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 programer 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

Scheduled Talks


  • May 1 — Flurin Trübner — Polyglot development using GraalVM — Twitter analysis (Seminar)
  • May 8
    • Vincent Hofer — Compiling to WebAssembly (Seminar)
    • Marc Tarnutzer — Privacy concerns in public web APIs (Seminar)
  • May 15
    • Jovana Mićić — Type hints usage in Python projects (Seminar)
    • Stefan Krüger — (guest presentation)
  • May 22
    • Mohammad Altahan — Android Studio plug-in for code reviews (Seminar)
    • Melike Geçer — Strings Attached (Seminar)
  • May 29
    • Michael Zbinden — Moose plugin to analyse natural langauge questions (Seminar)
    • Patrick Frischknecht — Android ICC Security

Talks already given in 2018

See also: Past Seminars

Last changed by oscar on 24 April 2018