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"Dr. Saqib Saeed" <[log in to unmask]>
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*Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2013
*Human Factors in Software Development and Design
*A book edited by Dr. Saqib Saeed (Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan),
Dr. Imran Sarwar Bajwa (Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan), and
Dr. Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK)

To be published by IGI Global:

For release in the Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and
High Performance Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series

*Software development is inherently a complex activity. Human aspects play
an important role in software development. There is a strong need to
understand "humans" involved in software development process estimation and
team management are dependent on human factors and a deep understanding of
obstacles and problems can help in improving these processes. This book
will focus on bringing these inherent issues into the forefront to help
practitioners in gaining maturity of their software development process.

Extensive human involvement in software development has made humans an
important stakeholder in the software process. Furthermore, due to emerging
paradigms of end user development where end users also take up the role of
software enhancement, the need for understanding human aspects has become
more critical. The goal of this book is to provide an introduction to the
fundamental human aspects in the software development process.

*Objective of the Book
*The aim of this book is to publish high quality original research
contributions on the specialized theme of human factor in software
development processes and to disseminate the elements of good practices
suggested and employed by researchers and practitioners in this field. The
focus of the proposed book is to consider all relevant aspects of software
development processes in relation to implications for human cognitive
limits. The objective is to come up with strategies to improve the software
quality. A second focus is to bring the best practices and guidelines for
technology design in this specialized area.

*Target Audience
*The book is intended for students and researchers working in the domain of
software engineering. This book will also be helpful for software
professionals working in the industry to employ best practices in their
organizations. Furthermore, it will be a quite relevant resource for
university libraries.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Software Development Environments
• Software-Human Interaction
• Learning Processes in SE
• Code Inspections and Refactoring
• Heuristics in Software Development
• System Design and Tailorability
• Technology Appropriation
• End User Software Engineering

*Submission Procedure
*Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30,
2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by July 15, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October
30, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this

*This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea
Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business
Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.

*Important Dates
*June 30, 2013: Proposal Submission Deadline
July 15, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
October 30, 2013: Full Chapter Submission
December 31, 2013: Review Results Returned
February 28, 2014: Final Chapter Submission

*Editorial Advisory Board
*Wasif Afzal, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
Sher Afzal Khadn, AWKUM, Pakistan
Izzat Alsmadi, Yarmouk University, Jordan
Sameer AbuFardeh, North Dakota State University, USA
Rafa al Qutaish, University of Québec, Canada
Muhammad Muzammal, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
Muhammad Javed, Wayne State University, USA
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:
*Dr. Saqib Saeed
*Department of Computer Science
Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
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For more information on the:
Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance
Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series
Editor-in-Chief: Vijayan Sugumaran (Oakland University, USA)
Please visit

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