First International Conference on
Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development
First International Conference on Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development
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Conference program


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Monday, 5 February 2007

8:00-10:00: Registration
9:00-9:30 Introduction to SEAFOOD: Bertrand Meyer
9:30-10:30 Keynote: Watts Humphrey (Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie Mellon University)
Outsourcing: Threat and Opportunity.
10:30-11:00: Coffee Break
Session 1: Processes
11:00-11:30 Christian Sommer and Georg Troxler (ETH Zurich).
Outsourcing and Offshoring: the Consultancies’ Estimates.
11:30-12:00 Andreas Kornstädt and Joachim Sauer (University of Hamburg).
Mastering Dual-Shore Development – The Tools & Materials Approach Adapted to Agile Offshoring.
12:00-12:15 *Mohan Kancharla (Tata Consultancy Services).
Turn on Lean Governance for Return on Outsourcing.
12:15-13:15 Keynote: Andrey Terekhov, (State University of Saint Petersburg and TEPKOM).
Russian software export industry
13:15-14:30: Lunch
Session 2: Education
14:30-15:00 Kay Berkling (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico), Michael Geisser, Tobias Hildenbrand and Franz Rothlauf (University of Mannheim).
Offshore Software Development: Transferring Research Findings into the Classroom.
15:00-15:30 Olly Gotel (Pace University), Vidya Kulkarni (University of Delhi), Long Chrea Neak (Institute of Technology of Cambodia), Christelle Scharff (Pace University) and Sopheap Seng (Institute of Technology of Cambodia).
Introducing Global Supply Chains into Software Engineering Education.
15:30-15:45: Coffee Break
Session 3: Country reports
15:45-16:15 Makoto Kojima (Takushoku University, Japan) and Sakura Kojima(Tsuda University, Japan).
Making IT Offshoring Work for the Japanese Industries.
16:15-16:45 Lei Zhang, Meiping Chai, Xuan Zhang, Shigeru Miyake (Hitachi -China- Research & Development Corporation) and Ryota Mibe (Hitachi, Ltd., Systems Development Laboratory).
Survey on Japan-oriented Offshore Software Development in China.
16:45-17:05 Chen Jian (Xi'an Netec Ltd, China). Special report: the Chinese software industry
17:05-17:15: Break
17:15-18:30 Country Report panel: comparative country status, assets and liabilities
Panel chair: Christine Mingins (Monash University and Readify, Australia)
Panelists (partial list): Christian Hunziker (ELCA, Switzerland and Vietnam); Chen Jian (Xi'an Netec Ltd, China); Mathai Joseph (Tata Consulting Services, India); Andrey Terekhov (Saint Petersburg University and TEPKOM, Russia).
19:00-21:00: SEAFOOD dinner

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

09:00-10:00 Keynote: Stuart Feldman (IBM).Tools and methods as drivers of outsourcing.
10:00-10:30: Coffee Break
Session 4: Evaluation and assessment
10:30-11:00 Yoshihisa Wada, Daiki Nakahigashi and Hiroshi Tsuji (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan).
An Evaluation Method for Offshore Software Development by Structural Equation Modeling.
11:00-11:30 Felix Rodriguez (University of Puerto Rico), Kay Berkling (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico), Michael Geisser (University of Puerto Rico) and Tobias Hildenbrand (University of Mannheim).
Evaluating Collaboration Platforms for Offshore Software Development Scenarios.
11:30-11:45 *Gio Wiederhold (Stanford University), Rajat Mittal (University of Arizona), Amar Gupta (University of Arizona) and Erich Neuhold (Vienna, Austria).
The Value of Outsourced Software.
11:45-12:00: Break
12:00-13:00 Keynote: K. Ananthkrishnan, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services.
Efficiency and business value - the next frontier for global distributed development is here
13:00-14:15: Lunch
Session 5: Communication and distribution
14:15-14:30 *Henrik Munkebo Christiansen (NNITA/S, Denmark).
Meeting the Challenge of Communication in Offshore Software Development.
14:30-15:00 Yunwen Ye, Kumiyo Nakakoji (SRA Key Technology Laboratory) and Yasuhiro Yamamoto (University of Tokyo).
Reducing the Cost of Communication and Coordination in Distributed Software Development.
15:00-15:30 Jean-Pierre Corriveau (Carleton University, Canada).
Testable Refinable Requirements for Offshore Outsourcing.
15:30-15:45: Coffee Break
Session 6: Tools
15:45-16:15 Hiroshi Tsuji (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan), Akito Sakurai (Keio University, Japan), Ken'ichi Yoshida (Tsukuba University, Japan), Amrit Tiwana(Iowa State University) and Ashley Bush (Florida State University, USA).
Questionnaire-based Risk Assessment Scheme for Japanese Offshore Software Outsourcing
16:15-16:45 Cleidson R. B. de Souza (Federal University of Pará, Brazil), Tobias Hildenbrand (University Mannheim) and David Redmiles (University of California).
Towards Visualization and Analysis of Traceability Relationships in Distributed and Offshore Software Development Projects.
16:45-17:30 Concluding panel: outsourcing and the future of software engineering
Panel chair: Mathai Joseph (Tata Consulting Services, India)
Panelists (partial list): K. Ananthkrishnan (TCS); Daniel Gorostidi (ELCA); Peter Kolb (Red Expel); Kay Mossig (ABB); Peter Pop (UBS).
17:30-18:00 SEAFOOD summary, conclusion and perspectives: Mathai Joseph