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Cleidson de Souza <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:24:43 -0200
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5th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering  (CHASE 2012) - An ICSE 2012 Workshop
Zurich, Switzerland
June 2nd, 2012

Software is created by people for people working in a range of environments and under various conditions. Understanding the cooperative and human aspects of software development is crucial in order to comprehend how methods and tools are used, and thereby improve the creation and maintenance of software. Both researchers and practitioners have recognized the need to investigate these aspects, but the results of such investigations are dispersed in different conferences and communities.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing high quality research on human and cooperative aspects of software engineering. We aim to provide both a meeting place for the community and the possibility for researchers interested in joining the field to present and discuss their work in progress and to get an overview over the field.

Important Dates
Workshop paper submissions due          2012-02-17 @ 11:59pm 
Notification of workshop paper authors  2012-03-19
Camera Ready deadline                   2012-03-29
Workshop                                2012-06-02

Workshop Organizers
- Helen Sharp, The Open University, [log in to unmask]
- Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, [log in to unmask]
- Cleidson R. B. de Souza, IBM Research Brazil, [log in to unmask]
- Marcelo Cataldo, Bosch Corporate Research, [log in to unmask]
- Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland, [log in to unmask]

Call for submissions

The ICSE 2012 theme is sustainable software for a sustainable world. One approach to sustainability in software is automation, but our current knowledge suggests that the level of automation possible is limited. Any aspiration towards sustainability in software engineering will need to take account of the people in the process, their behaviour and the impact of that behaviour. Empirical research that addresses this aspect of software development is of crucial importance to the software engineering community. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
	• Human error in software development 
	• Sustainable software development practices 
	• The impact of team behaviour and structure on software characteristics 
	• Social and cultural aspects of software engineering, 
	• Psychological and cognitive aspects of software engineering, 
	• Managerial and organizational aspects of software engineering, 
	• Community based development processes such as Open Source development, 
	• Software engineering as cooperative work, 
	• Coordination and mutual awareness in large-scale software development, 
	• Cooperation between software developers and other professionals over the lifetime of a system, 
	• Knowledge management in software engineering, 
	• Distributed software development. 
	• User participation in regard to ownership, training, level of involvement, interplay with developers, sustainability and deployment aspects

Examples of possible types of contributions include:
	• Empirical studies of software engineering teams or individual software engineers in situ, using approaches such as ethnographies, surveys, interviews, contextual inquiries, data mining, etc; 
	• Laboratory studies of individual and team software engineering behaviour; 
	• Novel tools motivated by observed needs such as new ways of capturing and accessing software-related knowledge, navigational systems, communication, collaboration, and awareness tools, visualizations, etc; 
	• Novel processes motivated by observed needs, and; 
	• Meta-research topics such as how to effectively validate interventions and research methods. 

Submissions are invited in three paper categories: 7-page full papers, 3-page short papers, and 1-page notes. These different categories offer researchers who are at different stages in their research maturity the opportunity to benefit from workshop participation.

All paper and poster submissions will be reviewed by 2 programme committee members. The authors of accepted submissions will be asked to join the workshop. We will encourage all participants to submit at least a 1-page note, but the workshop will be open; all attendees will be asked to present an aspect of their work. If appropriate, we will expand the number of participants in the workshop in response to a large number of quality submissions. 

Submissions should be made in the following website: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chase2012

Program Committee 
·      Gabriela Avram, University of Limerick
·      Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research, USA
·      Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada
·      Tracy Hall, Brunel University, UK
·      Orit Hazzan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
·      James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington
·      Rafael Prikladinick, PUC-RS, Brazil
·      Kari Rönkkö, Blekinge Institute of Technology
·      Norsaremah Salleh, International Islamic University Malaysia
·      Anita Sarma, University of Nebrasca-Lincoln
·      Jonathan Sillito, University of Calgary
·      Peggy Storey, University of Victoria, Canada
·      Bjornar Tessem, University of Bergen, Norway

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