SEDES - Software
Engineering Doctoral Consortium (Simpósio para Estudantes de Doutoramento de
Engenharia de Software)
The goal of this doctoral
consortium is to provide software engineering
PhD students with an environment in which they can present and discuss
their work, receive feedback and suggestions from faculty and peers, and
network with other researchers in the field.
The SEDES (Simpósio para Estudantes de Doutoramento de Engenharia de
Software) had its first edition in 2004. The second edition will take place
in 2007, in close coordination with the 6th International Conference
on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology QUATIC 2007
Paulo Rupino da Cunha, Universidade
The Teaching of Quality in Information and Communication Technology
Competitiveness depends among
other factors on Quality. Nowadays, software organizations and society in
general have a clear concern about Quality on information and communication
technology (ICT), from which we all are depending more each time. To give reply
to these requirements, the institutions of higher education have incorporated
topics about Quality on their curricula. This task has been facilitated through
the existence of curricula and international bodies of knowledge of reference on
the ICT area (for example, the SWEBOK and the CC ACM), that include the subject
Although Quality on ITC is a
well systemized theme and very clearly described on those documents, Quality is
a subject with multiple facets (e.g., technological, human and organisational,
that presents itself at several interdependent levels (e.g., process and
product) and that is transversal to the various activities of the information
and communication systems life cycle.
It is not therefore to strange
that some questions persist on the education of Quality on ICT, as for example,
to know which topics should be taught, when they should be taught (where and in
what cycle), how they should be taught (e.g., in what subjects, concentrated or
distributed, explicit or implicit) and in what ways can we promote early on
students a sensibility for quality and a culture of Quality.
This workshop intends to ponder
about the current situation and to find strong guidelines for the education of
quality in the TIC courses, having in account the most important international
references and good practices, as well the market needs.
of use of international norms and good practices;
situation of quality teaching at ICT courses and market needs;
(what, when and how) for the teaching of quality on ICT courses.
Workshop participation is by
invitation. Papers should be sent to one of the chairs.
Authors will be asked to
adequate their papers for public distribution. Each participant will do a short
presentation, followed by a period of discussion. Afterwards, participants will
elaborate the main workshop conclusions.
- João Pascoal Faria (FEUP)
- Alberto Sampaio