WECU 2010

Welcome to WECU 2010

The 1st International Educators' Day on Web Engineering Curricula (WECU 2010) will be organised as a half-day event held in conjunction with ICWE 2010, which takes place from July 5-9, 2010, in Vienna, Austria.

1st International Educators' Day on Web Engineering Curricula (WECU 2010)

Web methodologies and technologies are evolving at a constantly high pace. It is essential for academics on the one side, to provide proper education for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. At same time, industry is struggling to get adequately trained engineers that are able to deal with the increasing complexity of today’s Web applications.

WECU attempts to get together people from academia and industry to discuss best practise in teaching, education and vocational training of Web Engineering methodologies and technologies.
The expected outcome of the event is to identify common concepts and building blocks for successful Web Engineering curricula, to discuss proposals of how to deal with the challenges in Web Engineering education, e.g., technology evolvement, and to discover ways of transferring new Web Engineering evolvements into continuing education in industry.
Another main objective of the event is to act as a kick-off event for a Memorandum for Web Engineering Curricula. The organizers want to assemble this Memorandum for Web Engineering Curricula based on the findings from papers and discussions of the event. In this way, we hope to inspire and facilitate proposing new educational programs in Web Engineering.

WECU 2010 Outcomes


  • May 6, 2010: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • May 13, 2010 (extended) Apr 28, 2010 : Paper Submission Deadline
  • May 29, 2010 (extended)May 21, 2010: Notification of authors
  • June 14, 2010 (extended) June 7, 2010: Camera-ready submission
  • July 6, 2010: WECU 2010, starting at 9:00 (Program)


This event will address aspects relevant to curriculum development, university education, and continuing education in Web Engineering and will focus on the following topics:
  • Development of curricula in the field of Web Engineering & Web Science
  • Lessons learned from established Web Engineering curricula
  • Reference curricula for Web Engineering
  • Relevant topics of Web Engineering curricula
  • Interdependencies and differences between Web Engineering curricula and Software Engineering curricula
  • Interdependencies and differences between Web Engineering curricula and Web Science curricula
  • Web Engineering as a bachelor/master study versus Web Engineering master set on top of a bachelor of computer science
  • Level of expertise needed from other disciplines (e.g., economical, social, and legal aspects)
  • Coping with the rapid evolution of Web technologies (degree of flexibility of curriculum & courses)
  • Reference Web applications as running examples throughout a Web Engineering curriculum
  • Bringing Web Engineering techniques and methodologies to industry (life long learning, vocational training)
  • Web as a means for education (distance/blended learning)
  • Web Engineering & gender aspects

WECU 2010 - Program

09:00-10:30 Session 1

  • Yogesh Deshpande and Athula Ginige: Web Engineering Curriculum - A Review of 12 Years of Delivery at Postgraduate Level
  • Larry Hatch and Thomas J. Heistracher: Student Research in Web Engineering: An international perspective on internal and external opportunities
  • Birgit Pröll and Sigi Reich: An Analysis of Textbooks for Web Engineering

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 2

  • Peter Dolog, Lone Leth Thomsen, Bent Thomsen and Jan Stage: Competence Centered Specialization in Web Engineering Topics in a Software Engineering Masters Degree Programme
  • Susana Montero, Paloma Díaz and Ignacio Aedo: Using Web Design Patterns to Support Students’ Web Engineering Group Projects: Lessons Learned
  • Antonio Navarro: A Draft Web Engineering Curriculum Pattern

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 3

  • INVITED TALK by RALF GERSTNER (SPRINGER Publishing): The Future of (Course) Book Publishing
  • William Bradley Glisson, Ray Welland and L. Milton Glisson: Security and Computer Forensics in Web Engineering Education

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Session 4

  • Tuomas Turto and Tommi Mikkonen: A Course on Web Programming
  • Ville Karavirta and Petri Ihantola: Automatic Assessment of JavaScript Exercises
  • WECU 2010 Community: Conclusions and Next Steps

18:00-19:00 Get Together

  • Further information about the Get Together will follow soon.


Submitted papers must comprise substantial discussion with respect to the goal and the topics of the educators' day and must be well motivated and presented.
  • Length: Papers must not exceed 10 pages.
  • Format: Paper submissions are to be formatted according to Springer's LNCS guidelines (see instructions on ICWE website).
  • Submission: Authors are requested to use the WECU submission site at EasyChair for the submission of the PDF version of their papers: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wecu2010 Papers have to include the authors’ name, affiliation and contact details.

Papers will be reviewed internationally and selected based on their originality, significance, correctness, relevance, and clarity of presentation, as well as with respect to their ability to generate discussions between the participants of the workshop.

At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the event.


All accepted workshop papers will be published on-line at the CEUR Workshop proceedings website (ISSN 1613-0073). Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended and revised version to a special issue of the Journal of Web Engineering (JWE) published by Rinton Press.


  • Birgit Proell, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Sigi Reich, Salzburg Research, Austria
  • Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany


  • Josef Altmann, Hagenberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Ken Anderson, University of Colorado, USA
  • Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
  • Sven Casteleyn, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Yogesh Deshpande, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Olga De Troyer, Vrije University Brussels, Belgium
  • Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Michael Grossniklau, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Thomas Heistracher, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Nora Koch, LMU Munich, Germany
  • David Lowe, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Emilia Mendez, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica Valencia, Spain
  • Gustav Pomberger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Gustavo Rossi, National University of La Plata, Argentina
  • Michael Schrefl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Ray Welland, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Bebo White, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA
  • Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley, USA


Email : bproell@faw.jku.at
Phone : +43 (664) 2468 - 770
Fax : +43 (732) 2468 - 9308
Web : http://wecu.webengineering.org/2010/

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