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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021
Thu 27 May 2021 15:25 - 15:45 at JSEET Room - 3.3. Novel Approaches to SE Education I Chair(s): Hakan Erdogmus
Fri 28 May 2021 03:25 - 03:45 at JSEET Room - 3.3. Novel Approaches to SE Education I

With a volatile labour and technological market, onboarding is becoming increasingly important. The process of incorporating a new developer, a.k.a. the newcomer, into a software development team is reckoned to be lengthy, frustrating and expensive. Newcomers face personal, interpersonal, process and technical barriers during their incorporation, which, in turn, affects the overall productivity of the whole team. This problem exacerbates for Software Product Lines (SPLs), where their size and variability combine to make onboarding even more challenging, even more so for developers that are transferred from the Application Engineering team into the Domain Engineering team, who will be our target newcomers. This work presents concept maps on the role of sensemaking scaffolds to help to introduce these newcomers into the SPL domain. Concept maps, used as knowledge visualisation tools, have been proven to be helpful for meaningful learning. Our main insight is to capture concepts of the SPL domain and their interrelationships in a concept map, and then, present them incrementally, helping newcomers grasp the SPL and aiding them in exploring it in a guided manner while avoiding information overload. This work’s contributions are four-fold. First, concept maps are proposed as a representation to introduce newcomers into the SPL domain. Second, concept maps are presented as the means for a guided exploration of the SPL core assets. Third, a feature-driven concept map construction process is introduced. Last, the usefulness of concept maps as guides for SPL onboarding is tested through a formative evaluation.

Link to the online demo: https://rebrand.ly/wacline-cmap

Conference Day
Thu 27 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

15:05 - 16:05
3.3. Novel Approaches to SE Education IJSEET - Joint Track on Software Engineering Education and Training at JSEET Room +12h
Chair(s): Hakan ErdogmusCarnegie Mellon University
15:05
20m
Research paper
Constructive Master's Thesis Work in Industry: Guidelines for Applying Design Science ResearchJSEET
JSEET - Joint Track on Software Engineering Education and Training
Eric KnaussChalmers | University of Gothenburg
Pre-print Media Attached
15:25
20m
Research paper
Onboarding in Software Product Lines: Concept Maps as Welcome GuidesJSEET
JSEET - Joint Track on Software Engineering Education and Training
Maider AzanzaUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Arantza IrastorzaUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Raul MedeirosUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Oscar DiazUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Pre-print Media Attached
15:45
20m
Experience report
Improving Concept Learning Through Specialized Digital FanzinesJSEET
JSEET - Joint Track on Software Engineering Education and Training
José Manuel Redondo LópezUniversidad de Oviedo
Pre-print Media Attached

Conference Day
Fri 28 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

03:05 - 04:05
03:05
20m
Research paper
Constructive Master's Thesis Work in Industry: Guidelines for Applying Design Science ResearchJSEET
JSEET - Joint Track on Software Engineering Education and Training
Eric KnaussChalmers | University of Gothenburg
Pre-print Media Attached
03:25
20m
Research paper
Onboarding in Software Product Lines: Concept Maps as Welcome GuidesJSEET
JSEET - Joint Track on Software Engineering Education and Training
Maider AzanzaUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Arantza IrastorzaUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Raul MedeirosUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Oscar DiazUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Pre-print Media Attached
03:45
20m
Experience report
Improving Concept Learning Through Specialized Digital FanzinesJSEET
JSEET - Joint Track on Software Engineering Education and Training
José Manuel Redondo LópezUniversidad de Oviedo
Pre-print Media Attached