SC: Software Composition Seminar


This is a seminar for Masters students in the Swiss Joint Master of Science in Computer Science as well as Bachelors, Masters and PhD students completing their project work or thesis in the Software Composition Group. Scheduled talks generally cover recent progress in project work or research. The seminar normally takes place on Tuesdays at 10h15 in room 107, SchĂĽtzenmattstrasse 14).


NB: Due to Covid-19, this seminar will be held remotely. Join the weekly meeting with this zoom link.

To take part in the seminar, you must participate in the first session on February 23, where the projects will be presented, and students will take a short quiz to match them up with projects.

Learning Outcomes

The seminar consists of a project and a presentation. You will have as a mentor one of the members of the SCG and will work on a practical and focused problem in the domain of programming languages and programmer productivity tools.

Seminar students will work on a small, supervised project during the semester. Due to the high cost of supervision, participation is strictly limited (selection will be based on the results of a short quiz).

Students are able to

  • read and critically analyze scientific publications in the area;
  • discuss technical material in the domain;
  • relate to their own scientific work, if applicable;
  • give a scientific presentation, in terms of structure, level of content, and presentation techniques;
  • manage their time during the preparation of their work, when operating in teams or independently.

To prepare your presentation, please consult this checklist.

Scheduled Presentations


  • Mar 2 — Alexandre Bergel — Visualizing the quality of critical software in the space industry
  • Mar 9
  • Mar 16 — Melina Meyer — Living user stories
  • Mar 23— Michael Dooley — Style checkers support to code comments
  • Mar 30
  • Apr 6 — Spring Break (no seminar)
  • Apr 13
  • Apr 20
  • Apr 27
  • Jun 1
  • Jun 8
  • Jun 15
  • Jun 22
  • Jun 29

Past presentations (2021)

See also: Past Seminar Presentations

Last changed by stulova on 25 February 2021