Welcome to ISERN

International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN)

ISERN is a community that believes software engineering research needs to be performed in an experimental context. By doing this we will be able to observe and experiment with the technologies in use, understand their weaknesses and strengths,tailor the technologies for the goals and characteristics of particular projects and package them together with empirically gained experience to enhance their reuse potential in future projects.

The founding ISERN members chose the Quality Improvement Paradigm as the reference model to provide a common terminology for their cooperation.

The ISERN community holds annual meetings.

The next meeting will be in Bari, October 5-6, 2020.

For the history of meetings check HISTORY.

ISERN Manifesto

As a community, we have begun to recognize that software cannot be produced with a standard technology, but needs to be developed with technologies tailored to the goals and characteristics of particular projects. Consequently, software engineering research needs to be performed in an experimental context that allows us to observe and experiment with the technologies in use, understand their weaknesses and strengths, tailor the technologies for the goals and characteristics of particular projects, and package them together with empirically gained experience to enhance their reuse potential in future projects.

Several software engineering research groups have made the paradigm shift to an experimental, empirical software engineering view. The purpose of this network is to encourage and support the collaboration and exchange of results and personnel among these groups. Specific emphasis is placed on experimentation and empirical studies with development technologies in different environments; the repetition of experiments across environments; and the development and exchange of methods and tools for model building, experimentation, and assessment. The long-term expectation is that such cooperation will enable the abstraction and unification of environment-specific results and knowledge with the objective of generating the basic components of our discipline.

The founding ISERN members chose the Quality Improvement Paradigm as the reference model to provide a common terminology for their cooperation. The QIP is an experimental framework for software development, based on the scientific method and instantiated in the TAME project at the University of Maryland. It views measurement as essential to the capture and effective reuse of software experience, and assumes the process is a variable based on the characteristics and goals of the project and organization. This framework views software engineering as a laboratory science which must be supported by the effective cooperation between academia and industry in order to achieve significant improvements.

ISERN is open to other academic and industrial groups world-wide which are active in experimental software engineering research and are willing to adopt the experimental framework. There is no membership fee. The individual network members are responsible for funding collaboration through existing local or future joint grants.

To see the whole manifesto (Purpose and Focus, Common Research Framework, Activities, Communication, Members, Membership Application, Meetings and Meeting participation, Benefits, Benefits from Network, Benefits to Researchers, Benefits to Companies), check COMPLETE ISERN MANISFESTO.

 

ISERN Members

The list of ISERN Organizations and their contact person.

  • Aalto University School of Science and Technology (TKK) (Finland), Caspar Lassenius
  • Armed Forces University (ESPE) (Ecuador), Efrain R. Fonseca
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), Claes Wohlin
  • Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (US), Hakan Erdogmus
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), NN
  • Clausthal University of Technology (Germany), NN
  • COPPE/UFRJ (Brazil), Guilherme Travassos
  • Emeritus (US), Victor Basili
  • Federal University of Pernambuco (Brasil), Fabio Q.B. da Silva
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (Germany), Andreas Jedlitschka
  • Free University of Bolzano-Bozen (Italy), Barbara Russo
  • ISCAS (China), Qing Wang
  • IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Maria Paasivaara
  • Lund University (Sweden), Per Runeson
  • Monash University (Australia), Burak Turhan
  • Montana State University (US), Clemente Izuireta
  • Nanjing University (China), He Zhang
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan), Kenichi Matsumoto
  • North Carolina State University (US), Laurie Williams
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Jingyu Li
  • NTT Data Corporation (Japan), Takeshi Hayama
  • Osaka University (Japan), Shinji Kusumoto
  • Peking University (China), Minghui Zhou
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Marcos Kalinowski
  • Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil), Rafael Prikladnicki
  • QAware GmbH (Germany), Marcus Ciolkowski
  • Queens University (UK), Desmond Greer
  • Ryerson University (Canada), Ayse Bener
  • Simula Research Labs (Norway), Magne Jorgensen
  • SINTEF (Norway), Daniela Cruzes
  • Software Engineering Research & Practices s.r.l. (SER&Practices) (Italy), Danilo Caivano
  • Tampere University of Technology (Finland), Davide Taibi
  • Technical University Munich (Germany), NN
  • Technical University of Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (Spain), Xavier Franch
  • Technical University Clausthal (Germany), NN
  • Univ of Innsbruck (Austria), Michael Felderer
  • Univ. of Gronningen (The Netherlands), Paris Avgeriou
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), Sira Vegas
  • Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), Oscar Pastor
  • University degli Studi dell’Insubria (Italy), Sandro Morasca
  • Emeritus (Italy), Giovanni Cantone
  • University degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy), NN
  • University of Alabahma (US), Jeffrey Carver
  • University of Bari (Italy), Maria Teresa Baldassarre
  • University of Calgary (Canada), Guenther Ruhe
  • University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), Marcela Genero
  • University of Hawaii (US), Dan Port
  • University of Helsinki (Finland), Tomi Männistö
  • University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Pekka Abrahamsson
  • Emeritus (Germany), Dieter Rombach
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County (US), Carolyn Seaman
  • University of New South Wales (Australia), Ross Jeffery
  • University of Oslo (Norway), Dag Sjøberg
  • University of Oulu (Finland), Markku Oivo
  • University of Southern California (US), Barry Boehm
  • University of Stuttgart (Germany), Stefan Wagner
  • University of Tartu – Institute of Computer Science (Estonia), Dietmar Pfahl
  • University of Tennessee (US), Audris Mockus
  • University of Twente (The Netherlands), Maya Daneva
  • University of Uruguay (ORT) (Uruguay), Mart­in Solari
  • University Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Maurizio Morisio
  • Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Stefan Biffl
  • VTT Electronics (Finland), Matias Vierimaa