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PARIS SOFTWARE SUMMIT 13-15 APRIL 2011

PROGRAMME

Please note in the following that MSR is an abbrieviation of Microsoft Research.

 

Wednesday Morning 8:00-12:30

8:00 Light Breakfast and Registration

9:00 Parallel Events

WORKSHOP: The role of funding agencies and industrial research in promoting computing science education
Chairs:

  • Andrew Herbert (Chairman, Microsoft Research, Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Fabrizio Gagliardi (Director, Microsoft External Research, Europe, Middle East and Africa;  and Chairman, ACM Europe)

 

Panelists:

  • Mario Campolargo (Director of "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures", in the Directorate General for Information Society and Media of the European Commission)
  • Alain Chesnais (President, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery)
  • Bertrand Meyer (Chair of Software Engineering, ETHZ, Switzerland; and President, Informatics Europe)
  • Leonard A. Plugge (Executive Secretary Scientific Technical Council, SURF, The Netherlands)
  • Lesley Thompson (Director – Research Base, EPSRC, UK)
  • Matthias Kaiserswerth (Director, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Michel Cosnard (President and Director-General of INRIA, France)
  • Ricardo Baeza (Vice-President Yahoo Research, Europe and Latin America)
  • Stefan Jaehnichen (Director, Fraunhofer-FIRST, Professor of Computer Science, TU-Berlin and President of the GI, Germany)
  • Tuuli Teeri (President, Aalto University, Finland)

 

TUTORIAL: Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer, James Scott (MSR), Nic Villar (MSR)

 

TUTORIAL: The Future of F#: Taming the Data Deluge with a Strongly Typed Functional Programming LanguageDon Syme (MSR) and Tomas Petricek (University of Cambridge)

12:30 Lunch. Registration continues

 

Wednesday Afternoon

13:30 Opening Session

Welcome: Andrew Herbert (Chairman, Microsoft Research, Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Keynote: Beyond Software, Ken Wood (Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research, Cambridge UK)

 

15:00 Short Break

15:15 Session One – three tracks

Semantic Computing for Software Agents

  • Evelyne Viegas (MSR) – Chair
  • Zoubin Ghahramani (University of Cambridge) ­ Probabilistic Modelling and Knowledge Representation
  • Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz) - Semantic Model-driven Engineering

 

Parallelism: Merging Theory and Practice

  • Judith Bishop (MSR) – Chair
  • Thomas Ball (MSR) – Practical Parallel and Concurrent Programming
  • Ganesh Gopalkrishnan (University of Utah) - Experience with PPCP

 

Beyond Multicore

  • Satnam Singh (MSR) – Chair
  • Avi Mendelson (Technion and Microsoft Israel) - Massively parallel heterogeneous systems - will you be able to program them?
  • Simon Moore (University of Cambridge) - Prototyping massively parallel architectures: computing beyond a million processors

 

16:15 Refreshments

16:45 PANEL: Software Research Twenty Years On,

Chair: Judith Bishop (Director of Computer Science, Microsoft External Research)

 

Panelists:

  • Tony Hey (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft External Research)
  • Andrew Herbert (Chairman, Microsoft Research, Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Andrew Blake (Managing Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge Laboratory, UK)
  • Peter Lee (Managing Director, Microsoft Research Redmond, USA)

 

18:15 Close

 

Buses to the Dinner on a Boat on the Seine

 

Thursday Morning

08:00 Light Breakfast

09:00 Keynote: The Future of Software Engineering, Wolfram Schulte (Manager, Software Engineering, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)

10:00 Short Break

10:15 Session 2 – three tracks

Data-driven Research at Web Scale

  • Evelyne Viegas (MSR) Breaking down data barriers for open innovation 
  • Haym Hirsh (Rutgers University) - Web-based Data Services for Research – Challenges and Opportunities 
  • Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds) - Understanding the domains and genres of the multilingual web 

 

Programming in the Era of Cloud, Data and Devices

  • Don Syme (MSR), Manuel Serrano (INRIA), Victor Bahl (MSR)

 

**PANEL: Verification in the Embedded Application Industry

  • Thomas Santen (European Microsoft Innovation Center) – Chair
  • Thomas Kropf (Robert Bosch GmbH) - Keynote
  • Panelists: Tom Ball (MSR), Marie-Claude Gaudel (Université de Paris-Sud), Kim Larsen (Aalborg University), Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich), Roland Weiss (ABB AG)

 

11.45 DemoFest including Lunch

    1. Academic Search –  Explore Entities and Relationship, Adnan Mahmud (MSR)
    2. Data-driven Innovation via Web N-gram Services, Evelyne Viegas (MSR)
    3. Formal Modeling with FORMULA, Dirk Seifert (European Microsoft Innovation Center) and Ethan Jackson (MSR)
    4. Hawaii – Mobile + Cloud Computing Platform, Danny Dalal (MSR)
    5. SecondLight - Interactive Surface Technology, David Molyneaux (MSR)
    6. Spur – A Tracing Just-In-Time Compiler for Microsoft’s Common Intermediate Language, Nikolai Tillmann (MSR)
    7. Pex4Fun.com - Teaching Computer Science through Coding Duels, Peli de Halleux (MSR)
    8. Try and learn F# on multiple platforms - the Web Experience, Dean Guo (MSR)
    9. VCC – Verifying Concurrent C Code, Stephan Tobies (European Microsoft Innovation Center)
    10. WikiBhasha – a multi-lingual content creation tool for Wikipedia, Ashwani Sharma (MSR-India)
    11. Zentity 2.0 – A semantically-rich repository platform, Oscar Naim (MSR)
    12. Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer - A Platform for Rapid Prototyping, Nicolas Villar (MSR)

