29th Int. Conference on Software Engineering® 20 - 26 May 2007

Software Engineering Education

The theme of ICSE 2007 is "Developing Dependable Software", with which we acknowledge the increasingly crucial role the engineering of software plays in business, healthcare, government and society at large.  Nothing is more important to this goal than the education and training of our world-wide cadre of software engineers.  To date, our community has not yet succeeded in creating an established educational portfolio of paradigms, methods, approaches, and tools that can effectively be used in the classroom and beyond.  As a premier forum for innovating our educational practices in software engineering, the ICSE Education Track aims to foster the intellectual discourse necessary to create such a portfolio.

The ICSE Education Track invites top-quality papers related to software engineering education that describe original and unpublished results of theoretical, practical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental work in software engineering education.  The track welcomes papers covering all aspects of software engineering education, including policy, curricula, teaching technology, assessment, globalization, international education, ethics, etc.  This includes not only education at the university level, but also corporate training and pre-university education.

The track invites two kinds of submissions: (1) long papers, up to 10 pages, documenting well-articulated and well-established results, and (2) 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of entire software engineering curricula
  • "Fitting in" software engineering in CS curricula
  • Design of courses / individual units
  • Design of course projects
  • Software engineering at the community college
  • Software engineering in high school
  • Corporate training
  • International education & culture
  • Global learning
  • E-learning
  • Teaching methods
  • Teaching materials
  • Teaching technology
  • Integrating internships & practical experiences
  • Integrating research and education
  • Learning styles
  • Studies of educational practices
  • Assessment
  • Certification
  • Policy
  • Ethics