[ecoop-info] CfP SAHVA @ ECSA 2019: 1st International Workshop on Software Architectures and Human Values

Elisa Yumi Nakagawa elisa at icmc.usp.br
Sat May 25 18:21:36 CEST 2019

1st International Workshop on Software Architectures and Human Values
(SAHVA 2019) @
13th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2019)
9-13 September 2019, Paris France

Submission deadline: May 31, 2019
Notification:  June 26, 2019
Camera-ready copy:  July 5, 2019

Building sustainable software systems requires an in-depth
understanding about the role that software systems play in our society
at a scale and along timeframes that are often difficult to grasp and
envisage. We argue that a values ‘first’ software engineering (SE)
perspective can offer new insights not only about the human and social
aspects that shape SE decision-making processes, but also the
potential uses, misuses, and vulnerabilities of complex socio-
technical systems afforded by high-level design decisions.
While the area of values-based SE has explored means for identifying
and making sense of values in the analysis of software production,
more effort is required to investigate how values are ultimately
instantiated in the architectural structuring of software systems, and
the long-term implications of such design decisions. This workshop
provides a unique forum where students, researchers, and practitioners
working on requirements engineering, software processes, societal
aspects of SE, and software sustainability will meet to advance the
field of value-based software architectures. We will do so by
reporting cases of software design where values tensions may have led
to systems failures or to mechanisms that have addressed or mitigated
such tensions. The aim is to distil practice-based experiences,
methods, and theory into a roadmap for this new and emerging research
In this workshop, we aim to understand the impact of values in
software architectures, discuss the relationship of values to
high-level decisions, identify potential tensions that require methods
for value negotiation, and offer practical advice for value management
within software processes. We also look for contributions that
demonstrate how software architectures have been designed to meet a
specific set of values or where values tensions may have led to
systems failures or to mechanisms that have addressed or mitigated
such tensions.

SAHVA will target the following themes that can directly impact the
field of human values in software architectures, but not limited to:
* Requirements engineering
  - Methods for requirements elicitation, representation, and validation
  - User centered approaches
  - Participatory design
  - Scenarios
  - Design rationale
  - Problems in requirements
* Software processes
  - Methods for analysis, design, development, and evaluation of
values in software architectures
  - New models for collaboration and participation
  - Impact of human values in new software, systems, and services models
  - Challenges and directions for continuous improvement of software,
systems, and services driven by human values
  - Impact of human values to project management
  - Software evolution and maintenance
  - Challenges and directions for value-based software architectures
* Societal aspects of software engineering
  - Human and social aspects shaping SE decision-making processes
  - Studies on the long-term implications of architectural design
decisions to individual, social, technical, economical, and/or
environmental sustainability dimensions
  - Studies on ethics, privacy, and informed consent
  - Potential uses, misuses, and vulnerabilities of complex
social-technical systems afforded by high-level design decisions

This workshop will consider three types of submissions:
* Regular papers (up to 6 pages): presenting new or tailored methods,
processes, and tools supporting values 'first' in software
architectures or systematic reviews and mapping on any of the themes
of this workshop;
* Position papers (up to 4 pages): reporting preliminary results of
ongoing studies in the themes of this workshop or identifying relevant
challenges and/or promising directions for research; and
* Case studies (up to 4 pages): describing software designs where
values tensions may have led to systems failures.

All papers must be written in English and follow the ACM formatting
instructions and templates for conference papers, as specified under
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template .

You can use Easychair for paper submission:

Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of Sao Paulo (ICMC/USP), Brazil
Maria Angela Ferrario, Lancaster University, UK
Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, UK
Milena Guessi, University of Sao Paulo (ICMC/USP), Brazil

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