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Human Aspects of Software Engineering

Orit Hazzan, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Dr. Orit Hazzan is an associate professor at the Department of Education in Technology and Science of the Technion, Israel. In May 2004 she published her book Human Aspects of Software Engineering, co-authored with the late Jim Tomayko. Her second book - Agile Software Engineering - co-authored with Yael Dubinsky, was published by Springer in 2008. In parallel to her research work, she is a consultant for several software projects in the Israeli software industry. She presents her research at computer science and software engineering education conferences, as well as at conferences on software engineering and agile software development.

Yael Dubinsky, IBM Haifa Research Lab

Dr. Yael Dubinsky is affiliated with the Software and Services group in IBM Haifa Research Lab. She is a visiting member of the human-computer interaction research group at the Department of Computer and Systems Science at La Sapienza, Rome, and for more than ten years the instructor of project-based courses in the Computer Science Department at Technion, Israel. Her research interests involve aspects in software engineering and information systems. Yael has a significant experience with guiding agile implementation processes in the industry and academia. Her book on Agile Software Engineering, co-authored with Orit Hazzan, was published by Springer in 2008.

This workshop focuses on human aspects of software engineering. The importance of this topic stems from the recognition that the more the software world is developed, the more it is accepted by the software engineering community that the people involved in software development processes deserve more attention, not the processes themselves or technology. In this spirit, this workshop attempts to highlight the world of software engineering from the perspective of the main actors involved in software development processes: the individuals, the team, the customer, the organization, and other stake holders. Needless to say, the code and technology are main actors in this process as well; indeed, in the workshop they are addressed and analyzed from the human perspective. Since the OOPSLA community deals with software engineering processes, it should not neglect their human aspects. The workshop offers one venue in which the topic can be discussed.

Details on how to participate in this workshop can be found at: http://edu.technion.ac.il/Faculty/OritH/HomePage/HAOSE_OOPSLA_Workshop/index.htm
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