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Best Article Award at ESEM 2011

The article  “An Empirical Study on the Use of Team Building Criteria in Software Projects“, presented by Prof. Fabio Silva at the 5th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurements (ESEM’2011), in Banff, AL, Canada, received the Best Paper Award at the closing ceremony, on Friday, September 23rd, 2011. The article is co-authored by  Fabio Q. B. da Silva, A. César C. França, Tatiana B. Gouveia, Cleviton V. F. Monteiro, Elisa S. F. Cardozo, Marcos Suassuna, members of the HASE Research Group.

The goal of the research  was to identify criteria used in industrial practice to select members of a software project team, and to look for relationships between these criteria and project success. The study was carried out with project managers of over 30 software companies from various cities in Brazil.  The findings show that the consistent use of a set of team building criteria correlated significantly with project success, and the criteria related to human factors present the strongest correlations.

The paper can be found in the ESEM’2011 Proceedings, which should be electronically available soon at IEEE.

Systematic Review about Personality in Software Engineering

We investigate the effect of personality on various aspects of individual an team work in software development. We have recently published a systematic literature review on the EASE’2011 Conference, in Durham, England. This article received the Joint Best Paper award in the Conference.

An extended version of this paper is being prepared and will be submitted to IET Software later this month.

Human Aspects in Software Engineering

Welcome to HASE.

We are a research group at the Center of Informatics, at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, focused on developing empirical studies of the effects of human factors on the industrial practice of software development.

The research group leader is Prof. Fabio Q. B. da Silva, who has been actively involved in industry-university collaborative research in software engineering in the past 20 years. He is one of the founders of C.E.S.A.R., a research institute that has received twice the award of the Most Innovative Research Institute in Brazil.

HASE is the research home of 6 doctoral and 16 master students, and has an extensive track of published work in the last five years.