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23-January, 2015
Software Engineering Experimentation
Course Schedule
Spring 2015

All dates are on Mondays, the beginning of the week.
Week Date Topic Papers Lectures Project
Kick off meetings
Preliminary
Meetings
(Face-to-face)
26-Jan
13:15-17:00 CEST
G105
Kick off meeting at Skövde
Project discussion at Skövde
    Introduction
26-January
4:30pm-7:10pm
AB 2026
Kick off meeting at George Mason
Project discussion at George Mason
Arts Building 2026
    Introduction
Part 1: Experimentation
1 26-January Introduction, Overview of
Scientific Method
i What is knowledge?  
2 2-February Experimentation in Software
Engineering
ii, iii, iv, v Ways to acquire knowledge
(A, B, C)
An experimental framework
Experimental terms
Software Engineering issues
Topic selection
3 9-February Experimentation in Software
Engineering
vi, vii, viii, ix, x Types of experimental studies
Software metrics
Rules for reviewing papers
Example experimental design
 
Part 2: Experimental Research Papers
4 16-February Metrics and Complexity 1, 2    
5 23-February Project Week     Experimental
design reviews
6 2-March Mutation Analysis 3, 4
Moved: 5
   
  9-March Spring Break at George Mason—no class
7 16-March Security & Reliability 5, 7
Dropped: 6
   
8 23-March Testing 8, 10
Dropped: 9
Writing hints
(A, B, C, D)
 
9 30-March Maintenance and Evolution 11, 12, 13    
10 6-April Design and Modeling 14, 15    
11 13-April HCI and Requirements 16, 17
Dropped: 18
   
12 20-April Process and Management 19, 20 Presentation hints
(A, B, C)
Draft papers due
Part 3: Student Paper Presentations
13 27-April Presentations at George Mason Complete your papers.    
14
(face-to-face)
4-May
4:30-7:10pm EDT
Presentations at George Mason Abdulaziz Alaboudi, Abdulaziz Alshayban,
Ahmed Bahjat, Moayad Taibah
   
15
(face-to-face)
11-May
4:30-7:10pm EDT
Presentations at George Mason
final exam week
Salman Ahmed, Noor Bajunaid,
Niluka Bamunuarachchige,
Jingjing Gu, Eric (Siggy) Scott
  Final papers due
(face-to-face) 18-May
13:00-16:00 CEST
P404
Presentations at Skövde András Márki, Shirin Tavara,
Jan Schröder, Eddie Enoiu,
Emil Alágroth, Bogdan Marculescu
   

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