Bridging the Gaps Between Software Engineering 
                     and Human-Computer Interaction

          International Conference on Software Engineering 2003

                              May 3-4, 2003
                          Portland, Oregon, USA

The International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) being the premier 
software engineering conference presents an unparalleled opportunity for 
researchers, practitioners, and educators to discuss the shared trends and 
concerns.  In the case of this workshop, we are interested in the relationships 
between the field of software engineering (SE) and the field of human-computer 
interaction (HCI).

Goal. Almost half of software in systems being developed today and thirty-seven 
to fifty percent of efforts throughout the software life cycle are related to 
the system's user interface. For this reason problems and methods from the field 
of human-computer interaction affect the overall process of software 
engineering tremendously, and vice versa. Yet despite these powerful 
reasons to practice and apply effective SE and HCI method there still exist 
major gaps of understanding both between suggested practice and how software is 
actually developed in industry, and between the best practices of each of the 
fields. The standard curricula for each field makes little if any reference to 
the other field and certainly does not teach how to interact with the other 
field.  There are major gaps of communication between the HCI and SE fields: the 
architectures, processes, methods and vocabulary being used in each community 
are often foreign to the other community. As a result, product quality is not as 
high as it could be, and (avoidable) re-work is frequently necessary. The theme 
of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and academics in the two 
fields in an attempt to enumerate and understand these gaps of understanding and 
communication, with an eventual goal of proposing practical ways-shared 
processes, shared architectures, shared notations, etc.-to bridge these gaps. 

Scope. The focus areas of the workshop will be aimed at: increasing awareness of 
the issues in the world at large; designing joint or related curricula; creating 
unified tools, methods, and processes; and influencing regulations and/or 
conventions of practice. The tangible results of the workshop will be a 
practical program of education, research, and public relations focused on 
changing the way that people think about these two fields, and the way that the 
fields are actually practiced.

How to Submit.

Submit your position paper in Adobe PDF format via electronic submission to Rick 
Kazman (  Your paper must conform to the proceedings 
publication format and must not exceed eight pages, including all text, 
references, appendices, and figures. Additional and updated details (ignoring 
page limit details) are available at:

Select ``Submission Information'' in Index.

Then select ``Submission Format'' in third paragraph.

Submission Due Dates.

* Submission Date:        February 1, 2003
* Acceptance/rejection:   March 1, 2003
* Camera-ready Copy:      April 1, 2003

Review Process. 

A maximum of 30 participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted 
material.  Papers will be reviewed by a program committee in terms of their 
relevance to the aims of the workshop and technical content.

The workshop will be closed. Participation will be based upon the submitted 
papers, which will be reviewed by a program committee. The best papers will be 
presented. All papers will be distributed to the participants before the 
workshop starts. Each presented paper will be assigned an opponent, who should 
present a brief counterpoint to the point of view of the presenter of the paper. 
During the day, participants can propose issues to be discussed at the end of 
the day.  The workshop should lead to a list of issues discussed, conclusions 
reached, disagreements identified, and topics to be researched further.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Rick Kazman
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
4500 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15213 

Dr. Len Bass
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
4500 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15213 

Dr. Jan Bosch
University of Groningen
Department of Mathematics and Computing Science
PO Box 800, NL9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands