Keynote Speaker

Mark Harman

Professor of Software Engineering,
Head of the Software Systems Engineering Group and
Director of the CREST centre,
Department of Computer Science,
University College London,
Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK.

Title: An Introduction to Search Based Software Engineering

Abstract:This talk will provide a brief introduction to the field of Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE) to establish the context in which we are working in this workshop. I will provide a very brief introduction to the field of SBSE, summarising some of its advantages and motivations, explaining why software is the ideal engineering material for optimisation algorithms and how SBSE can serve to (re)unify apparently unconnected areas of Software Engineering.
There is a tutorial paper for those new to the field: "Search Based Software Engineering: Techniques, Taxonomy, Tutorial" by Mark Harman, Phil McMinn, Jerffeson Teixeira de Souza and Shin Yoo. It is available (for free) here: http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/M.Harman/laser.pdf