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LASER Summer School on Software Engineering


Software Testing: The Practice And The Science

September 6-12, 2009 - Elba Island, Italy

Alberto Avritzer (Siemens)
Michel Cukier (University of Maryland)
Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Research)
Mark Harman (King's College London)
Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich, co-director)
Tom Ostrand (AT&T)
Mauro Pezzè (University of Lugano)
Elaine Weyuker (AT&T, co-director)

Print the LASER 2009 poster poster


Other activities

  • Sea, sun, and software

Testing is our topic number one but we do not forget that one has to relax in order to learn efficiently. The hotel's private beach and Elba's other beautiful beaches are available to all the participants at no additional cost. We have also booked sunny weather for the whole duration of the school.

  • Excursion

There is no better place to discuss the latest developments in testing than the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. A boat trip with a stop for swimming will be organized on Saturday, 12 September. Departure: 14:30. Duration: 4.5 hours.

  • Welcome party, conference dinner etc.

We strongly encourage the participants to discuss their research with other people and exchange ideas. The school provides many opportunities for interaction with the speakers and between the participants. Among them are the welcome party on September 6, the lecture-free afternoon followed by the conference dinner on September 9, free time in early afternoons every day, dinners taken together every evening at the hotel's beach restaurant, the final boat trip, and countless other occasions to start interesting collaborations.  


Chair of Software Engineering - ETH Zürich Last update: 22.07.2009