The Software Institute at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), in collaboration with the SEAL Research Group at the University of Zurich co-organized the CHOOSE Forum 2017.

CHOOSE, the Swiss Group for Original and Outside-the-box Software Engineering, is a special interest group of the Swiss Informatics Society. CHOOSE is a non-profit organization that focuses on building a bridge between research and industry through various kinds of events in Switzerland, and on sponsoring students that conduct research in the area of software engineering.

The topic of the CHOOSE forum 2017 is Software and Data Engineering. Software plays a pivotal role in almost all aspects of our life. We put trust in software to accomplish complex and vital tasks for us, such as managing our finances, diagnosing diseases, flying airplanes or driving cars. These systems manipulate and generate an unprecedented amount of data. In such a scenario, software cannot be understood without its data and data becomes valuable only thanks to the software analyzing it.

The CHOOSE Forum 2017 will feature the following speakers: