I am short paper co-chair of PROFES 2016, the International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, is among the top recognized software development and process improvement conferences. The 17th IEEE International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES2016) brings together researchers and practitioners to share their reserach findings and experiences in software engineering, process improvement and product improvement, In the spirit of the PROFES conference series, PROFES 2016 will focus on how the challenges of improving software development within the different practice areas such as requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, process, methods, management, etc. The conference explicitly encourages submissions of research papers based on empirical evidence ranging from controlled experiments to case studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies.
I am a board member of the 14th International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (IDoESE 2016).
I am co-organizer of the Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies in Software Engineering (SMSE) Track at the 42nd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2016).
Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies have become an important and phenomenal research method in software engineering in the recent decade. A Systematic literature review is a form of secondary study that uses a well-defined methodology to identify, analyse and interpret all available evidence related to a specific research question in a way that is unbiased and (to a degree) repeatable. A Mapping study is a broad review of primary studies in a specific topic area which aims to identify what evidence is available on the topic.
To encourage the submission of Systematic literature studies, SEAA 2016 will have a special Track entitled: Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies in Software Engineering (SMSE). The SMSE track will bring together researchers and practitioners to share their results and experiences with Systematic Secondary Studies. The track is an integral part of the 42nd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) 2016.
I am PC co-chair of The 11th Workshop on Testing: Academia-Industry Collaboration, Practice and Research Techniques (TAIC PART 2016) held on April 11, 2016 in Chicago, IL, USA collocated with the IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2016.
The workshop Testing: Academia-Industry Collaboration, Practice and Research Techniques (TAIC PART) is a unique event that provides a stimulating platform to facilitate collaboration between industry and academia on challenging and exciting problems of real-world software testing. The workshop brings together practitioners and academic researchers in a friendly environment with the goal to transfer knowledge, exchange experiences, and enrich the understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the collaboration between the two sides.
The article “Model-based security testing: a taxonomy and systematic classification”, authored by Michael Felderer, Philipp Zech and Ruth Breu from University of Innsbruck as well as by Matthias Büchler and Alexander Pretschenr from Technical University of Munich was published in the journal Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 119–148, March 2016
The paper “Preventing Incomplete/Hidden Requirements: Reflections on Survey Data from Austria and Brazil” by Marcos Kalinowski, Michael Felderer, Tayana Conte, Rodrigo Spínola, Rafael Prikladnicki, Dietmar Winkler, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Stefan Wagner received the best research paper award at Software Quality Days 2016 in Vienna.
The article “Manuelle Testfall-Erstellung: Voraussetzungen, Schwierigkeiten und praktische Durchführung“ has been published in the edition 01/2016 of OBJEKTspektrum.
The article “Licht ins Dunkel – Umfrage: Wie entwickeln und testen Softwarehäuser?” by Johannes Bergsmann and Michael Felderer has been published in the current issue of iX, the leading German magazine for professional IT.