peer-reviewed papers

Maria Angela Ferrario and Emily Winter, “Applying Human Values Theory to Software Engineering Practice: Lessons and Implications,” in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 973-990, 1 March 2023, doi: 10.1109/TSE.2022.3170087.

Lucy Hunt and Maria Angela Ferrario. 2022. A Review of How Whistleblowing is Studied in Software Engineering, and the Implications for Research and  Practice. In Software Engineering in Society (ICSE-SEIS’22), May 21–29, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12 pages.
ICSE WBinSE Preprint

Palacin, V., Ferrario, M.A., Hsieh, G., Knutas, A., Wolff, A. and Porras, J., 2021. Human values and digital citizen science interactions. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 149, p.102605.

Whittle, J., Ferrario, M.A., Simm, W. and Hussain, W., 2019. A case for human values in SE. IEEE Software. DOI 10.1109/MS.2019.2956701

Emily Winter, Steve Forshaw, Lucy Hunt, and Maria Angela Ferrario. 2019. Towards a Systematic Study of Values in SE: Tools for Industry and Education. In Proceedings of the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering pre-print

Winter, E.R., Forshaw, S.W., Hunt, L. and Ferrario, M.A., 2019. Advancing the Study of Human Values in Software Engineering. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE) hosted at ICSE2019, 27 May 2019, Montreal, Canada –

Emily Winter, Steve Forshaw, and Maria Angela Ferrario. 2018. Measuring human values in software engineering. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 48, 4 pages. DOI:

Helena Tendedez, Maria Angela Ferrario, and Jon Whittle. 2018. Software Development and CSCW: Standardization and Flexibility in Large-Scale Agile Development. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 2, CSCW, Article 171 (November 2018), 23 pages. DOI:

Maria Angela Ferrario, Will Simm, Stephen Forshaw, Adrian Gradinar, Marcia Tavares Smith, and Ian Smith. 2016. Values-first SE: research principles in practice. In Companion Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 553-562. DOI:

Maria Angela Ferrario, Will Simm, Peter Newman, Stephen Forshaw, and Jon Whittle. 2014. Software engineering for ‘social good’: integrating action research, participatory design, and agile development. In Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 520-523. DOI=

BLOGS / Workshops

Winter and Ferrario. August 2019. Studying Human Values in Software Engineering-  IEEE Software Blog

Maria Angela Ferrario and Steve Forshaw. 2018. Alien AI and the Criterion of Intelligence. Workshop delivered at PACTMAN: Trust, Privacy and Consent in Future Pervasive Environments Symposium 10-11 December 2018. Event Page.

Maria Angela Ferrario, Emily Winter,  and Steve Forshaw. 2018. Human Values in AI. Workshop organised for the 16th CIRN Conference 24-26 October 2018, (CIRN2018) Monash University Prato Centre, Italy.  Workshop proposal.

Maria Angela Ferrario, Will Simm, Jon Whittle, Christopher Frauenberger, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, and Peter Purgathofer. 2017. Values in Computing. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 660-667. DOI:

Team Vic. 2018. Values Tensions in Academia: an Exploration within the HCI Community, ACM interaction magazine blog,  25th June 2018