Keynotes & Awards

Keynotes and Invited Talks

Members of SEBASE project were invited to give keynotes at various conferences and workshops. The wide coverage of the events and the related fields shows that SBSE has begun to receive attentions from outside the traditional SBSE domain, such as software testing.

  • Xin Yao
    The Evolution of Evolutionary Computation (keynote)
    International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems (ICAIS '11)
    Klagenfurt, Austria, September 06-08, 2011
  • Mark Harman 
    The Law of Tendency to Executability and its Implications (keynote) 
    11th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2010
    Madrid, Spain, July 13th-14th, 2011.
  • Shin Yoo (joint work with Robert Nilsson and Mark Harman)
    Search-Based Regression Testing: A Story of Rapid Prototyping (invited talk)
    Google EMEA Faculty Summit Zürich, Switzerland, 13-14 May 2011.
  • Mark Harman 
    Refactoring as Testability Transformation (keynote paper) Refactoring and Testing Workshop (RefTest 2011
    Berlin, Germany, March 2011.
  • Mark Harman 
    Making the Case for MORTO: Multi Objective Regression Test Optimization (invited position paper) 
    The 1st International Workshop on Regression Testing (Regression 2011
    Berlin, Germany, March 2011.
  • Mark Harman 
    The Relationship between Search Based Software Engineering and Predictive Modeling (keynote paper) 
    6th International Conference on Predictive Models in Software Engineering (PROMISE 2010). 
    Timişoara, Romania, 12-13 September 2010.
  • Shin Yoo (joint work with Robert Nilsson and Mark Harman)
    Early Test Feedback by Test Prioritisation (invited talk)
    The 3rd Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC 2010)
    Hyderabad, India, 28-29 October 2010.
  • Mark Harman 
    Why Source Code Analysis and Manipulation Will Always Be Important (keynote paper) 
    10th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2010). 
    Timişoara, Romania, 12-13 September 2010.
  • Xin Yao
    Evolving, Training and Designing Neural Network Ensembles (keynote)
    IADIS International Conference Intelligent Systems and Agents (ISA '10)
    Freiburg, Germany, 29-31 July 2010
  • Xin Yao
    Evolving, Training and Designing Neural Network Ensembles (keynote)
    International Conference on Computer Design and Applications 2010 (ICCDA '10)
    Qinhuangdao, China, 25-27 June 2010
  • Xin Yao
    International Symposium on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications 2010 (INISTA '10)
    Kayseri & Cappadocia, Turkey, 21-24 June 2010
  • Xin Yao
    Evolving, Training and Designing Neural Network Ensembles (keynote)
    The 5th International conference on Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence (ICNNAI '10)
    Brest, Belarus, 1-4 June 2010
  • Xin Yao
    Evolving, Training and Designing Neural Network Ensembles (keynote)
    The 14th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES '10)
    Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain, 5-7 May 2010
  • Mark Harman (joint work with Bill Langdon, and Yue Jia
    A Manifesto for Higher Order Mutation Testing (keynote paper) 
    5th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2010
    Paris, France, 6 April, 2010.
  • Mark Harman 
    Why the Virtual Nature of Software Makes it Ideal for Search Based Optimization (keynote paper) 
    (The keynote talk covered SBSE in general not merely the content of the invited paper.) 
    13th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2010
    Paphos, Cyprus, 20-28 March 2010.
  • Xin Yao
    How Efficient Are Evolutionary Algorithms? (keynote)
    The 4th Conference on Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION 4)
    Venice, Italy, 18-22 January 2010
  • Mark Harman 
    An Evolutionary Approach to Evolution: Applications of SBSE to Software Analysis, Refactoring, Evolution and Re-Engineering (keynote) 
    8th BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution seminar (BENEVOL 2009
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 17-18 December 2009.
  • Mark Harman 
    The SBSE Approach to Automated Optimization of Verification and Testing (keynote) 
    5th Haifa Verification Conference (HVC 09
    Haifa, Israel, October 2009.
  • Xin Yao
    Evolving, Training and Designing Neural Network Ensembles(keynote)
    The 19th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN '09)
    Limassol, Cyprus, 14-17 September 2009
  • Xin Yao
    Co-evolutionary Learning of Game-playing Strategies(keynote)
    The 22nd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA-AIE '09)
    Tainan, Taiwan, 24-27 July 2009
  • Mark Harman 
    Search Based Optimization is Machine Assisted Reasoning? (invited talk) 
    Reasoning 09 
    Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK, 19-20 March, 2009
  • Mark Harman 
    Recent Trends in Metaheuristic Optimization for Search Based Software Engineering (keynote) 
    6th Metaheuristics and bioinspired algorithms conference (MAEB). 
    Malaga, Spain, 11 - 13 February 2009. 
  • Xin Yao
    Cooperative Coevolution for Large Scale Evolutionary Optimisation(keynote)
    The 7th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL '08)
    Melbourne, Austrailia, 7-10 December 2008
  • John Clark
    A Multicriteria Optimisation Based Future for Security: from Crypto Primitives to Trust in MANETs(keynote)
    The 2nd International Conference on Modelling, Computation and Optimization in Information Systems and Management Sciences (MCO '08)
    Metz, France - Luxembourg, 8-10 September 2008
  • Yue Jia (keynote)
    Mutation Testing
    Dagstuhl Evolutionary Test Generation Seminar
    Dagstuhl, Germany, 24th-29th August 2008
  • Mark Harman 
    Open Problems in Testability Transformation (keynote paper) 
    1st International Workshop on Search Based Testing (SBST 2008
    Lillehammer, Norway, 9 - 11 April 2008
  • Xin Yao
    Evolutionary Computation and Its Applications(keynote)
    IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2008 (ICIT '08)
    Chengdu, China, 21-24 April 2008
  • Xin Yao
    A Rigorous Theoretical Framework for Measuring Generalisation of Co-evolutionary Learning(keynote)
    IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC '07)
    Singapore, 25-28 September 2007
  • Xin Yao
    International Conference on Intelligent Computing 2007 (ICIC '07)
    Qingdao, China, 21-24 August 2007
  • Xin Yao
    Evolutionary Optimization and Constraint Handling(keynote)
    The 6th International Conference on Optimization organized in Portugal (Optimization 2007)
    Porto, Portugal, 22-25 July 2007
  • Mark Harman 
    Automated Test Data Generation Using Search Based Software Engineering (keynote paper) 
    2nd Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST 07) at the 29th Int. Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2007), 
    Minneapolis, USA, 20 - 26 May 2007
  • Mark Harman 
    Search Based Software Engineering for Program Comprehension (keynote paper) 
    15th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2007). 
    Banff, Canada, 26 - 29 June 2007
  • Mark Harman 
    The Current State and Future of Search Based Software Engineering (invited paper) 
    29th Int. Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2007), Future of Software Engineering (FoSE) 
    Minneapolis, USA, 20 - 26 May 2007
  • Mark Harman 
    The Use of Measurement in Search Based Software Engineering. (keynote) 
    International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura 2006). 
    Cadiz, Spain, November 2006.
  • Mark Harman 
    Search Based Testing. (keynote) 
    Software & Systems Quality Conference (SQS-UK 2006) (industrial conference). 
    London, UK, October 2006 


