The future generation of empirical software engineering researchers at EASE 2018

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Dr Matthias Galster, the Social Event Coordinator of SI^NZ and Emerging Researcher Forum Chair of the EASE 2018 conference shares his thoughts.

The EASE 2018 conference featured an Emerging Researchers Forum on 27 June 2018. A high calibre panel of leading international academics provided feedback to MSc and PhD students as well as post-doctoral researchers on their works in the areas of data visualization, requirements engineering, the credibility of online articles written by software practitioners and research infrastructures. In a friendly environment, emerging researchers presented their work, followed by detailed and constructive feedback from the expert panel.

Furthermore, the expert panel shared their insights into how to be a successful researcher and reflected on their experiences in collaborating with the software industry. Also, the panel challenged the emerging researchers (i.e., the future leaders in the field of empirical software engineering) to explore new research pathways to provide concrete benefits to the software engineering industry. During the EASE main conference, emerging researchers had the opportunity to further mingle with the international community of leading empirical software engineering researchers.

A summary of the programme is available at: http://erf2018.softwareinnovation.nz/program/

– A report by Dr Matthias Galster

 

Photo credits: @EASEConf Twitter account

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