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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 26)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 17-19
Janice Singer , National Research Council of Canada
Cleidson R. B. de Souza , Federal University of Pará, Brazil
Helen Sharp , The Open University, UK
Gina Venolia , Microsoft Research
Li-Te Cheng , IBM Center for Social Software
ABSTRACT
Software is developed by people, used by people, and supports interaction among people. As such, human characteristics and cooperation are central to modern practical software construction. While human aspects were recognized as important over 30 years ago, recent changes in the software domain have made cooperative and human aspects of software engineering even more significant. This special issue of IEEE Software presents a sample of current research in this field illustrating the wide variety of approaches, software domains and activities in which human and cooperative aspects are being investigated.
INDEX TERMS
human aspects, cooperative aspects, social aspects, cooperation, coordination, collaborative software engineering.
CITATION
Janice Singer, Cleidson R. B. de Souza, Helen Sharp, Gina Venolia, Li-Te Cheng, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering", IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. , pp. 17-19, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.176
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