FISEE 2021

FISEE 2021 (25-27 January 2021 Villebrumier, near Toulouse, France)

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, 3 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.

The workshop is by invitation only

Like other LASER-Center events, the FISEE workshop is by invitation only. If you wish to be considered for an invitation please write to the organizers.

Keynote speaker: Carlo Ghezzi

Computer scientist photograph: 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
  • Jean Michel Bruel
  • Alfredo Capozucca
  • Nicolas Guelfi
  • Manuel Mazzara
  • Bertrand Meyer
  • Alexandr Naumchev


Important Dates

  • 15 October 2019: deadline for full papers (15 pages) or extended abstracts (2 pages) in LNCS format.
  • 1 November 2019: notification
  • 11-13 November 2019: workshop
  • 1 April 2020: deadline of full papers  (15 pages in LNCS format) for post-proceedings.
  • 1 May 2020: notification
  • 1 June 2020: camera-ready
  • 1 September 2020: volume published

All participants are encouraged to submit a proposal, as early as possible and at the latest on 15 December 2019. 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

PC Members

  • Yamine Ait-Ameur, INP-ENSEEIHT, France
  • Hamna Aslam, Innopolis University, Russia
  • 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
  • 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.