[ecoop-info] Call for Participation: SEAFOOD 2009

Patrick Mäder patrick.maeder at tu-ilmenau.de
Thu Jun 4 02:36:44 CEST 2009

Call for Participation

3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Approaches For  
Offshore and Outsourced Development (SEAFOOD 2009)
July 2-3, 2009 - ETH Zurich, Switzerland

++ Professor Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy ++
"Decentralized Software Development: Pitfalls and Challenges"

++ Dr Narayan Ramasubbu, Singapore Management University ++
"An Empiricist View of Managing Globally Distributed Software  

Please see the conference website for the full program: http://seafood.inf.ethz.ch/2009/program.html

Enabling Global Partnerships to Deliver on Business Needs
Companies have been outsourcing areas of software development work for  
many years, either because of the engineering challenges or because  
the outsourced aspect is not central to their core business. A  
profound transformation has been affecting this model over recent  
years: a massive transfer of development activities from the US and  
Europe to a skilled labour force in service-providing countries. This  
transformation has been driven by the demands of a global business  
climate seeking to increase the value delivery of IT investment.  
However, the ability to realise this value can prove problematic in  
practice. Of particular concern are the hidden costs of globally  
distributed models of working, such as understanding and communicating  
the true business needs across organisational and cultural boundaries.

To address such issues, offshore outsourcing needs quite different  
support from in-house development and this means adapting familiar  
techniques, processes and tools to this setting, as well as perhaps  
creating innovative new ones. Coupled with this industry  
transformation there is hence a pressing need to re-examine those  
software engineering approaches that either facilitate or impede this  
model of working. With an inevitable focus on the economy in 2009,  
business decisions regarding the sourcing of software development  
projects will come under close scrutiny. It will become increasingly  
critical to design global partnerships that both clarify cost/beneûts  
and enable delivery on business needs.

The aim of the SEAFOOD series of conferences is to examine offshore  
and outsourced software development from a software engineering  
perspective. SEAFOOD strives to: highlight problems faced by industry  
and provide a forum to share good practices; spotlight new processes,  
models, techniques and tools emerging from research efforts that are  
crucial to distributed development, and provide an opportunity for  
industry transfer; and build a community of educators either offering  
or planning to offer global software development experiences for  

SEAFOOD is co-located with TOOLS EUROPE (http://tools.ethz.ch), so the  
use of object technology, component-based and/or model-based software  
development in globally distributed settings is a synergistic theme.  
SEAFOOD aims to provide an intimate, highly structured and interactive  
forum for its participants through pre-assigned discussants for the  
various conference sessions.

Early registration: May 31st, 2009 or earlier.
Regular registration: June 24th, 2009 or earlier.

After the regular registration date, registration will be on site
only. The registration form can be found on the TOOLS website: http://tools.ethz.ch/registration.html

++General Co-Chair++
Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

++General Co-Chair++
Mathai Joseph, Tata Consultancy Services, India

++Program Chair++
Olly Gotel, Pace University, New York City, USA

++Industry Track Chair++
David Michael, United Business Media, USA

++Education Track Chair++
Christelle Scharff, Pace University, New York City, USA

++Publicity Chair++
Patrick Maeder, Ilmenau Technical University, Germany

++Local Arrangements++
Martin Nordio, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

++Local Arrangements++
Claudia Guenthart, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Pamela Abbott, Brunel University, UK
Kay Berkling, Inline Internet Online GmbH, GERMANY
Manfred Broy, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, GERMANY
Val Casey, Bournemouth University, UK
Oliver Creighton, Siemens AG, GERMANY
Jean-Pierre Corriveau, Carleton University, CANADA
Al Davis, University of Colorado and The Davis Company, USA
Barry Dwolatzky, Wits University, SOUTH AFRICA
Patricia Ensworth, Harborlight Management Services, USA
Samuel Fricker, University of Zurich and FUCHS-INFORMATIK AG,  
Don Gause, SUNY Binghamton and Savile Row, LLC, USA
Matt Ganis, IBM Hawthorne, USA
Victor Gergel, University of Nizhni Novgorod, RUSSIA
Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Institute of Technology, SWEDEN
Amar Gupta, University of Arizona, USA
David Klappholz, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Vidya Kulkarni, University of Delhi, INDIA
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Research Development and Design Centre, INDIA
Liz Q. Li, Motorola Inc., USA
Christine Mingins, ucube, AUSTRALIA
Cornelius Ncube, Bournemouth University, UK
Uolevi Nikula, Lappeenranta University of Technology, FINLAND
Dragutin Petkovic, San Francisco State University, USA
Moniphal Say, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, CAMBODIA
Thanwadee Sunetnanta, Mahidol University, THAILAND
Gary Thompson, Sun Microsystems and San Francisco State University, USA
Rainer Todtenhoefer, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, GERMANY
Hiroshi Tsuji, Osaka Prefecture University, JAPAN
Ye Yang, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Yunwen Ye, Software Research Associates, Inc., JAPAN
Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CHINA

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