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Special Session
Special Session on
Incorporating End User Human-centric Issues into Software Engineering
 - HCSE 2021

26 - 27 April, 2021

Within the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - ENASE 2021


John Grundy
Monash University
Brief Bio
John Grundy is Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor of Software Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His five year Laureate programme on Human-centric Model-driven Software Engineering aims to address some of the deficiencies in current software development practices that fail to take account of diverse software developer human characteristics and diverse software end user human characteristics. He leads the Human-centric Software Engineering (HumaniSE) lab - https://www.monash.edu/it/humanise-lab - and has published over 500 refereed papers in software tools, visual modelling languages, model-driven software engineering, software architecture, requirements engineering, and software security. He is a Fellow of Automated Software Engineering and Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Hourieh Khalajzadeh
Monash University

Brief Bio
Dr Hourieh Khalajzadeh is a Research Fellow in the HumaniSE Lab. Hourieh has been involved in developing tools and techniques tailored for end-users and domain experts and visual languages to improve communications and collaborations in multidisciplinary teams. Hourieh's research interests include model-driven software engineering, domain-specific visual languages, mining software repositories, and designing human-centric software tools and techniques.


Software is designed and built primarily to solve human needs. However, many software systems have issues with cost overruns (badly captured requirements); hard-to-maintain and dangerous solutions (incorrect technology choice, usage or deployment); and hard-to-use software that does not meet users’ needs (poor understanding of user needs and poor design). Many of these problems can be traced to a lack of understanding and incorporation of end user human-centric issues. This special track will focus on showcasing emerging approaches to better incorporating the human aspect into software engineering processes, methods, techniques, and tools. This includes work focusing on better supporting the human aspects of stakeholders and end users of the software, such as age, gender, personality, emotions, language, disability, etc.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • New Theories on Human-Centric Software Engineering
  • New Methods and Techniques to Incorporate Human-Centric Issues into Requirements and Design
  • New Tools to Assist in Human-Centric Requirements Capture, Design, Implementation and Testing
  • Supporting Human-Centric Issues in Model-Driven Software Engineering
  • Human-Centric Testing, Defect Reporting, Bug Fixing
  • Industrial Experience Reports Addressing Human Centric Issues in Software Development
  • Reviews and Surveys of Approaches to Advancing Human-Centric Software Engineering


Paper Submission: February 24, 2021
Authors Notification: March 10, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2021


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ENASE Special Sessions - HCSE 2021
e-mail: enase.secretariat@insticc.org