Call for Papers

We are very happy to have succeeded with our workshop proposal for the 1st International Workshop on Methodological Issues with Empirical Studies involving Human Subjects (WSESE2018) – An ICSE2018 Workshop

With the steep increase of empirical studies and the advent of secondary studies (aggregation or meta-study), one main concern raised by recent studies, is the quality of the primary studies (e.g., a single experiment). Concerns about different quality issues have been raised for many years, however, due to the complexity of empirical studies, not all of them seem to be solved. In particular, problems with regard to the appropriate design of experiments and the correct usage of statistical tests are crucial for the trustworthiness of the results. Consequently, we need to better understand the issues and how to mitigate, if not remove them. The workshop focuses on the empirical process, which can be seen as one measure to ensure repeatable quality. It of six consecutive steps: Definition, Design, Implementation, Execution, Analysis, and Reporting. We also address research with regard to methodological issues arising during the execution of the stages of the process. The workshop’s aim is to increase awareness on the importance of the quality and appropriateness of the methods applied during the different stages of empirical studies to get a reliable answer from an empirical study and to disseminate this knowledge to the broader SE community.

Submission of papers: February 05, 2018
Notification: March 05, 2018
Camera-ready: March 19, 2018
Workshop: May 29, 2018