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.29 (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 2017        
30. March 2017 13:00 Offspring my Mazla   BIN 1.D.06 Master's Thesis Defense
30. March 2017 13:00 Joel Scheuener   BIN 1.D.06 Master's Thesis Intermediary Presentation
20. April 2017 16:00 Jürgen Cito Context-based Analytics - Establishing Explicit Links between Runtime Traces and Source Code BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
27. April 2017 16:00 Manuela Züger Reducing Interruptions at Work: A Large-Scale Field Study of FlowLight BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
4. May 2017 16:00 Katja Kevic Characterizing Experimentation in Continuous Deployment: a Case Study on Bing BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
18. May 2017 16:00 Carol Alexandru Replicating Parser Behavior using Neural Machine Translation BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
15. June 2017 16:00 Giovanni Grano tbd BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
22. June 2017 16:00 Gerald Schermann 14 Years of Coding - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
29. June 2017 16:00 Carmine Vassallo CI Breaks in OSS projects: Commonalities and Differences with a Financial Organization BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
6. July 2017 16:00 André Meyer Developers' Fragmented Work: Reasons and Costs BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
13. July 2017 16:00 Christoph Laaber Performance Test Coverage: An Approach to Measure How Good Your Performance Test Suite Is BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk