Call for Papers, Panels, and Workshops


Software Engineering education is beyond philosophical debates over relevance or appropriateness. MS programs in Software Engineering are well established, and undergraduate programs are coming on-line. It is time to turn to the hard work of instantiating programs in Software Engineering as it is manifested in different forms at different schools. This call asks for papers that will address the following issues:

  • How do we acclimate entering students to the community of practice of Software Engineering?
  • How do we assess and evaluate students and programs?
  • What are the knowledge and skill sets we want to introduce to students early and we want to introduce late in their programs?
  • How do we balance process versus product considerations?
  • What are the roles of closed ended concise problems and open-ended problems?
  • How do we strike an appropriate balance between creativity and discipline?
  • What are the needs for life-long learning of software engineering professionals?
  • How do the requirements for accreditation, certification and licensure impact proposed programs?

Papers and proposals for panels and workshops addressing these issues and related issues are welcome. As always, the conference's focus is on real solutions that have been evaluated in the classroom or by some other means beyond anecdotal commentary.

Note that there is also a special Education Theory and Practice track, withh a similar but separate call for papers.


Please send all submissions to using pdf format if at all possible. Use a subject line "CSEET SUBMISSION" on your email. If you cannot generate pdf, then use MS-Word or Postscript. All submissions will be acknowledged; if you do not receive an acknowledgement by the deadline date, please send an inquiry to the same address.

See also the formatting guidelines for papers

Important Dates

  • Research Papers, Experience Reports, Tutorial proposals, Panel Proposals: NOTE: THE DEADLINE IS IN THE PAST. NO MORE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please notify us of your intent to submit, as soon as possible. The original deadline was Sept 20th, and we would appreciate receiving your submissions by then. However, due to the events in New York and Washington, we will accept papers up until Sept 27th.

  • Notification of Acceptance: November 1, 2001

  • Camera-ready copies due: December 5, 2001 (This is a week earlier than formerly announced, to accommodate IEEE deadlines).