General Information

The CSEE&T Conference is now approaching 30 years of longevity. Software engineering education has changed a great deal in that timeframe. In 1986, software engineering education was largely undertaken by industry, with just a few academic software engineering programs in place. The Master of Software Engineering (MSE) reference curriculum changed the landscape of software engineering, resulting in many MSE programs worldwide, not to mention software engineering tracks within Computer Science (CS) masters’ programs. In the years that followed, software engineering education emerged at the undergraduate level, with a documented reference curriculum. Software engineering professionalism initiatives resulted in the certification and licensing of software engineers in a number of countries worldwide. We are seeing increased attention to software engineering specialty areas, and many software engineering degree programs have tracks to support these specialties.

On the industry side we are seeing an upheaval in software engineering as we know it. Software engineering is pervasive. Innovations such as Cloud Computing, autonomous vehicles, drones, bioengineering, and other initiatives have made for a rapidly changing landscape. Topics such as software assurance, safety, and reliability have become increasingly important knowledge areas. As educators we are challenged to keep up with the emerging trends, to identify suitable software engineering techniques, and to incorporate them into our class offerings. We are in a global economy with a software supply chain that can extend across many countries and regions. Each one has their own regulations and laws about safety, security, and privacy. Practicing software engineers change jobs frequently, so the value of in-house training is not as clear as it once was. In 2017 we want to focus on the changes that are taking place in the field, our response to it, and our vision of how we can move forward to meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified software engineers.

Topics of Interest

Quality submissions covering curriculum development, empirical studies, personal or institutional experience, conceptual or theoretical work are particularly invited. The list below indicates areas in the focus of CSEE&T 2017. Submissions on additional topics consistent with the central themes of the conference are also welcome.

-   Team development and project management (TPM)
-   Assessment (ASM)
-   Measuring our results (MOR)
-   Communication with clients, peers, etc. (CCP)
-   Domain engineering (DOM)
-   Degree specializations (SPC)
-   Software assurance, quality, and reliability (AQR)
-   Cloud Computing (CLC)
-   Methodological aspects of software engineering education (MAS)
-   Global and distributed software engineering (GDS)
-   Social and cultural issues (SCI)
-   Novel Delivery Methods (NDM)
-   Open source in education (OSE)
-   Cooperation between industry and academia (CIA)
-   Continuous education to cope with technological change (CED)
-   Vision for software engineering education in the future (VIS)
-   Others (OTH)

Journal of Systems and Software

The CSEE&T 2017 has teamed up with the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) to devote a special of the JSS to the select papers from this year's conference. All submitted papers will be considered for the special issue. Priority will be given to the high-impact papers that address education in the areas of secure software, agile software engineering, gamification, and industry/university collaboration. The authors of selected papers will be notified shortly after the authors' final notification and will be asked to extend their papers to full-text papers appropriate for publication in an archival journal. The special issue of JSS will be guest edited by Hossein Saiedian (University of Kansas, USA) and Hironori Washizaki (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan). Tentative dates are as follows:

Author Notification: September 15, 2017
Extended Paper Submission: December 22, 2017
Author Notification: February 23, 2018
Revisions/Corrections: March 23, 2018