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We are glad to release the knowledge and community site on “Journalism, Users and Technology” as one of the deliverables of our SCAN-4J project. On this site we collect texts, practices, projects, tools, events, and people that are concerned with online journalism, particularly (automatic) analysis of user comments to journalistic articles. If you are missing something or have any comment, please contact us.
SCAN-4J stands for systematic Content Analysis of User Comments for Journalists. This project initiated our – in the meantime very intensive and productive – collaboration with the Hans-Bedrow-Institute for Media Research.
The release of the knowledge and community site corresponds to the end of the SCAN-4J, which was partly funded by Google. However, the timing shows our strong commitment in continuing the fruitful collaboration with the Bedrow-Institute on this current important and inherently multi-disciplinary topic. We consider it as a start than as an end. Expect more to come soon…
With immediate effect we recruit a research associate for our European Research Project OPENREQ.
The contract is initially running for one year, with an extension option for one additional year. The position is full- time. The selected candidate will be remunerated on the basis of the TV-L salary scale. The desirable start is January 1st 2018.
You will work in the intersection of the following fields:
- Requirements engineering and management
- Empirical software engineering and software analytics
- Recommender systems, machine learning, and decision support technologies.
This position is coupled with the recently accepted H2020 research project OPENREQ. The project involves 9 European institutions and is coordinated by us. The aim is to develop an innovative, open source recommendation & decision support platform that assist stakeholders during requirements engineering, release planning, and software evolution tasks.
The project is set in an international and multi-disciplinary environment, involving partners from software industry, telecommunication, transportation and the open source community.
You will also have multiple opportunities to interact with other researchers and projects at the research group lead by Prof. Maalej.
Tasks and duties:
- Conduct your own research including conception, development, experimentation, and evaluation tasks
- Coordinate research activities, co-supervise students and junior researches
- Publish and disseminate the research results
- Master Degree (MSc) in computer science, software engineering with focus on recommender systems
- Excellent grades and academic record
- Very high level of commitment, responsibility and self-initiative
- Very good written and spoken English skills (Native Speakers preferred)
- Practical experience in software development and management
- Experience in research projects
- Intercultural understanding and curiosity to work in new environments and on new topics
- German language skills are of advantage
Applications should include a brief letter of motivation (max. 1 page), the curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a list of at least three referees with full coordinates, one selected scientific paper with main contribution of the applicant, and copies of degree certificate(s).
Please send your application as ONE PDF file (max 10 MB) to: ed.grubmah-inu.kitamrofninull@jelaam
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply.
Applications received by November 24th 2017 will get priority.
For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej: tel. +4940428 83–2187; email: ed.grubmah-inu.kitamrofninull@jelaam
Prof. Maalej gave an invited talk on a�zMining User Reviews in the App Storea�? as a part of The 36th CREST Open WorkshopA� (COW36) at the University College London.
The topic of the workshop was App Store Mining.A� App stores provide a rich source of information for software engineering research, including technical information such as the app binaries, releases and updates as well as business information such as customer reviews, pricing, and popularity. This workshop will bring together software engineering researchers from all over the world to discuss and develop the emerging research agenda in App Store Analysis.
Internationally recognized researchersA�researchers in the field participated in the workshop including Prof. Andreas Zeller, Prof. Hark Harmann, Prof. Ahmad Hassan, and others. From MOBIS, Christoph Stanik also attended the workshop and participated in the discussions. The agenda and the complete list of attendants is available on the workshop website.
The workshop is part of the CREST Open Workshop (COW) program, which started in 2009 and has so far attracted 548 different attendees from 218 different institutions spread over 42 countries. An archive of talks including slides and videos will be available on the workshop website soon. The workshop was also accompanied by a live blogging by Dr Black.
- COW36 website
- Live blog
- RE’14 paper: How Do Users Like this Feature? A Fine Grained Sentiment Analysis of App Review
- RE’13 paper: User Feedback in the AppStore: An Empirical Study
Recently an interview with Prof. Maalej with a portrait has appeared in the largest regional newspaper in Germany “Hamburger Abendblatt”. The interview was one part of the yearly spacial issue about the University of Hamburg. You can download a digital version of the whole article from this web site (Page 3, in German).
A�Zusammenfassung: MA�dchen ab der 9 Schulklasse kA�nnen Informatik spielerisch kennenlernen mit Angry Birds und der Elbphilharmonie!
Wir sind der Arbeitsbereich fA?r Apps und Software Entwicklung und wollen Euch in 3 Stunden die tolle Welt der Informatik spielerisch vorstellen.
Wollt Ihr schon immer Wissen was Informatik ist? Wer hat Informatik, die Computer und alles was mit Facebook und Google zu tun hat eigentlich erfunden? War es ein Hamburger, hier an der UniversitA�t Hamburg? Zu all diesen Fragen und werden wir Euch imA�ersten TeilA�unserer Veranstaltung Antworten geben.
