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.
  • CARES: aids the reporting of discrimination, harassment, and related violations of the VERSEN Code of Conduct.
  • Funding: reviews and advises the Executive Board on funding proposals.
  • 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.
  • Education explore how software engineering education can be improved across all levels.
  • Post-master Education investigate the needs of Software Engineers for education at the post-Master level.
  • Communication Plan formulation of a strategic communication plan.
  • Community Events organization of regular opportunities for the VERSEN community to meet.


  • 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.


  • European Manifesto find synergy among different other manifesto initiatives in Europe.
  • Master’s Thesis Projects national platform for Master thesis projects in software research.
  • Manifesto: develop a manifesto to explain the mission of our research field in a concise manner.
  • Slack: boosts the participation of community members in Slack by adding content, triggering discussions, and scouting new members to be invited.
  • Visual Story: explain our research field in a visual story, for use in the Manifesto and other communications.