PARIS Workshop:

Methods and Tools for Project/Architecture/Risk Management in
Globally Distributed Software Development Projects


The workshop is co-located with ICGSE 2010 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA on August 23, 2010. For more information, see the call for papers below.


PARIS Workshop at ICGSE 2010 Call for Papers
PARIS Workshop - Final Program

Call for Papers

PARIS Workshop:
Methods and Tools for Project/Architecture/Risk Management in Globally Distributed Software Development Projects

August 23, 2010
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Co-located with ICGSE 2010 Princeton, New Jersey, USA, August 23-26, 2010

Important dates

February 12, 2010 Deadline for abstract submission
February 26, 2010 Deadline for paper submission
April 23, 2010 Notification of authors
May 28, 2010 Deadline for camera-ready papers
August 23, 2010 Workshop

Organizing Committee

Alberto Avritzer, Siemens Corporate Research
Juho Mäkiö, Research Centre for Information Technologies
Stefanie Betz, University of Karlsruhe
Rafael Prikladnicki, PUC - RS

Technical description

The challenging issues arising in the field of offshore software engineering projects require novel approaches in risk analysis, project planning, architecture and methods in order to handle the bounded financial and technical risks.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and professionals interested in global software development to discuss and exchange ideas. In particular, this workshop takes the perspective of the practitioner and focuses on the techniques that will help software professionals to meet the unique challenges in a global development environment. Thus, the major goal of this workshop is to discuss novel methodologies for risk management for global software development. Additionally, we want to provide a platform bringing together researches and practitioners in order to share their knowledge and requirements in the field of offshore software development.

The challenges that are coupled with the management of distributed software development projects call for new process models, techniques, methodologies and tools. This workshop focuses on multiple aspects of management of distributed software development. Topics of interest to the conference include the following aspects of global software engineering projects (but are not restricted to):

  • requirements engineering for globally distributed software development projects
  • requirements description in globally distributed software development projects
  • architecture based risk management
  • multi-sourcing in global software development
  • quality metrics form globally distributed projects
  • risk management / risk modelling / risk analysis of offshore projects
  • process for planning and execution
  • organizational models and strategies
  • project portfolio management
  • communication models for distributed software development teams
  • causalities between critical success factors
  • metrics for critical success factors
  • problem handling during project work
  • decision support systems
  • strategic planning
  • project planning and preparations simulation

Program committee

  • Dr. Andre Bondi, Siemens Corporate Research
  • Prof. Dr. M. Esser, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University
  • Prof. Dr. Eila Järvenpää, Helsinki University of Technology
  • Dr. Andreas Kotulla
  • Dr. Steve Masticola, Siemens Corporate Research
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis, University of Karlsruhe
  • Dr. Maria Paasivaara, Helsinki University of Technology
  • Dr. Johannes P. Ros, Siemens Corporate Research
  • Dr. Darja Smite, Riga Information Technology Institute

Paper submission

All papers will be handled electronically through Your paper must conform to the IEEE proceedings publication format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format) described at IEEE/CPS. You paper should not be longer than 6 pages including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Your submissions should be in PDF format. Submissions that exceed the page limit (6) or do not comply with the proceedings format will be desk rejected without review. The results described must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Conference details are available on

Extended version of selected papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM)

Related Workshops

This workshop is the fourth in a series of Risk Management ICGSE workshops. This year we are expanding the focus to project management and requirement engineering as well. Links to previous ICGSE workshops are:

ICGSE 2009
ICGSE 2008
ICGSE 2007