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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada

Multidisciplinary Approaches for Software Engineering Education and Training in the Digital Era

The Software Engineering Education and Training (SEET) track is seeking contributions that address challenges, innovations, and best practices in software engineering and training, and in particular its multidisciplinary nature in the digital era.

The demands on the educator are becoming increasingly complex: there must be a balance between offering a range of teaching approaches and retaining quality in teaching. Submissions are welcome on a variety of topics, but the overall question that SEET 2019 attempts to address is “What teaching methods maintain quality, encourage students to look beyond programming concepts, are sustainable, and offer students and practitioners a rewarding experience?”

Call for Papers

The student profile is changing: students now demand more flexibility in terms of how, where and what they learn. Subjects are merging, and we see more need for students to graduate from software engineering courses with more than the ability to write good code. Digitalization has made access to a raft of online educational environments possible. Economies of scale point to the rise and widespread application of MOOC style classes. This has resulted in more online and virtual classrooms in which students learn in groups that are multicultural and cross functional. The student profile is diverse and represents a range of abilities and ages who participate part-time or full time.

Satisfying students and society demands creates the need for a multidisciplinary learning environment that might include project management, business, organizational behavior, law, ethics, cultural awareness, as well as socio–psychology of computer-mediated communication. Involving software practitioners in the design and delivery of SE curricula is also crucial to place industry’s needs at the core of SE teaching.

The demands on the educator are therefore increasingly complex: there must be a balance between offering a range of new teaching approaches and subject matter with retaining quality in teaching. We therefore ask, “What teaching methods are there that maintain quality, encourage students to look beyond programming concepts, are sustainable, and offer students and practitioners a rewarding experience?”

Topics of interest

We are looking for contributions that address challenges, innovations, and best practices in Software Engineering Education and Training (SEET). While we welcome submissions on all topics related to software engineering education and training, we are particularly interested in submissions that address the multidisciplinary nature of software engineering education and training in the digital era. We are open to a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • online learning and its impact on educational settings and curricula;
  • new best practices for software engineering education and training;
  • innovative curriculum, assessment or course formats;
  • multidisciplinary learning environments to include, project management, business, organizational behavior, law, ethics, cultural awareness, and socio-psychology of computer-mediated communication;
  • integration of software engineering research into teaching and training
  • individual and multidisciplinary team development;
  • methods to involve industry as a key stakeholder in the design, delivery, or both of courses;
  • new modes of learning and education in the digital era;
  • methods that ensure that software engineering education and training meets industry needs;
  • ethics in software engineering education and training;
  • software engineering in non-traditional settings such as hackathons and living labs;
  • global and distributed software engineering;
  • methodological aspects of software engineering education and training;
  • application of educational research methods in software engineering education and training;
  • student assessment.

Format and Submission

  • Full paper, up to 10 pages, documenting results and findings, where the research presented has followed established research methods;
  • Short paper, up to 4 pages, reporting novel approaches that have not been fully evaluated, which will be presented as posters;
  • Case study paper, up to 10 pages, reporting on innovative approaches, courses, tools, or delivery formats;
  • Panel session proposal, up to 4 pages, which describe the topic to be discussed, explain why this topic will be of interest and give details of the proposed panel membership.

A SEET submission must not exceed 10 pages, including all text, figures, tables, and appendices; two additional pages containing only references are permitted. It must conform to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submission must also comply with the ACM plagiarism policy and procedures. In particular, it must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review elsewhere while under review for ICSE. The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship. Each paper must be submitted electronically through the online submission site on EasyChair. Please note that ICSE 2019 SEET has introduced a double-blind review process, which also imply some requirements on your writing style. A submission found to violate the double-blind review guidelines might be desk-rejected before review. For more details, please see the author tips in the ICSE 2019 double blind review process description.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Selections will be made on the basis of originality, significance of contribution, soundness and appropriateness of research methods, as applicable, relation to the goals listed above, relevance for the ICSE audience, discussion of related work, and quality of presentation.

Accepted Submissions

Accepted papers and panel summaries will be published in the ICSE-SEET 2019 Proceedings and in the ACM and IEEE digital libraries. The official publication date of the proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important Dates

  • Submissions deadline: 1 October 2018
  • Notification of reviewing decisions: 17 December 2018
  • Camera ready due: 9 February 2019