Special Sessions | Tutorials | Panel Dicussions

In parallel to a regular program of the conference, we encourage potential authors to submit their papers to our Special Sessions. Dates, paper templates are the same as for the main program of the conference. You can submit your paper using the EasyChair system. Please, send an e-mail to the session Chair after you submit your paper using EasyChair, so they are aware of that fact.

Papers accepted for the special session will be published in the same book series are those submitted for the main track of the conference.

Special Sessions

The following Special Sessions proposals have been accepted so far.

HCI engineering in secure software development lifecycle (HCIE)

We would like to invite to our special session which is focused on the integration of Human-Computer Interaction Engineering (HCIE) with Software Engineering (SE) aimed at development of secure systems. These both areas of interest (HCIE and SE) are complementary, however, the literature review shows that there is still potential for scientific investigation.

The goal of this special session is to discuss the requirements, methodologies, tools, challenges, proposals, and solutions enhancing the current state-of-the-art of HCI engineering techniques applied in the secure software development lifecycle.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Programming tools and methodologies of HCI engineering
  • Integration of software engineering and HCI engineering in secure software development
  • HCI engineering in secure systems development
  • Security aspects of software engineering
  • User-centered secure software engineering
  • Case studies of secure systems taking advantage of HCI
  • Other topics related to HCIE (e.g. Ux)

Chairs: Zdzisław Sroczyński, Adrian Kapczyński, Institute of Mathematics, Silesian University of Technology

Requirements Engineering (RE)

The special session would be dedicated to Requirements Engineering (RE). RE is one of the key processes in the development of high-quality software-intensive systems. When neglected, might cause serious project failures such as project deleys, huge costs, building a worng system etc. For this reason it is extremely important to share knowledge about RE practices.

Thus, the session is intended to be a forum for researchers and practioners to present and discuss the most recent ideas, experiences, studies in the area of RE.

We invite papers about soultions for the problems of RE (Technical Papers) as well as about evaltuations of new or existing real-world problems (Scientific Evaluation Papers). We welcome also papers describing well-defined research ideas at an early stage of investigation, papers analysing the history of RE and those that outline some research roadmaps.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, Specification and Validataion
  • Requirements Management
  • Identification of Stakeholders and
  • Global Requirements Engineering
  • Large- and Small-scale Requirements Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering in diffrent domains, e.g., open-source, medicine, mobility
  • Product Management
  • Teaching Requirements Engineering

Chair: Sylwia Kopczyńska, Poznan University of Technology

Software engineer education and engineering of educational software – 2nd edition (S4ES)

The session strives to continue the discussion opened at the first edition of S4ES during the KKIO 2017 conference held in Rzeszów.
With over forty years since its inception, software engineering has established itself as a renowned professional discipline with educational needs of its own. As much as software engineering has always defined the technological vanguard, teaching it rarely formed the educational vanguard, even though both the difficulty of the subject and its importance in the contemporary world call for more effective ways of education. The session aims to address this gap by seeking to elicit presentation of new approaches to software engineering education, both original and adopted from other fields, and regardless of their stage of development (from conceptual to verified in large scale). On the other hand, the prevalence of Information Technology, and especially the omnipresence of the Internet, not only put the educational software to widespread use, but also, as it became more and more complex and specialized, made it an intriguing object of interest for software engineering. Hence the second aim of the session: to gather and discuss examples of sophisticated educational software systems and architectures, as well as methods and tools used to design and develop them.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Concepts of novel teaching techniques for SE education
  • Reports from applying novel teaching techniques or tools to SE education
  • Use of games and gamification in SE education
  • Good practices in teaching of particular SE topics
  • Reviews and case studies of educational software systems and architectures
  • Open-source educational software projects
  • Educational data interchange standards and platforms
  • Domain-specific languages for educational software
  • Analysis of data obtained from educational software

Chair: Jakub Swacha, University of Szczecin