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SENSE09: Software ENgineering within Social software Environments

by anna glukhova last modified Mar 02, 2009 04:57 PM

International Workshop on Software ENgineering within Social software Environments (SENSE09) -
Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 3, 2009

in conjunction with the Conference on Software Engineering (SE2009)
Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 2-6, 2009

Held together with Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing in Software Development Teams


Software engineering is often faced with the challenges of large and distributed development teams that need to adhere to frequent changes and short release cycles. Effective collaboration and knowledge sharing are crucial in order to guarantee successful software development. Methods and tools that support development teams must be based on interdisciplinary research efforts that investigate technologies, tools, processes and human factors in a holistic manner. Only if we understand the interplay between the involved disciplines we are able to deliver methods and integrated tool solutions that provide suitable collaboration and knowledge sharing support for software development teams. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on different aspects of collaboration and knowledge sharing to discuss new results and future research challenges with regard to software development from different perspectives. One major goal is to define a research agenda and establish a community around the crosscutting topics of collaboration and knowledge sharing in software engineering.


    09:00 - 09:15 – Opening & Welcome Remarks (Workshop Chairs)

    09:15 - 10:30 – Session I: Collaboration in Software Engineering (Chair: Walid Maalej)

  1. “Supporting Software Development Teams with a Semantic Process- and Artifact-oriented Collaboration Environment” (Sebastian Weber, Andreas Emrich, Jörg Broschart, Eric Ras and Özgür Uenalan)
    Full Paper
  2. "Enabling Social Network Analysis in Distributed Collaborative Software Development" (Tommi Kramer, Tobias Hildenbrand, Thomas Acker)
    Full paper
  3. "Playful Cleverness revisited: open-source game development as a method for teaching software engineering" (Mart Laanpere, Kaido Kikkas)
    Short paper

  4. 10:30 - 11:00 – Coffee Break

    11:00 - 12:30 – Session II: Web 2.0 and Software Engineering (Chair: Anna Hannemann)

  5. "Web 2.0 artefacts in SME-networks – A qualitative approach towards an integrative conceptualization considering organizational and technical perspectives" (Nadine Blinn, Nadine Lindermann, Katrin Fäcks, Markus Nüttgens)
    Full paper
  6. "Investigating the Suitability of Web X.Y Features for Software Engineers" (Eric Ras, Jörg Rech, Sebastian Weber)
    Full paper
  7. "A method for identifying unobvious requirements in globally distributed software projects" (Smita Ghaisas)
    Full paper

  8. 12:30 - 14:00 – Lunch Break

    14:00 - 14:30 – Demo Session : Community-Driven Requirements Elicitation (Chair: Hans-Jörg Happel)

  9. “A Web Platform for Social Requirements Engineering” (Steffen Lohmann, Sebastian Dietzold, Philipp Heim and Norman Heino)
    Introductory Talk + Demo
  10. "Community Driven Elicitation of Requirements with Entertaining Social Software" (Anna Hannemann, Christian Hocken, Ralf Klamma)
    Introductory Talk + Demo

  11. 14:30 - 15:30 – Session III: Knowledge Sharing in Software Engineering (Chair: Steffen Lohmann)

  12. "Communication is the key Support Durable Knowledge Sharing in Software Engineering by Microblogging" (Wolfgang Reinhardt)
    Full paper
  13. “Improving Knowledge Sharing in Distributed Teams By Capturing and Recommending Informal Experiences” (Happel Hans-Jörg and Walid Maalej)
    Short paper
  14. “Annals of Knowledge Sharing in Distributed Software Development Environments: Experience from Open Source Software Projects” (Sulayman K. Sowe, Rishab A. Ghosh and Luc Soete)
    Short paper

  15. 15:30 - 16:00 – Coffee Break and Poster Session

    16:00 – 17:00 – Round Table

    17.00 - 17.30 – Summary & Final Remarks


    Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as full papers (max. 12 pages) or work-in-progress as short papers (max. 6 pages). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by three members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity and quality. Accepted papers will be published online as SE2009 workshop proceedings as part of the CEUR Workshop proceedings series. is a recognized ISSN publication series, ISSN 1613-0073. Revised papers of the workshop will be published in the GI LNI series volume for SE 2009 workshops.

    Authors should use the Springer LNI format. ( matics-lni-2005/autorenrichtlinien/)

    All questions and submissions should be sent to: [email protected]

    Workshop topics include but not limited to the following:
    * Software engineering of social software
    * Software engineering within social software
    * Requirements engineering of social software
    * Requirements engineering within social software
    * Context-adaptive interaction
    * Cooperative information systems
    * Web 2.0 technologies
    * Community-aware systems


    Paper submission deadline EXTENDED: January 5, 2009
    Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2009
    Workshop date: March 3, 2009


    Due to the new business models of the Web 2.0 and the new generation of Web users the development of social software requires a new SE approach. At the same time social software brings new possibilities for the SE process. Building on the positive experiences from the open source community we propose the term “social software engineering” which should include both Web 2.0 style engineering and engineering of the social software. Communication between different stakeholders, developers and end-users is an essential aspect for successful software engineering (SE). SE presents a social process that has to be supported by the communication enabling tools. SE-participants can express their opinion and exchange their ideas. With the globalization of software production, the social software can serve as a good option for socialization of SE processes.
    Special about social software is, firstly, its meritocracy; secondly, its extreme user-orientation and, thirdly, its focus on emerging scale-free structures. However, it is not enough to create tools using Web 2.0 business models. The development of social software is a social process itself. Using certain social software for SE, a community experiences endless evolution and requires continuous adaptation of tools to their changing needs. Therefore, the development of social software opens a new challenge for design of SE.
    The goal of the workshop is to bring together the researchers and practices interested in engineering process of social software, which in turn should/could be applied during software engineering. During the workshop a state-of-the-art discussion on advanced research and open issues on social software engineering will take place. The special focus will be put on design process and design guidelines of social systems created for SE support.


    Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aaachen University
    Volker Wulf, Siegen University
    Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen University
    Anna Hannemann (Glukhova), RWTH Aachen University


    Andreas Oberweis (University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany)
    Asarnusch Rashid (Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe, Germany)
    Balasubramaniam Ramesh (Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA)
    Barbara Paech (University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany)
    Bernhard Rumpe (TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany)
    Dirk Veiel (FernUniversität Hagen, Hagen, Germany)
    Dominik Schmitz (Fraunhofer FIT, St. Augustin, Germany)
    Imed Hammouda (Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland)
    Gerti Kappel (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
    Jörg Haake (FernUniversität Hagen, Hagen, Germany)
    Kalle Lyytinen (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, US)
    Matthias Betz (University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany)
    Matti Rossi (MetaCase, Jyväskylä, Finland)
    Mehdi Jazayeri (University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland)
    Steffen Lohmann (University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany)
    Stephan Lukosch (Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands)
    Tommi Mikkonen (Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland)
    Volkmar Pipek (University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany)
    William Robinson (Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA)
    Wolfgang Prinz (Fraunhofer FIT, St. Augustin, Germany)
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