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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021
Tue 25 May 2021 12:45 - 13:00 at Blended Sessions Room 3 - 1.2.3. Developers: General Issues Chair(s): Oscar Pastor
Wed 26 May 2021 00:45 - 01:00 at Blended Sessions Room 3 - 1.2.3. Developers: General Issues

In order to solve today’s complex problems in the world of software development, technical knowledge is no longer enough. Previous studies investigating and identifying non-technical skills of software engineers show that creative skills also play an important role in tackling difficult problems. However, creativity is typically a very vague concept to which everyone gives their own interpretation. Also, there is little research that focuses specifically on creativity in the field of software engineering. To better understand the role of creativity in this field, we conducted four focus groups, inviting 33 experts from four nationally and internationally renowned companies in total. This resulted in 399 minutes of transcripts, further coded into 39 sub-themes grouped into seven categories: technical knowledge, communication, constraints, critical thinking, curiosity, creative state of mind, and creative techniques. This study identifies the added value of creativity, which creative techniques are used, how creativity can be recognized, the reasons for being creative, and what environment is needed to facilitate creative work. Our ultimate goal is to use these findings to instill and further encourage the creative urge among undergraduate students in higher education.

Conference Day
Tue 25 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

12:05 - 13:15
1.2.3. Developers: General IssuesSEIS - Software Engineering in Society / Technical Track at Blended Sessions Room 3 +12h
Chair(s): Oscar PastorUniversitat Politecnica de Valencia
12:05
20m
Paper
Do you really code? Designing and Evaluating Screening Questions for Online Surveys with ProgrammersTechnical Track
Technical Track
Anastasia DanilovaUniversity of Bonn, Alena NaiakshinaUniversity of Bonn, Stefan HorstmannUniversity of Bonn, Matthew SmithUniversity of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE
Pre-print Media Attached
12:25
20m
Paper
How Gamification Affects Software Developers: Cautionary Evidence from a Natural Experiment on GitHubTechnical Track
Technical Track
Lukas MoldonRWTH Aachen University, Markus StrohmaierRWTH Aachen University & GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Johannes WachsVienna University of Economics and Business & Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Pre-print Media Attached
12:45
15m
Paper
Exploring the Role of Creativity in Software EngineeringSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Wouter GroeneveldKU Leuven, Laurens LuytenKU Leuven, Joost VennekensKU Leuven, Kris AertsKU Leuven
Pre-print Media Attached
13:00
15m
Paper
Résumé-Driven Development: A Definition and Empirical CharacterizationSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Jonas FritzschUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Marvin WyrichUniversity of Stuttgart, Justus BognerUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering Group, Stefan WagnerUniversity of Stuttgart
Pre-print Media Attached

Conference Day
Wed 26 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

00:05 - 01:15
00:05
20m
Paper
Do you really code? Designing and Evaluating Screening Questions for Online Surveys with ProgrammersTechnical Track
Technical Track
Anastasia DanilovaUniversity of Bonn, Alena NaiakshinaUniversity of Bonn, Stefan HorstmannUniversity of Bonn, Matthew SmithUniversity of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE
Pre-print Media Attached
00:25
20m
Paper
How Gamification Affects Software Developers: Cautionary Evidence from a Natural Experiment on GitHubTechnical Track
Technical Track
Lukas MoldonRWTH Aachen University, Markus StrohmaierRWTH Aachen University & GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Johannes WachsVienna University of Economics and Business & Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Pre-print Media Attached
00:45
15m
Paper
Exploring the Role of Creativity in Software EngineeringSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Wouter GroeneveldKU Leuven, Laurens LuytenKU Leuven, Joost VennekensKU Leuven, Kris AertsKU Leuven
Pre-print Media Attached
01:00
15m
Paper
Résumé-Driven Development: A Definition and Empirical CharacterizationSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Jonas FritzschUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Marvin WyrichUniversity of Stuttgart, Justus BognerUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering Group, Stefan WagnerUniversity of Stuttgart
Pre-print Media Attached