Fourth International Conference on
Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development


Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development
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SEAFOOD 2010 will be held in Peterhof (Saint Petersburg), Russia, on 17-18 June 2010.


12.07.2010 The slides from the conference are available online.

31.05.2010 We published a pdf guide on how to get from the airport to the hotel and the university by public transportation. The guide is in both English and Russian, so that you can show a hard copy to locals when asking for directions.

Conference co-chairs

Andrey Terekhov, Saint Petersburg State University and Lanit-Tercom
Martin Nordio, ETH Zurich

Program Co-Chairs

Mathai Joseph, Tata Consultancy Services
Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich

Organization Chair

Iakov Kirilenko, Saint Petersburg State University and Lanit-Tercom

Conference location

SEAFOOD 2010 will for the first time take place in Russia, site of a thriving software outsourcing industry. The conference will be held at Saint Petersburg State University in Peterhof (Petrodvorets), near Peter the Great's magnificent Summer Palace. Saint Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the site of the Hermitage museum, is easily accessible by bus or boat; pre- and post-conference tours of Saint Petersburg will be available for participants and their companions.

Conference organizers will be happy to provide authors and participants will help for their visas.


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.

SEAFOOD 2010, the fourth in the SEAFOOD series, examines distributed software development from a software engineering perspective. Its goals include:

SEAFOOD 2010 will provide a highly structured and interactive forum for its participants. The conference will include many practical sessios including an industry panel and a educational panel.


We particularly invite high-quality papers that focus on processes, techniques and tools to understand, communicate and deliver on business needs in globally distributed software projects.

Broader topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the following dimensions of globally distributed software projects:


The proceedings of SEAFOOD 2010 are published as a volume in the Springer LNBIP series.