Track: Human Factors for Quality Software 


Software quality is strongly influenced by human and social factors. From the perspective of users, human and psychological factors influence how quality is understood and perceived. What qualities are important depends on both objective and subjective assessments by users. On the other hand, the extent to which important qualities are achieved depends crucially on human and psychological factors among software development professionals, including requirements engineers, software architects, software developers, software testers, and people working in other roles during the software life-cycle. An understanding of how human factors play into the interpretation and realisation of quality on both sides of software use and development is important to advance the field towards better software.


This track is open to a wide range of topics related to human factors for quality software, including, but not limited to:


Chair:  Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO, Brazil) and Xiaofeng Wang (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)

Program Committee

Rodrigo Santos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Informatics at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO, Brazil). PhD in Software Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil). He was Academic Visitor at University College London (UCL, UK) and Postdoc Researcher at COPPE/UFRJ. Head of the Complex Systems Engineering Laboratory (Lab ESC), leading a team of 20 students with more than 30 partners over the world. His research interests are Complex Systems Engineering (especially software ecosystems and systems-of-systems) and Software Engineering Education. He has served as PC member for ICSE-SEET, ICSE-SCORE. SESoS, ECSA, MODELS, ICSOB, CIbSE, IWSiB, ECIS, ACM MEDES etc., and as reviewer for IEEE TSE, JSS, IST, COMIND, ESWA, SCP, JSEP, FGCS, IJDRR etc.

Xiaofeng Wang  is an associate professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Her main research areas include software startups, agile and lean software development and innovation, continuous improvement of software processes, and human factors in software engineering. She is actively publishing in both software engineering and information systems venues, including Empirical Software Engineering, IEEE Software, Journal of Systems and Software, Information Systems Research, etc. She is involved in organising international conferences including International Conference on Agile Software Devleopment (XP) and International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB)..