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CHASE 2011 : 4th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering


Conference Series : Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
When May 21, 2011 - May 21, 2011
Where Honolulu, Hawaii
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2011
Notification Due Feb 20, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 10, 2011
Categories    software engineering

Call For Papers

4th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2011)
May 21st, 2011
International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011)
Honolulu, Hawaii

Workshop website:

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: January 21, 2011

Paper acceptance notification: February, 20 2011

Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers: March 10, 2011

Workshop: May 21, 2011

Workshop overview
Software is created by people for people working in varied environments, under various conditions. Thus understanding cooperative and human aspects of software development is crucial to comprehend how methods and tools are used, and thereby improving the creation and maintenance of software. Over the years, both researchers and practitioners have recognized the need to study and understand these aspects. Despite recognizing this, researchers in cooperative and human aspects have no clear place to meet and are dispersed in different research conferences and areas.

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 at providing both a meeting place for the growing community and the possibility for researchers interested in joining the field to present their work in progress and get an overview over the field.

Workshop organizers
· Marcelo Cataldo, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA,
· Cleidson R. B. de Souza, IBM Research Brazil, Brazil,
· Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark,
· Rashina Hoda, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand,
· Helen Sharp, Open University, UK,

Main contact
Cleidson R. B. de Souza
IBM Research - Brazil

Workshop theme
Software engineering is about choices and decisions informed by the multiple and different viewpoints and human aspects from the stakeholders. Methods, tools and techniques have been shaped over many years by best practices. However, in the age of globalization, Software Engineering faces new challenges which should be illuminated from different perspectives. Therefore, topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Social and cultural aspects of software engineering

- Psychological and cognitive aspects of software engineering

- Managerial and organizational aspects of software engineering

- Cooperation in agile development

- Community based development processes like 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 behavior;

- 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.

Workshop goals
- The main goal of this workshop is to present current research and to explore new research directions that will lead to improvements in the creation and maintenance of software, from the perspective of both processes and tools.

- A secondary goal is to continue building and strengthening the community among the researchers working on cooperative and human aspects of software engineering, including those who typically attend ICSE and those who hail from other disciplines.

We welcome 8-page full papers, 4-page short papers, and 1-page notes in order to allow researchers who are at different stages in their research process the opportunity to benefit from workshop participation.
- Papers should be submitted to the workshop's EasyChair site: (
- Papers should follow ICSE formatting guidelines: (

Program Committee
The complete list is available in the workshop’s website.

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