CHASE 2016

Collocated with ICSE 2016, Austin, Texas, USA

Workshop Overview

Software is created for and with a wide range of stakeholders, from customers to management, from value-added providers to customer service personnel. These stakeholders work with teams of software engineers to develop and evolve software systems that support their activities. All of these people and their interactions are central to software development. Thus, it is crucial to investigate the dynamic and frequently changing Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE), both before and after deployment, in order to understand current software practices, processes, and tools. In turn, this enables us to design tools and support mechanisms that improve software creation, software maintenance, and customer communication.

Researchers and practitioners have long recognized the need to investigate these aspects, however, their articles are scattered across conferences and communities. This workshop will provide a unified forum for discussing high quality research studies, models, methods, and tools for human and cooperative aspects of software engineering.

Collaboration Website:

Workshop Agenda

May 16, 2016

Workshop Organizers 

Workshop Themes                                                      

Software engineering is about making choices and decisions. Some of the critical decisions are informed by multiple viewpoints and experiences acquired from stakeholders. Methods, tools, and techniques have been shaped over many years by best practices learned from experience, but software engineers continually face new challenges and constraints. Addressing these challenges benefits from diverse perspectives, and this workshop welcomes submissions that embrace this variety.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Possible contributions include:

Participation Solicitation and Selection Process: We will have three paper categories: 7-page full papers, 4-page short papers, and 2-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 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 and Presentation: Papers should be submitted to the workshop's EasyChair site. Please follow the ICSE formatting guidelines. Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2016 Workshop (companion) Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. Papers should be written in English. Papers must not have been previously accepted for publication nor concurrently submitted for review in another journal, book, conference, or workshop. Accepted preprints 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 Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Only a subset of papers will be selected for presentations based on their representativeness and potential for generating discussion.

Submissions should be made at the following website:

Papers should follow ICSE formatting guidelines for technical research:

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the ACM Formatting Guidelines (LaTeX users, please use the "Option 2" style). All submissions must be in PDF format. All submissions must use the US Letter page format.

Important Dates

Workshop paper submissions due:  Jan 22nd, 2016. Now Jan 29, 2016

Notification of workshop paper authors: Feb 19th, 2016

Camera Ready deadline: Feb 26th, 2016

Workshop: May 16th, 2016

Program Committee

Vivek Balaraman, Tata Research Development and Design Centre

Cleidson Desouza, Federal University of Pará

Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen

Neil Ernst, Software Engineering Institute

Tor Erlend Fægri, SINTEF ICT

Fabian Fagerholm, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

Fernando Figueira Filho, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Marco Gerosa, University of São Paulo

Smita Ghaisas, Tata Research Design and Development Center

Irit Hadar, University of Haifa

Hideaki Hata, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Sandeep Kuttal, University of Tulsa

Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari

Thomas D. Latoza, George Mason University

Sabrina Marczak, PUCRS

Daniel Méndez-Fernández, Technische Universität München

Leonardo Murta, UFF

James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington

Chris Parnin, North Carolina State University (NCSU)

Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS

Leif Singer, University of Victoria

Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology

Helen Sharp, The Open University

Leif Singer, University of Victoria, Canada

Christoph Treude, University of São Paulo

Minghui Zhou, Peking University

Open Science Practices

CHASE 2016 is experimenting 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:

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:

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 are allowed to sign their reports as a first step to experiment an open peer review process at ICSE venues.