Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering

CHASE 2010

Workshop at the ICSE 2010
May 2nd 2010 Cape, Town South Africa


Software is created by groups —software engineers—working in varied environments, under various conditions. Thus understanding cooperative and human aspects of software development is crucial to comprehend how methods and tools are used, and thereby improving the creation and maintenance of software. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing high quality research on human and cooperative aspects of software engineering. We aim at providing both a meeting place for the growing community and the possibility for researchers interested in joining the field to present their work in progress and get an overview over the field.

Inspired by the hosting country’s concept of co-responsibility – ubuntu – we especially invite contributions that address community-based development like open source development and sustainability of ICT eco-systems.

Workshop Program

09:00 Introduction
09:30 Software Engineering in Developing Communities
Edwin Blake, University of Cape Town, South Africa
10:30 Refreshments
11:00 Designing Motivation Strategies for Software Engineering Teams: An Empirical Study
A. César C. França, Fabio Q.B. da Silva, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

CASI: Preventing Indirect Conflicts Through a Live Visualization
Francisco Servant, James A. Jones, André van der Hoek, University of California at Irvine,USA

12:00 Exploring the Human and Organizational Aspects of Software Cost Estimation
Ana Magazinius, Robert Feldt, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Coffee table rounds
15:30 Refreshments
16:00 Supporting Enterprise Stakeholders in Software Projects
Clay Williams, Patrick Wagstrom, Kate Ehrlich, Dick Gabriel, Tim Klinger,
Jacquelyn Martino, Peri Tarr, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
16:30 Balancing Acts: Walking the Agile Tightrope
Rashina Hoda, James Noble, Stuart Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
17:00 The future of Chase
17:30 End


The following contributions will be presented in the 'Coffee table rounds' after lunch:

Toward Proactive Knowledge Protection in Community-Based Software Development
Xin Zhou, Ying Liu, IBM China Research Lab, China

Test-Driven Roles for Pair Programming
Max Goldman, Robert C. Miller, MIT, USA

Saros: An Eclipse Plug-In for Distributed Party Programming
Stephan Salinger, Christopher Oezbek, Karl Beecher, Julia Schenk, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Exploring Software Engineering Practices in Small and Medium-Sized Organizations
Sami Jantunen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Towards Real-Time Integration
Mário Luís Guimarães, António Rito-Silva, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Social Software in Global Software Development
Rosalba Giuffrida, Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

On the Importance of Understanding the Strategies That Developers Use
Thomas D. LaToza, Brad A. Myers, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Scrum to Support Mobile Application Development Projects in a Just-in-Time Learning Context
Christelle Scharff, Pace University, USA, Ravi Verma, Pradevi LLC, USA

Questions About Object Structure During Coding Activities
Marwan Abi-Antoun, Nariman Ammar, Wayne State University, USA, Thomas D. LaToza, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Ad-Hoc Leadership in Agile Software Development Environments
Yael Dubinsky IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel, Orit Hazzan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Shared Visual Attention in Collaborative Programming: A Descriptive Analysis
Sami Pietinen, Roman Bednarik, Markku Tukiainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Case Study: Studying Human and Social Aspects of Testing in a Service-Based Software Company
Hina Shah, Mary Jean Harrold, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Call for papers for Download

Workshop Organisers

Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Cleidson de Souza, UFPA, Brazil

Mikko Korpela, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Helen Sharp, Open University, UK

Janice Singer, NRC, Canada

Heike Winshiers-Theophilus, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia


Program Committee

Gabriela Avram,
Fábio Queda Bueno,
Marcelo Cataldo,
Li-te Cheng,
Retha de la Harpe,
Orit Hazzan,
Hugo Lotriet,
Frank Maurer,
Manfred Meyer,
Rafael Prikladinick,
David Redmiles,
Susan Elliot Sim,
Abimbola Soriyan,
Gunnar Stevens,
Jonathan Stillito,
Bjørnar Tessem,
Christoph Treude,

Volker Wulf


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