CHASE 2018: 11th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering

27 May 2018

Software is created for and with a wide range of stakeholders, from customers to management from value-added providers to customer service personnel, and from engineers to designers. These stakeholders work with teams of software engineers to develop and evolve software systems. All of these people and their interactions are central to software development. It is crucial to investigate the human and cooperative aspects of software development to understand current software practices, processes, and tools as well as their impact. In turn, this enables us to design and build support mechanisms (e.g., tools, processes) to improve all aspects of software development, and the use and evolution of deployed software systems.

Researchers and practitioners have long recognized the need to investigate these aspects. However, their articles have been scattered across many conferences and communities. This workshop provides a unified forum for discussing high quality research studies, models, methods, and tools for human and cooperative aspects of software engineering. We provide a meeting place for academic, industry, and practitioner communities interested in this area, and for those who are curious to see what it is all about.

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

This will be the 11th in a series of workshops held at ICSE focusing on this theme. The visualization of CHASE history and CHASE authors' network can be viewed at