Monday, 14th November
8.30 Registration and Coffee
Chairs: Ross Jeffrey, Dag Sjøberg, Murray Wood
Welcome, objectives, agenda
9.15 New Participant Introductions
Chair: Dieter Rombach
Brief introduction of Candidates and Observers
Candidates 5 mins presentation each.
NRC - Erdogmus; Mississippi - Carver; Valencia - Pastor; Northrop Grumman - Selby;
Japan Manned Space - Ms. Nakao Haruka; Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Sassaneh
Poosti; Sheffield - Cowling.
Observers quick-round 2 mins introduction (without presentation) each.
Eindhoven University of Technology - Chaudron; Microsoft - Nagappan; Osaka
Univiversity - Shinji Kusumoto.
10.00 Guidelines for Empirical Research
Chair: Dieter Rombach, Dieter.Rombach@iese.fraunhofer.de
Dieter Rombach: Lessons learned at IESE
Guidelines for qualitative research & publication
Interactive discussion (maybe a number of additional position statements:
max 2 minutes)
11.45 Data Ownership
Chair: Vic Basili, email@example.com
The discussion will be based on the white paper distributed before the
14.00 Comparable Evidence: subjects, objects and context?
Chair: Claes Wohlin, Claes.Wohlin@bth.se
Claes Wohlin: Comparable Evidence across Experiments (session introduction)
José Maldonado: Readers Project: Quality Aspects in Empirical Studies
Barbara Kitchenham: Witch Doctors and Sugar Pills
The discussions will be focused on problems/challenges with running experiments and ensuring that they generate trustworthy and comparable evidence.
15.45 Generalisation from Empirical Studies
Chair: Tore Dybå, Tore.Dyba@sintef.no
Tore Dybå: Generalization from empirical studies (session intro)
Erik Arisholm: Generalizing results through a series of replicated experiments on software maintainability
Jeff Carver: Methods and Tools for Supporting Generalization
The goal of the session is to get a discussion going regarding how valid generalizations can be made and point to some of the methods that empirical SE scientists use in doing so.
17.15 Day Adjourned
Tuesday, 15th November
9.00 Value-based Empirical Methods
Chair: Barry Boehm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Biffl, Aybuke Aurum, Rick Selby, Dan Port, Barry Boehm
The focus of the session will be on ways to incorporate business values or mission values into the hypotheses driving empirical research or practitioner efforts, and into the resulting empirical data collection and analysis.
11.00: Agile Development
Chair: Pekka Abrahamsson, Pekka.Abrahamsson@vtt.fi
Hakan Erdogmus: Agile economics: Value of agile software development
Laurie Williams: Conducting industrially relevant case studies
Erik Arisholm: Evaluating Pair Programming among Professional Java Developers
13.30 Balancing Practices: Inspections, Testing, and Others
Chairs: Marcus Ciolkowski, email@example.com and Forrest Shull, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will discuss whether we as a field know enough to set up a
balanced QA strategy based on specific quality goals (like
“maintainability,” “reusability,” “security,” etc.). Some
short industrial scenarios and experts on selected QA practices will help
focus the discussion.
- A better understanding of how manual techniques like inspection relate
to other QA practices (automated checkers, testing) for achieving those
goals, in terms of costs and benefits.
- Concrete ideas that can be applied in future research to undertake
balancing of QA practices more rigorously.
- An identified set of ISERN participants doing research work into QA
practices who could benefit by sharing and comparing results.
15.00 Measuring Alignment of Stakeholder Goals and Requirements
Chair: Karl Cox, Karl.Cox@nicta.com.au
Open discussion with goal of setting agenda for future collaboration on measuring alignment between stakeholder goals and requirements.
15.45 Planning for ISERN06 / Open Issues
16.45 ISERN05 Adjourned