VERSEN Msc Awards 2020 Announced at SEN Symposium

01-Mar-2021

The VERSEN Msc Thesis Awards have been created to encourage excellent research in the domain of Software Engineering in the Netherlands. We are again able to award the VERSEN Msc thesis awards with support of NWO and HCL Technologies.  The members of the jury, Jorge A. Perez, Slinger Jansen, and Patricia Lago, used the following criteria for judging: Novelty to and impact in the field promoted by VERSEN. Timeliness. Quality of the thesis report and associated artifacts. Methodological...

VERSEN PhD Awards 2020 Announced at ICT.Open

28-Feb-2021

The VERSEN PhD Thesis Awards have been created to encourage excellent research in the domain of Software Engineering in the Netherlands. We are again able to award the VERSEN PhD thesis awards with support of NWO and HCL Technologies.  The members of the jury, Jorge A. Perez, Slinger Jansen, and Patricia Lago, used the following criteria for judging: Novelty to and impact in the field promoted by VERSEN. Timeliness. Quality of the thesis report and associated artifacts. Methodological...

Felienne Hermans receives Dutch Prize for ICT Research 2021

22-Jan-2021

The Dutch Prize for ICT research 2021 goes to Dr.ir. Felienne Hermans. The PERL group leader at Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University, receives the prize for her research into making computer science and programming accessible to a wide audience, as well as for her pioneering role in establishing a new direction within Dutch ICT research and education. Attached to the prize is a cash prize of € 50,000, which may be freely used by the winner to strengthen h...

From the VERSEN board - VERSEN sponsors 2020

16-Dec-2020

VERSEN membership is free for individuals, mainly because our institutions provide yearly sponsoring. We want to thank our "Platinum" sponsors for 2020, namely NWO-I Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and TU Delft for providing the bulk of the budget. Among other things, from this money we organize the SEN symposium, and the visual story with the manifesto. Furthermore we have received broad support from our "Gold" sponsors: Universiteit Twente, TU Eindhoven, Universiteit ...

PhD defenses - dr. Siamak Farshidi successfully defended thesis about Multi-criteria Decision Making in Software Production

16-Dec-2020

Dr. Siamak Farshidi defended his thesis successfully on the 2nd of December about multi-criteria decision making in software production. His promotors are Prof. dr. Sjaak Brinkkemper and Prof. dr. Hajo Reijers from Utrecht University, co-promotor dr. Slinger Jansen. The committee was made up of renowned VERSEN members, Prof. dr. Gabriele Keller, Prof. dr. Alex Telea, Prof. dr. Patricia Lago, Prof. dr. Diomidis Spinellis, among others.  For more information, please see https://siamakfarsh...

Next events - CfP: WAIN’21 - 1st Workshop on AI Engineering: Software Engineering for AI

16-Dec-2020

Co-located with the 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2021 Important dates: Submission Deadline: Tue 21 Jan 2021 (AoE time) Acceptance Notification: Mon 22 Feb 2021 Camera Ready: Fri 12 Mar 2021 Workshop: One or two days between May 29th and June 4th, 2021, Virtual ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In development and implementation of AI-based systems , the main challenge is not to develop the ...

From the VERSEN board - Strengthening the VERSEN community

16-Dec-2020

Over the last years, the VERSEN board members have been actively working on improving the visibility of software research in Dutch computer science. However, we would like to involve the full VERSEN community more in our activities. In January, we plan to have a meeting to discuss what can be done to achieve this. I invite in particular all young software researchers in the Netherlands to join this meeting, because we would like to hear your voice. If you would like to join, write an email to...

From the VERSEN board

16-Dec-2020

In October, we had our first meeting with the advisory board. The members provided useful feedback on the software manifesto. They recognise the challenges that we listed, but also gave advise on how to translate the manifesto in the language of our stakeholders. In the mean time, we have also talked with more people about the manifesto. We now have a draft document that relates the software technology challenges to AI. Further, the Secure Software Alliance is actively helping us to make comp...

CfP: Special Issue IEEE Software on Collaborative Aspects of Open Data in Software Engineering

16-Dec-2020

With this theme issue of IEEE Software, we invite papers with a focus on the collaborative aspects of open data in software engineering and how these aspects can help or hinder practitioners within both private and public organizations to exploit the potential benefits. We ask for original articles that provide new ideas, methods, and insightful experiences that can guide and support software engineers in the collaboration and co-development of open data. We invite in-depth case studies, exp...

Awards - SSBSE 2020 Best Paper Award for TU Delft Researchers

16-Dec-2020

In October 2020, Pouria Derakhshanfar, Xavier Devroey, and Andy Zaidman from the Delft University of Technology received a best paper award for their paper "It is not Only About Control Dependent Nodes: Basic Block Coverage for Search-Based Crash Reproduction" at the 12th International Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering. This paper revisits the approach level and branch distance heuristics widely used for white-box test generation. The paper is available at http://resol...