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CHASE 2020

13th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
(CHASE 2020)
An ICSE 2020 Workshop
Seoul, South Korea
24 May 2020 October 2020 (exact date TBD)

Update 7 May 2020:
CHASE 2020 will be organised as an online workshop around the ICSE 2020 dates. More information will be published as soon as it is available.

Update 6 May 2020:
ICSE 2020 has been rescheduled and will be held as a virtual conference. The CHASE 2020 organising committee is considering what this means for CHASE 2020. Please follow the updates on the ICSE 2020 web site for more information. More detailed information on CHASE 2020 will be published as soon as it is available.

Update 16 March 2020:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CHASE 2020 is rescheduled following the rescheduling of ICSE 2020. The CHASE 2020 organising committee is following the situation and taking necessary steps to organise the workshop in a safe manner. Please follow the updates on the ICSE 2020 web site for more information. More detailed information on CHASE 2020 will be published as soon as it is available.

Workshop Overview

The software industry is experiencing dramatic changes: distributed software development done in an agile way; agile methodologies scaled to meet the requirements to support projects with several hundred developers; and frequently deploying software which leads to continuous development practices. As software engineering practices evolve, the Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE) change as well. It is crucial to understand current and emerging software practices, processes, and tools and their impact on important local and global issues. In turn, this enables us to design tools and support mechanisms that improve software creation and maintenance, customer communication, and the use and evolution of deployed software systems

CHASE will provide a forum for both exploring new directions, presenting mature research, and discussing early results. This will be the 13th in a series of workshops held at ICSE focusing on this theme. Based on our experience, it will be a meeting place for the academic, industrial, and practitioner communities interested in this area, and will give opportunities to present and discuss works-in-progress.. 

The visualization of CHASE history and CHASE authors' network can be viewed in the following link:

Workshop Program

TBD; more details will follow.

List of Accepted Papers


Important Dates

  • Workshop paper submissions due: 22 January 2020 extended: 5 February 2020.
  • Notification to workshop paper authors: 25 February 2020.
  • Camera Ready deadline: 16 March 2020 extended: 7 April 2020.
  • Workshop: 24 May 2020 October 2020 (exact date TBD).

Workshop Themes                                                

Topics of interest are about the human, cooperative, and collaborative aspects of software engineering such as:

  • Software design or engineering philosophies, practices, and tools;
  • Adapting tools or processes to accommodate a range of organizational and cultural situations;
  • Sociological, cultural, psychological, or cognitive aspects of software design or engineering;
  • Managerial or organizational aspects focused on people and their interactions;
  • Teamwork, collaboration, or cooperation in or across various development teams and methodologies;
  • Community-based software development (e.g., Open Source, crowdsourcing, etc);
  • Coordination and knowledge sharing at different scales (e.g., distributed teams, semi-anonymous collaboration, “borderless” teams);
  • Stakeholder participation within and across phases;
  • Processes and tools to support communication, collaboration, and cooperation among stakeholders.

Possible contributions include:

  • Empirical studies of software engineering teams or individuals in situ;
  • Laboratory studies of individual or team software engineering behavior;
  • Novel tools or processes motivated by observed needs or empirical investigations; 
  • Use of analysis techniques or frameworks from disciplines outside software engineering, applied to empirical software engineering topics;
  • Meta-research topics.

We have three paper categories: 

  • 8-page full papers.
  • 4-page short papers.
  • 2-page notes.
These different categories offer researchers who are at different stages in their research maturity the opportunity to benefit from workshop participation. Page limits include references. 

All paper and notes submissions will be reviewed by 3 program committee members. The authors of accepted submissions will be asked to join the workshop. We will encourage all participants to submit at least a 2-page note, but the workshop will be open. All interested parties are welcome to register, even without an accepted paper.

Submissions should be made at the following website:

Workshop proceedings will be prepared by IEEE CPS and published by ACM. Workshop papers must follow the ICSE 2020 Format and Submission Guidelines (ACM)Accepted papers will be hosted on a password-protected, CHASE-hosted, collaboration site to foster discussion prior to the workshop. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2020. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Given time limitations and the interactive nature of CHASE's workshop format (for instance, see the CHASE 2019 Program), only a subset of papers will be selected for presentations based on their representativeness and potential for generating discussion. All accepted papers may contribute a poster to a poster session. All interested parties are welcome to register, even without an accepted paper.

Workshop Organizers 

  • Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Fabian Fagerholm, Aalto University, Finland and Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Maria Teresa Baldassare, University of Bari, Italy
  • Igor Wiese, Federal University of Technology - Paraná, Brazil

Program Committee


    Open Science Practices

    CHASE 2020 continues its previous years' experimentation with encouraging authors to use open science to make their research, data and dissemination accessible to anybody in the world with an Internet connection. Here follow our guidelines and recommendations for open access, open data and open source, and signed peer review.

    The following guidelines are recommendations and not mandatory. Your choice to use open science or not will not affect the review process for your paper.

    Open Access

    We encourage CHASE authors to self-archive their pre- and postprints in open, preserved repositories. This is legal and allowed by all major publishers including ACM and IEEE (granted in the copyright transfer agreement), and it lets anybody in the world reach your paper.

    If the authors of your paper wish to do this, we recommend:

    1. Upon submission to CHASE, submit your paper to and choose the perpetual, non-exclusive license to distribute. The paper version at this point is before peer-reviewed, and it is called preprint.

    2. Upon acceptance to CHASE, revise your article according to the peers comments, generate a PDF version of it, and submit it to, which supports article versioning.

    3. Note that you are not allowed to self-archive the PDF of the published article, that is the one you can find in ACM DL or IEEE Xplore. Only self-archive your own generated PDFs.

    We encourage you to use a preserved, archived repository instead of your personal website. Personal websites are prone to changes and errors, and more than 30% of them will not work in a 4 years period.

    Open Data and Open Source

    We encourage authors of accepted papers to make their data public, in order to enhance the transparency of the process and the reproducibility of the results.

    If the authors of your paper wish to do this, we recommend:

    1. Archive their data on preserved archives such as and, so that the data will receive a DOI and become citable.

    2. Use the CC0 dedication when publishing the data (automatic when using zenodo and figshare), as explained here.

    Similarly, we encourage authors to make their research software accessible as open source and citable.

    Similarly to our open access, we encourage you to avoid putting the data on your own websites or systems like Dropbox, since more than 30% of them will not work in a 4 years period.

    Signed Peer Review

    Reviewers of CHASE can choose to sign their reports as a first step to experiment with an open peer review process at ICSE venues.