Top conference underscores how software engineering powers the digital age

The University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science is co-organizing the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE). This top conference in the field of Software Engineering will take place in Tallinn from August 26–30.

ESEC/FSE features outstanding research and best practices in the field of Software Engineering and it brings together more than 350 researchers, practitioners and educators from top universities and companies, such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook to exchange the latest research results and trends, as well as their practical application in all areas of software engineering.

Software engineering is interwoven throughout almost all aspects of computing and is the engine of many of the fastest-growing areas in technology ― including artificial intelligence, mobile apps, and blockchain technologies. ESEC/FSE encompasses the most important developments in the field and includes talks on recent innovations in software engineering, industry best practices, software engineering of the future, workshops, tool demonstrations and a Student Research Competition.

Joanne Atlee from the University of Waterloo, Marta Kwiatkowska from the University of Oxford and Audris Mockus from the University of Tennessee are the keynote speakers of the conference. Full program of ESEC/FSE 2019 program can be found online.

“By combining the ESEC and FSE conferences into one event, we have formed the world’s most important forum on the state of software engineering research and practice,” says Marlon Dumas, General Co-chair and professor of information systems of University of Tartu. “At ESEC/FSE researchers and practitioners are the first to interact with the latest innovations in the field through the conference’s highly competitive research papers program as well as outstanding applied research in the industry track. Importantly they also actively engage with their peers by participating in ESEC/FSE’s workshops and tool demonstrations,” added Dumas.

“Several trends are reshaping the software industry, including the growth of cloud computing, big data collection and analytics, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity,” added Dietmar Pfahl, General Co-chair and Professor of Software Engineering in the University of Tartu. “We’ve put together a comprehensive program that also welcomes multidisciplinary work at the interface between software engineering and other topics such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, programming languages and systems engineering,” added Pfahl.   

The event is being organized in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT). ACM is the  world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM SIGSOFT focuses on issues related to all aspects of software development and maintenance.

For further information please contact: Dietmar Pfahl, UT Professor of Software Engineering, +372 737 5432, +474 044 8055,