Call for Papers


“Education, Education, Education”, is often the mantra of politicians. However, “education” and similarly “training” must have a clear purpose. For Software Engineering this must be to provide fundamental foundations and ongoing support for a professional real-world workforce. It must also be recognized that education, certainly in Universities does not exist in isolation. For CSEE&T 2011 we particularly invite active researchers in Software Engineering to expound on how they draw from their research to ensure that their teaching is vibrant, inspirational, and meaningful in the context of the environments in which most of their students will find subsequent employment. We thus see that for the 2011 conference there should be two main academic themes:

In addition to these two specific academic themes we also invite submissions that address other particular elements of:

To support these themes the conference will feature:

It is also intended that authors of selected papers and reports will be given the opportunity to extend their papers for publication in a major educational journal.

A special one-day parallel event: the Academy for Software Engineering Education and Training (ASEE&T) will be held on Sunday May 22, 2011 which will enable new software engineering educators to learn from master instructors in a highly dynamic, hands-on, interactive environment.

Topics of Interest

We invite quality, original submissions that address the conference themes or related topics. These could cover curricula development, empirical studies, personal or institutional experiences, conceptual or theoretical work. The following is a list of possible areas for exploration and sharing - all in the context of software engineering education & training. The list is by no means exhaustive and authors may submit papers in areas not covered here but consistent with the central themes of the conference.

Special Mini-Track on Systems and Software Engineering

The conference will feature a special minitrack on Systems and Software Engineering (SSE) led by Barry Boehm. A particularly important set of skills for helping student bridge to real world projects are in the area of software systems engineering. These include skills such as understanding stakeholder needs and priorities; envisioning and explaining new solution opportunities; rapid prototyping; formulating operational concepts; evaluating candidate COTS, open source, and purchased-services options; business case or mission effectiveness analysis; and concurrent formulation of requirements, solutions, and plans. Contributed papers or proposed panel topics are particularly welcomed.

Academic Research Papers (ARP) 10 pages maximum

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original academic research in relevant areas of Software Engineering education and training. Papers describing theoretical or empirical research, new techniques and tools, novel interpretation and in-depth case studies are all welcome. Submissions should be original and should not have been published previously or currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Paper submissions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to the field of software engineering education in accordance with IEEE requirements. One author from each accepted paper is required to register as delegate and present the paper at the conference.

Prior to preparing their full paper potential authors should read the CSEE&T Researchers Guide.

In-depth Teaching/Training Experience Reports (TER) 10 pages maximum

The objectives set for of these experience reports is that they should fully discuss innovative approaches, results (both good and bad), obstacles, and lessons learned. Reports should address education and training related to Software Engineering from the perspective of either educators in academia or practitioners in industry or government. Such "real world" experience reports should provide valuable inputs to future directions for education or training and allow others to learn from successes and failures. Submissions should be original and should not have been published previously or currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

In reviewing the submitted reports particular weight will be given to the levels of innovation, evaluation, and reflection that are encompassed within them. One author from each accepted report is required to register as delegate and present the report at the conference.

Short Papers & “Work in Progress” Reports (SP, WPR) 5 pages maximum

Short paper submissions and “Work in Progress” reports that address software engineering education and training topics are also invited. Short papers may discuss a promising idea at an early stage, or an idea that may lack complete evaluation. “Work in Progress” reports should provide details of on-going work that has not yet reached significant conclusions, for example, experiences with a particular educational tool or support environment. The conference presentations related to short papers and “Work in Progress” reports should also provide an opportunity for authors to receive constructive input that could enhance their on-going work. Hence, in evaluating these submissions weight will be given to the extent to which they will generate such constructive input.

Each short paper and “Work in Progress” report will be presented by an author in a conference session who will be required to register as a delegate.

Highly Collaborative Workshops (HCW)

It is intended that CSEE&T 2011 will include a number of open workshops each of 3 hours duration. The workshops enable groups of like-minded participants to exchange experiences and viewpoints in a sharply focused manner.

Workshop organizers should have a strategy for managing attendance based on objective criteria, for example, through a short refereed position paper. Other approaches are permitted as long as they are clearly specified in the workshop's call for participation. Workshop organizers are responsible for authoring a call for participation and for advertising their workshops in appropriate places to attract attendees.

The proposal for a workshop (in not more than 3 pages) should include the following:

Organizers of the accepted workshops will be required to submit a paper indicating the theme, format and activities of the workshop plus any appropriate background information. This along with any accepted position papers will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference.

The organizers’ paper and each of the position papers should individually not exceed 5 pages. The total page length devoted to the workshop in the proceedings will be limited to 50 pages including any appropriate support materials. All attendees at a workshop, including the organiser for the workshop plus any attending assistants must be registered conference delegates.

Panel Sessions (PS)

Panel sessions allow the audience to interact with panel members to provide an engaging, informative and entertaining discussion of a timely topic from multiple perspectives. Please submit your proposals detailing the topic and how it meets the needs of the CSEE&T audience, biographies and position statements of each of the proposed panellists and a biography of the proposed moderator.

Organizers of the accepted panels will be required to submit a short paper summarising the aims and objectives for the panel and brief biographies of the panellists and moderator. The paper may also include a brief statement from each panellist. The total page length devoted to the panel in the proceedings should not exceed 5 pages.

Practice and Methods Presentations, & Tutorials (PMP&T)

Practice and Methods Presentations, and Tutorial proposals that have practical appeal to the SE education and training community are sought. These should enable participants to learn more about a topic relevant to one of the conference themes. Please submit your proposals detailing:

It is expected that Practice and Methods Presentations should occur within 30 to 90 minute time slots and that Tutorials will be within a 60 to 180 minute time slots.

Each accepted Practice and Methods Presentations and each accepted tutorials will be allowed a two or three page summary in the Conference Proceedings. Presenters for these events must be registered as delegate for the conference.

Posters (P)

Emerging ideas for research, teaching practice, or tools can be presented as posters. The poster submissions will be evaluated according to their originality and the possible future contribution to the field of SE Education & Training. Submissions from students are encouraged. It may be that particular submissions under other categories are judged to be more suitable for presentation as a poster.

Posters will be allowed a 1 page summary in the conference proceedings. A poster must be supported by at least one registered delegate who will be available during timetabled poster sessions to support their poster.

Format and Submission Procedures

All submissions must be formatted according to IEEE 6" x 9" specifications and be within the page lengths specified.

Those who are submitting Academic Research Papers are strongly advised to read the CSEE&T Researchers Guide prior to preparing their papers. This is available here.

See the IEEE formatting requirements and get the MS Word template for full formatting details. The official directory at the IEEE Computer Society site contains other formatting files, including a LaTeX style file.

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair.

Important Dates

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