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SSE’14 2014 : 6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering


When Nov 17, 2014 - Nov 17, 2014
Where Hong Kong
Submission Deadline Jul 11, 2014
Notification Due Jul 28, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 11, 2014
Categories    software engineering   social software   social media

Call For Papers

CfP: 6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE’14)


Workshop Co-located with the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2014)

Hong Kong, November 17th, 2014


07.07.2014 - Submission deadlines
28.07.2014 - Review feedback
11.08.2014 - Camera ready
17.11.2014 - Workshop

***** MOTIVATION *****

The Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE) focuses on the interplay between social computing and software engineering. On one hand, social factors in software engineering activities, processes and tools are useful for improving the quality of development processes and the software produced by them. Examples include the role of situational awareness and multi-cultural factors in collaborative software development. On the other hand, social software mediates people-to-people communication, supporting human choices, actions and interactions with each other. Social software needs to accommodate a wide range of social concepts, such as trust, governance, reputation, and privacy. Being social, the software would also need to be receptive to users’ choices and give them a voice in the design, operation and evolution decisions. The SSE workshop brings together academic and industrial perspectives to provide models, methods, tools and approaches to address these issues.

***** TOPICS *****

In this workshop, we will bring together researchers and practitioners who build and study socially-oriented tools to support collaboration and knowledge sharing in software engineering. We will also investigate systematic engineering approaches for software which accommodates social aspects, such as norms, culture, roles and responsibilities, governance, decision rights, stakeholder goals and inter-dependencies, and the involvement of clients and end-users in shaping software at the design stages and also runtime.

This workshop is organized around two categories of topics:

1) Software Engineering as a Social Activity

- Leveraging social computing in the requirements engineering, design, development, testing, and maintenance stages of software development
- Radically-distributed software engineering, semi-anonymous collaboration, "borderless" development teams
- Enriching software engineering processes and activities to accommodate social aspects among stakeholders
- Analysing the use of social networks and media to connect users and incentivize their engagement in software development at design time and runtime
- The "social" software engineer: redefining the software engineering risks, rewards, and opportunities
- Using social media to teach software engineering and share knowledge between stakeholders
- Research methods, models and empirical studies on the socialness of software engineering process
- Forward-looking scenarios and research agendas

2) Engineering Social Software

- Systematic capturing and analysis of users and community feedback
- Systematic and continuous involvement of users in planning and enacting software adaptation and evolution
- Engineering methods, tools, and frameworks for social features such as inspiring trust and encouraging users to act as collaborators
- Engineering software to support social awareness
- Social adaptability to norms, culture, and organizational structure in production environments
- Exploring and employing approaches in sociology and psychology to design social software
- Crowdsourcing for software engineering
- Engineering social and participatory sensing to gather data from users on the move
- Architectures and support tools for runtime management of software sociability
- Socially-oriented recommendation systems
- Research methods, models and empirical studies regarding engineering the sociability and social adaptability of software
- Forward-looking scenarios and research agendas


- Full papers (up to 8 pages) describing social software engineering challenges, needs, novel approaches, and frameworks. New approaches must be evaluated with users (who did not help design the system). Empirical evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are also welcome.
- Short position papers (up to 4 pages) describing a new idea or work in progress.
- Posters and demo papers (up to 2 pages) summarizing a research project, tool, or technique.

***** SUBMISSION *****

Accepted papers will be published as workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. We accept only electronic submissions from the workshop homepage via Easy-Chair. To be considered for review, a paper submission must be in the ACM SIGSOFT Proceedings format (see For accepted papers, at least one author should participate at the workshop and register for the workshop at FSE'14 conference.

Submission link:

***** ORGANIZERS *****

Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari, Italy
Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, UK


Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, UK
Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research, USA
Fabio Calefato, University of Bari, Italy
Amit K. Chopra, Lancaster University, UK
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada
Rosalba Giuffrida, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Imed Hammouda, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Gail E. Kaiser, Columbia University, USA
Eric Knauss, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Kelly Lyons, University of Toronto, Canada
Walid Maalej, University of Hamburg, Germany
Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University, UK
Dennis Pagano, MoID GmbH, Germany
Keith Phalp, Bournemouth University, UK
Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS, Brazil
Norbert Seyff, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Leif Singer, University of Vitoria, Canada
Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University, USA
Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria, Canada
Damian Andrew Tamburri, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Christoph Treude, McGill University, Canada
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA


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