Contributions to Books:

R. Sabou, D. Winkler, S. Biffl:
"Human Computation Method in Empirical Software Engineering";
in: "Contemporary Empirical Methods in Software Engineering", Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2020, ISBN: 978-3-030-32488-9, 173 - 215.

English abstract:
Empirical software engineering (ESE) focuses on gathering evidence
through measurements and experiments involving humans and software systems
(software products, processes, and resources). While empirical studies often include
considerable human effort for study planning, execution, and data analysis, human
computation (HC) methods, such as crowdsourcing, are increasingly used to address
human input intensive tasks in software engineering and beyond. Therefore, in this
chapter, we explore the use of HC techniques to support ESE experiments. We
address researchers from both research communities and provide (1) introductory
notions into both fields, (2) an analysis of ESE experiment requirements and
HC capabilities that could match those, and (3) a concrete example of an ESE
experiment that compares the effects of using HC in software inspection with respect
to a traditional inspection process preformed using pen and paper. Our focus is on
software inspection for detecting defects in software engineering models (namely,
extended entity relationship models). This chapter will enable ESE researchers to
apply HC in their work and HC researchers to explore ESE as a new application
area to further improve their methods and tools.

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