[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: Behavioral Science of Software Engineering (IEEE Software Special Issue)

Tom Zimmermann tzimmer at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 30 17:20:11 CEST 2020

Dear colleagues,

Given the current Covid-19 situation, and the associated disruption, IEEE Software has agreed to push back the submission deadlines for the theme issue on "Behavioral Science in Software Engineering". Submission will now be in two stages for those who require extra time:

1) Abstracts for the theme issue papers by 23:00 (GMT) on 5th of April:

Please submit your draft abstract -- with title and full author list -- via email to sw6-2020 at COMPUTER.ORG<mailto:sw6-2020 at COMPUTER.ORG> .

2) Full-paper submission by the 12th of April, again at 23:00 (GMT):

Please submit your full paper as per the author guidance cited in the call: https://www.computer.org/digital-library/magazines/so/call-for-papers-special-issue-on-behavioral-science-of-software-engineering

Of course, we'll be happy to accept submissions sooner, and abstract submission is not required if you submit the full paper by 5th of April.

We hope that this allows those of you who contacted us, asking for a short delay, with the opportunity to submit your work.

Stay safe, and wishing health to you and yours,

Marian Petre, Jim Buckley, Luke Church, James Herbsleb, Margaret-Anne Storey, Thomas Zimmermann

From: Tom Zimmermann
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:38 AM
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Subject: Call for Papers: Behavioral Science of Software Engineering (IEEE Software Special Issue)

IEEE Software seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue on
Behavioral Science of Software Engineering.

Submission deadline: April 1, 2020
Publication: November/December 2020

Fundamentally, software is limited only by human imagination and ingenuity. Understanding human reasoning and the social context in the software engineering (SE) process is crucial to promoting innovation and productivity - and there is a well-established, international community that conducts empirical studies of the psychology of SE, applying cognitive and social psychological theory to software development in order to make sense of practice and to lead to new insights, methods, and tools. This community (including researchers in both industry and academia) is now beginning to incorporate a behavioral science perspective on software engineering, as the discipline moves to larger developments, with larger development teams who are often geographically distributed.

This special issue invites the community to provide a snapshot of how such work might affect SE, addressing key themes that have persisted over time as well as themes that have emerged as computing technology has evolved. Authors are invited to reflect on how psychology of programming research has been adapted to use in industry and how the wider perspective of behavioral science is becoming more mainstream - revealing insights that may be adapted and leveraged in practice.

IEEE Software invites articles covering any aspect of behavioral science of SE. The invitation is for not just research articles, but also practice articles addressing SE from a cognitive or social psychology perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  *   representations and methods to support reasoning in software development
  *   cognitive biases - their manifestation in SE and potential mitigators
  *   reasoning about flaws and error
  *   cognitive and social factors affecting task prioritization in SE - including the balance between social and technical priorities
  *   the implications of human psychology for the integration of AI/machine learning in SE
  *   social identity and its impact on innovation, productivity, security, etc.
  *   signaling in development environments
  *   social structures in open source/proprietary projects and ecosystems
  *   information needs in software development teams
  *   measures reflective of behavioral science/psychological constructs, as used in SE
  *   immersion and flow in SE
  *   collaboration, coordination, and communication in SE
  *   applying behavioral theories in SE practice
  *   diversity and inclusiveness in SE
  *   the role of (big) data in facilitating behavioral science queries in SE
  *   applications of social network analysis

We look forward to you submissions!

Submission guidelines
Please visit the Author Information page.

Guest editors
Contact the guest editors at sw6-2020 at computer.org<mailto:sw6-2020 at computer.org>.

Marian Petre, The Open University
Jim Buckley, Lero
Luke Church, University of Cambridge
James Herbsleb, Carnegie Mellon University
Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft

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