Our aim for the panel is to pass the microphone to people we would otherwise not hear from at this conference, but who have something to say about what Software Engineering could do for society and the globe. Specifically, the countries and continents that are underrepresented at ICSE - Africa, South America, and South East Asia.
Our vision is “Let’s ask researchers from other sustainability research disciplines what they struggle with in software to see what we can learn from that for improving software engineering.” We want to relate specific sustainability domain expertise and experience to the topic of software engineering in the sense of “What should software engineers know about this perspective such that we become better at designing for inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility?” We inviting panelists from outside of software engineering but that work with technology, to hear how software is needed within their realm of research in addressing societal challenges in your context, and how that could be supported better. Our conviction is that as software engineers, we unconsciously embed the values we hold into the systems we design, and therefore it is important for us to get a wider perspective on what the world needs outside of our small usual bubble of experience.
Our panelists are experts in education, resources consumption, and Government data, production and analysis. We are excited to welcome you at the session and discuss new challenges and opportunities to serve that we may not have been aware of yet.