IEEE International Workshop on Human and Social Aspects of Software Quality (HASQ 2021)


The discipline of software engineering was created to address poor quality of software. The human and social aspects are important issues in the process of software development. Therefore, studying human and social aspects in software engineering, as well as mining the social networks for developers, may help software engineers to improve the quality of software products.

The International Workshop on Human and Social Aspects of Software Quality (HASQ) aims to provide a forum to bring together researchers, practitioners and experts in both social networks and software engineering to present and discuss their relevant results or experience in either social networks for developers and software quality. And the special emphasis will be put on the intersection of two fields. The HASQ 2021 workshop will be co-located with QRS 2021.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developer social networks
  • Software testing
  • Software analysis
  • Software quality assurance
  • Empirical study of human aspects in software quality
  • Empirical study of developer social networks in software quality
  • Tools


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages. Each paper should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2021 co-located workshops. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.


Program Chair

Ziyuan Wang's avatar
Ziyuan Wang

Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Program Chairs

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Lin Chen

Nanjing University

Xiaolin Ju's avatar
Xiaolin Ju

Nantong University

Program Committee

Xiang ChenNantong University
Tieke HeNanjing University
Chen LiuNanjing University
Peng WangSoutheast University
Xiaoyuan XieWuhan University
Qiao YuJiangsu Normal University
Zheng ZhengBeihang University
Zhiyi ZhangNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Previous HASQ

  • HASQ 2020 - Macau (in conjunction with QRS 2020)
  • HASQ 2019 - Sofia (in conjunction with QRS 2019)
  • HASQ 2018 - Lisbon (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • HASQ 2017 - Prgaue (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • HASQ 2016 - Vienna (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • HASQ 2015 - Vancouver (in conjunction with QRS 2015)