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Software Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development

Third International Conference, SEAFOOD 2009, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2-3, 2009. Proceedings

  • Olly Gotel
  • Mathai Joseph
  • Bertrand Meyer
Conference proceedings SEAFOOD 2009

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Keynote Speakers

  3. Industry Challenges and Best Practices

    1. Lei Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Meiping Chai, Yibing Tan, Shigeru Miyake, Yoji Taniguchi et al.
      Pages 14-24
    2. Arul Mozhi Ganesan, Kayal Vizhi Ganesan
      Pages 25-31
  4. Measurement and Estimation

    1. Hao Jia, Fengdi Shu, Ye Yang, Qing Wang
      Pages 45-59
    2. Ana Carina M. Almeida, Renata Souza, Gibeon Aquino, Silvio Meira
      Pages 60-65
  5. Strategic Concerns and Technologies

    1. Tanja Suomalainen, Maarit Tihinen, Päivi Parviainen
      Pages 66-80
    2. Pavan Yara, Ramaseshan Ramachandran, Gayathri Balasubramanian, Karthik Muthuswamy, Divya Chandrasekar
      Pages 81-95
  6. Communication and Specification

    1. Martin Nordio, Roman Mitin, Bertrand Meyer, Carlo Ghezzi, Elisabetta Di Nitto, Giordano Tamburrelli
      Pages 117-129
    2. Ana Carina M. Almeida, Ivaldir H. de Farias Junior, Pedro Jorge de S. Carneiro
      Pages 130-135
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


SEAFOOD 2009: Enabling Global Partnerships to Deliver on Business Needs Companies have been outsourcing areas of software development work for many years, either because of the engineering challenges or because the outsourced aspect is not central to their core business. A profound transformation has been a?ecting this model over recent years: a massive transfer of development - tivities from the USA and Europe to a skilled labor force in service-providing countries. This transformation has been driven by the demands of a global bu- ness climate seeking to increase the value delivery of IT investment. However, the ability to realize this value can prove problematic in practice. Of particular concern are the hidden costs of globally distributed models of working, such as understanding and communicating the true business needs across organizational and cultural boundaries. To address such issues, o?shore outsourcing requires di?erent support from in-housedevelopmentandthismeansadaptingfamiliartechniques,processesand tools to this setting, as well as perhaps creating innovative new ones. Coupled with this industry transformation there is hence a pressing need to re-examine thosesoftwareengineeringapproachesthateither facilitate orimpede this model of working. With an inevitable focus on the economy in 2009, business decisions regarding the sourcing of software development projects will come under close scrutiny. It will become increasingly critical to design global partnerships that both clarify cost/bene?ts and enable delivery on business needs.


CMMI Distributed Software Development Extreme Programming Global Software Development Offshoring Outsourcing Software Best Practices Software Engineering Software Measurement Software Process Management design object oriented design project management

Editors and affiliations

  • Olly Gotel
    • 1
  • Mathai Joseph
    • 2
  • Bertrand Meyer
    • 3
  1. 1.Pace UniversityNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Tata Consultancy ServicesPuneIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Software Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development
  • Book Subtitle Third International Conference, SEAFOOD 2009, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2-3, 2009. Proceedings
  • Editors Olly Gotel
    Mathai Joseph
    Bertrand Meyer
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-02986-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-02987-5
  • Series ISSN 1865-1348
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-1356
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 137
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Engineering
    Management of Computing and Information Systems
    Software Engineering
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Industry Sectors
IT & Software