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A strength of ISERN is that the meetings are NOT structured in "conference" format.  Instead, presentations are quite short and used as a starting point for spirited and productive discussions. 

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Sunday, October 8, 2000

Philip Johnson
Announcements and orientation
Dieter Rombach
Standing Topics I:
Observer and Member Candidate Presentations

This session includes 10 minute presentations from candidates/observers on their prior and future work in empirical software engineering and the benefits they anticipate from ISERN membership. Current candidates and observers are:
USC (Barry Boehm)
U.  Alberta (Giancarlo Succi)
UMBC (Carolyn Seaman)
Motorola (Larry Votta)
Politechnico Madrid (Natalia Juristo)
TU Vienna (Stefan Biffl)
Telcordia (Chris Lott)
NASDA (Masafumi Katahira)
Solid Information Technology (Markku Oivo)
U. Oslo (Dag Sjoeberg)
2:15-2:45pm Break
Marv Zelkowitz
Standing Topics II:
Hot Topics
This session is a popular ISERN tradition and provides an opportunity to learn about new initiatives. Current presentations include:
Experimental software engineering in Internet startups: An oxymoron? Philip Johnson, University of Hawaii, USA
Some issues regarding distributed software development,  Frank Houdek, DaimlerChrysler, Germany
Some issues Frank didn't mention regarding distributed software development, Audris Mockus, Lucent, USA
CeBaSE: The Center for Empirically-based Software Engineering, Victor Basili, U. Maryland and Barry Boehm, USC, USA
Dieter Rombach
Standing Topics III:
Technology Transfer
Short presentations illustrating technology transfer in experimental software engineering. Participants will include:
Technology transfer experiences, Giovanni Cantone, U. of Rome, Italy
An example experience factory, Giuseppe Visaggio,  U. Bari, Italy
Lessons learned from five years of technology transfer, Dieter Rombach, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Expediting technology transfer via affiliate programs and focused workshops, Barry Boehm, USC, USA.
6:00pm ISERN Reception: Hawaiian Regent Hotel


Monday, October 9, 2000

Frank Houdek
Forrest Shull

Experimentation I: 
Object Oriented Defect Detection

This session will focus on reading techniques and classification schemes for defect detection in OO systems. Some scheduled talks include:
Overview, Frank Houdek, DaimlerChrysler, Germany.
Survey of object-oriented defect detection approaches and experiences in industry, Murray Wood, Strathclyde University, UK
Quality gate driven definition of classification schemes, Thilo Schwinn, DaimlerChrysler, Germany
Comparison of reading techniques: checklist vs. scenario-based reading, Stefan Biffl, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria
A set of OO reading techniques, Forrest Shull, Fraunhofer Center- Maryland, USA
PBR applied to OO designs, Andreas Birk, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
12:00-2:00pm Lunch: Dukes at Outrigger Hotel
Claes Wohlin
Dieter Rombach

Experimentation II:
Experimental software engineering education

Issues include the appropriate techniques for teaching experimental software engineering, and the impact of other research (ex. reading) on educational activities. One intended outcome is the creation of a framework for future research efforts. This session will include the following short talks:
Experiences from experimenting in the classroom,  Vic Basili, University of Maryland, USA
Courses in empirical methods at UNSW: Experiences from 10 Years,  Ross Jeffery, University of New South Wales, Australia
Using experiments to teach software engineering, Dieter Rombach, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Experimentation as a vehicle for software engineering projects,  Claes Wohlin, Lund University, Sweden
4:45pm Bus departs for ISERN Banquet at Hale Koa


Tuesday, October 10, 2000

6:45am Software Usability Research Foundations (SURF) Meeting
By the statue of Duke Kahanamoku
Carolyn Seaman
Reidar Conradi
Experimentation Infrastructure I:
Qualitative Research Methods

This session will include:
Overview of qualitative methods for experimental software engineering, Carolyn Seaman, U. Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Approaches to software process improvement and implications for research methods, Reidar Conradi,  NTNU, Norway
Object oriented Reading Techniques: Qualitative Observations, Reidar Conradi, NTNU, Norway.
The ICSE'2000 "Beg, Borrow, and Steal" workshop, Carolyn Seaman, U. Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Experience report I, Tore Dybaa, NTNU, Norway; 
Experience report II, Kristian Sandahl, Ericsson Radio Systems, Sweden; 
Experience report III, Frank Houdek, DaimlerChrysler, Germany
Experience Report IV, Seija Komi-Sirvio, VTT Electronics, Finland
Experience Report V, Andreas Birk, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
10:15-10:45am Break
Markku Oivo
Experimentation Infrastructure II:
Experience Repositories

Topics will include:
What experimental data can and should be stored?
Implications from Monday sessions

Talks will include:
A knowledge management infrastructure for experience about product/process dependency and technology application, Andreas Birk, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Community-based learning for application software by using history of function execution, Kenichi Matsumoto and Shuuji Morisaki, NAIST, Japan

Experimental packages: Processes and roles, documents contents and structure, Forrest Shull, Fraunhofer Center- Maryland, USA and Reidar Conradi,  NTNU, Norway

EMS: The Experience Management System, Marv Zelkowitz, Fraunhofer Center- Maryland, USA, and Victor Basili, U. Maryland, USA

12:00-1:00pm Lunch: Hawaiian Regent
1:00-2:30pm Open Session
Topics to be determined during previous sessions.
Philip Johnson
Standing Topics IV:
ISERN Business
Topics include:
ISERN'01 in Strathclyde
ISERN'02 and '03 meeting places
Other business
Aloha to ISERN'00!