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Andy Zaidman: An Inconvenient Truth in Software Engineering? The Environmental Impact of Testing Open Source Java Projects

November 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Abstract: As we have come to rely on software systems in our daily lives, we have a clear expectation about the reliability of these systems. To ensure this reliability, automated software quality assurance processes have become an important part of software development. How do software engineers in the wild use these quality assurance approaches? And given what we know about their the usage of these quality assurance approaches, how are they impacting electricity consumption? We explore the energy consumption and potential environmental impact of continuous integration and software testing in open source software projects.

Bio: Andy Zaidman received the MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Currently, he is a full professor with the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His main research interests include software evolution and software testing. He is an active member of the research community and involved in the organization of numerous conferences (WCRE’08, WCRE’09, VISSOFT’14 and MSR’18); he is on the editorial board of the Empirical Software Engineering journal and the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. In 2013 he was the laureate of a prestigious Vidi mid-career grant, while in 2019 he received the most prestigious Vici career grant from the Dutch science foundation NWO.


November 3, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Neil Ernst


ECS 660
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