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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Fri 31 May 2019 12:00 - 12:10 at Viger - Developer Biases and Trust Chair(s): Kelly Blincoe

One source of software project challenges and failures is the systematic errors introduced by human cognitive biases. Although extensively explored in cognitive psychology, investigations concerning cognitive biases have only recently gained popularity in software engineering research. This paper therefore systematically maps, aggregates and synthesizes the literature on cognitive biases in software engineering to generate a comprehensive body of knowledge, understand state of the art research and provide guidelines for future research and practise. Focusing on bias antecedents, effects and mitigation techniques, we identified 65 articles (published between 1990 and 2016), which investigate 37 cognitive biases. Despite strong and increasing interest, the results reveal a scarcity of research on mitigation techniques and poor theoretical foundations in understanding and interpreting cognitive biases. Although bias-related research has generated many new insights in the software engineering community, specific bias mitigation techniques are still needed for software professionals to overcome the deleterious effects of cognitive biases on their work.

Fri 31 May
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11:00 - 12:30: Developer Biases and TrustPapers / Technical Track / Journal-First Papers at Viger
Chair(s): Kelly BlincoeUniversity of Auckland
11:00 - 11:20
FLOSS Participants' Perceptions about Gender and Inclusiveness: A SurveyTechnical TrackIndustry Program
Technical Track
Amanda LeeUniversity of Alabama, Jeff CarverUniversity of Alabama
11:20 - 11:40
Going Farther Together: The Impact of Social Capital on Sustained Participation in Open SourceACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper AwardTechnical TrackIndustry Program
Technical Track
Huilian Sophie QiuCarnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Alexander NolteUniversity of Tartu, Anita BrownBryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
11:40 - 12:00
Investigating the Effects of Gender Bias on GitHubTechnical TrackIndustry Program
Technical Track
Nasif ImtiazNorth Carolina State University, Justin Middleton , Joymallya Chakraborty, Neill RobsonNC State University, Gina BaiNorth Carolina State University, Emerson Murphy-HillGoogle
12:00 - 12:10
Research paper
Cognitive Biases in Software Engineering: A Systematic Mapping StudyJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Rahul MohananiIndraprastha Institue of Information Technology, Iflaah SalmanUniversity of Oulu, Burak TurhanMonash University, Pilar RodriguezUniversity of Oulu, Paul RalphUniversity of Auckland
Link to publication DOI Pre-print
12:10 - 12:30
Discussion Period