[ecoop-info] CfP: 2nd Workshop on Crowdsourcing in Software Engineering (CSI-SE 2015) - extended deadline

Gordon Fraser gordon.fraser at sheffield.ac.uk
Wed Jan 21 09:58:31 CET 2015

Crowdsourcing in Software Engineering

* Extended deadline: January 30, 2015 *

Florence, Italy

Workshop held in conjunction with ICSE 2015

A number of trends under the broad banner of crowdsourcing are
beginning to fundamentally disrupt the way in which software is
engineered. Programmers increasingly rely on crowdsourced knowledge
and code, as they look to Q&A sites for answers or use code from
publicly posted snippets.  Programmers play, compete, and learn with
the crowd, engaging in programming competitions and puzzles with
crowds of programmers. Online IDEs make possible radically new forms
of collaboration, allowing developers to synchronously program with
crowds of distributed programmers. Programmers reputation is
increasingly visible on Q&A sites and public code repositories,
opening new possibilities in how developers find jobs and companies
identify talent. Crowds of nonprogrammers increasingly participate in
development, usability testing software or even constructing
specifications while playing games. Crowdfunding democratizes choices
about which software is built, broadening the software which might be
feasibly constructed. Approaches for crowd development seek to
microtask software development, dramatically increasing participation
in open source by enabling software projects to be built through
casual, transient work.

CSI-SE seeks to understand how crowdsourcing is shaping and disrupting
software development, shedding light on the opportunities and
challenges. We encourage submissions of studies, systems, and
techniques relevant to the application of crowdsourcing (broadly
construed) to software engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Techniques for performing software engineering activities using microtasks
- Techniques and systems that enable non-programmers to contribute to
software projects
- Open communities and systems for sharing knowledge such as Q&A sites
- Techniques for publicly sharing and collaborating with snippets of code
- Web-based development environments
- Systems that collect and publish information on reputation
- Techniques for reducing the barriers to contribute to software projects
- Crowd funding software development
- Programming competitions and gamification of software development
- Techniques for motivating contributions and ensuring quality in
systems allowing open contribution

CSI-SE is a one day workshop composed of four sessions.  A morning
session will be devoted to invited talks by top researchers, providing
a broad overview of topics both in crowdsourcing in general and
crowdsourcing applied to software engineering. Two paper sessions will
provide opportunities for authors to disseminate their work and
interact with other researchers working in the area of crowdsourcing
in software engineering. The workshop will close with an interactive
session with a panel and group discussion on "Crowd development: a new
model for software development?", intended to explore controversial
aspects of the promise and perils of applying microtask crowdsourcing
to software development.

INVITED SPEAKERS (to be completed)
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology
Mike Ernst, University of Washington

PANELISTS (to be completed)
Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick
Jim Herbsleb, Carnegie Mellon University
Andre van der Hoek, University of California Irvine

CSI-SE welcomes two types of paper submissions: position papers and
full papers. Position papers are 2 pages in length and describe
ongoing work in crowdsourcing for software engineering. Full papers
are up to 7 pages in length and describe new work relevant to
crowdsourcing for software engineering.

Each paper will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.
Accepted papers will appear in the ICSE Companion Volume proceedings
and be presented at the workshop.

Papers should follow the ICSE 2015 formatting guidelines for technical
research: http://2015.icse-conferences.org/submission-guidelines

Papers should be submitted electronically through EasyChair.

Submissions: January 30, 2015 (extended)
Notification: February 18, 2015
Camera Ready: February 27, 2015
Workshop date: May 19, 2015

Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield
Thomas LaToza, University of California, Irvine
Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)
- Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research
- Jeffrey Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University
- Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology
- Parmit Chilana, University of Waterloo
- Lydia Chilton, University of Washington
- Ethan Fast, Stanford University
- Rick Kazman, Software Engineering Institute
- Fabrizio Pastore, University of Luxembourg
- Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS University
- Klaas-Jan Stol, University of Limerick
- Anita Sarma, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Cleidson R. B. de Souza, Vale Institute of Technology and UFPA
- Katie Stolee, Iowa State University
- Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria
- Christoph Treude, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
- Tao Yue, Simula Research Laboratory

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