5th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2012)

5th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software
Engineering (CHASE 2012) – An ICSE 2012 Workshop
Zurich, Switzerland
June 2nd, 2012

Software is created by people for people working in a range of
environments and under various conditions. Understanding the cooperative
and human aspects of software development is crucial in order to
comprehend how methods and tools are used, and thereby improve the
creation and maintenance of software. Both researchers and practitioners
have recognized the need to investigate these aspects, but the results of
such investigations are dispersed in different conferences and

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing high
quality research on human and cooperative aspects of software engineering.
We aim to provide both a meeting place for the community and the
possibility for researchers interested in joining the field to present and
discuss their work in progress and to get an overview over the field.

Important Dates
Workshop paper submissions due 2012-02-17 @ 11:59pm
Notification of workshop paper authors 2012-03-19
Camera Ready deadline 2012-03-29
Workshop 2012-06-02

Workshop Organizers
– Helen Sharp, The Open University, h.c.sharp@open.ac.uk
– Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, ydi@itu.dk
– Cleidson R. B. de Souza, IBM Research Brazil, cleidson.desouza@acm.org
– Marcelo Cataldo, Bosch Corporate Research, marcelo.cataldo@us.bosch.com
– Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland, r.hoda@auckland.ac.nz

Call for submissions The ICSE 2012 theme is sustainable software for a sustainable world. One approach to sustainability in software is automation, but our current knowledge suggests that the level of automation possible is limited. Any aspiration towards sustainability in software engineering will need to take account of the people in the process, their behaviour and the impact of that behaviour. Empirical research that addresses this aspect of software development is of crucial importance to the software engineering community. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Human error in software development
• Sustainable software development practices
• The impact of team behaviour and structure on software characteristics
• Social and cultural aspects of software engineering,
• Psychological and cognitive aspects of software engineering,
• Managerial and organizational aspects of software engineering,
• Community based development processes such as Open Source development,
• Software engineering as cooperative work,
• Coordination and mutual awareness in large-scale software development,
• Cooperation between software developers and other professionals over the lifetime of a system,
• Knowledge management in software engineering,
• Distributed software development.
• User participation in regard to ownership, training, level of involvement, interplay with developers, sustainability and deployment aspects Examples of possible types of contributions include:
• Empirical studies of software engineering teams or individual software engineers in situ, using approaches such as ethnographies, surveys, interviews, contextual inquiries, data mining, etc;
• Laboratory studies of individual and team software engineering behaviour;
• Novel tools motivated by observed needs such as new ways of capturing and accessing software-related knowledge, navigational systems, communication, collaboration, and awareness tools, visualizations, etc;
• Novel processes motivated by observed needs, and;
• Meta-research topics such as how to effectively validate interventions and research methods.

Submissions are invited in three paper categories: 7-page full papers, 3-page short papers, and 1-page notes. These different categories offer researchers who are at different stages in their research maturity the opportunity to benefit from workshop participation. All paper and poster submissions will be reviewed by 2 programme committee members. The authors of accepted submissions will be asked to join the workshop. We will encourage all participants to submit at least a 1-page note, but the workshop will be open; all attendees will be asked to present an aspect of their work. If appropriate, we will expand the number of participants in the workshop in response to a large number of quality submissions. Submissions should be made in the following website: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chase2012

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