Collaborative Teaching of Globally Distributed Software Development - Community Building Workshop (CTGDSD2)

Call for Position Papers

ICSE Workshop June 9, 2012

Submit position papers by February 17 24, 2012


CTGDSD will be a one day workshop associated with ICSE 2012, June 9, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.


Software engineering project courses where student teams are geographically distributed can effectively simulate the problems of globally distributed software development. However, this pedagogical model has proven difficult to adopt or sustain. It requires significant pedagogical resources and collaboration infrastructure. Institutionalizing such courses also requires compatible and reliable teaching partners.

The purpose of this workshop is to foster a community of international faculty, students, and institutions committed to developing, supporting, and teaching DSD. Attendees will share experiences and lessons learned in developing or teaching DSD courses. Group and breakout sessions will work on identifying common resources and next steps in developing infrastructure and tools to support the DSD community. This will further the work of the first CTGDSD workshop. This year's workshop will also focus on opportunities for collaborative research in DSD. Attendees are invited to submit and share their ideas for working with community members or exploiting common resources to support ne research. Long-range goals include: lowering adoption barriers by providing common pedagogical materials, validated collaboration infrastructure, and a pool of potential teaching partners from around the globe.


Two kinds of position papers are solicited. You can submit a position of up to five pages for publication in the workshop proceedings, or a shorter position paper for distribution at the workshop only. The purpose of the shorter papers is to build a community of educators committed to fostering globally distributed software project courses. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 Travel Support

Thanks to generous support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, a limited number of participants will be offered travel support to participate in the workshop. We are seeking a diverse, international set of participants including students.


Stuart Faulk <>
Michal Young <>


ICSE 2012

Community Building Workshop
ICSE June 9, 2012

Building a community of educators who will collaborate to offer students experience in globally distributed software development.

National Science Foundation
Supported by the
National Science Foundation