Important Dates and Application

Summer School Postponed due to COVID-19

In the light of the recent global outbreak of COVID-19 and the current travel restrictions that have affected many universities as well as our industry partners, we have decided to postpone the Summer School on Human Factors in Software Engineering to summer 2021. We are deeply sorry and apologize for the inconvenience this might cause, but we believe that the health and well-being of all attendees is of the highest priority, same as the inclusiveness of our event, which at this point we cannot for this year.

Who is eligible to apply?

The summer school targets PhD students primarily working in the area of behavioural software engineering and/or studying human factors in software engineering. It also welcomes students working in adjacent areas who are interested in a human factors perspective.

To be eligible to apply for participation in the summer school, applicants must be enrolled at a university as a PhD student, at any point of studies. 

How to apply?

Students are required to submit an application including ongoing or recently completed work to be presented in the doctoral symposium. Number of places in the summer school is limited, and screening will be done to assess the fit of the student’s research topic or area of interest to the summer school theme. Acceptance is independent of the stage of studies.

What shall be submitted with your application?

To apply for admission students have to complete the registration form (EasyChair) and complement it with the following required material:

  • Motivation letter (one page) – provide a written statement of motivation, describing your main field of study, and expectations of how the participation in the summer school will benefit ongoing doctoral studies.
  • Extended abstract for ongoing or completed work demonstrating the student’s area of interest (can be from a short paper or full paper, published as well as unpublished work) to be presented in the doctoral symposium. Note that there is no absolute page limit for the abstract. We expect extended abstracts to be 2-6 pages, depending on content being presented, but usually closer to 2 pages than to 6.
  • Desirable selection of talks from the programme

All documents shall be submitted in English. The motivation letter and the extended abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file. The extended abstract must be formatted according to the ACM article format with the default “manuscript” option:

Apply for participation at:


Participant registration and payment will be organized upon notifications of acceptance, (May 1).

The following fees apply:
– Early bird registration 3,000 SEK (approx. 300 EUR)
– Late registration: 5,000 SEK (approx. 500 EUR)

Important dates

Early submission deadline: [to be announced end of 2020]
Early notification of acceptance: [to be announced end of 2020]
Early registration deadline: [to be announced end of 2020] (early bird fees apply)

Note: Late applications will be accepted and reviewed before the final registration deadline. Seats cannot be guaranteed after the early registration deadline.

Late registration deadline: [to be announced end of 2020] (late registration fees apply)
Summer school: [to be announced end of 2020]


Further information on the registration will be provided to the applicants upon acceptance.