IEEE Software -- Call for Articles Magazine

IEEE Software seeks articles for this special issue, scheduled for publication in January 2001. Economic forces are relentlessly turning national markets into global markets, and turning product development into a multi-site, multi-cultural, geographically distributed undertaking. Among the factors accelerating this trend are * the need to use scare resources wherever located, * the business advantage of locating resources in prospective markets, * formation of virtual corporations and virtual teams, * cost advantages, and * the need to exploit merger and acquisition opportunities. Global Software Development (GSD) is the new business paradigm that organizations are adopting to meet their business challenges and derive competitive advantage. Of late, a lot of good work has been done in the various facets of global development, including collaborative tools, process management, organizational models, understanding cultural issues, project management, product architecture, etc. – all with an objective of improving our understanding and practice of geographically distributed software development. We seek experience-based articles for this special issue that will improve the state-of-the-GSD-practice. We want to present a balanced issue that will include excellent and practical work from around the world. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): * quality and process management for geographically distributed software development * configuration management and builds for geographically separated sites * exploiting time zone separation with around-the-clock- development * concurrent software engineering and multiple sites * experiences with collaboration technologies such as multimedia, presence awareness, and web technologies * techniques for distributing work across sites to minimize dependencies * knowledge transfer, knowledge management and informal sharing * overcoming cultural and language barriers * economic analyses to aid in determining whether and how to go global Authors should present their work in a manner that is useful to the software community at large, emphasizing techniques/methodologies/tools adopted, lessons learned, and providing data wherever appropriate. Please submit one electronic copy in MS-Word format and six hardcopies by June 30, 2000 to either of the Special Issue Editors: James D. Herbsleb Bell Laboratories Lucent Technologies 263 Shuman Boulevard Naperville, IL 60566 USA Telephone: +1 630-713 1869 Facsimile: +1 630-713 4982 E-mail: Deependra Moitra Lucent Technologies Golf View Campus Wind Tunnel Road Bangalore 560 017 India Telephone: +91-80-505 2018 Facsimile: +91-80-527 1777 E-mail: Articles should be 6-14 double-spaced pages, including illustrations, or 2000-8000 words. All submissions are peer reviewed and are subject to editing for style, clarity, and space. For detailed author guidelines, contact the magazine’s manuscript assistant: Robin Martin IEEE Software IEEE Computer Society Office 10662 Los Vaqueros Circle PO Box 3014 Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1314 Facsimile: +1 – 714 – 821 – 4010 Email: OR IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. IEEE Computer Society

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