PhD course in Research Topics in Software Engineering
PhD course on Research Topics in Software Engineering
Muhammad Ali Babar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Muhammad Aufeef Chauhan (email@example.com)
To be announced
Muhammad Ali Babar, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Martin Host, Lund University, Sweden.
Oscar Dieste, UPM Madrid, Spain.
Dates of the course:
25th-29th of June, 2012.
Monday: 9.00-17.00 (Requirement Engineering and Management)
Tuesday: 9.00-17.00 (Software Architecture Design and Evaluation)
Wednesday: 9.00-19-00 (Software Development Paradigms)
Thursday: 9.00-17.00 (Software Verification and Validation)
Friday: 9.00-15.00 (Empirical Software Engineering)
Course Description: Requirements engineering and management Software architecture design and evaluation Software development process Software testing Empirical software engineering
his course is designed to provide the participating PhD students with a comprehensive overview of the main sub-disciplines of software engineering discipline. The course’s content and activities will specifically focus on the five key areas of software engineering research and practice: Requirements engineering and management (e.g., elicitation, specification, and verification), software architecture design and evaluation (e.g., architectural design models, description languages, and evaluation methods), software development paradigms (e.g., Waterfall, Agile, Iterative, Open Source, and GSD) software verification and validation (e.g., testing and inspection) and empirical software engineering (e.g., experiments, case studies, surveys, and field studies). Hence, this PhD course will cover the following topics. Each of the topics will be covered by having read and discussed at least 5 wellknown papers published in high quality journals or conferences targeting the communities for each of the sub-discipline of software engineering covered in this course. In total, we expect to cover 25 or more research articles during this course.
The course will be conducted in five full days face-to-face lectures and associated discussions, presentations, and brainstorming sessions. In order to get 5 ECTS, a PhD student may need to submit additional exercise(s) and reports. Each day of the course will be divided into two or three sessions and one/two persons among the participants will play a role of moderator. The moderators will be to facilitate the discussions on the assigned topics for the day and session. A PhD student may be asked to make a presentation of the papers assigned to him/her for preparation. There will be two tea beaks and one lunch break each day.
Before the course week, selected participants will be required to read the relevant material to that they can actively participate in the course discussion.
Students will need to write a summary of the papers included in the session assigned to them for playing the role of a moderator. They need to submit the summary latest one week before the start of the course begins. On average each student will have to write a summary of 5 papers. After the course, students will need to write a short report on the findings of the course. Approximately 25 research papers will be covered in the course.
5 PhD ECTS.