ISERN Annual Meeting

September, 16th to 17th

ISERN is a community that believes software engineering research needs to be performed in an experimental context.  An increasing number of software engineering research groups have made the paradigm shift to an experimental/empirical software engineering view.

The purpose of this network is to encourage and support the collaboration and exchange of results and personnel among these groups. Specific emphasis is placed on experimentation and empirical studies with development technologies in different environments; the repetition of experiments across settings; and the development and exchange of methods and tools for model building, experimentation, and assessment.

ISERN is open to other academic and industrial groups worldwide that are active in experimental software engineering research and are willing to adopt the experimental framework (see ISERN Manifesto).

ISERN annual meetings are open for ISERN members, candidates and invited observers only.

ISERN meetings are not conference style with refereed papers and presentations. Instead, meetings build on previous meetings, and each session is supposed to foster collaboration, encourage discussions and contribute to developing the knowledge in experimental software engineering. The continuous knowledge building will be formalized in the ISERN Experience Factory.

Initial Program – To be updated

Sunday, September 15
18.00 Registration opening
19:30 Welcome Reception


Monday, September 16
09:00-10:00 ISERN Welcome – News, Introductions, Observers and Candidates
10:00-10:30 Coffee-break
10:30-12:00 S1: How could ESE help to ensure trust (or other qualities) of AI?

Chairs: A. Jedlitschka, M. Felderer

S2: Developing Reviewing Guidelines for Empirical Software Engineering

Chairs: J. Carver, D. Mendez, M. Torchiano, N. Ernst

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Plenary Working Session: Empirical Software Engineering and Hot Topics

Chairs: A. Bener, M. Felderer

15:00-15:30 Coffee-break
15:00-16:30 S3: Statistical and machine learning techniques in Empirical Software Engineering

Chairs: V. Lenarduzzi, D. Taibi, S. Vegas

S4: Diversity and ESE Research: Challenges and Opportunities

Chairs: C. Seaman, J. Carver, R. Prikladnicki, L. Williams

16:30-17:00 Summary & Wrapup
17:30-18:30 ISERN Steering Committee Meeting (by invitation)
19:30 ISERN Social Event


Tuesday, September 17
9:00-10:15 Plenary Session: Investigating the Validity of Ground Truth in Empirical Software Engineering

Chairs: E. Tüzün, H. Erdoğmuş

10:15-10:45 Coffee-break (in the room)
10:45-12:00 S5: Empirical Methods in Software Security

Chairs: L. Williams, J. Carver, M. Felderer

S6: Open Space


12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:45 Plenary Session: Research Quality in Empirical Software Engineering

Chair: J. Molléri

14:45-15:15 Coffee-break
15:15-16:30 S7: Empirical Software Engineering in the Age of Data Science and Repository Mining

Chairs: T. Baldassarre, B. Turhan, A. Jedlitschka

S8: Open Space


16:30-17:00 Summaries and ISERN Business – Closing

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