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ICSE-SEE 2013 : ICSE-Software Engineering Education Track


When May 22, 2013 - May 24, 2013
Where San Francisco, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 2, 2012
Notification Due Jan 21, 2013
Final Version Due Jan 3, 2013

Call For Papers

Software Engineering Education CFP

Theme: Innovative Methods in Software Engineering Education

We are living in a world being led by technology which is ever-changing. Our students are coming to the university with different backgrounds than ever before, and their attitudes and habits are changing year by year. They are extensive users of social media, they expect to be linked globally, and they often believe that available information is accurate, secure and timely. And, on the other hand, our graduates are going on to work in industry which has also to cope with other requirements such as regulation, globalisation and recession.

As educators, we need to consider how we can combine the attributes of the changing student society with the requirements from the employers. Many software engineering educators are using innovative methods in their classes to exploit student attributes, thus enhancing their students’ education. Others are using innovative methods mapped from industry, thus bringing relevant software engineering methods to the classroom. Some of these methods work, some of them don’t!

In the ICSE 2013 Education Track, we want software engineering educators to learn from each other through presentation of cases which worked and which did not work. We are interested in hearing how innovative methods are being implemented in the classroom situation. We will use research papers, technical briefings, assignment synopses and panel sessions to present cases about the use of innovative methods in software engineering education.

The ICSE 2013 Education Track is looking for contributions from software engineering educators in which the implementation of innovative methods in software engineering education are presented. We are particularly interested in the rationale for this innovative method was chosen and how it was implemented. Submissions written jointly with those from other disciplines, such as Social Science, Health Informatics, Education and Pedagogy, are particularly welcomed.

Topics include but are not restricted to:
Teaching outside the normal classroom or laboratory setting, such as educational collaborations with industry, community groups and public service organisations enhancing student learning;
Making students aware of requirements for specific domains so we ensure that they understand the business and regulatory requirements which now exist in domains such as healthcare, biotechnology, finance and automotive;
Enhancing students’ creativity (arty side!) which combine software engineering with other disciplines such as music, art and psychology, which support growth industries such as gaming, music technology, interactive media;
Integrating software engineering research into teaching;
Ensuring that our graduated students meet industry needs through the understanding of development practices for different environments;
Teaching students new paradigms, such as cloud computing or global software development;
Educating the educators, introducing innovative methods which can be used to keep the educators up to date;
Socially relevant assignments that demonstrate how software engineering contributes to society. Today's students want to have a feeling that their work is practical and, especially, to help society and the environment;
Software Engineering competitions, whether these are related to course-based assignments or to competitions run by external organisations such as industry.

We solicit high-quality submissions for this track:
Full papers, up to 10 pages, documenting results and findings, where the research presented has followed established research methods;
Technical briefings and demonstrations, up to 4 pages, which describe innovative methods that may not be fully validated, but are worth sharing with the community;
Assignment synopses, up to 4 pages, which describe assignments which have worked within software engineering classes, particularly those that demonstrate social relevance. Submissions should describe the assignment, learning objectives and teaching materials and should provide a URL for the assignement where the assignment and grading criteria are provided such that another educator could easily use the assignment;
Panel session proposals, up to 4 pages, which describe the topic to be discussed and include an argument as to why this topic will be of interest and present a proposed panel membership.

All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the Software Engineering Education Program Committee. Submission must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of contribution, applicability, validation, relation to the goals listed above, quality of presentation, and discussion to related work.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: November 2, 2012
Notification: January 21, 2013
Camera ready version: March 1, 2013

ICSE 2013 Education Track: 22nd-24th May, 2013

For submission instructions please refer to the ICSE 2013 website. Accepted papers will appear in the ICSE 2013 SEE proceedings and the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.

SEE Program Co-Chairs:
Ita Richardson, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland

Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.

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