Industrial software development as practiced today is increasingly distributed: teams cooperate across many different locations. This new state of affairs is in particular the result of software outsourcing and offshoring (see an article) on this topic, but exists even in the absence of outsourcing. The software engineering implications of distributed development are considerable.
The SEAFOOD series examines distributed software development from a software engineering perspective. Its goals include:
The conference includes many practical sessions including an industry panel and a educational panel.