In contrast to the last semester’s SE4AI overview seminar, this semester SE4AI will be a focused think tank seminar featuring tight collaboration between the participants and us. After intensive study of a state-of-the-art thesis on developer challenges, we will discuss and analyse new research ideas continuing that work. These ideas will be presented in short vision papers written by the participants. After this seminar, those ideas can be followed up in research projects.

Schedule & Announcements

This schedule might change: Please check back regularly.

The appointments of the seminar are mandatory for all participants. Due to the current situation, all meetings of this seminar will be held online via Zoom. The meeting credentials will be published on this page.


03.11.2020 16:00: Kickoff Meeting (Slides)
Motivation, Seminar Structure & Grading, Schedule, Topic & Registration. Introductory reading material to various topics regarding SE4AI can be found on the last semester's course page (not mandatory for the participation this semester).
05.11.2020: Deadline for seminar registration
Send a mail to Daniel Sokolowski including personal motivation for the seminar participation and related experience.
06.11.2020: Registration confirmation
We inform you via mail, whether your registration was successful. Mails are sent out. If you registered for the course and did not receive a registration confirmation mail, please contact Daniel Sokolowski asap.
10.11.2020 16:00: Short Summary Assignment Meeting (Tools, Template and 1. Assignment Sildes, Chapter Summary Slides)
We talk about the tools of the seminar (git, latex, ACM template) and assign who will summarize which part of the thesis.
06.12.2020: Short Summary Submission Deadline
Submit your summary (1 page + references in ACM 2-column) to an own branch in the course repository.
08.12.2020 16:00: Short Summary Presentations (Slides)
Each participant gives a brief 5 minutes presentation on his/her summary. We then get you started with working on the collaborative, full summary (2 pages + references).
10.01.2021: Full Summary Submission Deadline
By this Sunday evening the joint full summary of all participants should be completed and on the full-summary branch of the course repository.
12.01.2021 16:00: Collaborative Summary Discussion & Brainstorming Meeting (see Slack channel for notes and shared document)
We discuss the collaborative summary and start brainstorming on continuing research ideas.
19.01.2021 17:00: Brainstorming & Vision Paper Assignment Meeting
We continue the brainstorming and discussion on continuing research ideas and assign the teams for the vision paper(s).
26.01.2021 16:00: Vision Paper Workshop
We discuss and work on your vision papers.
02.02.2021 16:00: Vision Paper Workshop
We discuss and work on your vision papers.
07.02.2021: Vision Paper Submission Deadline
09.02.2021 16:00: Final Meeting (Slides)

Attendance via Zoom

Being aware that video conferences can feel less natural than in-presence courses, we are confident that we still can provide well working interactive sessions. Please help us with your motivation and consider the following points. Let‘s try to make this a great experience for all of us :)

check Please check your setup before the meeting. We start all calls 10 minutes early, where you can do so. Moreover, you can use the Zoom audio settings dialog and

time Please connect before the meeting starts.

identity Please join using your full name. If you use a nickname or pseudonym, tell the advisors (needed for grading).

microphone and camera Please join with a microphone and a camera: It improves the overall experience in interactive parts.

microphone off Please mute your microphone when not speaking.

smile Interact: ask questions and involve yourself into the discussion.