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[PVS] LASER Summer School on Software Engineering

LASER Summer School on Software Engineering

Software Testing: The Practice And The Science
September 6-12, 2009
Elba Island, Italy

http://laser.inf.ethz.ch <http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/>
Registration Open

Goals The LASER school is intended both for researchers (including PhD students) and for professional software engineers and managers who want to benefit from the best in software technology advances. The focus of LASER is resolutely practical, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers.

Topics and speakers

Testing used to be the dirty secret of software development: practiced by
everyone as the main technique of quality assurance, but without a serious
scientific foundation. This is no longer the case; research in recent years
has brought considerable advances to the theory of testing and the quality
of testing tools. The LASER 2009 summer school presents these advances, both
theoretical and practical, addressing the science of testing as well as the
concrete solutions available to development teams.

The seven speakers are among the top international experts in the field from
both academia and industry, having brought major contributions to the
progress of testing techniques.

The program  both for industry practitioners who want to improve their
testing process and to scientists who want to explore the concepts in depth
and find new research ideas.

The speakers are among the most respected experts in the field:

* Alberto Avritzer, Siemens
* Michel Cukier, University of Maryland
* Yuri Gurevich, Microsoft Research
* Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich and Eiffel Software
* Tom Ostrand, AT&T
* Mauro Pezz, University of Milano Bicocca
* Elaine Weyuker, AT&T

How to apply?

Use the online registration form available on the LASER website
http://laser.inf.ethz.ch <http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/>.
Registration is open. The
number of participants is strictly limited to ensure quality interaction
with the lecturers and the rest of
the audience. For more information, visit our website or contact the
organizers at laser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:laser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>.


As in previous years, LASER is held in the magnificent setting of the
Elba island off the coast of Tuscany, easily reachable by plane (Pisa)
and train.

Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
http://se.inf.ethz.ch/people/nordio/, phone: +41 44 63 20297