BSR Winterschool - October 22, 2016

The 2016 BSR winter school on Big Software on the Run: Where Software meets Data organized by the three Dutch technical universities, Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and University of Twente is a six-day event (October 23-28, 2016) featuring tutorials and hands-on sessions delivered by leading researchers in the software engineering field. This Winterschool will count for 3 ECT points.

This cross-disciplinary school gives you the unique opportunity to meet some of the world’s leading researchers working on software analytics and process mining related problems and discuss your research with other participants. The winter school is organized in the context of the 3TU.BSR Big Software on the Run initiative.

The BSR winter school brings together university researchers including PhD students and postdoctoral-fellows as well as professionals from industry who are interested in discussing and developing new ideas combining approaches from multiple software analytics related disciplines.

The school is organized in close collaboration with Dutch research schools SIKS, ASCI and IPA and will run from Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th October, 2016. The venue is Hotel de Paasberg in Ede, the Netherlands. Registration for ASCI members is completely free of charge when choosing a double room. If you choose a single room, an extra 100 euro will be charged.

For more information please visit: the school website

Applications for BSR winter school 2016 are now open.


Scope & Goal

Software systems have grown increasingly large and complex in today’s highly interconnected world. Communication, production, healthcare, transportation and education all increasingly rely on “Big Software”. This increasing dependence makes reliable software systems a major concern and stresses the need for effective prediction of software failures. Since software is evolving and operates in a highly dynamic and changing environment, it becomes difficult if not impossible to anticipate all problems at design-time.

Within the BSR research program that has started in 2015, we propose to shift the main focus from a priori software design to a posteriori software analytics, thereby exploiting the large amounts of event data generated by today's systems. The core idea is to study software systems in vivo, i.e., at runtime and in their natural habitat. We would like to understand the actual behavior of software, to detect and predict future violations (e.g. deviations from some normative model, privacy and security constraints, etc.) and to provide insightful recommendations for software engineering related tasks (e.g. development, testing, debugging, configuration, etc.). This paradigm shift requires new forms of empirical investigation that go far beyond the common practice of collecting error messages and providing software updates. Novel techniques in process mining, visualization, security, feedback, and analytics are being developed within a joint collaboration between the three technical universities.

The aim of the BSR winter school is to bring together researchers, industry professionals and students to work on a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary understanding of the current problems and challenges related to in vivo software analytics concepts and practices. The school will cover software analytics related topics (including: dynamic analysis, testing, visualization, security and software analytics in the large) and process mining as a new enabler for in vivo software analytics. Lectures are combined with hands-on sessions that will help you to understand theoretical principles and how to apply them.



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