Welcome to INF/UFG, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

The seventh edition of ESELAW will be held at the Instituto de Informática of Universidade Federalde Goiás (INF/UFG) in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. "Goiânia is the capital and largest city of Goiás state. With a population of 1,281,975 people, it is the second-largest city in the Central-West Region and the thirteenth-largest in the country. Its metropolitan area has a total population of 2,063,744, making it the eleventh-largest in Brazil.

Goiânia is a planned city founded on October 24, 1933 by Pedro Ludovico Teixeira to serve as the new state capital and administrative center. Prior to this date, the state capital was the town of Goiás. Goiânia has the largest green area per inhabitant in Brazil and is second only to Edmonton in the world." (extracted from Wikipedia)

The Universidade Federal de Goiás has constitute an institution of reference in education and research in Computation and Informatics in the state of Goiás, since the 1970s with the creation of the Departmento de Estatística e Informática (DEI). In 1983, was created the course of Bachelor in Computational Sciences whose first class joined in 1984. In 1996, the DEI originated the Instituto de Informática (INF) aming at reaching the excellence in teaching, research and university extension in the area of computation.

Currently the INF has about 650 graduated students divided into Computer Science, Infomation System, Software Engineering and Information Management, and in 2012 we will have around 1200 graduated students. The INF also has the master (since 2004) and the doctoral (since 2010) post graduated program, this last one is a mult institutional program with the Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul. In this sense, the INF is a place for oportunity, specially for new researchers and people motivated to work with computer science, and it is our pleasure to host this important event.

VII Experimental Software Engineering Latin American Workshop

ESELAW 2010 is a forum for researchers and practitioners to report on and discuss new research results in Experimental Software Engineering, bringing together Latin America´s academic, industrial and commercial communities.

The workshop encourages the exchange of ideas to understand the strengths and weaknesses of software engineering technologies, focusing on the process, design and structure of empirical studies, as well as on results from specific studies.

In this perspective, ESELAW emphasizes contributions and original researches on Experimental Software Engineering. All contributions will be peer reviewed. The workshop will also include invited tutorials and short courses by leading researchers in the field, and technical sessions with paper presentations.


  • Empirical studies in Software Engineering (about software processes, products, techniques, models and social factors)
  • Evaluation and comparison of techniques and models (cost estimation, analysis and design methods, testing)
  • Reports on benefits derived from using specific technologies
  • Development of predictive models
  • Experiences with research methods: measurement theory, experimental design, qualitative modeling, analysis approaches, grounded theory, protocol studies, families of experiments
  • Development, derivation and/or comparison of organizational models of software development Industrial experience in process improvement
  • Quality measurement
  • Process modeling and applications in industry
  • Experience management
  • Systematic reviews and evidence-based software engineering




Invited Speaker: Oscar Dieste

Universidad Politécnica de Madri
Department of Information Systems


Short Biography:

He is researcher at the Empirical Software Engineering lab (http://www.grise.upm.es) of the Madrid Technical University. His research interests are requirements engineering and empirical software engineering. In this field, he is focused on experimental aggregation, either using statistical (meta-analysis) and non-statistical procedures. He has published some papers on the field (i.e., Understanding the Customer: What Do We Know about Requirements Elicitation? @ TSE) and taught a number of courses and tutorials on experiment aggregation at several venues, such as the International Advanced School on Software Engineering (IASESE'2008), 2010 FIRST Research School and Conferencia Iberoamericana en Ingeniería del Software (CIbSE 2010). Further information about Oscar is available at http://www.grise.upm.es/miembros/oscar/.



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