🌺 Spring (FS) 2021

The software requires constant evolution due to changing customer needs, bugs that have to be fixed, or changes in the environment. Lehman’s first law of software evolution states that a software system must be continuously adapted, or it becomes less and less useful. The constant change poses many challenges, and both researchers and practitioners have recognized the importance of studying and support software evolution and the humans involved in the process. In this seminar, we will cover some of the most relevant studies, approaches, and techniques that researchers have looked at in this context.

The students will work on a specific research topic in software engineering. By the end of the course, they will be asked to present a literature review on the chosen topic in the form of a report. Furthermore, the students will take part in a simulated peer-reviewing process for the first version of the produced reports. Finally, they will share as a presentation the results of their work and discuss them with the class.


πŸ“Œ Organization

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Instructor: Prof. Dr. Harald C. Gall

βœ‰οΈ E-mail: [email protected]

πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Instructor: Dr. Pasquale Salza

βœ‰οΈ E-mail: [email protected]

⏰ Lecture: Thursdays, 14:00 – 15:45, on-line

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Language: English

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Target: B.Sc. Informatics and M.Sc. Informatics students

⏫ ECTS: 3

βͺ Prerequisites: Software Engineering

πŸ—ƒ Registration: Registration at the course introduction lecture and through Modulbuchung

πŸ“¨ Contact: e-mail Dr. Pasquale Salza for any administrative matters and for submissions

πŸ—£ OLAT: https://lms.uzh.ch/url/RepositoryEntry/16979231130Β (B.Sc.), https://lms.uzh.ch/url/RepositoryEntry/16979231131Β (M.Sc.)

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Zoom: https://uzh.zoom.us/j/93610553778

πŸ“° News

<aside> πŸ“Œ May 17, 2021 The presentation day has been fixed to May 20, 2021 2:00 PM (GMT+2) β†’ 5:00 PM. The precise schedule has been sent to you by e-mail.


<aside> πŸ“’ I added some clarifications regarding the review submission form in Project instructions page.


<aside> πŸ“’ I added a snippet to setup your manuscript in LaTeX in Project instructions page.


<aside> πŸ“’ The lectures will officially start on March 11, 2021.


🎯 Learning objectives