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Educating the “Net” Generation of Software Engineers

Important Dates

Abstract submissionOctober 1, 2007 - completed
Abstract feedbackOctober 21, 2007 - completed
All submissions dueDecember 1, 2007 - completed
Paper feedbackJanuary 10, 2008 - completed
Camera readyFebruary 1, 2008 - completed
Short paper submissions dueFebruary 11, 2008 - completed
Short paper feedbackFebruary 21, 2008 - completed
Short paper Camera readyMarch 10, 2008 - completed
Early RegistrationMarch 14, 2008 - completed
The theme of the 2008 IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T '08) is "Educating the Net Generation of Software Engineers." The theme acknowledges the vital role that Internet technologies and applications play in the society and the importance of properly educating and training the "Net" generation of software engineers. The Net generation characterizes the current students who may have never known life without the Internet. Their early and ubiquitous exposure to technology has defined their styles, their modes of communication, their learning preferences, their social choices, and their entertainment preferences. Additionally, the realities of the software industry for which the Net generation need to prepare have shifted from that of the foundational beliefs and practices of many software engineering educators. Thus the educators need to become familiar with the Net era's teaching and training challenges, to investigate the peculiarities of educating and training Net software engineers, and to identify the necessary ingredients for success and for improving our teaching practices and course delivery methodologies.

In addition, Gartner has projected the world market for open source software to grow to $35B by 2008. How do we need to change our curriculum to prepare students to develop open source software? The number of security attacks on software is growing exponentially each year. How do we teach students to build security into their software and to implement software consistent with privacy policies? Increasingly, software development teams are geographically distributed as teams are disbursed throughout the globe and as telecommuting is on the rise. Are students learning about communication and coordination practices for working in these distributed teams? As educators, how do we adjust our teaching to meet the personal preferences and technical challenges of the net generation of software engineers? We would like the above and similar open issues to be addressed at the CSEE&T '08.

The 2008 conference will include technical and experience paper presentations (including short paper presentations), panel discussions, workshops, course materials, and tutorials.

The conference will also include a special track to commemorate Dr. Nancy R. Mead's contributions to software engineering education and training. In particular we will recognize Dr. Mead's contributions to the growth, viability and popularity of CSEE&T, the success of a related working group known as the WGSEE&T, but especially Dr. Mead's devotion to industry-academia collaboration.

We invite quality, original papers covering the conference theme or related topics. Submissions covering curricula development, empirical and experimental studies, personal or institutional experiences, and conceptual or theoretical work are welcome.

Topics of interest include:

  • Teaching methodologies and materials
  • Curriculum and inter-disciplinary units
  • Design of new courses and units
  • Educational units in security and privacy
  • Teaching secure software engineering
  • Educational units in Internet software engineering
  • Use of open source tools
  • Learning environment and tools
  • Integration of agile practices
  • Integration of internship in to the curricula
  • Studies of educational practices
  • Industry-academia collaboration models
  • Evaluation and assessment techniques
  • Internet course delivery techniques

Short papers

Short paper submissions are invited that address software engineering education and training topics. Short papers may discuss an idea at an early stage, or a promising idea that may lack complete evaluation. Each accepted short paper will be presented by an author in a conference session. Short papers will appear in the IEEE digital library, but not the conference proceedings. Short paper submissions must not exceed 4 pages in the conference format.

Submissions covering curricula development, empirical and experimental studies, personal or institutional experiences, and conceptual or theoretical work are welcome. Papers that address the conference theme of "Educating the Net Generation of Software Engineers" are particularly encouraged.

Important Dates:
Feb 11, 2008: Short Paper Submission
Feb 21, 2008: Short Paper Feedback
March 10, 2008: Camera Ready