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Workshop on Empirical Studies in the Domain of Global Software Engineering - ESDGSE 2019

4 - 5 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

In conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - ENASE 2019


Mahmood Niazi
King Fahd Univrsity of Petroleum and Minerals
Saudi Arabia
Brief Bio
Dr. Mahmood Niazi received the M.phil. degree from the University of Manchester, U.K., and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has spent more than a decade with leading technology ?rms and universities as a Process Analyst, a Senior Systems Analyst, a Project Manager, and a Professor. He has participated in and managed several software development projects. He is currently an Active Researcher in the ?eld of empirical software engineering. He has published over 100 articles. He is interested in developing sustainable processes in order to develop systems, which are reliable, secure, and ful?l customer needs. His research interests are evidence-based software engineering, requirements engineering, sustainable, reliable and secure software engineering processes, global and distributed software engineering, software process improvement, and software engineering project management.
Arif Ali Khan
College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Brief Bio
Dr. Arif Ali Khan is working as an Assistant Professor with the College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. He received B.S. degree in Software Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Bannu, Pakistan and M.Sc. in Information Technology from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia. He obtained Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering from the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. He has participated in and managed several empirical software engineering related research projects. He has expertise in global software development, process improvement, 3C’s (communication, coordination, control), requirements change management and evidence-based software engineering. Dr Khan has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed conferences and journals.
Mohammad Alshayeb
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Saudi Arabia
Brief Bio
Dr. Mohammad Alshayeb is an Associate Professor at the Information and Computer Science Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He received his MS and PhD in Computer Science and certificate of Software Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2000, 2002 and 1999 respectively. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Mutah University, Jordan in 1995. Dr. Alshayeb worked as a senior researcher and Software Engineer and managed software projects in the United States and the Middle East. Dr. Alshayeb taught and coordinated industrial training courses. Dr. Alshayeb received Khalifa award for education as the distinguished University Professor in the Field of Teaching within Arab World, 2016. He received the "Excellence in Research", "Instructional Technology", "Excellence in Advising" and "Excellence in Teaching" awards from KFUPM. Dr. Alshayeb is a member of a number of professional associations. He is a certified project manager (PMP). Dr. Alshayeb’s research interests include software quality and quality improvements, software measurement and metrics, global software engineering and empirical studies in Software Engineering.
Sajjad Mahmood
Information and Computer Science Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Saudi Arabia
Brief Bio
Dr. Sajjad Mahmood is an Associate professor of software engineering at Information and Computer Science Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He received his PhD from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia in May 2008. Prior to pursing his PhD, he also worked as a software engineer in United States and Australia. He taught and designed a number of courses related to software engineering at KFUPM. He received the ‘excellence in teaching’, ‘excellence in instructional technology’ and ‘excellence in academic advising’ awards from KFUPM. He is an active researcher in the field of software engineering and has published more than 45 articles in peer reviewed journals and international conferences. He has worked as principal and co-investigators in a number of research projects that investigate issues related to component based software development and global software development projects. His research interests include empirical software engineering, evidence based software engineering, component-based systems, global software development and software process improvement in general.


The phenomena of globalization brought significant financial changes to majority of the industries and specifically for software development. However, the existing literature highlighted that it is not easy and straight forward to achieve the financial benefits. The key barriers to accomplish the potential benefits of GSE are complex communication and coordination issues, developing trust among the team members and developing GSE practices due to geographical, socio-cultural and temporal distances. Understanding issues and challenges related to GSE will assist towards the successful execution of software development activities. This workshop will provide a forum for academic and industrial researchers to share their empirical based understanding related to GSE activities. We welcome the research articles which report empirical studies in various GSE domains.

Suggested topics, this workshop will endeavor, include (but are not limited to) the following:

• 3Cs (Communication, Coordination, Control) in global software engineering
• Trust and socialization in global software engineering
• Global software engineering knowledge management
• Risk management
• Scaling agile in global software engineering domain
• Quality management
• Managing human behaviors in global software engineering
• Cultural diversity management
• Global software engineering process improvement standards and models
• Global software engineering education


Paper Submission: February 28, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


Rodina Ahmad, Software Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Fawad Ahmad, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Muhammad A. Akbar, Chongqing University, China
Muhammad A. Babar, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Muneera Bano, Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Shuib Basri, Computer and INformation Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Fatima Batool, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Kwabena E. Bennin, Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Cigdem Gencel, Management Information Systems, Ankara Medipol University, Turkey
Asif Gill, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Shahid Hussain, Computer Science, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
Jacky Keung, Department of Computing, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Siffat U. Khan, Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malakand, Pakistan
Abdul W. Khan, Computer Science, University of Science and Technology Bannu, Pakistan
Suzanne Kieffer, Institute for Language and Communication, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Juho Mäkiö, Hochschule Emden / Leer, Germany
Faisal Mehmood, Independent Researcher, Pakistan
Deepti Mishra, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey
John Noll, Computer Science and Informatics, University of East London, United Kingdom
Christelle Scharff, Computer Science, Pace University, United States
Mohammad Shameem, Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Outi Sievi-Korte, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Aurora Vizcaino, Informatica, Escuela Superior de Informatica, Spain
Xuefeng Yan, College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
He Zhang, Nanjing University, China


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


ENASE Workshops - ESDGSE 2019