Report on the 2nd Workshop on Human Centric Software Engineering & Cyber Security (HCSE&CS 2021)

Chhetri, Mohan Baruwal and Liu, Xiao and Grobler, Marthie and Hoang, Thuong and Renaud, Karen and McIntosh, Jennifer (2022) Report on the 2nd Workshop on Human Centric Software Engineering & Cyber Security (HCSE&CS 2021). ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, 47 (2). pp. 12-14. ISSN 0163-5948 (

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As the creators, designers, coders, testers, users, and occasional abusers of all software systems-including cyber security systems - humans should be at the centre of all design and development efforts. Despite this, most software engineering and cyber security research and practices tend to be function, data, or process oriented. In contrast, human-centric software engineering focuses on the human-centric issues critical to successful software systems' engineering. The aim of the International Workshop on Human Centric Software Engineering & Cyber Security (HCSE&CS) was to provide a venue for sharing research ideas and outcomes on enhanced theory, models, tools, and capability for next-generation human-centric software engineering and cyber security. The Second HCSE&CS Workshop was held on 15 November 2021 in conjunction with ASE 2021, the 36th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. It was originally intended to be held in Melbourne, Australia but was instead held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This post-workshop report provides an overview of the aims and motivation of the workshop as well as a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop.