Agile development for vulnerable populations: Lessons learned and recommendations

Marcos Baez, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

In this paper we draw attention to the challenges of managing software projects for vulnerable populations, i.e., people potentially exposed to harm or not capable of protecting their own interests. The focus on human aspects, and particularly, the inclusion of human-centered approaches, has been a popular topic in the software engineering community. We argue, however, that current literature provides little understanding and guidance on how to approach these type of scenarios. Here, we shed some light on the topic by reporting on our experiences in developing innovative solutions for the residential care scenario, outlining potential issues and recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 40th International Conference on Software Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationSoftware Engineering in Society, ICSE-SEIS 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages33-36
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450356619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2018
Event40th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society, ICSE-SEIS 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20181 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257

Conference

Conference40th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society, ICSE-SEIS 2018
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period30.5.181.6.18

Keywords

  • agile development
  • human-centered design
  • vulnerable populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Baez, M., & Casati, F. (2018). Agile development for vulnerable populations: Lessons learned and recommendations. In Proceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society, ICSE-SEIS 2018 (pp. 33-36). [3183439] (Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/3183428.3183439