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ICSE 2018
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden

Call for contributions

Software Engineering Education and Training

Education in Research and Research in Education

Aims and Scope

Synergy between research and education is the key premise of a research university. Many of us play dual roles as software engineering researchers and software engineering educators. Sometimes we happily achieve that synergy, but as often we encounter tension between the roles. Can we bring the same rigor and creativity to software engineering education and educational research that we bring to software engineering research? Can our educational efforts profit our research, and vice versa?

And given the increasing synergy between research and practice, how can we effectively transfer to future generations of software engineers the competencies that are right for a society that increasingly needs them? Can research collaboration with industry help education, too?

Topics of Interest

We are looking for contributions that address challenges, innovations, and best practices in software engineering education and training. We welcome submissions on all topics related to software engineering education and training. We are particularly interested in submissions that combine software engineering research with research in software engineering education. We are open to a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • new best practices for software engineering education and training;
  • innovative curriculum or course formats;
  • innovative and unconventional education platforms;
  • software engineering as applied to other domain disciplines, such as liberal and fine arts, natural and behavioural sciences, and various forms of engineering;
  • individual and (multidisciplinary) team development;
  • individual, social and cultural issues;
  • software engineering education and ethics;
  • software engineering in non-traditional settings such as hackathons and living labs;
  • emerging educational settings for software engineering such as online learning;
  • global and distributed software engineering;
  • methodological aspects of software engineering education;
  • educational research methods in software engineering education and training;
  • research and practice synergies for software engineering education

Format and Submissions

  • Full papers, up to 10 pages, documenting results and findings, where the research presented has followed established research methods;
  • Short papers, up to 4 pages, reporting novel approaches that have not been fully evaluated, which will be presented as posters;
  • Case study papers, up to 10 pages, reporting on innovative approaches, courses, tools, or delivery formats;
  • Panel session proposals, up to 4 pages, which describe the topic to be discussed, explain why this topic will be of interest and give details of the proposed panel membership.

Submissions must adhere to the ACM formatting guidelines. Papers must be submitted electronically through the online submission site on EasyChair.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Selections will be made on the basis of originality, significance of contribution, soundness and appropriateness of research methods (as applicable), relation to the goals listed above, relevance for the ICSE audience, discussion of related work, and quality of presentation.

Accepted Submissions

Accepted papers and panel summaries will be published in the ICSE 2018 Companion Proceedings and in the ACM and IEEE digital libraries. The official publication date of the proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important Dates

  • Submissions deadline: 23 October 2017
  • Notification of reviewing decisions: 22 January 2018
  • Camera ready due: 23 February 2018


Important Dates AoE (UTC-12h)
Mon 23 Oct 2017
Submission deadline
Mon 22 Jan 2018
Mon 12 Feb 2018
Camera Ready