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CMCE 2016 : 2nd International Workshop on Case Method for Computing Education


When Dec 6, 2016 - Dec 6, 2016
Where Hamilton, New Zealand
Submission Deadline Oct 30, 2016
Notification Due Nov 3, 2016
Final Version Due Nov 7, 2016

Call For Papers

2nd International Workshop on Case Method for Computing Education (CMCE)

This second workshop on case methods for computing education aims at bringing together educators, researchers and practitioners to discuss and share experience on the application of case method pedagogy for effectively teaching technology-oriented computing education. The first workshop ( was held at the 22nd Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, New Delhi, India, in December 2015.

Goals of the Workshop
The workshop aims at bringing together educators, researchers, and practitioners to discuss and share experience on the application of case method pedagogy for effectively teaching technology oriented computing education.

Faculty teaching computing courses face the difficult challenge of how to prepare students for the real world of computing practice. It is essential to teach concepts and principles but at the same time one has to translate this directly into real-world activity, for example, in software engineering discipline, how to design, develop, and maintain software solutions. Case teaching method provides a number of benefits to enhance student learning through “interactive pedagogy” by stimulating critical thinking and problem solving skills and by creating reasonably realistic replicas of actual situations--which include incomplete information, time constraints, and conflicting goals. The case method uses two elements namely the case, and a set of activities related to that case. The case is a rich narrative that provides detailed information about a situation in which an individual or group must make a decision or solve a problem. Though some faculty have used case method for teaching computing courses, there has been no concerted effort by the professional computing communities to promote this pedagogy

Case method has been successfully applied in teaching other professions including law, medicine, and business. Though there is great pedagogical value in case method, computing has not fully leveraged this method for teaching. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of cases and a repository where faculty can search and find useful cases. Another is the fact that there is very little written and sharing among faculty on how to use cases when teaching technology oriented topics such as software engineering, programming, solution architecture, etc.

Hence, the main goals of the workshop are to gather academics and practitioners who are keen to research and apply the case method pedagogy in computing education, and subsequently contribute to the development of a case repository and set of practical tips on how case method can be incorporated into the different computing courses.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Lessons learnt in the application of case method
* Pedagogical theories relevant to case method
* Challenges with teaching technical computing content
* Teaching cases for computing education
* Architecture and tools for creating a case repository
* Experience reports on collaborating with industry in delivering computing education
* Experience reports from IT industry on the use of real world cases in training their professionals

We encourage you to submit a contribution. All submissions will be peer reviewed and judged on the basis of the paper’s clarity, relevance, and alignment with the workshop goals.

* Papers must be in English.
* Submissions can be 2-4 pages, and must not exceed 8 pages in length and conform to IEEE dual column format.
* Accepted workshop papers will be published at CEUR-WS, which is indexed by dblp, the world's most comprehensive open bibliographic data service in computer science.
* Papers are to be submitted in pdf format via email to with the subject "CMCE2016 Submission".

* Important Dates
Paper submissions due date: 30 October 2016
Author notification date: 3 November 2016
Author revisions due date: 7 November 2016
Registration due date: 7 November 2016
Workshop date: 6 December 2016

Dr. Emanuel Grant, Department of Computer Science, University of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA (
Dr Ashish Sureka, ABB Corporate Research Centre, Bangalore, India (
Dr. Venky Shankararaman, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Singapore (

Format of the Workshop
We plan to organize the workshop as follows:
* A selected number of papers (about 4-5) will be presented. 20 min slot will be allocated for each paper.
* Two breakout sessions will be organized, where participants will be divided into groups and each group will be given specific tasks to address that relate to the workshop. Each group will be given 15 min to present their conclusions on the task allocated.

Workshop Registration
Please see the main conference website at

Venue and Accommodation
The conference will be held on the Hamilton campus of the University of Waikato (, Hamilton, New Zealand. Detailed information regarding accommodation and travel can be found at the APSEC web page at and, respectively.

At least one author of accepted paper must register for the CMCE workshop. Authors are advised to read carefully the APSEC 2016 Registration Instructions

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