Two papers published in the journal Information & Software Technology. The first paper: “Facilitating contagion trust through tools in global systems engineering teams”  discusses the role of various social and technical tools (software tools, office technologies, or organizational structures, etc.) in initiating the development of trust. This paper is coauthored by Dr. Al-Ani and Prof. Redimiles with collaborators (Dr. Marczak and Prof. Prikladnicki) in PUCRS.
Using systematic review method, the second paper: “A systematic literature review on the barriers faced by newcomers to open source software projects”  identifies and classifies the barriers that newcomers face when contributing to open source software projects. This paper also summarized the limitation of existing empirical studies of barriers faced by newcomers and identified the new research opportunities. This paper is coauthored by Prof. Redmiles with several colleagues in Brazil.
 Al-Ani, B., Marczak, S., Redmiles, D., Prikladnicki, R. Facilitating Contagion Trust through Tools in Global Systems Engineering Teams. Information and Software Technology, Vol 56, no. 3, pp. 309-320, 2014.
 Steinmacher, I., Silva, M.A.G., Gerosa, M. A. ; Redmiles, D. A systematic literature review on the barriers faced by newcomers to open source software projects. Information and Software Technology, Vol. 59, pp.67-85, 2015