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 Genc Mazlami   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 15:00 Giovanni Grano Towards the Integration of User Feedback in Automated Android Testing BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
15. June 2017 15:30 Joel Scheuener   BIN 1.D.29 Master's Thesis Defense
16. June 2017 09:00 André Meyer Optimierung der Produktivitaet von Wissensarbeitern BIN 0.K.02 Talk at the IT-Tage
28. June 2017 14:00 Christoph Mayr-Dorn Coordination-centric Change Impact Analysis BIN 1.D.29​ Visitor
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
24. August 2017 16:00 André Meyer The Work Life of Developers: Activities, Switches and Perceived Productivity BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
14. September 2017 16:00 Carmine Vassallo CI Breaks in OSS projects: Commonalities and Differences with a Financial Organization BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk