Software Engineering Education in the Modern Age [electronic resource] : Software Education and Training Sessions at the International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2005, St. Louis, MO, USA, May 15-21, 2005, Revised Lectures / edited by Paola Inverardi, Mehdi Jazayeri.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4309Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006Description: VIII, 207 p. Also available online. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540682042Subject(s): Computer science | Software engineering | Education | Computer Science | Computers and Education | Computers and Society | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating SystemsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 374.26 LOC classification: LB1028.43-1028.75Online resources: Click here to access online
On Software Engineering Education -- Reflections on Software Engineering Education -- Reflections on Software Engineering 2004, the ACM/IEEE-CS Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Software Engineering -- State of the Art and Practice: Creativity and Rigor -- Deciding What to Design: Closing a Gap in Software Engineering Education -- A Pedagogical View on Software Modeling and Graph-Structured Diagrams -- Do Students Recognize Ambiguity in Software Specifications? A Multi-national, Multi-institutional Report -- The Groupthink Specification Exercise -- Challenges for Industries and Academia -- The Making of a Software Engineer -- The Challenges of Software Engineering Education -- Future Directions -- A Strategy for Content Reusability with Product Lines Derived from Experience in Online Education -- Informatics: A Novel, Contextualized Approach to Software Engineering Education -- Software Engineering Education in the Era of Outsourcing, Distributed Development, and Open Source Software: Challenges and Opportunities -- On the Education of Future Software Engineers.
Software Engineering is a multifaceted and expanding topic. It aims to provide theories, methods and tools to tackle the complexity of software systems, from development to maintenance. Its complexity is made even more severe today by rapidadvancesin technology,the pervasivenessofsoftwareinallareasofsociety, and the globalization of software development. The continuous expansion of the ?eld presents the problem of how to keep up for practitioners. For educators, the key questions are how should software engineers be educated and what are the core topics and key technologies? Even looking only at the last decade, the tremendous changes that have taken place in the software engineering industry, and in the industrial world in general,raise many questions. What are the e?ects of: Outsourcing?Distributed softwaredevelopment?Opensource?Standardization?Softwarepatents?Mod- driven development? How should these developments change the way we teach softwareengineering?Shouldtextbooksbeupdated?Shouldsoftwareengineering play a di?erent role in the computer science curriculum, for example, be more pervasive? How are instructors in universities handling these issues? All these issues were discussed at the Software Education and Training s- sions at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2005) by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in software engineering, who presented their—sometimes controversial—views and insights on software en- neering education in the new millennium. In this volume we have collected some of the most representative and innovative approachesthat were presented at the workshop. The authors revised their papers based on discussions at the conf- ence and the comments they received from the reviews.