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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 14:40 - 15:00 at Van-Horne - Gender and Trust Chair(s): Kelly Blincoe

Blockchains – with their inherent properties of transaction transparency, distributed consensus, immutability and cryptographic verifiability – are increasingly seen as a means to underpin innovative products and services in a range of sectors from finance through to energy and healthcare. Discussions, too often, make assertions that the trustless nature of blockchain technologies enables and actively promotes their suit- ability—there being no need to trust third parties or centralised control. Yet humans need to be able to trust systems, and others with whom the system enables transactions. In this paper, we highlight that understanding this need for trust is critical for the development of blockchain-based systems.

Through an online study with 125 users of the most well- known of blockchain based systems – the cryptocurrency Bitcoin – we uncover that human and institutional aspects of trust are pervasive. Our analysis highlights that, when designing future blockchain-based technologies, we ought to not only consider computational trust but also the wider eco-system, how trust plays a part in users engaging/disengaging with such eco-systems and where design choices impact upon trust. From this, we distill a set of guidelines for software engineers developing blockchain- based systems for societal applications.

Wed 29 May
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14:00 - 15:30: Gender and TrustSoftware Engineering in Society / Posters at Van-Horne
Chair(s): Kelly BlincoeUniversity of Auckland
14:00 - 14:20
Talk
Implicit Gender Biases in Professional Software Development: An Empirical StudySEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Yi WangRochester Institute of Technology, David RedmilesUniversity of California, Irvine
Pre-print
14:20 - 14:40
Talk
Gender Diversity and Women in Software Teams: How Do They Affect Community Smells?SEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Gemma CatolinoUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Zurich, Damian Andrew TamburriTU/e, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology, Filomena FerrucciUniversity of Salerno
Pre-print
14:40 - 15:00
Talk
Trust beyond computation alone: Human aspects of trust in blockchain technologiesSEIS
Software Engineering in Society
Barnaby CraggsUniversity of Bristol, Awais RashidUniversity of Bristol, UK
15:00 - 15:05
Poster
Reinforcing Diversity Company Policies: Insights From StackOverflow Developers Survey
Posters
Karina Kohl SilveiraSchool of Technology at PUCRS University, Rafael PrikladnickiSchool of Technology at PUCRS University, Soraia Musse, Isabel Manssour, Renata Vieira
15:05 - 15:10
Poster
When Software Development Meets the Shopfloor: The Case of Industrial Fablabs
Posters
15:10 - 15:15
Poster
A Decentralized Application for Fostering Biodiversity: Opportunities and Challenges
Posters
Jagadeesh Chandra Bose R PAccenture, Vikrant KaulgudAccenture Labs, India, Mauro Rebelo, Sanjay PodderAccenture
15:15 - 15:30
Talk
Discussion PeriodSEIS
Software Engineering in Society