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Everything is INTERRELATED: teaching software engineering for sustainability

Publication Details
Authors: Penzenstadler Birgit, Betz Stefanie, Venters Colin C., Chitchyan Ruzanna, Porras Jari, Seyff Norbert, Duboc Leticia, Becker Christoph
Publisher: IEEE
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Conference on Software Engineering
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training
Journal acronym: ICSE
Start page: 153
End page: 162
Number of pages: 10
ISBN: 978-1-4503-5660-2
ISSN: 0270-5257
eISSN: 1558-1225
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Sustainability has become an important concern across many disciplines,
and software systems play an increasingly central role in addressing it.
However, teaching students from software engineering and related
disciplines to effectively act in this space requires interdisciplinary
courses that combines the concept of sustainability with software
engineering practice and principles. Yet, presently little guidance
exist on which subjects and materials to cover in such courses and how,
combined with a lack of reusable learning objects. This paper describes a
summer school course on Software Engineering for Sustainability (SE4S).
We provide a blueprint for this course, in the hope that it can help
the community develop a shared approach and methods to teaching SE4S.
Practical lessons learned from delivery of this course are also reported
here, and could help iterate over the course materials, structure, and
guidance for future improvements. The course blueprint, availability of
used materials and report of the study results make this course viable
for replication and further improvement.

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