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Dagstuhl Seminar 06262

Empirical Software Engineering

( Jun 26 – Jun 30, 2006 )

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In 1992, a Dagstuhl seminar on “Experimental Software Engineering Issues” (seminar no. 9238) was conducted. Its goal was to discuss the state of the art of Empirical Software Engineering (ESE); to assess past accomplishments, to raise open questions, and to propose a future research agenda.

Since 1992, the topic of empirical software engineering has been adopted more widely by academia as interesting and promising research topic, and by industrial practice as a necessary infrastructure technology for goal-oriented sustained process improvement. At the same time, the spectrum of methods applied in ESE has broadened. For example, in 1992, the empirical methods applied in Software Engineering were basically restricted to quantitative studies (mostly controlled experiments), whereas since then, a range of qualitative methods has been introduced, from observational to ethnographical studies. Thus, the field can be said to have moved from experimental to empirical software engineering.

We believe that it is time now to again bring together practitioners and researchers to identify the progress since 1992 and the most important challenges for the next five to ten years.

Goals of the seminar:

  • Identify progress since 1992 (Dagstuhl Seminar No. 9238*)
  • Summarize the state-of-the-art in ESE
  • Summarize the state-of-the-practice in ESE in industry
  • Develop a roadmap for research, practice, education and training

  • Victor R. Basili (University of Maryland - College Park, US)
  • Lionel C. Briand (Carleton University - Ottawa, CA) [dblp]
  • Giovanni Cantone (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", IT)
  • Jeffrey Carver (Mississippi State University, US) [dblp]
  • Marcus Ciolkowski (TU Kaiserslautern, DE)
  • Tore Dybå (SINTEF ICT - Trondheim, NO) [dblp]
  • Hakan Erdogmus (NRC - Ottawa, CA)
  • Robert Glass (Griffith University - Brisbane, AU)
  • Tracy Hall (University of Hertfordshire, GB)
  • Martin Höst (Lund University, SE)
  • Frank Houdek (Daimler R&D - Ulm, DE)
  • Andreas Jedlitschka (FhG IESE - Kaiserslautern, DE) [dblp]
  • Ross Jeffery (NICTA - Sydney, AU)
  • Natalia Juristo (Technical University of Madrid, ES) [dblp]
  • Barbara A. Kitchenham (Keele University - Straffordshire, GB) [dblp]
  • Marek Leszak (Lucent Technologies- Nürnberg, DE)
  • Michael S. Mahoney (Princeton University, US)
  • James Miller (University of Alberta, CA)
  • Audris Mockus (Avaya - Basking Ridge, US) [dblp]
  • Sandro Morasca (Università dell'Insubria - Como, IT)
  • Matthias Müller (KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, DE)
  • Jürgen Münch (FhG IESE - Kaiserslautern, DE) [dblp]
  • Nachiappan Nagappan (Microsoft Research - Redmond, US) [dblp]
  • Markku Oivo (University of Oulu, FI) [dblp]
  • Tom Ostrand (AT&T Labs Research - Florham Park, US)
  • Dietmar Pfahl (University of Calgary, CA)
  • Lutz Prechelt (FU Berlin, DE) [dblp]
  • Austen W. Rainer (University of Hertfordshire, GB) [dblp]
  • H. Dieter Rombach (Fraunhofer ITWM - Kaiserslautern, DE)
  • Kurt Schneider (Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE)
  • Carolyn Seaman (UMBC & Fraunhofer Center - Maryland, US) [dblp]
  • Rick Selby (Northrop Grumman Space Technology, US)
  • Helen C. Sharp (The Open University - Milton Keynes, GB) [dblp]
  • Dag Sjøberg (Simula Research Laboratory - Lysaker, NO) [dblp]
  • Walter F. Tichy (KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, DE) [dblp]
  • Guilherme Horta Travassos (UFRJ / COPPE, BR) [dblp]
  • Sira Vegas (Technical University of Madrid, ES)
  • Lawrence G. Votta (Sun Labs - Oracle - Menlo Park, US)
  • Elaine Weyuker (AT&T Labs Research - Florham Park, US)
  • Laurie Williams (North Carolina State University - Raleigh, US) [dblp]
  • Claes Wohlin (Blekinge Institute of Technology - Karlskrona, SE) [dblp]
  • Marvin V. Zelkowitz (University of Maryland - College Park, US)

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  • Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 10122: New Frontiers for Empirical Software Engineering (2010-03-21 - 2010-03-24) (Details)