Software Engineering Educators Symposium (SEES)

We invite participation in the 2014 Software Engineering Educators Symposium. SEES'14 will consist of five tutorials covering approaches for teaching programming and software engineering courses to undergraduates. Some of the approaches are experimental while others have shown some success in recruitment and retention of various students in past experiences. Symposium delegates will be provided access to instructional materials, receive practical tips on how to successfully apply the approaches, and learn about tools that support hands-on instructions and active learning.

Travel grant is available to help few delegates defray partial costs to attend SEES. Grant awards need application and will cover expenses for SEES registration (early-bird registration only). Grant is provided by ACM SIGSOFT. A purpose of this grant is to increase participation in computing by building relationships with computer science faculty at schools with populations of students that are members of underrepresented groups. We therefore encourage applications from faculty who teach at institutions whose student population is majority African American, Hispanic, Native American, minority or women.

SEES'14 also applied grant for delegates to defray partial costs to attend dinner. This is for further increasing their interactions with tutorial speakers and experience sharing. This grant applies to all delegates automatically and does not require application. It behaves as discounted price for dinner ticket (50% off). Dinner ticket can be ordered during registration at a rate of $20 (but for a $40 standard).

SEES'14 registration starts here (as an FSE'14 workshop event).

Symposium Schedule (Venue: Hall 3)

09:00 - 09:10


Chang Xu and Xuanzhe Liu

09:10 - 10:00

Tutorial 1: Educating Diverse Software Engineering Students

Mary Lou Soffa (2014 ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Awardee)

10:00 - 10:50

Tutorial 2: Interactive Classroom Games for Teaching Software Engineering

Yuriy Brun

10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 12:10

Tutorial 3: How to Promote Students' Problem Solving Abilities: The Practice of Course Reconstruction and Its Flipped Classroom

Daoxu Chen/Xianping Tao

12:30 - 14:00


14:20 - 15:10

Tutorial 4: Gamifying Teaching and Learning of Software Engineering and Programming

Tao Xie

15:10 - 16:00

Tutorial 5: Online System and Big Data for Software Engineering Education

Qianxiang Wang

16:00 - 16:20


16:20 - 17:10

Panel: Software Engineering Education for the Real World

Laura Dillon

17:10 - 17:20


Chang Xu and Xuanzhe Liu

17:30 - 19:30

Mary Jean memorial

19:45 - 21:45

SEES dinner

Please see the full SEES'14 program (slides added).

Grant Award Application

To apply for the grant award, the applicant must complete the following information and send it in a pdf file by email to Chang Xu (changxu at_antispam nju dot edu dot cn) with the title of "[SEES 2014: Grant award application]":

  • Name, affiliation, position, postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address.
  • A statement of purpose (max 2 pages consisting of information about the demographics of your school and department, courses you have taught and will teach in the future related to programming and software engineering, and what benefit you perceive from attendance to SEES'14).
  • A letter of endorsement from your department chair or dean that is sent as plain text in another email.

Award applications must be received by Sep 20, 2014. Later, award-winning applicants must register SEES'14 (with provided complimentary code) by the end of early-bird registration period.

Important Dates

  • Grant award application deadline: Sep 20, 2014
  • Grant award notification: Sep 30, 2014
  • Early-bird registration deadline: Oct 5, 2014
  • Symposium date: Nov 17, 2014

Contact Information (Symposium Co-chairs)

  • Chang Xu, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University (changxu at_antispam nju dot edu dot cn)
  • Xuanzhe Liu, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University (liuxuanzhe at_antispam pku dot edu dot cn)

Committee (Advisory Board)

  • Laura Dillon, Department of Computer Science, Michigan State Universit (ldillon at_antispam cse dot msu dot edu)
  • Frances Paulisch, Siemens AG (frances.paulisch at_antispam siemens dot com)
  • S.C. Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (scc at_antispam cse dot ust dot hk)