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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 17:30 - 17:40 at Place du Canada - Studying Developers Chair(s): Thomas Fritz

This paper presents emergent experimental results showing that mental effort of programmers in code understanding tasks can be monitored through HRV (heart rate variability) using non-intrusive wearable devices. Results suggest that HRV is a good predictor for cognitive load when analyzing code and HRV results are consistent with the mental effort perceived by programmers using NASA-TLX. Furthermore, code complexity metrics do not correlate entirely with mental effort and do not seem a good indicator of the subjective perception of complexity felt by programmers. These first results are presented in the context of the project BASE-Biofeedback Augmented Software Engineering, which is briefly sketched, and proposes a radical neuroscience enabled approach to introduce biofeedback in software development.

Wed 29 May
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16:00 - 18:00: Studying DevelopersPapers / Technical Track / New Ideas and Emerging Results / Journal-First Papers at Place du Canada
Chair(s): Thomas FritzUniversity of Zurich, University of British Columbia
16:00 - 16:20
Talk
Technical Track
Jon EyolfsonUniversity of Waterloo, Patrick LamUniversity of Waterloo
16:20 - 16:30
Talk
Journal-First Papers
Davide FucciUniversity of Hamburg, Giuseppe ScannielloUniversity of Basilicata, Simone RomanoUniversity of Basilicata, Natalia JuristoUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
16:30 - 16:50
Talk
Technical Track
Souti ChattopadhyayGraduate Student, Nicholas NelsonOregon State University, Yenifer Ramirez GonzalezOregon State University, Annel Amelia LeonOregon State University, Rahul PanditaPhase Change Software, Anita SarmaOregon State University
16:50 - 17:10
Talk
Technical Track
Nahla Abid, Bonita SharifUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Natalia DraganKent State University, Hend AlrasheedKent State University, Jonathan MaleticKent State University
17:10 - 17:30
Talk
Technical Track
Yu HuangUniversity of Michigan, Xinyu LiuUniversity of Michigan, Ryan KruegerUniversity of Michigan, Tyler SantanderUniversity of California at Santa Barbara, Xiaosu HuUniversity of Michigan, Kevin LeachUniversity of Michigan, Westley WeimerUniversity of Michigan
Pre-print
17:30 - 17:40
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Ricardo CouceiroUniversity of Coimbra, Gonçalo DuarteUniversity of Coimbra, João DurãesCISUC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, João CastelhanoICNAS, University of Coimbra, Catarina DuarteICNAS, University of Coimbra, Cesar TeixeiraUniversity of Coimbra, Miguel Castelo BrancoICNAS/CIBIT, University of Coimbra, Paulo CarvalhoUniversity of Coimbra, Henrique MadeiraUniversity of Coimbra
17:40 - 18:00
Talk
Papers