Members of SEBASE project have won various awards over the duration of the project.

  • Best Paper Award at the 3rd International Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2011): "Highly Scalable Multi-Objective Test Suite Minimisation Using Graphics Card" by Shin Yoo, Mark Harman and Shmuel Ur
  • Best Paper Award at SBSE Track in GECCO 2011: "Searching for Invariants using Genetic Programming and Mutation Testing" by Sam Ratcliff, David R. White and John A. Clark
  • Best Paper Award at Genetic Algorithm Track in GECCO 2011: "How Crossover Helps in Pseudo-Boolean Optimization" by Timo Kützing, Dirk Sudholt, and Madeleine Theile
  • Winner of GECCO GPGPU Challenge 2011: "Full Implementation of an Estimation of Distribution Algorithmon a GPU" by Simon Poulding, Jan Staunton, Nathan Burles
  • BT Gordon Radley Best Author for Innovation Award 2010 from Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: "Resource Allocation in Decentralised Computational Systems: An Evolutionary Market-Based Approach" by Peter R. Lewis, Paul Marrow and Xin Yao
  • Best Paper Award at International Workshop for Search-Based Software Testing (SBST 2011): "A Principled Evaluation of the Effect of Directed Mutation on Search-Based Statistical Testing" by Simon Poulding, John A Clark, and Hélène Waeselynck
  • Best Student Paper Award at the 3rd International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST 2010): "Searching for Safety Violations using Estimation of Distribution Algorithms" by Jan Staunton and John Clark
  • Best Paper Award at the 2nd International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST 2009): "Measuring and Improving Latency to Avoid Test Suite Wear Out" by Shin Yoo, Mark Harman and Shmuel Ur
  • Best Paper Award at the Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2009): "Automatic Test Data Generation for Multiple Condition and MCDC Coverage" by Kamran Ghani and John Clark
  • Best Paper Award at Theory Track in GECCO 2009: "Dynamic Evolutionary Optimisation: An Analysis of Frequency and Magnitude of Change" by Philipp Rohlfshagen, Per-Kristian Lehre and Xin Yao
  • Best Paper Award at SBSE Track in GECCO 2009: "Software Project Planning for Robustness and Completion Time in the Presence of Uncertainty using Multi Objective Search Based Software Engineering" by Giulio Antoniol, Stefan Gueorguiev and Mark Harman
  • Outstanding Paper Award for Evolutionary Computation from IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 2008: "Measuring Generalization Performance in Co-evolutionary Learning" by Siang Y. Chong, Peter Tiño, and Xin Yao 
  • Best Paper Award at the 8th International Working Conference Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2008): "Constructing Subtle Faults Using Higher Order Mutation Testing" by Yue Jia and Mark Harman
  • Best Paper Award at the 1st International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST 2008): "Theoretical Runtime Analyses of Search Algorithms on the Test Data Generation for the Triangle Classification Problem" by Andrea Arcuri and Xin Yao
  • Best Paper Award at SBSE track in GECCO 2007: "The Multi-Objective Next Release Problem" by Yuanyuan Zhang Mark Harman, Afshin Mansouri
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