[Air-L] CSCW Workshop:The Future of Collaborative Software Development

Jim Herbsleb jdh at cs.cmu.edu
Thu Oct 13 14:03:13 PDT 2011

CSCW Workshop:The Future of Collaborative Software Development
February 12, 2012
Full Details: http://research.microsoft.com/futurecsd

Call for Participation
This workshop brings together researchers who are interested in the evolution of software development organizations and the role of collaboration technology, such as crowdsourcing, social media, software hosting, and application marketplace services. This CSCW 2012 workshop will include brief presentations, moderated discussions, a poster session, and a forecasting exercise to inspire participants to come up with their next big research idea.

The major themes of the workshop are

1. How can empirical research methods be adapted to study and evaluate radically decentralized software organizations, where communication occurs on public social media channels and no centralized software repositories are used?

2. What are the organizational aspects of decentralized software teams, and how do they differ from more traditional enterprise or open source teams (for example, participants’ roles, work practices, and performance incentives)? How do these teams form, establish processes, operate, and reflect on their work?

3. How do the organizational, functional, technical, and social aspects of decentralized software teams vary over the course of their projects and overall collaboration?

4. How do software development practices co-evolve with collaboration technologies?

5. Why are particular application domains (for example, socially-relevant projects, health, gaming, energy efficiency, citizen science, education) attracting the focus of decentralized software teams, and how do the teams’ development methodologies and tools enable them to successfully meet their goals?

We invite interested participants to submit a 2 to 3 page position paper. The submission deadline is November 22.

Please see the workshop website http://research.microsoft.com/futurecsd for all the details.

Workshop Organizers:
Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research, Redmond
James D. Herbsleb, Carnegie Mellon University
Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria

Program Committee:
Jan Bosch. Chalmers University of Technology
Travis Breaux, Carnegie Mellon University
Marcel Bruch, Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Marcelo Cataldo, Bosch Corporate Research
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria
Cleidson De Souza, Universidade Federal Pará
Kate Ehrlich, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Libby Hemphill, Illinois Institute of Technology
James Howison, University of Texas
Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari
Christian Lescher, Siemens Corporate Technology
Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University
Ita Richardson, University of Limerick
Anita Sarma, University of Nebraska
Walt Scacchi, University of California, Irvine
Christoph Treude, University of Victoria
André Van Der Hoek, University of California, Irvine
Patrick Wagstrom, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Jim Herbsleb
Carnegie Mellon University

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