Working Groups

The VERSEN community is organized in Working Groups. Some of them are temporary and some of them are permanent. They each have a specific goal and a managable number of members that collaborate towards this goal.

  • Executive Board: manages and animates the entire VERSEN community. They also have formal responsibilities as listed in the VERSEN charter.
  • Web: manages, implements and maintains the VERSEN website, the member administration and mailing lists.
  • Symposium comprises the people that organize the yearly SEN symposium. Its members are different every year.
  • Publicity has the goal to create and edit content for the newsletter and the website.
  • European Manifesto find synergy among different other manifesto initiatives in Europe.
  • Slack boosts the participation of community members in Slack by adding content, triggering discussions, and scouting new members to be invited.
  • Master’s Thesis Projects national platform for Master thesis projects in software research.
  • Communication Plan formulation of a strategic communication plan


  • If you would like to participate in an existing Working Group, please contact its Lead person.
  • If you are interested in starting a new Working Group (any member can), please contact the VERSEN secretary.
  • Each VERSEN member is committed to our Code of Conduct, especially so when participating in one of our working groups.
  • This document describes the procedures for the creation, running and termination of a VERSEN working group.


This is a list of Working Groups that have completed.

  • Visual Story: explain our research field in a visual story, for use in the Manifesto and other communications.
  • Manifesto: develop a manifesto to explain the mission of our research field in a concise manner.