Since 2007 we have conducted, as part of a course at ETH, the DOSE project, Distributed and Outsourced Software Engineering, developed by cooperating student teams from a dozen universities around the world. We are finalizing the plans for the next edition, October to December 2013, and will be happy to welcome a few more universities.
It is natural for any researcher to want to talk about his and his colleagues’ work, and I have often used this blog to mention results, events and publications in which I am involved at ETH, ITMO, Eiffel Software, Informatics Europe, ACM etc. But it is also important to report about interesting stuff from remote quarters.
Software verification is progressing slowly but surely. Much of that progress is incremental: making the fundamental results applicable to real programs as they are built every day by programmers working in standard circumstances. A key condition is to minimize the amount of annotations that they have to provide.