CHASE 2018 : 11th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
Conference Series : Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
Call For Papers
# CHASE 2018: 11th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
A workshop of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'18).
Congress center Gothia Towers
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 27, 2018
Conference website: http://www.chaseresearch.org/workshops/chase-2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chase2018
## Important Dates
- Workshop paper submissions due: February 5th, 2018.
- Notification to workshop paper authors: March 5th, 2018.
- Camera Ready deadline: March 19th, 2018.
- Workshop: May 27th, 2018.
## Workshop Overview
Software is created for and with a wide range of stakeholders, from customers to management from value-added providers to customer service personnel, and from engineers to designers. These stakeholders work with teams of software engineers to develop and evolve software systems. All of these people and their interactions are central to software development. It is crucial to investigate the human and cooperative aspects of software development to understand current software practices, processes, and tools as well as their impact. In turn, this enables us to design and build support mechanisms (e.g., tools, processes) to improve all aspects of software development, and the use and evolution of deployed software systems.
Researchers and practitioners have long recognized the need to investigate these aspects. However, their articles have been scattered across many conferences and communities. This workshop 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.
## Workshop Organizers
- Helen Sharp, The Open University, UK.
- Cleidson R. B. de Souza, Universidade Federal do Pará and Instituto Tecnológico Vale, Tv, Brazil.
- Daniel Graziotin, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
- Meira Levy, Shenkar, College of Engineering & Design, Israel.
- David Socha, University of Washington Bothell, USA .
## Topics of Interest
- Topics of interest are about the human, cooperative, and collaborative aspects of software engineering such as:
- Software design or engineering philosophies, practices, and tools;
- Adapting tools or processes to accommodate a range of organizational and cultural situations;
- Sociological, cultural, psychological, or cognitive aspects of software design or engineering;
- Managerial or organizational aspects focused on people and their interactions;
- Teamwork, collaboration, or cooperation in or across various development teams and methodologies;
- Community-based software development (e.g., Open Source, crowdsourcing, etc);
- Coordination and knowledge sharing at different scales (e.g., distributed teams, semi-anonymous collaboration, “borderless” teams);
- Stakeholder participation within and across phases;
- Processes and tools to support communication, collaboration, and cooperation among stakeholders.
## Possible contributions include
- Empirical studies of software engineering teams or individuals in situ;
- Laboratory studies of individual or team software engineering behavior;
- Novel tools or processes motivated by observed needs or empirical investigations;
- Use of analysis techniques or frameworks from disciplines outside software engineering, applied to empirical software engineering topics;
- Meta-research topics.
## Submissions and Presentation
We welcome 8-page full papers, 4-page short papers, and 2-page notes to enable attendees at different stages in their research process to participate in the workshop.
Page limits include references.
Papers should be submitted to the workshop's EasyChair site according to the ACM formatting instructions. Accepted papers will be hosted on a password-protected, CHASE-hosted, collaboration site to foster discussion prior to the workshop. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2018. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.
Only a subset of papers will be selected for presentations based on their representativeness and potential for generating discussion. All accepted papers may contribute a poster to a poster session. All interested parties are welcome to register, even without an accepted paper.
## Program Committee
The complete list will be available at the workshop’s website.
## Open Science Practices
CHASE 2018 continues its previous years' experimentation with encouraging authors to use open science to make their research, data and dissemination accessible to anybody in the world with an Internet connection. Our guidelines and recommendations for open access, open data and open source, and signed peer review are available on our website.