Talk Sept 14th: Agile Software Engineering

Talk Sept 14th: Agile Software Engineering — Opportunities for Industry 4.0

Prof. Serge Demeyer (University of Antwerp) is joining us for four months as part of his sabbatical leave. He will present his plans and (some of) his recent research on

Thursday, September 14th, 14:00 to 15:00 Room B31

Title: Agile Software Engineering — Opportunities for Industry 4.0


Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. This trend forces the manufacturing industry to switch to a more agile way of working, hence software engineering teams can and should take a leading role therein. This talk will explore the state-of-the-art in agile software development and the opportunities this may present for Industry 4.0. Consequently it will address questions like: Will our test suite detect critical defects early ? Where should we fix a defect ? How long will it take to fix defects ? Which team members get frustrated ? Can we use bots to process easy issues ?


Serge Demeyer is a professor at the University of Antwerp and the spokesperson for the ANSYMO (Antwerp System Modelling) research group. He directs a research lab investigating the theme of ”Software Reengineering” (LORE - Lab On REengineering). Serge Demeyer is a spokesperson for the NEXOR interdisciplinary research consortium and an affiliated member of the Flanders Make Research Centre. In 2007 he received a “Best Teachers Award” from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Antwerp and as a consequence remains very active in all matters related to teaching quality. His main research interest concerns software evolution, more specifically how to strike the right balance between reliability (striving for perfection) and agility (optimising for improvements). He is an active member of the corresponding international research communities, serving in various conference organization and program committees. He has written a book entitled “Object-Oriented Reengineering” and edited a book on “Software Evolution”. He also authored numerous peer reviewed articles, many of them in top conferences and journals.

Post Scriptum:

To ensure that participants can control the sugar level in their arteries, Belgian chocolates will be provided.

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