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Call for Technical Briefings proposals

Goals and scope

ESEC/FSE 2011 will feature Technical Briefings, an all-day venue for communicating the state of topics related to software engineering, thus providing an exchange of ideas as well as an introduction to the main conference itself.  We have now started soliciting proposals for technical briefings.

The better we meet the interest of our community, the better we can help bringing ourselves up-to-date with the latest and greatest in and around software engineering.  So ask yourself: What is the topic that I always wanted to learn about?  What is the topic that I'd like others to learn about?  Who could be the right person for a lecture on that topic?  What do my colleagues think about this?

Of course, the best option is to come up with a full package - a topic and a presenter who'd be willing to present it.  However, you may nominate a topic without a potential presenter, you may nominate yourself as a presenter or you may nominate others as potential presenters.  All suggestions go through the submission page:

Technical Briefings

ESEC/FSE Technical Briefings provide a venue for communicating the state of a topic related to software engineering. The topic may describe a software engineering activity, such as the state-of-the-art in requirements engineering, or it may describe a related method or technique applied to software engineering problems, such as machine learning or Bayesian statistics. Selected topics will be allocated a 90-minute slot on the day before the main ESEC/FSE conference (September 6th, 2011).  Technical Briefings participants will be able to attend topic presentations of their choice to learn about the state-of-the-art in different areas. We are soliciting potential topics and presenters, so please send us your suggestions.

Proposal Submissions

A submission should include a title, a paragraph describing the topic, a paragraph explaining why the topic would be of interest to a broad section of the software engineering community, and the names and short biographies of potential speakers. A submission should be no longer than 1 page and should be in PDF format. You may nominate a topic without a potential presenter, you may nominate yourself as a presenter or you may nominate others as potential presenters. The Technical Briefings committee will review the submissions and will select topics and potential presenters.

Submissions are due April 15, 2011 and will be managed through Easychair. Presenter invitations will be sent out May 28, 2011. Questions should be directed to Lionel Briand

Important Dates

  • Submission due date: April 15, 2011
  • Notification date: May 28, 2011
  • Event Date: September 6, 2011

Technical Briefings Track Chair

Lionel Briand
Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Program Committee

  • Benoit Baudry, IRISA (France)
  • Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University (USA)
  • Robert DeLine, Microsoft Research (USA)
  • Ahmed Hassan, Queen’s university (Canada)
  • Michele Lanza, University of Lugano (Switzerland)
  • Bashar Nuseibeh, Lero (Ireland) & Open University (UK)
  • Corina Pasareanu, CMU/NASA Ames (USA)
  • Alexander Pretschner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)