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11th LASER Summer School on Software Engineering

Leading-Edge Software Engineering

September 7-13, 2014 - Elba Island, Italy

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Harald C. Gall (University of Zurich)
Daniel Jackson (MIT)
Michael Jackson (The Open University)
Erik Meijer (Applied Duality)
Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich)
Gail C. Murphy (University of British Columbia)
Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University)

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Many thanks to all speakers and participants of LASER 2014!


The LASER school is 10 years old! To celebrate this anniversary, we have gone not for a narrow topic but for a selection of brilliant speakers who will describe leading-edge research in a variety of areas of software engineering, both conceptual and applied.


The LASER summer school, organized by the ETH Chair of Software Engineering, brings together the concepts and practice of software engineering in the idyllic setting of the Elba Island off the coast of Tuscany, easily reachable by air, car, bus or train.

The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry (engineers and managers) as well as university researchers, including PhD students. Participants learn about the most important software technology advances from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus is applied, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers.

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The school takes place at the magnificent Hotel del Golfo in Golfo di Procchio, Elba. Along with an intensive scientific program, participants will have time to enjoy the natural and cultural riches of this history-laden jewel of the Mediterranean.

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Since its inception in 2004, LASER has featured the following lecturers:

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