Current Research in Software Quality

Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

20 Jun 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Prof. Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University

The Software Quality Journal is the world’s leading academic journal on the subject of software quality management in the effective development of software systems and we’re lucky to have the Editor-in-Chief Prof. Harrison here in Oxford

Special editions in 2018 covered software testing automation, quality of concurrent software and predictive models for software quality. Other topics included a range of subjects from connected vehicles to agile software development and testing with multiple mobile devices.

In this talk Rachel will give us an overview of current research including recent advances in the use of AI to improve software quality, with “knowledge you can use”.

She also welcomes the opportunity to discuss future projects with potential sponsors.

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The BCS AGD SG together with Solent University are holding an e-sports commentary competition for Students at Further Education or Higher Education, in full-time or part-time education in 2018-2019

Entrants should submit an interesting and entertaining commentary made from playing or spectating any video game. Entries will be a clip of 1-minute capturing the essence of the event.

All entries to be submitted by a single point of contact from that educational establishment

Submit to the special Solent email competition address bcsagdcomp19@solent.ac.uk by 12.00 (noon) on Friday 28th June 2019

The point of contact, usually a lecturer (who does not need to be a BCS member), will enter publicly available URLs (YouTube, Twitch, Mixer) representing each entry onto a special website – the details will be sent to the point of contact.

Entrants can use popular streaming websites such as Twitch to submit clipped commentaries that they have made or URLs for sites such as YouTube with start and end times representing the minute entry, or uploaded screen captures of the event to a suitable publicly available site.

Rules that apply to the competition:

The BCS AGD will be running two different STUDENT Class competitions for students: one for students in Higher Education,and the other for students in Further Educational Establishments (including 6th form colleges), in 2018-2019:

  • Entries are invited from individuals or groups of students at all levels whether in full-time or part-time study.
  • Entries from around the world and from a varied gaming audience are welcome.
  • The commentary language should be English, or have English subtitles applied.
  • Offensive and intolerant language and behaviour must be avoided in entries.
  • Games commentated on should be PEGI 16 (equivalent) or below in their content rating.
  • The nature of game and commentary content will be considered in context by the judges.

Declaration of entry should to be made to bcsagdcomp19@solent.ac.uk by the point of contact to receive full details of the competition, with BCS AGD e-sports commentary competition as the subject line, stating HE class or FE class.

  • The Point of Contact should submit entries, by Friday 28th June 2019, for their educational establishment, with the identification of the author(s) for each entry, and the full contact details of the nominated Point of Contact, e.g. full name, name and address of the educational establishment, and email address.
  • Each academic establishment may submit up to 50 entries; it is left to the points of contact to sift down to this limit, if more than 50 entries are submitted to them.
  • The BCS AGD SG Panel will assess all submitted entries and narrow down a top ten for further consideration by an BCS AGD Final Specialist Panel.
  • All entries must be free from any copyright, potential legal limitations or other issues that might cause offence
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • The commentaries and names, and the academic establishments of the Winners, Runners-up and Highly Commended may be put on the BCS web site
  • Certificates for winner, runners-up and highly commended entries, together with small prizes and bragging rights in a first of a kind competition.
  • The BCS must be assigned copyright and media rights and all other rights appropriate for the competition, so all entries could be made public and/or put on the various web sites.

Other future other competitions, from primary to HE classes at https://www.bcs.org/category/12271