Conferences, Workshops and Call for Papers

Special Issue on Human judgment and decision-making in software development and management (psychology of software development and management)

in Elsevier's Information & Software Technology

This special issue on human judgment and decision-making in software development and management (psychology of software development and management) welcomes contributions on normative, descriptive and prescriptive analyses of human judgments and decisions in software development and management contexts.

Suggested topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Psychology of programming
  • Comprehension of programs
  • Improvement of judgment-based design and programming decisions
  • Expert estimation of software development effort
  • Group vs individual-based decision processes
  • Conditions in favor of judgmental and model-based software development and management processes
  • Combination of judgment and formal model-based decision processes
  • State-of-practice regarding software professionals' judgments. (How good are they? When do judgments improve with on-the-job experience? Etc.)
  • Training of software professionals to achieve better judgments and decisions
  • Indicators of quality of judgments and decisions
  • Individual variances of the quality of software professionals' judgments and decisions

Submission deadline: 1 November 2008

Special issue editor: Prof. Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway (Please, send an email to magnej (at) simula.no for information about the submission and review process.)

5th International Conference on e-Social Science

24 - 26 June 2008 Maternushaus, Cologne.

The aim of the annual international conference on e-Social Science is to bring together leading representatives of the social science, e-Infrastructure, cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities in order to improve mutual awareness and promote coordinated activities to accelerate research, development and deployment of powerful, new methods and tools for the social sciences and beyond.

We invite contributions from members of the social science, e-Infrastructure, cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities with experience of, or interests in:

Exploring, developing, and applying new methods, practices, and tools afforded by new infrastructure technologies - such as the Grid and Web 2.0 - in order to further social science research; and studying issues impacting on the wider take-up of e-Research.

Contributions from professionals working in and with data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences are especially welcome.

Submission categories include: full and short papers, posters, demos, workshops, tutorials and panels.

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

  • Case studies of the application of e-Social Science methods to substantive social science research problems
  • Case studies of e-Research, including benefits and problems in collaboration across organisational, disciplinary and geographical boundaries
  • Case studies of 'Open Access Science', social networking and 'Science 2.0'
  • Best practice examples of social research data infrastructure, including virtual distributed databases, open access repositories, self-archiving
  • Advances in tools and services for data discovery, harmonization, integration, management, annotation, curation and sharing
  • Advances in analytical tools and techniques for quantitative and qualitative social science, including statistical modelling and simulation, data mining, text mining, content analysis, socio-linguistic analysis, social network analysis, data visualisation
  • Case studies of collaborative research environments, including user engagement, development and use
  • User experiences of e-Research infrastructure, services and tools
  • Factors influencing the adoption of e-Research, including technical standards, user engagement and outreach, training, sustainability of digital artefacts, IPR and ethics
  • New methods, metrics and tools for measuring the adoption and impact of e- Research and for informing policy-making
  • The evolving research infrastructure technology roadmap, including grids, cloud computing and web 2.0
  • National e-Infrastructure development programmes, international cooperation in e-Infrastructure development

Authors are requested to submit an abstract of approximately 1000 words.

Workshop, tutorial and panel organisers are requested to submit a one page outline of the topic, format, likely audience, special requirements.

Paper abstracts: 26 January 2009.
Workshop, tutorial and panel outlines: 23 February 2009.
Poster and demo abstracts: 23 March 2009.

For full submission details and more information, please visit the conference website

9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Manchester, UK

ICCM is the premier international conference for research on computational models and computation-based theories of human behavior. ICCM is a forum for presenting, discussing, and evaluating the complete spectrum of cognitive models, including connectionism, symbolic modeling, dynamical systems, Bayesian modeling, and cognitive architectures. ICCM includes basic and applied research, across a wide variety of domains, ranging from low-level perception and attention to higher-level problem-solving and learning. Conference website

Submissions are not yet open. Further information will be posted on the website. Follows on from an the earlier 2007 conference.