CS661 - Research Trends in Software Engineering

Spring 2007-08

 

Course Introduction

Contact Information

Course Outline

Announcements

Reading List

Resources

Project Teams

 

 

 

 

Announcements

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May 12, 2008

  1. Final research presentations on 22nd of May (Thursday). This will be an extended session

  2. No class on 29th of May

  3. Final draft due on 29th of May (5PM)

  4. Final exam on 3rd of June

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May 10, 2008

1. Paper review submission is mandatory for the papers to be discussed on 13th and 15th of May 2008.

2. CP in these two sessions will be based on a small quick quiz at the end of each session.

3. Survey presentations and drafts have been graded separately. Tentative dates for presentations are 20th and 22nd of May. So, try to wind up your final research work by 20th of May. These are not the deadlines for final draft. You will have to complete the final draft after incorporating feedback of final presentations.

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April 27, 2008

Reading list has been updated. We will be discussing the previously missed paper on 6th May. Summary submission is not required for the papers of 6th and 8th May 2008 but reading is mandatory before coming to class.

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April 23, 2008

Due to the public holiday of May 1, there is a change in survey presentations' schedule. All of the groups are supposed to present on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. This will be an extended session.

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April 20, 2008

No paper review to be submitted on April 22, 2008

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April 19, 2008

Guest speaker (Dr. Mahmood Niazi) talk on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 2:30PM in A-6

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April 10, 2008

Presentations Schedule (also given in reading list)

April 29, 2008 (Tuesday): Group 1, 2, 3, 4

May 1, 2008 (Thursday): Group 5, 6, 7, 8

Each group will be supposed to present for about 10~15 minutes followed by 5~10 minutes for Q/A session. We may need to extend our class hours little bit on these two days to accommodate all presentations.

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April 9, 2008

Session 9 and 10 are about autonomic computing and the readings for these sessions have been uploaded.

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April 2, 2008

Research proposals are due on Monday, 7th April 2008, 5PM. Paste softcopy (PDF format) in CS661 folder in \\indus\common. Name of the file should be "Proposal-Group-x" where x is you allocated group number. Proposal format is available in "Resources" section. A hardcopy of the proposal must also be submitted before this deadline in Room 401 or NC lab of CS department.

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March 27, 2008

Possible Projects / Research Topics

-          SPI

o   Six Sigma

o   SW Dev: Processes (CMMI based) in SW industry in Pakistan

o   SW Dev Models used in SME’s in Pakistan and Development of a small SW Dev Model

-          SQP

o   Benchmarking existing prediction techniques

o   Do we really need to predict software quality?

o   Construction of a dataset from local software industry

-          Autonomic Computing

o   Autonomic Simulator

o   Survey of various techniques for self-management

o   Enabling autonomic behavior in legacy systems

o   Interaction between autonomic elements and sharing of knowledge

-          Soft Computing (CBR)

o   Survey of adaptation algorithms for CBR

o   Survey of Applications of CBR in software engineering

o   Automatic case generation technique for a general problem

o  Automatic case generation for an autonomic problem

Note: Before coming to meeting on Monday, please select 2 or 3 tentative topics so that in case of conflict with some other group, you may be assigned the alternate option.

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March 26, 2008

First meeting with instructors: Monday, 31st March 2008

Proposal Due: Monday, 7th April 2008 [Details will be announced soon]

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March 19, 2008

Read both of the papers assigned for session 2 before coming to class. Try to write summaries of both of them, but you don't need to submit them. In class, we will discuss "How to write a good SE paper" and there will be tutorial session on Latex.

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March 17, 2008

Class Schedule:   Tuesdays, Thursdays         3:50-5:05 PM         A2