Types of Presentations

Keynote Talks

At CEE-SECR, keynote speakers are highly recognized international Software Engineering experts, invited by Program Committee to set the underlying tone and summarize the core messages of the conference and/or present their vision of the future of software. Often they are “founding fathers ” of widely used technologies or approaches.

Also, Premier and Gold Sponsors are eligible to provide keynote presentation. In this case the name of a speaker and presentation title still is subject to approval by Program Committee. Conference sponsors usually tend to send their VPs or technical Fellows to deliver keynote presentations.

The list of keynote speakers from previous years includes:

  • Erich Gamma (IBM),
  • Ivar Jacobson (Ivar Jacobson International),
  • Larry Constantine (Constantine & Lockwood),
  • Mark Paulk (CMU),
  • Grady Booch (IBM),
  • Michael Cusumano (MIT),
  • Bill Hefley (CMU),
  • Boris Babayan (Intel),
  • Claudia Dent (IBM),
  • Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft),
  • Alexander L. Wolf (Imperial College London),
  • Michael Fagan (Michael Fagan Associates),
  • Victor Ivannikov (ISP RAS),
  • Rick Kazman (CMU),
  • Lars Bak (Google),
  • Steve Masters (CMU) and other prominent speakers.

Invited Talks

Program Committee carefully selects the most prominent and respected local CEE software experts to deliver invited talks. Also, after each CEE-SECR conference, the Organizing Committee conducts a survey aimed to identify the most interesting/useful/influential presentations. Authors of such presentations are usually selected next year to deliver invited talks at CEE-SECR.

Regular (Oral) Presentations

The vast majority of presentations delivered at CEE-SECR conference are regular (oral) talks. They are selected by an international Program Committee using double-blind peer review process: submitting authors are not informed of who reviews their papers, and the identity of the authors is concealed from the reviewers, lest the knowledge of authorship bias their review. In 2009 the Program Committee has accepted for oral presentations only 35% from the submitted 143 papers, which means that the quality of the final program is very high. There will be a 30-min timeslot allocated for each oral presentation in the conference schedule. This timeslot includes time for both actual presentation and Q&A.