2020 Workshop on Human Centric Software Engineering and Cyber Security

The 2020 Workshop on Human Centric Software Engineering & Cyber Security (HCSE&CS-2020) will be co-hosted with the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, and will now be taking a virtual format, from 21 to 25 September 2020.

We would like to express our empathy to those affected by COVID-19. Due to the continuing uncertainty about physical gatherings in Melbourne and the international travel restrictions, the Steering and Organising Committees of ASE 2020 have decided to run the conference virtually. HCSE-CS 2020 will also take place virtually along with ASE 2020.

Call for Papers:

Humans are a key part of software development, including customers, designers, coders, testers and end users. While most of the current software engineering research and practice are function, data or process oriented, human-centric software engineering focuses on the human factors in engineering software systems. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss fundamentally new ways to automatically capture and use human-centric software requirements during software development and verifying that systems meet these requirements. At present, there are major issues with misaligned software applications related to human factors, such as accessibility, usability, emotions, personality, age, gender, and culture. This workshop serves as the ideal venue to share research ideas and outcomes on requirements, theory, models, tools and capability for next-generation human-centric software engineering aiming to achieve significant benefits of greatly improved software quality and user experience, developer productivity and cost savings.

In addition, this workshop has a special focus on cyber security. The increased attention on a human centric design in software engineering is the focus of contemporary research in cyber security. Particularly, the focus is shifting towards embedding human behaviour and cognitive perception to ensure a fully human-centric cyber security that not only protects humans from the harmful aftereffects of cyber security events, but does so in unison with human thinking and behavioural patterns. In this workshop, we solicit recent research works in the field of human centric cyber security engineering.

This workshop solicit papers focussing on all software engineering tasks and processes during the human-centric software development lifecycle including cyber security issues. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Human-centric modelling tools
  • Human-centric requirements engineering
  • Incorporating more human aspects into requirements and design e.g. emotions, bias, personality, and culture
  • Context-awareness in human-centric software (and systems) engineering
  • Proactive help for modellers/designers/engineers e.g. design critics
  • Project management especially human aspects
  • Personality impact on development processes e.g. for pair programming and testing
  • Performance appraisal and SE tasks
  • Impact of team climate on software teams
  • Usability especially usability defect reporting
  • Usable security/privacy evaluation of existing and/or proposed solutions
  • Mental models that contribute to, complicate, or inform security and privacy design and deployment
  • Design foundations of usable security and privacy including usable security and privacy patterns
  • Modelling of security behaviours
  • Tools and models for capturing and interpreting user behaviours
  • Software applications that demonstrate the practice of human-centric software engineering
  • Conceptual/position papers about the impact of the pandemic on personal privacy and security during home working

Submission Process:

Authors are invited to submit original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. The articles must not exceed 6 pages. Authors are also invited to submit short papers covering new ideas, visions (of the future), reflections (on the past), and tool demonstrations that must not exceed 4 pages. All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the ACM Proceedings Template. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings. At least one author needs to present their paper during the workshop.

Submission site: https://hcse-cs-2020.hotcrp.com/

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: August 9, 2020 (AoE)
  • Notification: August 24, 2020
  • Camera Ready: August 31, 2020

Organising Committee:

  • Dr. Mohan Baruwal Chhetri, Data61, Australia
  • Dr. Xiao Liu, Deakin University, Australia
  • Dr. Marthie Grobler, Data61, Australia
  • Dr. Thuong Hoang, Deakin University, Australia
  • Prof. Karen Renaud, Abertay University, United Kingdom