The 2nd International Workshop on Software Process Education, Training and Professionalism (SPEPT 2016), is to be expanded to allow wider international contributions and to allow submissions remotely. The workshop will be run as a digital conference event in October/November 2016. Further information will be posted in due course. The 16th International Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination Conference (SPICE 2016) will run on the 9-10 June 2016, at Dublin City University, Ireland.
The 16th International SPICE Conference is the subject of a separate call for proposals, details of which can be found at http://www.spiceconference.com.
Mr. Alec Dorling, SPICE Conference General Chair
AIMS AND SCOPE
This 2nd International Workshop on Software Process Education, Training and Professionalism (IWSPETP 2016) will focus on the new challenges for and best practices in software process education, training and professionalism. The foundation for learning of software process should be part of a university or college education however software process is often treated as 'add one' module to the core curriculum. In a professional context, whilst there have been a number of initiatives focused on the certification related to the software process professional these have had little success for numerous reasons.
Members of the Programme Committee recognize the role of the software process (improvement) practitioner as a needed, skilled and competent professional. A Workshop goal outcome is to develop and publish a consensus manifesto with a common vision for educators and trainers together with a set of recommendations to address the challenges faced. Workshop facilitators will be present to help the workshop participants to reach this end goal.
Cooperation in education between industry, academia and professional bodies is paramount, together with the recognition of how the education world is changing and how education is resourced, delivered (with online and open learning) and taken up. Over the next 10 years on-line learning is projected to grow fifteen fold, accounting for 30% of all education provision, according to the recent report to the European Commission on New modes of learning and teaching in higher education (October 2104).
TOPICS OF INTEREST
The Workshop is seeking contributions that address the new challenges for and best practices in software process education, training and professionalism. We have focused on the two main topic areas of (1) competency based education and training and (2) new modes of learning and digital technologies, but we are also very interested in the experiences in (3) trending modes of delivery that offer opportunities to deliver to a wider community.
Paper submission before 8 April, 2016
Call for paper for papers for full text
The moments from the SPICE 2014 Conference can be found at the Conference Gallery.