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Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021

Human Values in Requirements Engineering

Jon Whittle ( CSIRO’s Data61 and Monash University Melbourne, Australia)
Waqar Hussain (Monash University Melbourne, Australia)

Recent years have seen renewed interest in the social impact of technology, as major scandals such as Cambridge Analytica and bias in AI systems have made the international press. There is an increasing acceptance that software systems must properly embed human values – such as inclusion, diversity, social responsibility, and cultural context – in their design. The software engineering field, however, has been slow to adopt human-value based methods for software design, in contrast to other fields such as HCI. In this tutorial, we will give an overview of approaches for embedding human values in technology, summarizing work in other fields. We will then describe work in addressing human values in the software engineering field, with a specific focus on requirements engineering. Through a series of interactive exercises, we will help participants to explore what human values mean in a requirements engineering context, how they can be captured as part of requirements engineering, and practical steps that can be taken to address human values in software.

Tue 21 Sep

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08:00 - 13:00
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Human Values in Requirements Engineering
Jon Whittle CSIRO's Data61 and Monash University, Waqar Hussain Monash University