Software Engineering Technology (VERSEN)

Society and industry is ever more dependent on software, and many organisations crucially depend on business-critical or safety-critical software. Major challenges in the area of software engineering are how to guarantee software reliability, how to have sufficient flexibility to adapt software to new requirements and possibilities, and how to deal with the growing complexity of algorithms and software systems.

The SET track at ICT.OPEN 2020, organised by VERSEN – the association of software engineering researchers in the Netherlands, is a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in the field, as well as for everybody that is interested in understanding how to develop reliable software in a more efficient way. The track will present a selection of the best Dutch research in software technology and engineering of 2019.

We invite researchers to submit their best publication of 2019. From the submissions we will make a representative selection for presentation. Furthermore, we will select the best SET paper of 2019. In addition, during the track the VERSEN PhD award for the best PhD thesis in Software Engineering Technology will be presented.  

Track chairs:
Eelco Visser (TU Delft)
Gabriele Keller (UU)

Invited Speakers

Bio Arjan Mooij
Arjan Mooij is a senior research fellow at ESI (TNO), where he
focuses on dealing with industrial legacy software. His general
research interest is in model-based software construction, which
includes modeling, formal methods and software technology
(including Domain Specific Languages). In his research projects he
collaborates with industrial partners such as Nexperia, Philips,
Thales, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Before joining ESI, Arjan worked as an academic researcher, at the
School of Computer Science in the University of Nottingham (UK), and
at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in Eindhoven
University of Technology (The Netherlands).
Bio Philipp Haller
Philipp Haller is an Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. His main research interests are in the design and implementation of programming languages, type systems, concurrency, and distributed programming. He was part of the team that received the 2019 ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award for the development of the Scala language. He is a member of the founder's circle of Lightbend, Inc. (formerly Typesafe, Inc.), a start-up company developing and supporting Scala as well as frameworks for large-scale distributed programming. Prior to Lightbend, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, USA, and at EPFL, Switzerland. He received his Dipl.-Inform. degree in 2006 from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, his PhD in computer science in 2010 from EPFL, Switzerland, and his Docent title in 2018 from KTH, Sweden.

Abstract title: Can Research in Programming Languages Improve Software Construction?
Recent decades have brought software engineering to the front and center of current disruptive shifts in both traditional and new industries. Thus, it has become all the more important to enable software developers to handle the growing complexity of software systems, while increasing their reliability and dependability. Furthermore, rapid technological developments require software to be flexibly adapted to new requirements. This talk surveys results in programming languages research towards addressing these challenges. Examples from the development of the Scala programming language serve to illustrate how PL research results translate to fundamental improvements in industrial software engineering practice. More broadly, this talk aims to highlight key software engineering challenges that crucially depend on research in programming languages.

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