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Bonifaz Kaufmann <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:03:13 +0100
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Workshop on "*Learning and working together as prerequisites for the 
development of high-quality software*"

held at the *27^th Conference on Software Engineering, Education and 
Training**(CSEE&T 2014) *
/April 23-25, 2014 - Klagenfurt, Austria ///

Extended Submission Deadline for Position Papers
New Deadline: Feb 21, 2014

Title: Learning and working together as prerequisites for the 
development of high-quality software*
Organizers: Gabriele Frankl, Sofie Bitter and Bonifaz Kaufmann


_Important Dates_
Extended Position Paper Submission Deadline: Friday *February 21, 2014*
Acceptance Notification: Friday *February 28, 2014

A major challenge for software engineering is to coordinate many 
individuals, whose work is heavily depending on each other. This 
enormous complexity often results in error-prone products. Minor 
mistakes can already have major side-effects impacting the entire 
software product. For individuals, the challenge is to focus on their 
own tasks, however, obeying certain design principles and without losing 
sight of the overall target. Therefore, we argue that software 
engineering is a highly collaborative process. However, we lack 
knowledge in general how to collaborate successfully. Consequently, 
there is also still a lot of potential for teaching and improving 
collaboration in software engineering education.

The aim of this workshop is to address the problematic, how 
(e-)collaboration can be taught and fostered in the field of software 
engineering. The awareness that cooperation and (e-)collaboration are 
cornerstones for high-quality software products shall be augmented among 
software engineers. The aims of the workshop are to:

  * connect researchers in the area of software engineering, cooperation
    and (e-)collaboration, team learning and team performance,
    well-being within work groups and foster the connection between the
    topics and areas
  * raise and discuss relevant questions regarding software engineering
    and (e-)collaboration in an interdisciplinary context
  * transfer answers to specific questions into research papers

As more exchange between the various research disciplines is needed, we 
invite participants from all related research areas to submit a position 
paper (max. 3-5 pages), addressing the following questions:

  * What are the main obstacles to teaching cooperation and
  * How can cooperation and (e-)collaboration in software engineering
    education be fostered?
  * How can we overcome the fundamental tensions between the
    individual's and the group's interests?
  * Are there best practice examples (for instance, pair programming)?

All the accepted position papers will be included in the Proceedings of 
the Conference and archived to IEEE Xplore(TM) and the IEEE Computer 
Society (CSDL) digital libraries.

Bonifaz Kaufmann, Gabriele Frankl & Sofie Bitter
Workshop Organizers/

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