Panel: Education in Automated Software Engineering

Friday, Nov 11, 11:00-12:30 at Renaissance I, II and III

The field of Automated Software Engineering has developed and matured considerably over the twenty-year period since its inception in the mid-1980s. Scientists in the ASE community have developed a variety of computational techniques that support activities in all phases of the software development process. Perhaps the time has come for us to ask how we should perpetuate our legacy through education of young computer scientists. In this panel, experts from academia, government and industry will present their views and discuss various aspects of education in Automated Software Engineering. Questions that will be addressed in the panel include, but are not limited to: (a) How should young computer scientists be educated in the field of ASE? (b) How effective is current teaching of ASE and what could be done to improve it? (c) What constitutes the body of classic research results that define the identity of the ASE field? (d) What knowledge is required in industry to be a practitioner of ASE technology? (e) What additional background is expected from young scientists who are entering ASE research laboratories and industrial organizations? We expect a lively discussion in the panel with substantial participation by the audience.


Tom Ellman Vassar College, USA
Andrea Zisman City University, UK


John Grundy University of Auckland, New Zealand
Yves Ledru Institut d'Informatique et de Mathematiques Appliques de Grenoble, France
Michael Lowry NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Debra J. Richardson University of California, Irvine, USA
Motoshi Saeki Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan



John Grundy's slides

Yves Ledru's slides

Michael Lowry's slides

Debra J. Richardson's slides

Motoshi Saeki's slides