 

Thursday Afternoon

14:00 Session Three – three tracks

Natural User Interactions Supported by Human-Centric Computing, Kristin Tolle (MSR) – Chair

  • Kenton O’Hara (MSR) - Understanding opportunities for NUI in Medical contexts
  • Patrick Baudisch (Hasso-Plattner-Institute at Potsdam University) – Multitoe
  • Mark Rouncefield (University of Lancaster) - Understanding Users?

 

Data, Results, Myths and Software: the Road to Empirical Software Engineering, Nachi Nagappan (MSR), Thomas Zimmermann (MSR), Dieter Rombach (Fraunhofer-IESE)

 

Verified Software Experiments

  • Tony Hoare (MSR) - Chair
  • Jim Woodcock (University of York) - Verifying FreeRTOS: an experiment in the Verified Software Initiative
  • Rod Chapman (Altran Praxis) - Tokeneer: An experiment in high-assurance software engineering
  • Rajeev Joshi (NASA) – Verifying a Flash Filesystem

 

15:30 Refreshments

16:00 Session Four – three tracks

PANEL: Technologies for Natural User Interactions chaired by

  • Andrew Fitzgibbon (MSR) – Chair
  • Panelists:
  • Jamie Shotton (MSR), Patrick Baudisch (Hasso-Plattner-Institute at Potsdam University), John Winn (MSR) , Shahram Izadi (MSR)

 

Putting Real Tools in the Hands of Students

  • Tom Ball (MSR) – Concurrent Revisions
  • Nikolai Tillman (MSR) - PexForFun – Programming Exercises and Automatic Grading in the Cloud
  • Nigel Horspool (University of Victoria) – TryF# - building a system for multi-platform access to a managed language

 

Verified Computing Tools

  • Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen) – Chair
  • Andy Gordon (MSR) - F7: Security Properties of F# Programs by Typing
  • Bart Jacobs (KU Leuven) - Verifying Object-Oriented Programs with VeriFast
  • Markus Dahlweid (European Microsoft Innovation Center) - Design Space Exploration with FORMULA

 

17:30 Close

Evening at ease in Paris

 

Friday Morning

08:00 Light Breakfast

09:00 Session 5 – three tracks

Bug and Malware Detection on a Web Scale

  • Engin Kirda (Institute Eurecom) - Automated Discovery of Parameter Pollution Vulnerabilities in Web Applications
  • George Candea (EPFL) - Vivo Multi-Path Analysis of Large Software Systems
  • Ben Livshits (MSR) - Malware Detection on a Web Scale

 

Reconfigurable Computing Comes of Age

  • Satnam Singh (MSR) – Chair
  • Alessandro Forin (MSR)
  • Wayne Luk (Imperial College)
  • Koen Bertels (TU Delft)

 

Systems Programming Verification

  • Martyn Thomas (Thomas Associates) – Chair
  • June Andronick (NICTA) - From a proven correct microkernel to trustworthy large systems
  • Stephan Tobies (European Microsoft Innovation Center)  - The Hypervisor verification experiment, verifying tens of thousands of lines concurrent C
  • Xavier Leroy (INRIA) - The CompCert verified C compiler

 

10:30 Refreshments

11:00 Closing Keynote Session on Open Source

  • Software Engineering and Open Source, Brendan Eich, Chief Technology Officer, Mozilla Corp
  • Standards, interoperability and Open Source, Tony Hey (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft External Research)

 

12:30 Final words  -Judith Bishop (MSR)

12:45 Lunch

 

Friday afternoon (Friday 13:30-17:00)

WORKSHOP: SAT/SMT Solvers

  • Nikolaj Bjorner (MSR), SMT Solving for Applications: Techniques, Tuning and Experience”
  • Joao Marques-Silva (University College Dublin, Ireland) Boolean-Based Optimization: Algorithms & Applications
  • Youssef Hamadi (MSR) Parallelism in SAT

 

TUTORIAL: Software Engineering for Mobile Computing,

  • Chair – Judith Bishop (MSR)
  • Brian Zill (MSR) – Mobile computing in the Cloud
  • Anrno Puder (San Francisco State University) – Converting Android Apps to WP7
  • Nikolai Tilmann (MSR) – Programming on the Phone

 

PANEL: Sexy Types – Are We Done Yet?

  • Satnam Singh (MSR) - Chair
  • Simon Peyton-Jones (MSR)
  • Ulf Norell (Chalmers University)
  • Francois Pottier (INRIA)
  • Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
  • Conor McBride (University of Strathclyde)