Workshop on Emerging Software Engineering Education, Feb 9, 2018

In Conjunction with 11th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference         (ISEC 2018)Feb 9-11, 2018 at IIIT Hyderabad, India

Software engineering represents one of the most change-prone educational contents in computer science as a plethora of new software development process models, methods and tools are unleashed each day. As software engineering is fast evolving to support the unstoppable technological innovations, there is serious demand for new innovative teaching and learning methods at various levels to help produce the highly skilled workforce which can handle these challenging forms of modern software engineering.

Workshop on Emerging Software Engineering Education (WESEE) is a discussion-oriented workshop focused to provide the educators, researchers, and industry practitioners with a platform to share and discuss their experiences related to dealing with the current state, and planning for the future state of the global software engineering education. This workshop aims to invoke discussions and futuristic aspirations through discussions, experiences talks unleashing various creative methods being employed at all educational levels in academia and industry to teach software engineering and closely related courses.

Theme of the Workshop

Software engineering is one of the key fields in the computer science and engineering domain. A knowledgeable, skilled and well-trained workforce is required to push software engineering evolution forward successfully. An important step in this direction is inculcating the art and science of software engineering by the introduction of out-of-the-box teaching methods at all levels of education dissemination. Also, software engineering is quickly moving from its purest form, i.e. computer- or mobile-based standalone and web-based applications, to a number of freshly blossoming domain-specific and hardware-collaborated forms for supporting the modern technological buzz areas like embedded systems, robotics and Internet of Things (IoT).

With the growing role of the software in almost every sphere of life, there is great need to educate masses about the proper software engineering approach and its applicability in various domains. This has created a strong need to provide a platform for educators, researchers, industry practitioners and students belonging to software engineering field to come together for sharing and discussing their teaching/learning and course designing experiences related to software engineering education. The first workshop on Emerging Software Engineering Education (WESEE) is an attempt to provide such a platform by offering a unique discussion-oriented environment in conjunction with 11th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC 2018).

WESEE is unique being discussion-oriented with no paper presentations or keynotes, and will primarily be intended to get useful insights by provoking discussion on mainly two topics.

Topics and Final Schedule

Session I: February 9, 9.30 AM – 11.00 AM

Presentation (50 minutes): Interesting and innovative teaching approaches, methodologies, pedagogical tools employed in SE education over the last one decade. We will discuss several teaching methods like service-oriented learning, competition-based learning, case-based learning and the quantitative evidence related with the impact of such methods.

  • Talk on “Case Based Learning in Software Engineering Education” by Dr Ashish Sureka, Ashoka University, India download(Slides)
  • Talk on Emerging Software Engineering Teaching  Methodologies by Dr Bimlesh Wadhwa, National University of Singapore, Singapore download(Slides)

Activities (40 minutes):

  • “Hands-on activity” using any one of the modern-day teaching methodologies download (Slides)
  • “Wall of Ideas activity” followed by a short discussion on participants’ experiences with different teaching methods.

Session II: February 9, 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM

Presentation (60 minutes): New, upcoming and futuristic software engineering courses, for example, SE for cyber-physical systems, affective software engineering, etc.

  • Talk on “What’s Trending with University Courses on SE?” by Dr Paramvir Singh, NIT Jalandhar, India download (Slides)
  • Talk on “A Case Study: Injecting Safety-Critical Thinking into Graduate Software Engineering Projects” by Dr Jane Huang Cleland, University of Notre Dame, USA download(Slides)

Activity on a trending topic “Should I get a Divorce – A Genuine Demand or An Irrational Brawl?” by Dr Sheikh Umar Farooq, University of Kashmir, India

Discussions (30 minutes): Detailed discussion on various modern day SE courses, and related teaching methods and challenges.



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