CHASE 2017

10th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering

(CHASE 2017)

An ICSE 2017 Workshop

Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 23, 2017

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. 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 and their impact on important local and global issues. In turn, this enables us to design tools and support mechanisms that improve software creation, software maintenance, customer communication, and the cooperative and human aspects of the use and evolution of the deployed software systems. 

Researchers and practitioners have long recognized the need to investigate these aspects, however, their articles are scattered across conferences and communities. CHASE will provide a unified forum for discussing high quality research studies, models, methods, and tools for human and cooperative aspects of software engineering. This will be the 10th in a series of workshops held at ICSE focusing on this theme. Based on our experience, we believe 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.

Workshop Program

As specified in the CfP, because of time restrictions, only a subset of papers can be invited to present using slides decks (Powerpoint, Keynote, etc.). All authors are requested to prepare posters.

This year, we decided to invite long papers to be presented using slides. Authors of long papers have 12 mins for presenting their article, plus 2-3 minutes Q/A session with the audience.

All papers (Long, Short, Notes) are present during poster sessions. Posters are divided into three categories (Software People, Team, and Process). After lunch, we will have three poster sessions.

During each poster session, authors of Short Papers and Notes will pitch their paper for 3 minutes. The audience is then welcome to ask questions and provide feedback.

Part I (9:00 - 10:30)

Coffee break (10:30 - 11:00)

Part II (11:00 - 12:30)

Lunch break (12:30 - 14:00)

Part III (14:00 - 15:30)

Coffee break (15:30 - 16:00)

Part IV (16:00 - 17:30)

Important Dates

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 are about the human, cooperative, and collaborative aspects of software engineering and include, but are not limited to:

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 should be made at the following website: 

Papers should follow ICSE'17 formatting guidelines for technical research (IEEE Formatting Guidelines).

Workshop Organizers 

Program Committee

Open Science Practices

CHASE 2017 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:

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.