We will accept 1-2 page proposals describing a software engineering research project, concept and/or tool the attendee would like to evaluate with users. The proposal should include a concise description of the research problem, a description and motivation of the intended users, an explanation of why the attendee is interested in conducting a user evaluation, and any specific goals the attendee has for the workshop. Submissions from attendees who have designed or conducted a past user evaluation should additionally include a description of how it went, what was learned from the study, and what lessons they personally took away from the experience.
There are two options for submitting a proposal.
Please note these caveats about non-archival proposals:
Submissions and final papers should be formatted using the IEEE CS format. Templates (for Word and LaTeX) and formatting instructions are available at http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/icse2012/how-to-submit/.
Submissions will be made through EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=user2012.
The workshop will be structured around small group discussion. We will have a “panel” of 4-5 researchers experienced at performing user evaluations helping us moderate discussion and present anecdotes. These panelists will be able to talk about their own experiences performing user evaluations, answer questions posed by the groups, and provide guidance on user study design and pragmatics.
We plan to spend the morning focused on refining research questions, and the afternoon focused on choosing study methodologies and practicing study implementations. Throughout the day, we will incorporate activities that simul- taneously introduce user evaluation methodologies.
|4:00p-5:30p|| Session 4
|Archival Proposal Submission||Friday, February 24, 2012, 23:59, American Somoa Time|
|Archival Proposal Notification||Monday, March 19, 2012|
|Archival Camera-Ready Papers Due||Thursday, March 29, 2012|
|Early Registration||Sunday, April 22, 2012|
|Non-Archival Proposal Submission||Monday, May 21, 2012, 23:59, American Somoa Time|
|Non-Archival Proposal Notification||3 business days from submission|
|USER Workshop||Tuesday, June 5, 2012|