Cognitive aspects of information systems engineering is an area that is gaining interest and importance in industry and research. In recent years, human aspects and specifically cognitive aspects in software engineering and information systems engineering have received increasing attention in literature and conferences, acknowledging that these aspects are as important as the technical ones, which have traditionally been in the center of attention. This workshop is planned to be a stage for new research and vivid discussions involving both academics and practitioners.
The goal of this workshop is to provide a better understanding and more appropriate support of the cognitive processes and challenges practitioners experience when performing information systems development activities. Understanding the challenges and needs, educational programs as well as development supporting tools and notations may be enhanced for a better fit to our natural cognition, leading to better performance of engineers and higher systems’ quality. We aim to bring together practitioners and researchers from different communities such as requirements engineering, software architecture, design and programming, who share interest in cognitive aspects, for identifying the cognitive challenges in the diverse development related activities. The workshop aims at discussing the current state of ongoing research, industry needs, future trends, and sharing practical experiences.