Call for Special Contributions on Ad-Hoc Distance Instruction in Software Engineering

The current corona-crisis negatively affects human life, business, economies, and also education. Universities and schools are forced to rapidly change their curricula and syllabi to account for closed facilities and personal contact restrictions. Hence, a vast amount of e-learning materials is being created suddenly and a plethora of courses is offered via distance learning on the fly – usually with a minimum of previous training or experience of educators.

As a community, we can use the experiences gained from this ad-hoc introduction of distance learning in software engineering to improve e-learning and distance learning in the long run and to improve courses in the short run.

Therefore, it is of vital importance to share experiences made and discuss challenges faced to allow other educators to gain important knowledge for their own courses, and to allow other researchers to use these important experiences, findings, and evidence to improve theories and approaches for e-learning and distance learning in software engineering.

Ad-Hoc Distance Instruction in Software Engineering (ADI, 6 pages maximum)

Therefore, we seek experience reports on the topic of Ad-hoc Distance Instruction in Software Engineering. Contributions may concern all fields of software engineering education, among others, university education at graduate and undergraduate level, industrial training, as well as teaching software engineering at various kinds of secondary schools.

We seek original high-quality submissions adhering to the IEEE formatting guidelines (, in these categories:

  • Experience reports (up to 6 pages) cover experience on the ad-hoc introduction of distance learning in SE at universities, schools, in industry, and for hybrid audiences.
  • Problems and challenges (up to 6 pages) discuss new empirically validated challenges and problems on the topic of ad-hoc distance learning in SE.

Format and Submission Procedures

For 2020 CSEE&T will continue to use the IEEE double column format for its proceedings. All submissions must conform to this format, and must be within the page limit specified above. Submissions that do not adhere to the formatting guidelines or do exceed the page limits will be desk rejected without further review.

All papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair at

Please observe the Important Dates.

Acceptance and Presentation

All submissions must be original and must not have been published previously or currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. It is expected that submitted papers comply with the ACM plagiarism policy and the IEEE policy on authorship. Prior to preparing papers for submission, potential authors should read the CSEE&T Researchers Guide, found at

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. All accepted submissions are subject to registration and presentation at the conference as a condition for publication.

Each paper is evaluated and accepted/rejected through peer-review. With each accepted paper at least one (co-)author has to register as delegate before the camera ready deadline and present the paper at the conference. Otherwise papers will not be published in the conference proceedings.

Oral presentations will take approximately 20 minutes with additional time of 10 minutes for discussions. Detailed information regarding presentation times for each individual paper category will be made upon program creation. Presentations should focus on triggering discussions for the benefit of both, the author(s) and potential adopters of the concept presented.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission 12 July 2020
Paper Submission 19 July 2020
Notification 16 August 2020
Camera Ready 20 August2020
Conference 9-12 November 2020