1st International Workshop on Software Architectures and Human Values (SAHVA)

Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, Maria Angela Ferrario, Colin C. Venters, Milena Guessi

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Sustainable software systems require an in-depth understanding about the role that software systems play in our society at a scale and along time frames that are often difficult to grasp and envisage. We argue that a values 'first' software engineering (SE) perspective can offer new insights not only about the human and social aspects that shape SE decision-making processes, but also the potential uses, misuses, and vulnerabilities of complex socio-technical systems afforded by high-level design decisions. While the area of values-based SE has explored means for identifying and making sense of values in the analysis of software production, more effort is required to investigate how values are ultimately instantiated in the architectural structuring of software systems, and the long-term implications of such design decisions. This workshop provides a unique forum where students, researchers, and practitioners working on requirements engineering, software processes, societal aspects of SE, and software sustainability can come together to advance the field of value-based software architectures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2019)
EditorsLaurence Duchien, Anne Koziolek, Raffaela Mirandola, Elena Maria Navarro Martinez, Clément Quinton, Ricardo Scandariato, Patrizia Scandurra, Catia Trubiani, Danny Weyns
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450371421
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2019
Event13th European Conference on Software Architecture - Paris, France
Duration: 9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
VolumeVolume 2


Conference13th European Conference on Software Architecture
Abbreviated titleECSA 2019
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