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CHASE 2023 : 16th International Conference on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering


Conference Series : Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
When May 14, 2023 - May 15, 2023
Where Melbourne, Australi
Abstract Registration Due Jan 4, 2023
Submission Deadline Jan 9, 2023
Notification Due Feb 21, 2023
Final Version Due Mar 13, 2023
Categories    software engineering   human aspects   cooperative aspects   software

Call For Papers

16th Int'l Conf. on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2023)
Sun 14 - Mon 15 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
Co-located with ICSE 2023

=== Call for Papers ===

The 16th International Conference on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2023) is a high-quality scientific venue for research related to the cooperative and human aspects of software engineering. The CHASE conference provides a unified forum for discussing high-quality research studies, models, methods, and tools for human and cooperative aspects of software engineering. We provide a meeting place for academic, industry, and practitioner communities interested in this area, and for those who are curious to see what it is all about. In its 16th edition, CHASE will be co-located with ICSE in the beautiful Melbourne, Australia. The Conference is scheduled on May 14-15, 2023.

We know that human beings vary widely with respect to their emotional and cognitive style, age, gender, cultural background, and technical knowledge. And yet they need to cooperate effectively for developing software, often from a distance. At CHASE, researchers believe software engineering can learn a lot from investigating how those diverse humans cooperate and collaborate to design and develop software. We aim to find out how they achieve it and what researchers can do to help them collaborate and coordinate in a better and easier way.
CHASE welcomes research using any research method that is appropriate for the purpose, if it is focused on learning about cooperative and human aspects of software engineering. The research should predominantly study humans, not technology.

*** Topics ***

Topics of interest are about the human, cooperative, and collaborative aspects of software engineering such as:
- Social, psychological, emotional, cognitive, and human-centric aspects of software development, whether at the levels of individual, pair, group, team, organization, or community.
- Social and human aspects of work from anywhere (WFX), remote, and hybrid settings in software development.
- Roles, practices, conventions, patterns of behavior, whether in technical or non-technical activities and whether in generic or specialized domains.
- Issues of leadership, (self-)organization, cooperation, culture, management, socio-technical (in)congruence, stakeholder groups.
- Processes and tools (whether existing, prototypical, or simulated) to support teamwork and participation among software engineering stakeholders whether co-located or distributed.
- Role of soft skills (e.g., communication, collaboration, teamwork, organization, negotiation, conflict management) for software engineers.
- Ethics, moral principles, and techniques intended to inform the development and responsible use of AI/ML-enabled systems.
- Research on designing and using technologies that affect software development groups, organizations, and communities (e.g., Open Source, knowledge-sharing communities, crowdsourcing, etc).
- Equity, diversity, and inclusion (e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, etc., fostering inclusion, allyship, covering, privilege, organizational culture) in software engineering.
- Educational and training related to human and cooperative aspects of software engineering.
- Meta-research about any of these.

*** Tracks ***

- Research track (Full papers): We invite high quality submissions of full research papers describing original and unpublished results.
CHASE is a high-quality outlet. Full papers must present mature, human-oriented research. They must clearly state a contribution and provide strong argumentation why that contribution is relevant and valid. Also, CHASE expects and values relevance. Clearly argue what is novel about your contribution and how it can advance the knowledge on cooperation and human aspects in software engineering. A selection of the best papers will be invited to an Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) Special Issue.
Full papers are up to 10 pages long plus two for references.

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- Research track (NIER papers): The New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track at CHASE provides a vibrant forum for forward-looking, innovative research on human aspects of software engineering aimed at accelerating the exposure of the software engineering community to early yet potentially ground-breaking research results. Accordingly, the NIER track of CHASE 2023 seeks the following types of papers:
§ Forward-looking ideas: exciting new directions or techniques that may have yet to be supported by solid experimental results, but nonetheless supported by strong and well-argued scientific intuitions.
§ Thought-provoking reflections: bold and unexpected results and reflections that can help us look at current research directions under a new light, calling for new directions for future research.
A NIER track paper is not just a scaled-down version of a CHASE full research track paper and will undergo the same high-quality review process of the full papers research track.
NIER papers are up to 5 pages long plus one for references.

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- Registered Reports: This year CHASE is starting a Registered Reports (RRs) track in conjunction with the Empirical Software Engineering journal (EMSE). For papers submitted to the RR track, methods and proposed analyses are reviewed prior to execution. Pre-registered studies follow a two-step process:
§ Stage 1: A report is submitted that describes the planned study. The submitted report is evaluated by the reviewers of the RR track of CHASE 2023. Authors of accepted pre-registered studies will be given the opportunity to present their work at CHASE.
§ Stage 2: Once a report has passed Stage 1, the study will be conducted, and actual data collection and analysis will take place. The results may also be negative! The full paper is submitted for review to EMSE as part of the CHASE’23 Special Issue.

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- Vote Items present a single idea, often a conjecture, for focused feedback from the community. They must have a short abstract and exactly three sections in the body (subsections are allowed):
§ “Background”
§ “Information, Idea, Arguments”, presents the idea
§ “Vote”, presents one (and only one) single-choice or multiple-choice question with at most 7 choices for voting.
Conference participants will be asked to vote, either in a vote item short-presentation session or outside. CHASE organizers will coordinate the use of a common voting system.
Vote Items papers are up to 2 pages long, including references (keep as few as possible).

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- Journal First presentations: This year, CHASE has decided to incorporate into its program journal-first (J1C2) papers accepted at prestigious software engineering venues such as TSE, TOSEM, EMSE, JSS, IST, JSME, TSC, CSCWJ. Submissions to the CHASE 2023 call for journal-first paper presentation must comply with the following criteria:
§ Must be within the scope of the conference.
§ Need to have been accepted to any of the select journals listed above no earlier than December 1st, 2021.
§ Do not exclusively report a secondary study (e.g., systematic reviews, mapping studies, surveys)
§ Report on completely new research results and/or presents novel contributions that significantly extend and were not previously reported in prior work.
§ Roughly have at least 70% new content over and above the content of previous publications (extension of a full 8-10 pages conference or workshop paper would not be eligible as a journal-first paper).
§ Have not been presented at and is not under consideration for journal-first programs of other conferences.

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*** Important dates ***

All submission dates are at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12).

- Research Track (Full + NIER papers) & Vote Items
Abstract: 4 January 2023
Submission: 9 January 2023
Notification: 21 February 2023
Camera-ready submission: 13 March 2023

- Registered Reports
Abstract: 4 February 2023
Submission due: 13 February 2023
First notification: 31 March 2023
Revised RR and rebuttal due: 14 April 2023
Final notification of Stage 1: 24 April 2023
RR published on ArXiV: 30 April 2023
CHASE conference: 14-15 May 2023

- Journal First presentations
Abstract: 20 March 2023
Notification: 4 April 2023

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