In February 2019, the Software Institute started a Seminar Series. Every Thursday afternoon, a researcher of the Institute will publicly give a short talk on a software engineering argument of her choice. Examples include, but are not limited to, novel interesting papers, seminal papers, personal research, preliminary research ideas, tutorials, and small experiments.

Below you can find more details on the next seminar, the upcoming seminars, and an archive of the past speakers.

Everyone is welcome to attend the seminars organized by the Software Institute.

Next Speaker: Bin Lin

Date: October 24, 2019 @ 16:30
Room: SI-008
Chair: Andrea Mocci
Program Comprehension at ICSME 2019

During the latest edition of The International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), program comprehension was the most popular topic in the main research track. Program comprehension is one of the most important processes during software development as researchers have found that developers spend most of them time understanding source code. This talk will discuss the interesting program comprehension related studies at ICSME 2019. More specifically, the audience will gain insights on what aspects of program researchers are trying to comprehend and how they facilitate the comprehension process.

Upcoming Seminars

Past Seminars

  • Ana Ivanchikj - Discovering Imgur API – Controlled Experiment (October 17, 2019)
  • Marco D'Ambros - Dashboarding your inbox for fun and profit (October 3, 2019)
  • Emad Aghajani - Software Documentation: How far we've come, and challenges ahead (September 26, 2019)
  • Andrea Stocco - Black-box Confidence Estimation for Misbehavior Prediction in Autonomous Driving Systems (September 19, 2019)
  • Jacopo Tagliabue - Less (Data) Is More: Why Small Data Holds the Key to the Future of Artificial Intelligence (June 24, 2019)
  • David Clark - The Theory of Testing Programs - An Information Theoretic View (June 19, 2019)
  • Jan Vitek - Getting everything wrong without doing anything right! (June 13, 2019)
  • Hridesh Rajan - Software as Data (June 12, 2019)
  • Alejandro Mazuera Rozo - SOFIA: An Automated Security Oracle for Black-Box Testing of SQL-Injection Vulnerabilities (May 23, 2019)
  • Jevgenija Pantiuchina - On the Naturalness of Buggy Code (May 16, 2019)
  • Richard Torkar - Why do we encourage even more missingness when having missing data? (May 9, 2019)
  • Fengcai Wen - Neural-Machine-Translation-Based Commit Message Generation: How Far Are We? (May 2, 2019)
  • Vincenzo Riccio - A Day in the (Activity) Lifecycle (April 18, 2019)
  • - Casting about in the Dark (April 11, 2019)
  • Gunel Jahangirova - Mutation Testing of Deep Learning Systems (April 4, 2019)
  • Andrea Mocci - The Tale of 'Quattro Tabelle' (March 28, 2019)
  • Carlo Alberto Furia - Why You Should Use Bayesian Statistics for Empirical Software Engineering (March 7, 2019)
  • Csaba Nagy - Beauty and the Beast: True Stories of Evolving Software Systems (February 28, 2019)
  • Andrea Gallidabino - Liquid Software: Multi-Device Adaptation with Liquid Media Queries (February 21, 2019)