Call for participation to new working group: a national platform for Master thesis projects in software research

09-Mar-2021

We are starting a working group on a national platform on Master thesis projects in software research. All VERSEN members supervise master thesis students. Often these students do a project in collaboration with a company. For students, it can be challenging to find a project of their interest in a good company, and it could help them if we can provide them with an overview of suitable companies that they could look at for potential thesis projects. However, universities also all have their own ...

NWO Perspective program DIGITAL TWIN

08-Mar-2021

The NWO Perspective program DIGITAL TWIN develops methods to make accurate digital twins of high-tech systems: virtual versions that allow you to run simulations to e.g. predict impact of design changes or do predictive maintenance. The project aims to link theoretical models that assume normal behavior with measurement data and combining this data with artificial intelligence, in order to make digital copies that continuously improve and adapt themselves. The research focuses on a number of exe...

OOPSLA 2010 Most Influential Paper for Spoofax

08-Mar-2021

ACM SIGPLAN awarded the OOPSLA 2020 Most Influential Paper award to the paper Lennart C.L. Kats, Eelco Visser. The Spoofax language workbench: rules for declarative specification of languages and IDEs. OOPSLA 2010. [doi](https://doi.org/10.1145/1932682.1869497) Citation: Spoofax is a platform for developing textual domain-specific languages. It is a comprehensive environment that includes the tools to specify new languages, produces language processing tools such as type checkers, compilers, ...

Onward Most Notable Paper Award 2020 for Declarative Syntax Definition

08-Mar-2021

The Onward conference awarded the 2020 Most Notable Paper award to the paper Lennart C. L. Kats, Eelco Visser, and Guido Wachsmuth. Pure and Declarative Syntax Definition: Paradise Lost and Regained. Onward! 2010 [doi](https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/1869459.1869535) Citation: In a beautiful and compelling exposition, this essay lays out a research vision for realizing a declarative approach to syntax definition. Considering how we can best capture the syntactic structure of a programming lan...

Kousar Aslam joins the S2 group at VU

08-Mar-2021

Kousar Aslam will be working as Postdoc researcher in the Software and Sustainability research group at the VU as part of BUMBLE project. Before she finished her PhD at Software Engineering and Technology group at TU\e. Her research interests lie mainly in Model Driven engineering and reverse software engineering. ...

International Software Architecture PhD School (ISAPS 2021)

08-Mar-2021

The International Software Architecture PhD School (ISAPS) is a five-day intensive workshop that will provide young researchers and practicing architects from industry the opportunity to learn from the leaders in the field the most recent methods, tools, and theories produced by top research groups around the world and in industrial environments. The school is hosted by the Lorentz center (University of Leiden), and will follow an online format this year. ...

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

08-Mar-2021

High-quality data is becoming increasingly important for software engineers in the design and implementation of today’s software, for example, as an input to machine-learning algorithms and visualization- and analytics-based features. Open data–data shared under a license that gives users the right to study, process, and distribute the data to anyone and for any purpose–offers a mechanism for addressing this need. Data may be crowdsourced, shared by government agencies, or shared between commerc...

Ayushi Rastogi to join the Software Engineering group in Groningenayushi

08-Mar-2021

Ayushi Rastogi, currently a postdoc at TU Delft, is joining the Software Engineering research group at RUG as of April 1st as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. She is one of the rising stars in the fields of Software Analytics and Human Aspects In Software Engineering and works on supporting diversity and inclusion in software development. ...

A/G connect interviews Marielle Stoelinga about software problems at GGD

08-Mar-2021

Marielle Stoelinga was interviewed by the professional magazine A/G connect (former Automatiseringsgids) on software problems at Dutch GGD. Check out the interview here! ...

Announcing VERSEN working groups

06-Mar-2021

To coordinate multiple projects VERSEN members are involved in, we decided to organise ourselves in Working Groups. Some of them are temporary and some of them are permanent. They each have a specific goal and a manageable number of members that collaborate towards this goal. At the moment of writing we have the following groups but few more are being discussed. You can always find the up-to-date list of the VERSEN working groups on https://www.versen.nl/contents/works Web manages, implement...