This workshop was jointly organized by the FNRS-FRFC funded Research Center on Structural Software Improvement and the IWT-GBO funded ARRIBA project. The goal of the workshop was to identify short and longer term opportunities for collaboration on research topics directly or indirectly related to these two projects.
During the morning session 10 PhD researchers gave short presentations (10 minutes) on their short term future research plans.
Identification of potential areas of collaboration Based on keywords identified during the presentations, we identified potential areas of collaboration, around which could be discussed in the afternoon session.
Focussed discussion around specific research domains In the afternoon session, the participants were divided over different groups to discuss around three identified research areas: evolution, comprehension and engineering.
During the morning session 10 PhD researchers gave short presentations (10 minutes) on their short term future research plans. The goal of these presentations was not to explain their research in detail, but rather to have a general idea of the topics of interest of the different researchers, so that we could better identify potential collaboration opportunities with other researchers. Based on these presentations, for every person a number of keywords were identified. Everyone was also asked to write keywords on a post-it note and put them on a blackboard. These would be the input to a manual "cluster analysis" to identify the most active and overlapping research areas. Below you can find the list of presentations, some of which are downloadable, annotated with some keywords that were associated to these presentations by the moderator (Kim Mens).
Based on the post-it notes with keywords that were put on the blackboard during the morning session by all participants, Kim Mens and Roel Wuyts tried to identify the key areas of interest and overlap. This would serve as input to the afternoon session. They came up with the following topics:
Other topics that were mentioned by several researchers were :
The proposals they came up with were :
It became clear that among the participants of this workshop quite some critical mass existed around the identified problem domains. Furthermore, the quality of the research conducted by the participants in these areas is very high, even at an international level. Therefore it certainly looks useful to organise a follow-up workshop where we could work out concrete collaboration topics. In fact we were thinking of organizing this wokshop recurrently with a frequency of 6 months.
This workshop was jointly organised by the