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