Track Information

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

Research and Experience Papers

Papers should present significant contributions to the exploration, study, use, and understanding of software engineering education and training. Papers may describe a classroom experience, teaching technique, curricular initiative, or educational research project.

Please read the CSEE&T Researchers Guide prior to preparing your paper. The paper size is limited to 8 pages, formatted according to IEEE 6" x 9" specifications. See the IEEE formatting requirements and the official directory at the IEEE Computer Society site which contains other formatting details, including a LaTeX style file, is available via ftp.

Special Journal Issues

Outstanding research and experience papers will be selected for a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software. Priority will be given to those papers that will be directly addressing the conference theme.

Short Papers

Chair: David Janzen
Research and experience papers that do not fully meet the criteria for acceptance as a regular paper may be submitted as a short paper. For example, a paper that describes a promising idea that is at an early stage but does not yet include adequate results to validate the idea or a paper that describes an interesting observation or experience but does not lend itself to a full discussion would be considered a short paper.

Teaching Industrial Strength Software Engineering

Watts Humphrey

This session addresses the issues of decreasing software engineering enrolments and industry’s increasing needs for qualified software engineers. Watts Humphrey, the session chairman opens the program with a brief overview of the session agenda. Bob Musson from Microsoft then reviews industry’s needs for software engineering graduates. More info

Dr. Nancy R. Mead Track

Chairs: Dan Port, Don Bagert
Dr. Nancy Mead has contributed to the software engineering education and training in many ways. She is in fact credited with the growth and popularity of CSEE&T during the past 10 years. In order to recognize her contributions, a special track is devoted to her. Papers reflecting her devotions, her contributions, and her industry-academic collaborative efforts are invited.

Panel Sessions

Chair: Vasudeva Varma
The best panels offer an engaging, entertaining and informative examination of a timely topic from a variety of viewpoints. A panel submission should include the following:

  • A description, no longer than 500 words, of the proposed panel discussion, including a clear description of the discussion's topic and of how it meets the needs of the CSEE&T audience.
  • Biographies and position statements (no more than 500 words) of each of the panelists.
  • A biography of the proposed moderator.


Chair: Jeff Carver
The conference will include workshops of varying length, designed to enable groups of participants to exchange experiences and opinions on a relevant topic. 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. A workshop proposal be no more than two pages in length and should include the following information:

  • The workshop's main theme and goals
  • A list of members of the organizing committee
  • The expected number of participants
  • The preparation required of participants
  • Workshop activities and format. Interactive format is strongly encouraged.


Chair: Joseph Chao
Tutorials will normally be three or six hours in length. Proposals should include a detailed outline of topics, and a discussion of how the tutorial will be presented.

Course Material Contributions

Chair: Ann Sobel
These will show approaches to teaching particular courses or topics within the SE curriculum, for which the authors have developed publicly-available teaching resources. Teaching resources may include PowerPoint slides, software, case studies or similar material. Contributors must submit a two-page summary of the material for publication in the conference proceedings and the materials themselves, all in one zip file. Contributions will be reviewed; selected contributions will appear in the proceedings. Authors will give a short presentation of the material at the conference.

All accepted papers will be published in an IEEE proceedings.