Softtalks is a talk series organized by s.e.a.l. in which researchers and master students are welcome to share and discuss their recent research proposals, approaches, and results.

The talks presented can be of the following types:

  • research talk
  • paper talk
  • paper discussion
  • topic discussion. Such a discussion can range from infrastructure and group administration to a presentation of a research topic, e.g. 'an overview of bug prediction literature', which can be used to find new research opportunities.
  • new ideas and emerging results session
  • tutorial session
  • tool presentation


  • Softtalks are typically held on Thursdays from 16:00-17:00.
  • They take place in BIN 1.D.07 (with some exceptions).
  • Research talks follow a conference style: 25 min presentation time (at most) and 20 min discussion.
  • We will stop each talk after 25min; so please be prepared!

Note to the internal speakers: Please announce your talk via the softtalk mailing list one week before your talk.

Talk announcements

(Available as Google Calendar)

Date Who Title Location Type of talk
FS 2016        
4. Feb 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Carol Alexandru Solving Software Engineering Problems using Neural Networks BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
5. Feb 2016 12:00 - 13:00 Philip Schaffner Battery Aware Refactorings for Android Apps BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
11. Feb 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Dominik Schöni Using a DSL to Formalize and Automate Metric-based Release Strategies BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
25. Feb 2016 16:00 - 17:00 André Meyer Personal Developer Analytics @MSR (Internship) BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
3. Mar 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Manuela Züger The Focus Light Project BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
10. Mar 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Riccardo Patane, Fabio Isler, Dinesh Pothineni, Adrian Li First Prototype of a Platform for Global Living Applications (GLAs) - Master Project Intermediary Presentation BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
31. March 2016 16:00 - 16:30 Jürgen Cito Battery-aware Bytecode Transformations for Mobile Applications BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
12. April 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Veronika Bauer Analyzing and Supporting Software Reuse in Practice BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
14. April 2016 16:00 - 16:30 Eros Fricker Fostering Awareness within Development Teams BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
19. April 2016 15:00 - 16:00 Sebastian Müller Using (Bio)Metrics to Predict Code Quality Online BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
11. May 2016 14:00 - 15:00 Gerald Schermann Towards Quality Gates in Continuous Delivery BIN 1.E.01 Research Talk
16. June 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Carol Alexandru A search-based training algorithm for cost-aware defect prediction (practice talk) BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
7. July 2016 16:00 - 17:00 André Meyer Can a Retrospection Increase Developer’s Perception About Their Work and Productivity and Change Their Behavior? BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
14. July 2016 16:00 - 16:30 Eros Fricker Bachelor Thesis Defense BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
14. July 2016 16:30 - 17:00 Christoph Laaber A Domain-Specific Language for Coordinating Collaboration BIN 1.D.07 Job Talk