Software Engineering Education and Training

in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 22 Dec 2017
Journal Impact Factor : 2.450
Journal Name : Journal of Systems and Software
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The Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T) 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 the conference will 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. Furthermore, the 2017 conference has teamed up with the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) to devote a special issue of the JSS to the select papers from this year\’s conference.

Authors interested to contribute to the JSS special issue should consider submitting their preliminary work to the CSEE&T.


The aim of the special issue is to publish extended version of selected papers from CSEE&& 2017. 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.


  • Secure software engineering
  • Agile software engineering,
  • Gamification in software engineering education
  • Team development and project management
  • Global and distributed software engineering
  • Cooperation between industry and academia
  • Vision for software engineering education in the future
  • Methodological aspects of software engineering education
  • Domain engineering
  • Software engineering education for Cloud Computing
  • Open source in software engineering education

Editors in Chief
Paris Avgeriou, David Shepherd

Special Issues Editor
W.K. Chan


Hossein Saiedian, University of Kansas, USA

Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan


Extended Paper Submissions: December 22, 2017
First decision: February 23, 2018
Revisions: March 23, 2018
Final decision: April 27, 2018
Final manuscripts: May 25, 2018


Guidelines for preparing and submitting the manuscript will be available on the Journal of Systems and Software website: To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue you are editing, it is important that authors select \”SI: CSEET-2017\” step in the submission process at


Submissions will be reviewed by at least three experts in the field. The primary evaluation criteria are high quality submissions, innovative aspects in the domain of affect awareness in software engineering, impact in terms of potential for practical applications of the proposed study, and a thorough evaluation. The final decision will be made by the guest editors, in consultation with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief and the Special Issues Editor.

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