5th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software 
(CHASE 2012)

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, h.c.sh...@open.ac.uk
Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, y...@itu.dk
Cleidson R. B. de Souza, IBM Research Brazil, cleidson.deso...@acm.org
Marcelo Cataldo, Bosch Corporate Research, marcelo.cata...@us.bosch.com
Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland, r.h...@auckland.ac.nz

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: 

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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