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SEmotion 2017 : 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering


When May 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Where Buenos Aires, Argentina
Submission Deadline Jan 27, 2017
Notification Due Feb 17, 2017
Final Version Due Feb 27, 2017

Call For Papers

Second International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering (SEmotion '17)
ICSE 2017 Workshop - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2017

Call for Papers


Affective computing is the study and development of systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects, i.e. the experience of feelings or emotions. Over the past decade, research has shown the impact of affective states on work performance and on team collaboration. This also applies for software engineering that involves people in a broad range of activities, where personality, moods, and emotions play a crucial role. For successful software engineering projects, stakeholders need to experience positive affect (such as trust or appreciation), to agree on display rules for emotions, and to hold mutual commitment to the project goals. Recently, researchers started to study the role of affective computing and affective states in software engineering. However, contributions on this topic are currently presented and discussed in diverse conferences and workshops. This workshop follows-up of the first edition held at ICSE 2016, towards the consolidation of an international, sustainable forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the role of affect in software engineering to meet, present, and discuss their work-in-progress. High-quality contributions about empirical studies, theoretical models, as well as tools for supporting emotion awareness in software engineering are invited to the workshop, both from academia and industry.


Affective states play a crucial role in daily work since they might affect the performance and outcome of both individual and group activities. Personality traits, moods, and emotions contribute to the affective climate of a project or an organization, since affective states are constantly experienced and communicated through direct or computer-mediated interactions. Leveraging emotion awareness in software engineering could enhance the development performance, quality of software, mood regulation within a project team, and fruitful interactions with all stakeholders involved in the software engineering domain.

This workshop aims at identifying and addressing challenges posed by emotion awareness in software engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Impact of affective states (emotions, moods, attitudes, personality traits) on individual and group performance, commitment and collaboration in software engineering
- The role of affect in the social programmer ecosystem
- Leveraging stakeholders’ affective feedback to improve software, tools, and processes (e.g., sentiment analysis of users’ feedback, aspect-based sentiment analysis of product reviews, etc.)
- Design, development, and evaluation of tools for supporting emotion awareness in software engineering
- Reusable software frameworks, APIs, and patterns for designing and maintaining affect-aware systems
- Ethnographic approaches to affect monitoring in the workplace of software projects
- Psychology of programming and modelling of affective states (e.g., psychological models of affect in software engineering, understanding the trigger behind emotions during developers’ activities, etc.)
- Affective state detection from multimodal analysis of spontaneous communicative behavior such as natural language processing, use of biometric measurements, analysis of body posture and gesture, speech analysis
- Affect sensing from communication artifacts (e.g., message boards, issue tracking, social media)
- Methodologies for large-scale emotion mining
- Emotion awareness in requirements engineering, software design, and software management
- Emotion awareness in software design philosophies, development practices, and tools
- Emotion awareness in cross-cultural teams in global software development
- Methodologies and standards

Types of Contributions

We invite three kinds of submissions:

- Full papers (6 pages) describing emotion awareness challenges, needs, novel approaches, and frameworks. New approaches must be evaluated with users in this category. Empirical evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are also welcome.
- Short position papers (3-4 pages) describing a new idea or work in progress.
- Posters, data showcase and demo papers (1-2 pages) summarizing a research project, tool, technique or datasets.

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the ICSE formatting guidelines for Technical Research. All submissions must be in English.

Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format. Submissions should be made at the following website:

Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, relevance to the workshop, and their potential for discussion. The papers with the best reviews will be accepted to be presented and discussed in the workshop. Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2016 Workshop Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries and 
will be distributed to the workshop participants. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

It is the desire of the organizers that discussion of research at the workshop does not preclude publication of closely related material at conferences or journals. Therefore, authors of accepted papers will be able to choose whether to include their papers in the workshop proceedings.

Special Issue on Affect Awareness in Software Engineering

Authors of distinguished papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the special issue on Affect Awareness in Software Engineering of the Journal of Systems and Software.

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: January 27, 2017 (EXTENDED)
Notification to authors: February 17, 2017
Camera-ready copies due: February 27, 2017
Workshop: May 21, 2017


Nicole Novielli, University of Bari, Italy
Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research, USA
Walid Maalej, University of Hamburg, Germany
Program Committee
Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Roman Bednarik, Univ. of Eastern Finland, Finland
Kelly Blincoe, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Fabio Calefato, University of Bari, Italy
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada
Giuseppe Destefanis, Brunel University, UK
Prasun Dewan, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Daniel Graziotin, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Hideaki Hata, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari, Italy
Seok-Won Lee, Ajou University, Republic of Korea
Mika Mäntylä, University of Oulu, Finland
Viviana Patti, University of Turin, Italy
Chris Parnin, North Carolina State University, USA
Ayushi Rastogi, IIIT-D, India
David Redmiles, University of California, USA
Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Tehnology, The Netherlands
Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, USA
Janet Siegmund, University of Passau, Germany
Michał Wróbel, Gdansk Univ. of Technology, Poland

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