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Summer School - Big Software on the Run: Where Software Meets Data, 1-6 July 2018, Netherlands


April 23, 2018

Event Date:

July 01, 2018 - July 06, 2018

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Big Software on the Run: Where Software Meets Data

General information

The second edition of BSR summer school on “Big Software on the Run: where Software meets Data” is announced. The BSR summer school is organized by the three Dutch technical universities, Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and University of Twente. It is a six-day event featuring tutorials and hands-on sessions delivered by leading researchers in software and data analytics.  BSR summer school brings together university researchers including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows as well as professionals from industry who are interested in discussing and developing novel ideas combining approaches from multiple software analytics related disciplines. This year, the school will be held in conjunction with the Eighth European Business Intelligence & Big Data Summer School (eBISS 2018). The program will include, in addition to BSR sessions, shared sessions that are run together with eBISS and that cover recent developments in data analytics and big data. BSR is organized in close collaboration with Dutch research schools SIKS, ASCI and IPA.


The BSR summer school will be held at Fletcher ParkHotel Val Monte, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands ( where all speakers and students will be accommodated. Berg en Dal, clamped between Maas and Waal, is one of the most beautiful municipalities in the Netherlands. Berg and Dal is attractive with an overwhelming landscape, rich cultural history and special wine-growing. The big altitude differences, from which Berg and Dal are named, provide beautiful views.

Scope and goal

Software systems have grown increasingly large and complex in today’s highly interconnected world. Communication, production, healthcare, transportation and education all increasingly rely on “Big Software”. This increasing dependence makes reliable software systems a major concern and stresses the need for effective prediction of software failures. Since software is evolving and operates in a highly dynamic and changing environment, it becomes difficult if not impossible to anticipate all problems at design-time.

Within the BSR research program that started in 2015, they propose to shift the main focus from a priori software design to a posteriori software analytics, thereby exploiting the large amounts of event data generated by today's systems. The core idea is to study software systems in vivo, i.e., at runtime and in their natural habitat. The program wants to understand the actual behavior of software, to detect and predict future violations (e.g. deviations from some normative model, privacy and security constraints, etc.) and to provide insightful recommendations for software engineering related tasks (e.g. development, testing, debugging, configuration, etc.). This paradigm shift requires new forms of empirical investigation that go far beyond the common practice of collecting error messages and providing software updates. Novel techniques in data/process mining, visualization, security, and analytics are being developed within a joint collaboration between the three technical universities.

The aim of BSR summer school is to bring together researchers, industry professionals and students to work on a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary understanding of the current problems and challenges related to in vivo software analytics concepts and practices. The school will cover topics related to data analytics in general and to software analytics in particular (including: dynamic analysis, testing, visualization, security and software analytics in the large). Lectures are combined with hands-on sessions that will help participants to understand theoretical principles and how to apply them.


This five-day event (Monday to Friday) will consist of:

  • Sessions by some of the top researchers and industry professionals in the field.
  • Sessions by senior researchers working on the BSR project.
  • Hands-on sessions on novel methods and techniques for BSR.
  • Poster sessions and discussion on BSR related topics and their future.
  • PhD presentation sessions A preliminary schedule can be found at


Qualified candidates should pre-register before the deadline. Accepted participants will receive, within 15 working days after the pre-registration, an email with information about the payment of the registration fee. The registration fee is 600€ and covers the following costs:

  • Accommodation costs for 5 nights (arrival on Sunday, October 23 afternoon) at Fletcher ParkHotel Val Monte.
  • Meal costs for 5 days (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) excluding drinks during the dinners
  • Participation in sessions
  • Social events (e.g. welcome party, excursion, etc.)

How to apply?

The registration is organized in two steps:

  • Fill in the the application form with the required information in order to manifest your interest in attending the summer school (no registration fee is required at this stage).
  • You will be notified within 15 working days if your application request has been accepted and the registration procedure will be sent to you via email.

A limited number of applications can be accepted. The selection process takes into account several criteria, including the availability of places, motivation, background, and interests of the applicants.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
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Publish Date
April 17, 2018


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