QuASD 2019

3rd International Workshop on Managing Quality in Agile and Rapid Software Development Processes

The International Workshop on Managing Quality in Agile and Rapid Software Development Processes (QuASD@PROFES) aims at investigating product and process quality in the context of agile and rapid software development. The objective of the workshop is to exchange challenges, experiences, and solutions among researchers and practitioners in the aforementioned area to bring agile and rapid software development processes a step further to seamless integrating quality management activities into their practices.

Detailed program

Claudia Ayala
Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
Pilar Rodríguez
University of Oulu, Finland

November 27 (09:00 – 12:00)

HuFo 2019

4th International Workshop on Human Factors in Software Processes

Overview Software development is a human intensive activity whatever the underlying production process it is based on. Though both software engineering (SE) and human-computer interaction (HCI) communities aim towards creating better software products, the two communities are still far from being synergic while they could both gain from a better integration. Recent efforts have contributed to increase the synergy between SE and HCI. Nevertheless, this has not led to expected results and impacts with respect to software processes. Software product industry emphasizes the importance of contact with users and customers in order to understand requirements both regarding the functionality and the usability of software products. At the same time, multi layered software architectures are pursued in order to have robust and evolvable software products, according to the customers’ needs, even if they were not properly taken in to account at the beginning of the development process. One might expect that such issues would lead to emphasize the core importance of human factors in software. Unfortunately this has not been the case. Indeed, recent literature has pointed out how in most empirical evaluations only a small number of works include human participants. Moreover, there is still little experience in conducting empirical studies with human participants. Papers discussing topics on challenges and best practices of HCI in the evaluation of software processes and practices as well as software products are welcome.

Detailed program

Silvia Abrahao
Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain
Maria Teresa Baldassarre
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Fabio Q.B. da Silva
Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife Spain

Simone Romano

University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

November 27 (13:30 – 17:00)