The Second Latin-American School on Software Engineering (ELA-ES 2015)

June 30-July 3 2015, Vale Campus, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil


  • An excellent program featuring contributions from key SE researchers and a wide range of activities: lectures, student session, panels, visits to labs, and social events.
  • The target audience is mostly final year undergraduate students, master and PhD students, as well as industry practitioners.
  • Student travel support will be provided. The purpose is to enable students to travel and participate in the school.
  • Hosted in the large and beautiful Vale campus of UFRGS, surrounded by nature.

About ELA-ES

The Latin-American School on Software Engineering (ELA-ES) will provide intensive and exciting four-days of lectures on both basic and state-of-the-art themes of software engineering covering a wide range of topics, including software architecture, modularity, software testing, experimental software engineering. The school brings together undergraduate students, Master and PhD students and lecturers as well as other researchers and practitioners who are interested in software engineering and specifically the topics named above. The tutorials are given by renowned representatives of each domain of expertise. Each tutorial combines foundations, examples and advanced topics and some of them will present hands-on sessions when appropriate. Moreover, the event includes an industry panel, with discussions on applied research and the opportunities that are emerging in Latin America, with the creation of the Parque Científico e Tecnológico of UFRGS. The ELA-ES is a bilingual event, in which few lectures will be given in Portuguese and most in English.

The program of the Latin American school also features lectures and activities that will address complementary issues that are relevant to young researchers: How to plan my research agenda in Software Engineering? What has been the evolution of Software Engineering in Latin America? What are the possible academic and industry careers after my studies? The students of the ELA-ES are also invited to submit and present a paper or a poster about their ongoing work. Students who submit their work are candidates for receiving a travel grant for attending the ELA-ES.

The lecturers present at the Latin American school will provide the students with feedback on their research.

The following are the main topics to be covered.

  • Experimental Software Engineering
  • Model-driven Development
  • Modularity
  • Recommender Systems for Software Engineering
  • Self-adaptive and autonomous systems
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Testing
  • Planning a Research Agenda
  • Industry-related topics

We also have a facebook page: www.facebook.com/elaes2015

Further questions can be sent to: elaes2015@inf.ufrgs.br