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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 14:00 - 14:20 at Van-Horne - Gender and Trust Chair(s): Kelly Blincoe

It has been well-known that the software development profession lacks gender diversity, particularly in the technical leadership positions. Researchers and practitioners have spent tremendous efforts on identifying the problems and finding solutions. However, most of the existing software engineering literature focuses on the explicit gender biases but ignores implicit gender biases. To fill this gap, the study sought to empirically investigate whether professional software engineers hold implicit gender biases related to women in the software development profession, and examine whether these implicit biases predict discriminatory decision-making. Using data from 142 professional software engineers in seven organizations, our study yields a rich set of concerning findings. First, we find that implicit biases were pervasive–both male and female software engineers implicitly associated software development professions, particular technical leadership roles, with men, not women, and also associated women with the home and family. Besides, people often cannot resist their implicit gender biases and make decisions in gender-neutral ways while they do well in resisting their explicit gender biases.

Wed 29 May

icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Society
14:00 - 15:30: Software Engineering in Society - Gender and Trust at Van-Horne
Chair(s): Kelly BlincoeUniversity of Auckland
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Society14:00 - 14:20
Talk
Yi WangRochester Institute of Technology, David RedmilesUniversity of California, Irvine
Pre-print
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Society14:20 - 14:40
Talk
Gemma CatolinoUniversity of Salerno, Fabio Palomba University of Zurich, Damian Andrew TamburriTU/e, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology, Filomena FerrucciUniversity of Salerno
Pre-print
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Society14:40 - 15:00
Talk
Barnaby CraggsUniversity of Bristol, Awais RashidUniversity of Bristol, UK
icse-2019-Posters15:00 - 15:05
Poster
Karina Kohl SilveiraSchool of Technology at PUCRS University, Rafael PrikladnickiSchool of Technology at PUCRS University, Soraia Musse, Isabel Manssour, Renata Vieira
icse-2019-Posters15:05 - 15:10
Poster
icse-2019-Posters15:10 - 15:15
Poster
Jagadeesh Chandra Bose R PAccenture, Vikrant KaulgudAccenture Labs, India, Mauro Rebelo, Sanjay PodderAccenture
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Society15:15 - 15:30
Talk