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ECSA 2020
Mon 14 - Fri 18 September 2020 L'Aquila, Italy
Wed 16 Sep 2020 14:30 - 14:50 at ECSA 2020 Teams Channel - S3: Education Chair(s): Anne Koziolek, Marina Mongiello

Making the right decisions is challenging for architects on all levels of sen-iority. In particular, the transition from design problems to design solutions is perceived hard by less experienced architects; it is not always clear how to find suitable concepts and technologies, how to compare alternatives, and how to build consensus. Hence, it is difficult to train software engineering students in the identification, selection, and collective evaluation of design alternatives. Human factors such as cognitive bias also make “soft” topics like architecture decisions rather hard to teach. To overcome these issues and let students gain the required experience, two experiments were run in a Spanish University. Undergraduate computer science students assumed dif-ferent roles in collaborative decision-making tasks and design activities. They used a novel decision modeling tool in order to capture and challenge the relevant design decisions. This paper describes this new teaching setup and reports on lessons learned.

Wed 16 Sep

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14:30 - 15:30
S3: EducationResearch Papers / Gender Diversity in SA at ECSA 2020 Teams Channel
Chair(s): Anne Koziolek Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Marina Mongiello Polytechnic University of Bari

Virtualization support: Aurora Macias

Teaching Students Software Architecture Decision MakingResearch Track
Research Papers
Rafael Capilla Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Olaf Zimmermann University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (OST), Carlos Carrillo Technical University of Madrid, Hernan Astudillo Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María
The PDEng program on Software Technology: Experience report on a doctorate level architecture training programResearch Track
Research Papers
Ad Aerts Eindhoven University of Technology, Yanja Dajsuren Eindhoven University of Technology
Girl-Friendly Computer Science Classroom: Czechitas Experience ReportGender-Diversity
Gender Diversity in SA
Barbora Buhnova Masaryk University, Lucia Happe Karlsruhe Institute of Technology