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, Schützenmattstrasse 14).

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).

After the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build an Eclipse plugin for static analysis, or
  • Write a crawler that analyzes open source software repositories, or
  • Create a new method of visualizing software systems, or
  • Work on the design and implementation of programming language tools

To prepare your presentation, please consult this checklist.

Scheduled Presentations


  • Nov 19 — TBA
  • Nov 26 —Ivan- Class commenting practices in Java
  • Dec 3 — TBA
  • Dec 10
    • Melike Geçer — Spark Debugging (MSc final presentation)
    • Louis Müller — Executable graph models in Bloc
  • Dec 17 — Emily Croxall
  • Jan 7 — TBA
  • Jan 14 — TBA
  • Jan 21 — TBA
  • Jan 28 — TBA
  • Feb 4 — Alain Stulz — Identifying and reducing technical debt in an iOS app framework (Bachelors, second presentation)
  • Feb 11 — TBA
  • Feb 18 — TBA (NB: SANER 2020 this week)
  • Feb 25 — TBA

Presentations already given in 2019

See also: Past Seminar Presentations

Last changed by oscar on 15 November 2019