FISEE 2021

FISEE 2021

12-14 April 2021
LASER Center, Villebrumier,
or online participation

Important note

We realized that Villebrumier workshops really only make sense if they are onsite – the participant interaction experience is a key part. This scheme does not prevent remote participation for a few attendees, but the core event should not take place virtually. So we have postponed all current events until physical meetings become possible again.

Second international workshop on frontiers in software engineering education

Following the success of FISEE 2019 in Villebrumier, FISEE 2021 will again be devoted to advanced topics in software engineering education.

Like other events at the LASER center, FISEE is not a traditional conference but a forum for discussion, followed by post-event publication in the LASER subseries of Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

As all current LASER events, FISEE 2021 will be a remote event, with a convenient schedule (tentatively, 4 hours a day) enabling participation from various time zones.

If the Covid situation and applicable regulations permit it, a small number of seats may be made available for residential participation in Villebrumier.

Keynote speaker: Carlo Ghezzi

Carlo Ghezzi

We are happy to announce that Carlo Ghezzi, Professor Emeritus at Politecnico di Milano and a pioneer of software engineering, has accepted our invitation to give a keynote at FISEE 2021.

About the workshop

The workshop will bring together classic education and fearless ideas.

We will discuss in a friendly context what education in Software Engineering needs, what should be changed and how new and traditional institutions can adapt to the fast pace of technology.

The workshop is focused on discussion and exchanges.

The post-proceedings will be published as a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Participation and submissions

All submissions will be reviewed for conformance to the aims of the workshop, but the actual refereeing process will apply to final contribution submitted after the workshop for publication in the LNCS proceedings. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Program and Organization chairs

  • Evgenii Bobrov (Innopolis University)
  • Jean Michel Bruel (University of Toulouse)
  • Alfredo Capozucca (University of Luxemburg)
  • Nicolas Guelfi (University of Luxemburg)
  • Manuel Mazzara (Innopolis University)
  • Bertrand Meyer (Schaffhausen Institute of Technology)
  • Alexandr Naumchev (Innopolis University)


Important Dates

  • 20 March 2021: deadline for full papers (15 pages) or extended abstracts (2 pages) in LNCS format.
  • 10 April 2021: notification
  • 12-14 April 2021: workshop
  • 1 June 2021: deadline for full papers  (15 pages in LNCS format) for post-proceedings.
  • 31 August 2021: notification
  • 15 September 2021: camera-ready
  • 30 November 2021: volume published

All participants are encouraged to submit a proposal, as early as possible and at the latest on 20 March 2021. Proposals can be full papers or extended abstracts (2 to 15 pages). All submissions will be reviewed for conformance to the aims of the workshop, but the actual refereeing process will apply to final contribution submitted after the workshop for publication in the LNCS proceedings.


To submit a contribution, use the EasyChair submission page.

Topics (partial)

  • New (and fearless) ideas on education
  • Models for class development
  • How to design learning objectives and outcomes
  • Labs and practical sessions: how to conduct them
  • Curriculum Development
  • Course Design
  • Quality Course Assessment
  • Long-life studies in education
  • Empirical research in SE education
  • Experiences in starting-up new educational systems
  • Blended education

Publication Acceptance Criteria

We consider the following criteria when evaluating papers.

Significance: The paper’s contributions are important with respect to topics addressed by computing education, and in particular software engineering education at any level.

Novelty: The paper presents new ideas and results and places them appropriately with respect to the state-of-the-art

Evidence: The paper presents sufficient evidence supporting its claims, such as experimental results, statistical analyses, case studies, and anecdotes.

Clarity: The paper presents its contributions, methodology, and results clearly: i.e. adequate use of the English language, absence of major ambiguity, clearly readable figures and tables, and adherence to the LNCS format.

Papers will be reviewed by three PC members using a two rounds single-blind review process.

The first round may lead to either (1) reject the paper, (2) accept the paper (with minor modifications), or (3) request authors to provide a newer version of the paper (major revisions). In case of major revisions (case 3), authors are requested to provide a newer version of the paper along with a letter that explains how each concern has been addressed. Authors will have up to one month to submit the new (and final) version of the paper along the letter. The day after the letter and the newer version of the paper are submitted, the second round review is started. For the second round, reviewers will have 10 working days to review the latest submitted version. After that, the final decision is made based on reviewers’ scores. In case conflicts persist, the final decision is made by the chairs.

The goal is to publish the post-proceedings during the same calendar year of workshop.

PC Members

  • Yamine Ait-Ameur, INP-ENSEEIHT, France
  • Hamna Aslam, Innopolis University, Russia
  • Jean Botev, University of Luxembourg
  • Maximiliano Cristiá, National University of Rosario, Argentina
  • Salvatore Distefano, University of Messina, Italy
  • Carlo Alberto Furia, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
  • Mohamad Kassab, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada
  • Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Cecile Peraire, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, USA
  • Benoit Ries, University of Luxembourg
  • Andrey Sadovykh, Innopolis University, Russia


The workshop will be held at the Château de Villebrumier near Toulouse in Southwest France, a conference center devoted to meetings on new technologies. Villebrumier is easily reachable from Toulouse International Airport (40 km) or Montauban train station (15 km, 4 hours from Paris via high-speed trains). There will be the possibility to join from a remote location.


Registration is here.