Studying Professional Software Design

An NSF-Sponsored International Workshop
February 8th-10th, 2010, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

The goal of this workshop is to collect a foundational set of observations and insights into software design, drawing on theories and methods from a variety of research disciplines. The workshop aims to build this understanding by considering both software design’s role in the software development process and its role in the larger design context. Accordingly, this workshop will bring together participants from various communities, including software engineering, general design, human-computer interaction, cognitive science, and psychology.

The workshop will focus on the analysis of a common data set. We will make available to each participant videos and transcripts of three pairs of professional software designers, working on the conceptual design of a software system. Participants will be asked to submit and present a paper based on an analysis of these videos. After the workshop, an edited book will be produced based on selected papers, revised as appropriate.

Important Deadlines and Other Dates

September 7th, 2009

Statement of interest / request for access to videos/transcripts

October 5th, 2009

Preliminary one-page position statement

December 7th, 2009

Submission of papers

December 21st, 2009

Notification of acceptance

January 8th, 2010

Registration deadline

February 8th-10th, 2010


January 16th, 2012

Submission of revised papers


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