Co-located with MODELS 2022: ACM/IEEE 25th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS). Montreal, Canada, 23-28 October, 2022
Software users are diverse, with differing personalities, technical proficiency, emotional reactions to software systems, socio-economic status, gender, age, culture, language, and preferences. Capturing and supporting human factors at requirements or design stages are essential for designing and modeling human-centric software systems that fit the end-users of the systems. Moreover, since modeling is an intrinsically human endeavor, many of the questions related to modeling can only be answered by empirical studies
The HuFaMo workshop series is a venue for early-stage empirical research involving human factors in modeling and design. Our goal is to improve the state of science and professionalism in empirical research in the MDE community.
Relevant topics to modeling of human factors include, but are not limited to:
Relevant topics to human factors in modeling and design include, but are not limited to:
New this year: Best Theme Paper Award
This year’s MODELS conference will feature a Best Theme Paper Award spanning across all tracks. The special theme of this year’s conference is “Modeling for social good” #MDE4SG. The organization committee will select the nominated paper based on its fitness to the topic and the reviewer comments and scores.
We address three audiences. First, we welcome researchers and practitioners active in the field of modeling and design of human factors, and provide them with a venue for disseminating their research results and keeping up to date with the latest developments in the field. Second, we propose the same type of venue for researchers and practitioners in the field of human factors in modeling and design. Third, we address researchers who want to start conducting empirical research. In the workshop, they will find a constructive environment where they can present their study design or theoretical framework under development.
Papers should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair. We follow a double blind review process where authors will not be identified to reviewers and reviewers will not be identified to authors. Authors do not have to suppress references to their previous work, but should refer to it in the third person.
Authors must make it clear in the abstract if the paper contains an empirical study, a proposal or is a position paper, and which of the topics listed above are covered. If a paper represents work that is not yet fully validated, the paper title must have one of the phrases ’Proposal’, ’Preliminary results’, ’Work in progress’ or ’Position paper’. The following are some guidelines for particular types of content:
Submissions must adhere to the IEEE formatting instructions. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages, including references, appendices, and figures, while Position papers must not exceed 5 pages. Submissions that do not adhere to these limits or that violate the formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected without review.
Papers will be evaluated mainly from their practical take-away and the potential impact of the findings. Each submission will be reviewed in terms of the following criteria: 1) Innovation: advancing the state-of-practice; 2) Value: whether the problem is worth exploring; 3) Impact: the potential for disruption of current practice; 4) Soundness: the validity of the methodology, evaluations and the rationale; 5) Quality: the overall quality of the paper’s writing.
Accepted papers will be published in the MODELS conference companion proceedings published by IEEE.
Authors are encouraged to provide supplementary data of their respective research (e.g., raw data, transcripts, video footage of study sessions, R scripts), to be made permanently publicly available in the workshop’s repository, built on ZENODO. Although providing such extra material will not be mandatory, it is strongly encouraged, as a good practice in empirical studies.
Silvia is an Associate Professor (accredited to Full Professor) at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain. Her research interests focus on quality assurance in model-driven engineering, empirical assessment of modeling approaches and the integration of UX in software development. She has co-organized a number of workshops in the past, including the series of workshops on “Experiences and Empirical Studies in Software Modeling” and the three previous editions of HuFaMo at MODELS.
Timothy is a Professor at the University of Ottawa. His current research focuses on UX of software modeling languages and tools, and of Umple in particular. He has also published on human-centred aspects of enterprise architecture, knowledge management, and software engineering education.
Emmanuel is an associate professor of the Computer Science and Network of IMT Nord Europe and associated researcher at CRIStAL laboratory at the University of Lille. His research interests focus on software engineering processes and software modeling in practice and more particularly, he studies NOUML (not only) sketches within the software development process.
Bran is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. He has published extensively on topics ranging from real-time systems, software architecture, operating systems, to model-based engineering technologies and standards. He has over four decades of industrial experience with the design and development complex software systems in the cyber-physical space.
Daniel Gaspar Figueiredo
Daniel is research staff at the Technological Institute of Informatics (ITI) at the Universitat Politècnica de València and PhD Candidate at the Department of Computer Science at the UPV, Spain. His research interests focus on adaptive user interfaces, model-driven engineering, machine learning and the use of Electroencephalography (EEG) to understand how humans react during software engineering tasks.