Wollt Ihr schon immer mal Eure eigenes Computerprogramm schreiben und dachtet Ihr: Das ist doch zu kompliziert? Wir werden Euch imA�zweiten TeilA�dieser Veranstaltung das Gegenteil zeigen! Innerhalb von nur einer Stunde werden wir den bA�sen Schweinchen aus Angry Birds mit unseren Programmierwerkzeugen zeigen, dass wir uns nicht A�rgern lassen. Jedes Team versucht dabei durch kleine Programmbausteine das Angry Bird durch ein Labyrinth zu fA?hren, um das grA?ne Schweinchen zu vertreiben.
Und das ist noch nicht alles! Nachdem wir den Schweinchen gezeigt haben, wer der Chef ist, wartet eine neue Herausforderung auf uns: Hungrige Zombies. Bevor Sie uns fressen, mA?ssen wir Ihnen Schritt fA?r Schritt mehr Pflanzen zum Essen geben. Vielleicht schaffen wir es, Sie zu A?berzeugen, dass Pflanzen doch das bessere Hauptgericht sind.
Nun, Informatik ist viel mehr als Programmieren! Wie in der realen Welt, brauchen Informatiker auch Architekten, damit komplizierte Programme, was in der realen Welt mit einem Haus, vielleicht auch der Elbphilharmonie vergleichbar ist, nicht in sich zusammenbrechen. Wusstet Ihr das?
ImA�dritten TeilA�unserer Veranstaltung dA?rft Ihr Softwarearchitekten sein und lernt die andere Seiten kennen, mit der sich Informatiker, fernab des Programmierens tagtA�glich beschA�ftigen mA?ssen, damit am Ende ein windfestes, krisensicheres und zuverlA�ssiges Programm entsteht, und das tut was man von dem erwartet.
A?berzeugt das Euch alles nicht? Denkt Ihr noch: Informatik ist doch nichts fA?r mich! Da sind doch nur doofe Jungs! DenA�letzten TeilA�unserer Veranstaltung werdet Ihr mit Informatikerinnen verbringen, die Euch aus ihren Erlebnissen erzA�hlen und Eure Fragen ehrlich beantworten.
Wir freuen uns auf Euch.
Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej, Rebecca Tiarks und Mathias Ellmann
Ein Eindruck wie der Girl’s Day bei MOBIS in Aktion aussieht.
WEITERE GIRLS’ DAY EVENTS
Wir mA�chten Euch auch auf weitere sehr spannende Girls’ Day Projekte hinweisen:
- KA?chenAtlasA�- Web-Entwicklung einer TraumkA?che
After the Ice Breaker and two intensive tutorial days for Android and iOS development, today we have the kickoff of M-Lab, our lighthouse teaching project. This time the main challenge is that all participants are bachelor students!
Onboard are 24 highly motivated students and two companies from the Hamburg area, each with two different App-requests. Overall four teams will develop 4 Apps and learn the ACBs of Software Engineering for Mobile Services – following our motto a�zTell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.a�z
More information about the course and the projects can be found here.
After intensive iOS and Android tutorials held for the students last week, we had today the kickoff of the lighthouse teaching project M-Lab 2013. In total 20 students, 4 companies, and 5 instructors are participating in this project. This year we have the following iOS and Android projects:
- Capgemini Germany: Sales Support of High-End Financial Products
- I.C.H.N. GmbH: Community Assessment of Telecommunication Service Quality
- Presentec GmbH: Social and Sailing Navigation
- Volkswagen AG: Remote Control for an in-car Infotainment System
After a short introduction to the course and teaching goals by the professor, the four customers presented their problem statements and expectations to the students. The students selected their preferred projects by filling an online survey. At the end we had a small get together party with drinks and pizza! Also 7 guests came to the kickoff today.
Now the students are ready to use techniques and methods of Software Engineering and Mobile Services and work together on their projects and deliver the products in 3 months.
Looking forward for great projects!
The detailed timetable for the seminars can be found on the website.
The 1st European Workshop on Mobile Engineering ME’13 focuses on potentials and challenges of mobile computing for the software engineering community. The workshop discusses emerging ideas, methodologies, frameworks, tools, as well as industrial experiences with the engineering and management of mobile services and applications, and aims at establishing a research community around these topics. Furthermore, the workshop provides an interactive exchange platform between the software engineering community and industrial practitioners in the mobile computing area.
Date: February 26, 2013
Place: Aachen, Germany
Walid Maalej, UniversitA�t Hamburg
Dennis Pagano, Technische UniversitA�t MA?nchen
Bernd BrA?gge, Technische UniversitA�t MA?nchen
From April 16th to April 26 Prof. Martin P. Robillard from McGill University (CA) is visiting our chair to continue our research collaboration on software documentation and recommendation systems, which has been highly productive so far. We are very glad to have him with us.
During his visit Martin will give 2 talks:
- The first talk will be on Recommendation Systems for API Usage onA� Monday, April 22, 2013, 17:15 as part of the UHH Informatik Kolloquium (open to public).
- The second talk will be on Conducting Empirical Evaluation in Software Engineering Research on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 14:00 as part of MOBIS doctoral seminar (closed).
Martin Robillard is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at McGill University. He is the recipient of four ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards and currently holds an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award. He recently served as the Program Co-Chair for the 20th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, and is currently serving on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and Empirical Software Engineering.