshoring (see an 
on this topic, but exists even in the absence of outsourcing. The software
engineering implications of distributed development are considerable.

SEAFOOD 2010, the fourth in the SEAFOOD series, examines distributed 
development from a software engineering perspective. Its goals include:
* Highlighting problems faced by industry and provide a forum to share good
* Spotlighting new processes, models, techniques and tools emerging from
  research efforts that are crucial to distributed development, and 
provide an
  opportunity for industry transfer.
* Building a community of educators either offering or planning to offer 
  software development experiences for students, so as to share project 
  and lessons.
SEAFOOD 2010 will provide a highly structured and interactive forum for its
participants. The conference will include many practical sessios 
including an
industry panel and a educational panel.

We particularly invite high-quality papers that focus on processes, 
and tools to understand, communicate and deliver on business needs in 
distributed software projects.

Broader topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the
following dimensions of globally distributed software projects:
* Strategic dimensions - scope decisions; cost/benefit analysis; value
  propositions; risk assessment and management; vendor selection.
* Process and management dimensions - process models, including distributed
  agile; project management; team organization; customer/supplier 
  and relationship management; supply chain management; knowledge 
transfer and
  management; project governance; quality assurance; metrics and 
* Development dimensions - requirements engineering; system specification;
  architecture; configuration management; traceability; testing; 
* Infrastructure dimensions - technology and tooling.
* Social dimensions - effect of cultural differences on communication,
  coordination and collaboration; socialisation and community building.
* Foundational dimensions - requirements and constraints that characterise
  offshore and outsourced processes; comparative studies of globally
  distributed, near-sourced and co-located software development.

We invite original submissions of high quality papers in 3 distinct 

* Research papers - technical solutions, empirical studies and survey 
  Research papers are expected to explain how the problem being 
addressed is
  relevant to the conference topics, describe the research approach, and
  solution papers are further to include preliminary validation.
* Industry practice papers - country, industry and domain-specific reports.
  Industry papers are expected to provide sufficient context for 
  the challenges and insights, and to make the more general lessons for 
  software development clear to others.
* Education and training papers - experience and proposal papers. Education
  papers are expected to explain the pedagogical goals of the work, 
  their attainment (or not) and provide guidance for other educators.

In all 3 categories:
* Full papers (up to 15 pages)
* Short/position/vision papers (up to 6 pages)

For more details see http://seafood.inf.ethz.ch/2010/submissions.html.

Pending confirmation by Springer, the SEAFOOD 2010 proceedings will be, 
as we
SEAFOOD 2009, a volume in the Springer LNBIP series.

Conference Organization

Conference co-chairs:
Andrey Terekhov, State University of Saint Petersburg and Lanit-Tercom, 
Martin Nordio, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program co-chairs
Mathai Joseph, Tata Consulting Services, India
Bertrand Meyer ETH Zurich and Eiffel Software

Organization chair
Andrey Petrov, Lanit Tercom, Russia

Publicity Chair
Nadia Polikarpova, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program committee members
* Alberto Avritzer
    Siemens, USA
* Manfred Broy
    Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
* Lubomir Bulej
    Charles University, Prague
* Jean Pierre Corriveau
    School of Computer Science, Carleton University, Canada
* Al Davis,
    University of Colorado and The Davis Company, USA
* Gregor Engels
    University of Paderborn, Germany
* Wolfgang Emmerich
    University College London, UK
* Victor Gergel
    University of Nizhnyi-Novgorod, Russia
* Olly Gotel
    Pace University, New York City, USA
* Nicolas Guelfi
    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
* Vsevolod Kotlyarov
    Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University
* Vinay Kulkarni
    Tata Research Development and Design Centre, INDIA
* Vidya Kulkarni
    University of Delhi, INDIA
* Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira
    Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
* Claudia Pons
    University of La Plata, Argentina
* Eduardo Santana de Almeida
    Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
* Anthony Savidis
    Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece (Crete)
* Anatoly Shalyto
    St.-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Russia
* Huynh quyet Thang
    Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
* Dang Van Hung
    Vietnam National University, Vietnam

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