Please submit to the Testing in Practice (TIP) track at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2015), in Graz, Austria. I’m co-organizing the track together with Mihai Nica and Ina Schieferdecker.

The submission deadline is February 23, 2015. We seek submissions of two pages abstracts by authors in the software testing community on industry relevant topics in technology, tools and practices related to software testing, quality, safety, metrics, reliability, and modeling. The submission format is very lightweight; for more information on the format, please visit the TIP call for papers.

The objective of the Testing in Practice track (formerly known as Industry Practice program) is to establish a fruitful and meaningful dialog among software practitioners and with software engineering researchers on the results (both good and bad), obstacles, and lessons learned associated with applying software development practices in various environments. The TIP presentations will provide accounts of the application of software engineering practices (which may be principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes, testing techniques etc.) to a specific domain or to the development of a significant software system. In particular, we are interested in software development techniques that prevent bugs or detect bugs early during development in addition to various downstream bug metrics and reliability growth curves etc. We would like the TIP presentations to be of interest to software development professionals as well as software quality groups.

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Please submit to the 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2015), co-located with ICSE 2015 on Florence, Italy. The submission deadline is February 13, 2015 (abstracts February 6; as always, please check the webpage for any extensions). I’m a member of the Program Committee for the technical research track.

Software repositories such as source control systems, archived communications between project personnel, and defect tracking systems are used to help manage the progress of software projects. Software practitioners and researchers are recognizing the benefits of mining this information to support the maintenance of software systems, improve software design/reuse, and empirically validate novel ideas and techniques. Research is now proceeding to uncover the ways in which mining these repositories can help to understand software development and software evolution, to support predictions about software development, and to exploit this knowledge in planning future development. The goal of this two-day working conference is to advance the science and practice of software engineering via the analysis of data stored in software repositories.

This year, we will solicit three tracks of papers: research, practice, and data. As in previous MSR editions, there will be a Mining Challenge and a special issue of best MSR papers in the Empirical Software Engineering journal.

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Please submit to the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2015), co-located with ICSE 2015 on Florence, Italy. The submission deadline is January 26, 2015 (abstracts: January 19; as always, please check the webpages for any extensions). I’m a member of the Program Committee for the technical research track.

The IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) is the principal venue for works in the area of program comprehension, and it promises to provide a quality forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present and to discuss state-of-the-art results and best practices in the field of program comprehension.

Program reading and comprehension (or understanding) is a vital software engineering and maintenance activity, such as software reuse, inspection, maintenance, reverse engineering, reengineering, migration, and extension of existing software systems.

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I presented the following slides as an invited talk at the SIGSOFT FSE 2014 conference.

https://speakerdeck.com/tomzimmermann/data-hard-with-a-vengeance

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I presented the following slides at the CHI Play 2014 conference. The initial slides were created by Gifford Cheung.

https://speakerdeck.com/tomzimmermann/the-first-hour-experience-how-the-initial-play-can-engage-or-lose-new-players

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I presented the following slides at the Next Generation of Mining Software Repositories (a pre-FSE 2014 Event).

https://speakerdeck.com/tomzimmermann/insight-2-dot-0-beyond-the-repository

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Here are the slides for a short talk that I gave at MSR 2014 about the MSR 2004 paper Preprocessing CVS Data for Fine-Grained Analysis, which won the Ten Year Most Influential Paper Award.

https://speakerdeck.com/tomzimmermann/preprocessing-cvs-data-for-fine-grained-analysis-ten-years-later

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