PARIS Workshop:

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


The workshop is co-located with ICGSE 2014 in Shanghai, China on August 18, 2014. For more information, see the call for papers below.


PARIS Workshop at ICGSE 2014 Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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

August 18, 2014
Shanghai, China
Co-located with ICGSE 2014 Shanghai, China, August 18-21, 2014

Important dates

May 24, 2014 Deadline for paper submission
May 27, 2014 Notification of authors (at latest)
June 01, 2014 Deadline for camera-ready papers (strict)
June 21, 2014 Workshop's Program Publication

Organizing Committee

Alberto Avritzer, Siemens Corporate Research
Jude Fernandez, Infosys Labs
Juho Mäkiö, University of Applied Sciences Emden
Stefanie Betz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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

  • Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University
  • Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Adailton Lima, Federal University of Para (UFPA)
  • John Noll, The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre of University of Limerick
  • Sarah Beecham, The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre of University of Limerick
  • Yael Dubinsky, IBM Research - Haifa, Israel
  • Maria Paasivaara, Aalto University
  • Bikram Sengupta, IBM Research - India
  • Kai Petersen, Blekinge Institute of Technology

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

The workshop proceedings will also be edited by IEEE CS and will be produced as a companion volume containing all workshop papers, DS papers, and tutorials. Extended version of selected papers is planned to be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM).

Related Workshops

This workshop is the 8th in a series of Risk Management ICGSE workshops. See below for links to previous editions of this workshop:

ICGSE 2013
ICGSE 2012
ICGSE 2011
ICGSE 2010
ICGSE 2009
ICGSE 2008
ICGSE 2007