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Cleidson de Souza <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 21 Jan 2009 14:19:44 -0300
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IEEE Software Special Issue on the Cooperative and Human Aspects of  
Software Engineering

Submission Deadline: April 8, 2009.

Publication: Nov./Dec. 2009.

We are soliciting papers for a special issue of IEEE Software focusing  
on the cooperative and human aspects of software engineering (CHASE).   
We seek high quality examples of multi-disciplinary research and  
practice that explore how cooperative and human aspects affect how  
software is created and evolved, both in terms of the challenges and  
the successes which arise when the human aspect is considered. We are  
looking for papers with practical reliable insights that can be  
applied in real-world software development contexts.  We are  
interested in papers across the domain of software engineering (e.g.,  
requirements, development, testing).  All papers, however, must  
address either cooperative or human aspects as they relate to software  
engineering.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Software engineering as cooperative work;

- Industrial experience reports examining the influence of CHASE in  
software projects, such as the influence of personality, leadership or  
effective teamwork in software development teams;

- Social and cultural aspects of software engineering;

- Psychological and cognitive aspects of software engineering;

- Coordination in large scale software development; and

- Cooperation between software developers and other professionals over  
the lifetime of a system.

Examples of types of contribution include:

- Case studies of industrial practice with respect to CHASE,

- Experience reports of how CHASE issues challenged or were addressed  
in the context of a software development project,

- Empirical studies of software engineering teams and individual  
software engineers in situ, using approaches such as ethnographies,  
surveys, interviews, contextual inquiries, data mining, etc.,

- Lab studies of individual and team software engineering behavior as  
long as the insights can be applied in real-world settings,

- 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.  The motivation for such tools must be clearly  
linked to the cooperative and/or human aspects of software  
engineering, and

- Novel processes motivated by observed issues in cooperation and/or  
human aspects.

Manuscripts must not exceed 5,400 words including figures and tables,  
which count for 200 words each. Submissions in excess of these limits  
may be rejected without refereeing. The articles we deem within the  
theme's scope will be peer-reviewed and are subject to editing for  
magazine style, clarity, organization, and space. We reserve the right  
to edit the title of all submissions. Be sure to include the name of  
the theme or special issue you are submitting for.

Articles should have a practical orientation, and be written in a  
style accessible to practitioners. Overly complex, purely research- 
oriented or theoretical treatments are not appropriate. Articles  
should be novel. IEEE Software does not re-publish material published  
previously in other venues, including other periodicals and formal  
conference/workshop proceedings, whether previous publication was in  
print or in electronic form.

Interested authors can contact [log in to unmask] with  
questions about appropriate content.  For questions about author  
guidelines or submission details, please contact IEEE Software  at [log in to unmask] 

Guest Editors:

- Janice Singer, National Research Council Canada

- Cleidson de Souza, Universidade Federal do Par, Brazil

- Li-Te Cheng, IBM Research, USA

- Gina Venolia, Microsoft Research, USA
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