Department of Informatics – s.e.a.l

About us  


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
HS 2014        
14. Aug 2014 16:00-17:00 Joel Scheuner Cloud WorkBench - A Web-Based Framework for Benchmarking Cloud Services BIN 1.D.07 Bachelor Thesis - Presentation
04. Sep 2014 16:00-17:00 Carol Alexandru LISA - Large-Scale, Language-Independent Software Analysis BIN 1.D.07 Master Thesis - Defense
08. Sep 2014 16:00-17:00 Hannes Tresch Using Visualization to Discover Patterns in Biometric Data - Visualization and Analysis of EDA, EEG and eye-tracking data recorded for developers working on code comprehension tasks BIN 1.D.07 Master Thesis - Defense
25. Sep 2014 16:00-17:00 Katja Kevic CoMoGen: An Approach to Locate Relevant Task Context by Combining Search and Navigation BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
02. Oct 2014 16:00-17:00 Gerald Schermann, Martin Brandtner Heuristic Change-set and Issue Interlinking BIN 1.D.07 Topic discussion
03. Oct 2014 11:00-12:00 Aiko Yamashita Shifting the paradigm of code smell analysis: The role of individual, aggregated, and interconnected code smells on software maintainability BIN 1.D.07 Research talk
23. Oct 2014 16:00-17:00 André Meyer BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
06. Nov 2014 16:00-17:00 Katja Kevic Developers’ Code Context Models for Change Tasks BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
20. Nov 2014 16:00-17:00 Joel Scheuner "Test Talk CloudCom" BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
27. Nov 2014 13:00-14:00 Jürgen Cito The Developer's DevOps Mountain - If the developers won't go to the metrics, the metrics must go to the developers BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
04. Dec 2014 16:00-17:00 Carol Alexandru Large Scale Source Code Analysis (PhD proposal defence practice talk) BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
05. Dec 2014 11:00-12:00 Dimitrios Pilios (University of Ioannina, Greece) Organization and Search in Web Service Bases BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
18. Dec 2014 16:00-17:00 André Meyer Independent Studies Project BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
22. Jan 2015 16:00-17:00 Manuela Züger Interruptibility of Software Developers and its Prediction Using Psycho-Physiological Sensors BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk