grascomp Graduate School in Computing Science

Current Trends in Software Engineering Research

COMP055 - Kim Mens, Charles Pecheur (coordinators)
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GRASCOMP Doctoral School


In honour of Professor Emeritus Axel van Lamsweerde

Friday October 4, 2013
Université catholique de Louvain

After more than forty years of research and teaching, our colleague Axel van Lamsweerde is turning emeritus this Fall.  On the occasion, the Computing Science and Engineering pole (INGI) of the ICTEAM Institute at UCL is organizing a full-day session of invited lectures by worldwide distinguished experts on current trends in software engineering research:


Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering, Part III

John Mylopoulos (Prof., University of Toronto & University of Trento)


The Value of Requirements Uncertainties

Emmanuel Letier (Prof., University College London)


Feature Interactions: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Joanne Atlee (Prof., University of Waterloo)


Adaptative Security and Privacy

Bashar Nuseibeh (Prof., Open University)


The Challenges of (Self) Adaptive Software

Carlo Ghezzi (Prof., Politecnico di Milano)


Software Architecture Evolution

Jeff Magee (Dean, School of Engineering, Imperial College London)


Precise Process Definition to Support Improvement in Diverse Domains

Leon J. Osterweil (Prof., University of Massachusetts at Amherst)


Analyzing Medical Processes

Lori Clarke (Prof., University of Massachusetts at Amherst)


The Shape of Software to Come and What it Means for Software Engineering

Anthony Finkelstein (Dean, School of Engineering, University College London)

The schedule is available on this website, with abstracts and biographies of the speakers.


The lectures will take place on the UCL campus, auditorium SUD 11 (see this map), Croix du Sud in Louvain-la-Neuve.  UCL is easily reachable by train or car.  Parking at Croix du Sud is free but requires a permit (zone B).  If you need a permit, please send your license plate number to  More info regarding parking in LLN can be found here.


The is open to all scholars and researchers from Belgium and abroad.  Participation will be credited to doctoral students upon request, as part of the GRASCOMP doctoral school programme.  Attendance is free but registration is required by subscribing to the course website (see instructions below).  Coffee breaks and a lunch sandwich buffet will be provided for registered participants.

To register:

Online registration on this website is closed but registrations are still accepted.  To register, please send an e-mail to mentioning your name and affiliation.


For any question, please contact Charles Pecheur (

Picture credits: Joel Stoehr: Tower of Babel, 2007