[ecoop-info] Software Engineering Education Track at ICSE 2010, Capetown: Call for Papers

Mehdi Jazayeri mehdi.jazayeri at unisi.ch
Fri Jul 10 19:57:02 CEST 2009

Software Engineering Education Track at ICSE 2010, Capetown: Call for  


Chairs: Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Mehdi Jazayeri  
(University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Program Committee: see bottom of page

ICSE is the premier forum for researchers, practitioners and educators  
to present and discuss the most recent ideas, innovations, trends,  
experiences, and concerns in the field of software engineering.

New Horizons is the theme of ICSE 2010.  It acknowledges the need for  
software engineering to open to new horizons, by broadening the focus  
of research themes and by reaching new communities. As such, an  
important goal of this meeting will be to reach out to other  
disciplines that have an impact upon or benefit from software  
engineering know-how. Because of its location in South Africa, the  
meeting will also offer a chance to improve collaboration between the  
traditional ICSE attendees and researchers and educators from  
developing countries.

Which Education for Software Engineers? Education is a vital mission  
for our community in order to meet the challenges of today and,  
primarily, those we expect to face in the future. Moreover education  
is intimately bound with social and economical factors raising  
different questions and problems in different countries. In addition,  
collaboration tools are increasingly available to support distributed  
multi-team and multi-site project work, through which we all can learn  
how worldwide cooperation can break the barriers of space and time,  
economy, culture, language, race. The track will be organized to  
reflect this diversity through expert presentations and open  
discussion sessions. The goal of the educational track is to expose,  
analyze, and investigate what is difficult and peculiar about teaching  
software engineering and what are the necessary ingredients for  
improving our educational activities. We therefore solicit  
contributions from the community on problems/questions/open issues/ 
innovative solutions in teaching software engineering, which will help  
us shape the agenda of the educational track for this year and a  
roadmap for the future of software engineering education.  The panel/ 
discussion sessions will provide a forum for selected submitters to  
present and discuss their questions and experiences with experts in  
the field and with the track participants.

Contributions are invited for papers describing problems, relevant  
experiences, and novel insights and solutions in educational  
activities. Papers should be at most ten pages long, in the conference  
format, and should clearly describe the social-economical-educational  
context they refer to, the object of the discussion and the expected  
result of the discussion. The paper should explicitly list up to three  
main challenges an instructor of software engineering faces today, and  
optionally, potential solutions to those problems. Questions/problems  
of interest include, but are not restricted to:

	• Software Engineering is about complexity: How/what can we teach  
about complexity?
	• Software Engineering is about software. What knowledge should we  
assume about software?
	• Software engineering is about collaboration and this increasingly  
occurs in a distributed, multi-site way. What are the rules? What  
should we say about outsourcing? About the impact of linguistic  
differences? How can experience be shared?
	• Software has fundamental impact on societies. Should we address  
ethical and other societal issues? How?
	• Software engineering is influenced by organizational and cultural  
issues. What culture and organization do we teach for? Should we teach  
about culture?
	• Are there different experiences and needs in developing countries?  
How can we include the challenges derived from the needs of developing  
	• Are there fundamental issues related to programming languages,  
software tools, and infrastructure?
	• Are projects and theory integrated in courses?

We invite top-quality papers on software engineering education in two  
	• Full papers, up to 10 pages, documenting well-articulated and well- 
established results,
	• Short papers, up to 4 pages, describing new results that may not  
have been fully evaluated yet, but are nonetheless important to share  
with the community

Conference Information is available on the conference web site http://icse2010.cs.up.ac.za/

Important Dates
Submission   5 October 2009
Author notification  10 December 2009

Program Committee

Mark Ardis, Rochester Institute of Technology
Yirsaw Ayalew , University of Botswana
Robert France, Colorado Statue University, USA
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (co-chair)
Martin Glinz, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Orit Hazzan, Technion, Israel
Pankaj Jalote, IIT Delhi, India
Mehdi Jazayeri, University of Lugano, Switzerland (co-chair)
Kai Koskimies,Tampere University of Technlogy, Finland
Richard LeBlanc, Seattle University, USA
Xiaoxing Ma, Nanjing University, China
Andrew McGettrick, Strathclyde University, UK
Art Pyster, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Shingo Takada, Keio University, Japan
Pat Terry, Rhodes University,
Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA

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