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SEABED is a Case Based Learning Database Platform for assisting Software Engineering (SE) education, which we are developing in collaboration with SE faculty from other India universities. Case based learning is a teaching methodology based on discussing and analyzing real world problems and solutions. A case is like a story related to a real world situation that sources a number of challenging problems. CBL is quite common in the fields of medicine and law, but is rare in CS or SE fields. We intend to provide a community supported comprehensive repository of SE cases to help SE instructors, practitioners, experts and students in achieving their training and learning goals.


We are looking forward to extending SEABED in mainly three ways:

1) by focusing more on case quality than quantity.

2) by building a vibrant SE CBL community that triggers enough activity around SEABED, required for the platform to reach a critical and wider mass. We have been communicating with SE academics and researchers across the globe for case submissions, reviews and revisions. We are also supporting atleast 2 SE instructors working at different engineering institutes in India through emails in writing cases in accordance with their course curricula and also helping them in conducting the case based learning sessions in their classrooms.

3) by developing an automatic recommendation system for suggesting new similar cases to a case reviewer, based on his previous case reviews and revisions.

For more on SEABED, visit www.seabed.in.


  • Saurabh Tiwari, Deepti Ameta, Paramvir Singh and Ashish Sureka (2018): Teaching Requirements Engineering Concepts using Case-Based Learning: A Case Study, Workshop on Software Engineering Education for Millennials (SEEM) collocated with 40th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2018), Gothenberg, Sweden. [Access Article]
  • Saurabh Tiwari, Veena Saini, Paramvir Singh and Ashish Sureka (2018): A case study on the application of case-based learning in software testing, 11th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC), Hyderabad, India. [Access Article]
  • Veena Saini, Paramvir Singh and Ashish Sureka (2017): SEABED: An Open-Source Software Engineering Case Based Learning Database, 41st IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications (COMPSAC 2017), to be held in Turin, Italy. (Accepted) [Access Article Preprint]