PARIS Workshop:

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


The workshop is co-located with ICGSE 2012 in Porto Alegre, Brazil on August 27, 2012. For more information, see the call for papers below.


PARIS Workshop at ICGSE 2012 Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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

August 27, 2012
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Co-located with ICGSE 2012 Porto Alegre, Brazil, August 27-30, 2012

Important dates

May 15, 2012 Deadline for paper submission
May 25, 2012 Notification of authors
June 1, 2012 Deadline for camera-ready papers
July 2, 2012 Workshop's Program Publication

Organizing Committee

Alberto Avritzer, Siemens Corporate Research
Jude Fernandez, Infosys Labs
Juho Mäkiö, Heilbronn University
Stefanie Betz, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Keynote speaker

In PARIS we got as keynote speaker Prof. Casper Lassenius.
Casper is a Professor of Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. He is the head of the Software Process Research Group (SPRG).
His professional interests revolve around various aspects of the software process, as it is enacted in industry. Working from an empirical point of view, he is at conducting research that is both practically relevant, solving real-world problems, as well as academically rigorous.
His current research interests include:

  • adopting agile methods in large-scale distributed organizations,
  • global software engineering, and
  • software quality assurance, in particular exploratory testing and improving industrial testing practice.

Technical description

The challenging issues arising in the field of offshore outsourcing 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 and 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
  • automated / semi-automated expert system guidance for project managers in complex, distributed global projects
  • multi-sourcing in global software development
  • quality metrics form globally distributed projects
  • risk management / risk modelling / risk analysis of offshore projects
  • organizational models and strategies
  • process models
  • 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
  • strategic planning
  • project planning and preparations
  • simulation

Program committee

  • Andre Bondi, Siemens Corporate Research
  • Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University
  • Andreas Kotulla, Acellere
  • Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Maria Paasivaara, Helsinki University of Technology
  • Sarah Beecham, The Irish Software Engineering Research Center (LERO)
  • John Noll, The Irish Software Engineering Research Center (LERO)
  • Adailton Lima, Federal University of Para (UFPA)

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. Your 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 are planned to be published in a special issue of the
International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM).
Accepted papers may be presented also in the Workshop Poster Session of the main conference during the coffee break on August 28th.

Related Workshops

This workshop is the sixth in a series of Risk Management ICGSE workshops. Links to previous ICGSE workshops are:

ICGSE 2011
ICGSE 2010
ICGSE 2009
ICGSE 2008
ICGSE 2007