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 2015        
21. Oct 2015 16:45 - 17:00 Monica Trink Real time eyetracking in the IDE BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
21. Oct 2015 16:00 - 16:30 Josef Spillner Service Prototyping Lab: Towards Stealthy Cloud-Native Applications BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
21. Oct 2015 16:30 - 17:00 Juergen Cito Runtime Metric Meets Developer - Building Better Cloud Applications Using Feedback (trial talk for Onward! 2015) BIN 1.E.01 Research Talk
18. Sep 2015 10:00 - 11:00 Serge Demeyer Agile Quality Assurance
(“in vivo” research in Software Engineering)
BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
26. Nov 2015 16:00 - 17:00 Jürgen Cito Docker-record - A Semi-Automated Approach from Container Setup to Dockerfile BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
1. Dec 2015 15:00 - 16:00 Veronika Bauer Challenges of Structured Reuse Adoption BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
10. Dec 2015 16:00 - 17:00 Sebastiano Panichella Textual Analysis or Natural Language Parsing? A Software Engineering Perspective BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
7. Jan 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Yu Zhou Automated API Document Defect Detection BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
14. Jan 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Gzim Zimberi & Fabian Hegglin Using Biometric Measurements To Identify Difficult Code Elements BIN 1.D.07 Research Talk
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
18. Feb 2016 16:00 - 17:00 Manuela Züger Sensing Interruptibility in the Wild: Patterns, Perception and Prediction 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
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