ACCS Personal Software Engineering Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

26 November in room 78.622 (General Purpose South) at 1.45pm

Afternoon tea will be served at 1:45.

Discussion Title: Empirical Studies in Software Engineering
Convener: Daniel Bradley

It is increasingly expected that researchers' assertions regarding new 
and technologies will be backed by results from empirical studies.
The aim of this discussion is to introduce researchers to issues 
related to
empirical software engineering.

Each session starts with a short talk (~25 min.) by a developer,
which describes current or past work, and gives a personal critique of
the usefulness of the software engineering process employed.

An open discussion will follow the talk, during which the attendees
will be able to ask questions, make suggestions, or debate the merits of
various tools and techniques.

Proceeding each talk, coffee and tea (as well as biscuits) will be
available to improve attention, and encourage attendance.

The central goal of the discussion group is to facilitate sharing of
software engineering expertise between developers and provide exposure
to new methodologies and techniques. Our aim is to increase the level of
software engineering expertise among complex systems modelers.

Talk topics may vary widely: the use of a design notation; the
effectiveness of a particular tool; a description of current or past
programming work; or a personal critique of the usefulness of a software
engineering technique used.

We are calling for people interested in presenting to the group to come
along to the meeting on Monday or send us a short abstract and likely

We also need interested participants to come along and share in the

If you have any questions or comments please contact:
Daniel Bradley <>
Leighton Brough <>

Best regards,
Leighton Brough


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