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
HS 2016        
22. September 2016 15:30 - 16:00 Michael Susplugas Continuous Integration and Deployment: Case Study in a Financial Company BIN 1.D.07 Master's Thesis Intermediary Presentation
22. September 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Phillip Stanley-Marbell Exploiting Properties of Physical Systems and Human Perception for Efficient Computation BIN 2.A.01 Guest Speaker
6. October 2016 16:00 - 16:30 Prof. Olaf Zimmermann Architectural Refactoring for the Cloud BIN 1.D.07 Guest Speaker
20. October 2016 16:00 - 17:00 André Meyer Retrospecting on Work and Productivity: Design and Evaluation of PersonalAnalytics BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
27. Oktober 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Monica Trink Real-Time Monitoring of Brain Activities for Retrospection in Software Development BIN 1.D.29 Independent Studies Final Presentation
03. November 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Manuela Züger Reducing the Cost of Interruptions - Measuring and Providing Awareness on the Interruptibility of Knowledge Workers BIN 1.D.29 PhD Proposal Defense Rehearsal
10. November 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Carol V. Alexandru Guided Code Synthesis using Deep Neural Networks BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
24. November 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Gerald Schermann Bifrost – Supporting Continuous Deployment with Automated Enactment of Multi-Phase Live Testing Strategies BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
8. December 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Carmine Vassallo Toward supporting DevOps teams during build failures BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
20. December 2016 09:00 - 10:00 Michaël Susplugas tbd BIN 2.A.10 Master's Thesis Final Presentation
12. January 2017 16:00 - 17:00 Christoph Laaber tbd BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk
2. February 2017 16:00 - 17:00 Adelina Ciurumelea tbd BIN 1.D.29 Research Talk