CLOSED: Call for Papers: Special Issue on AI in SEE&T

IEEE Software seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 30 August 2023

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: 30 August 2023
  • Submission Deadline: 30 August 2023
  • Final Decisions: 17 November 2023
  • Camera-Ready: 1 December 2023

Publication: March/April 2024 (tentative)

The demands placed on software engineers have increased dramatically in recent years. This is because the systems they develop increased in complexity, size, and criticality. Novel system types like adaptive systems or cyber physical systems and new technologies, in particular Artificial Intelligence change the technology landscape. Professionals creating such systems hence need to stay on the cutting edge to face the challenges of the future. We need to enable future generations and current software engineers not only to meet contemporary demands, but also prepare them for challenges and competencies that are unforeseen today. This is the mission of Software Engineering Education and Training (SEE&T) research. For more than 30 years, SEE&T efforts at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and professional level have explored challenges, shared experiences, and generated new impulses for educators. While in early work, emphasis was placed on the role of software engineers and the question of how SEE&T fits into a larger engineering or computer science curriculum, lately special emphasis is on knowledge transfer and pedagogical paradigms between educators, experiential instruction, and sensitizing the learner for industrial challenges.

The aim of this IEEE Software Special Issue is to solicit, review, and publish original high-quality research, tutorial, and survey articles in SE Education at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level, as well as SE Training in industrial or post-academic settings. Contributions of all areas of SEE&T with a focus on Artificial Intelligence are desired. Submissions pertaining to SEE&T at large, particularly programming instruction will be considered if they have a clear focus on instructional methods. Tool proposals will be considered as well, however papers with a focus on approaches and techniques presenting data and/or experiences will be preferentially accepted. Priority will be given to high-impact papers with a strong focus on industry training, university cooperation with industry, or research in practical and industrial contexts. The list below indicates areas of SEE&T in the focus of the Special Issue. Submissions on additional topics consistent with the central theme of the Special Issue are also welcome.

  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to teach SE
  • Project-based Learning with AI / for AI
  • Cooperation Between Industry and Academia
  • Degree Specializations for AI
  • AI-based improvement of pedagogyInstructing students in AI technologies
  • Software Engineering Education Methodology
  • Open Source AI tools in Education
  • Innovative CS and SE Education: Perspectives, Progress, and Industry Perspectives
  • Vision For SEE&T in the Future
  • Novel Delivery Methods
  • Interdisciplinary Education and Training Programs
  • Cooperative Education and Networks of Training among Universities and Industry
  • Teaching formal methods
  • Teaching “real world” SE and AI practices

This special issue will be the second in a series of IEEE Software SIs on SEE&T. Given the prevalence of AI technologies and their applicability in pedagogy are the driving motivators for this special issue.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must not exceed 4,200 words, including figures and tables, which count for 250 words each. Submissions in excess of these limits may be rejected without refereeing. The articles we deem within the theme and scope will be peer reviewed and are subject to editing for magazine style, clarity, organization, and space. Be sure to include the name of the theme you’re submitting for. Articles should have a practical orientation and be written in a style accessible to practitioners. Overly complex, purely research-oriented, or highly theoretical aren’t appropriate, however articles providing scientific evidence are welcome if they focus on practical and industrial contexts. IEEE Software doesn’t republish material published previously in other venues, including other periodicals and formal conference or workshop proceedings, whether previous publication was in print or electronic form. See the link below for submission instructions and the link to the submission system.


Contact the guest editors at

  • Muneera Bano  – Data61, CSIRO, Australia
  • Robert Hanna – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
  • Stephan KruscheTechnical University of Munich, Germany
  • Bastian Tenbergen – SUNY Oswego, USA