Welcome to the 5th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering

HCSE is a single-track working conference that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in strengthening the scientific foundations of user interface design, examining the relationship between software engineering and human-computer interaction and on how to strengthen human-centered design as an essential part of software engineering processes.

HCSE 2014 is the 5th edition of a bi-annual conference series promoted by Working Group 13.2 “Methodologies for User-Centered Systems Design” of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

HCSE 2014 took place on September 16th-18th at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, the world’s largest computer museum, in Paderborn, Germany. It was hosted by the s-lab – Software Quality Lab of the University of Paderborn.

With the support of an international program committee, the organizers of HCSE 2014 selected 13 full papers and 10 short papers covering advanced topics at the intersection of HCI, human-centered design and software engineering. Among the addressed topics were adaptive and context-dependent applications, user involvement, improved usability, use and reuse of models, agile development and human-centered software engineering processes. In addition, HCSE 2014 featured two outstanding keynote speeches:

  • Margaret Burnett (Oregon State University) 
    "End-User Software Engineering: Beyond the Silos"
  • Wil van der Aalst (Eindhoven University of Technology)
    "How People Really (Like To) Work: Comparative Process Mining To Unravel Human Behavior"

All these contributions are included in the proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series, Vol. 8742, which is available at: http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-3-662-44810-6

During the conference, a panel was organized in the form of an interactive questions-answers game where participants were invited to discuss agile development process and UX methods. The result of this exciting panel provided substantial material that motivates the organization of the next IFIP 13.2 workshop which is going to be held in conjunction with the IFIP TC 13 conference INTERACT on September 14th-18th 2015 in Bamberg, Germany.

Last but not least, it is important to mention the great support provided by the local sponsors, especially the initiative “Paderborn überzeugt”, the Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (SICP) and the s-lab, who provided a wonderful environment and all facilities for making HCSE 2014 a great event.

Paderborn, Germany

September 16th-18th, 2014

Important Dates

April 25, 2014   Abstract submission
May 09, 2014   Submission for all tracks
June 09, 2014   Author notification
July  04, 2014    Final paper submission
August 08, 2014   Early bird registration

University of Paderborn

Supported by Working Group 13.2 "Methodologies for User-Centered Systems Design" of the IFIP, the HCSE 2014 is locally organized by the s-lab - Software Quality Lab - of the University of Paderborn.

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

The conference will take place at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum - the world's largest computer museum and modern conference center.

City of Paderborn

The HCSE 2014 will be hosted at the heart of Germany, in the charming city of Paderborn. With over 1200 years of history and about 150.000 inhabitants, the city is waiting on your visit.

Supporting Institutions and Sponsors