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AISA Colloquium

Within the AISA Colloquium international and local specialists present on the latest advances in AI+SE+X.
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AISA Colloquium Schedule

Prof. Emad Shihab, Concordia University, Canada

The Promises and Challenges of Chatbots in Software Engineering

Chatbots are envisioned to dramatically change the future of software engineering, allowing practitioners to chat and inquire about their software projects and interact with different services using natural language. In this talk, we will present our work that proposes a framework that uses chatbots to support software engineering tasks, and identifies challenges that developers face when developing these chatbots, including a comparison of popular Natural Language Understanding (NLU) platforms. We will then finish with a demo and our experience deploying a real-world chatbot called AskGit.

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June 1, 2022, 17:30-18:30
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About the speaker

Emad Shihab is Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University. He holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Software Analytics. His research interests are in Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories, Software Analytics and Software Bots. Dr. Shihab received the 2019 MSR Early Career Achievement Award and the 2019 CS-CAN/INFO-CAN Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize. His work has been published in some of the most prestigious SE venues, including ICSE, ESEC/FSE, MSR, ICSME, EMSE, and TSE. He is recognized as a leader in the field, serving on numerous steering and organization committees of core software engineering conferences. Dr. Shihab has secured more than $2.7 Million, as PI, to support his research, including a highly competitive NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement. His work has been done in collaboration with world-renowned researchers from Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Japan, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the USA and adopted by some of the biggest software companies, such as Microsoft, Avaya, BlackBerry, and Ericsson. He is a senior member of the IEEE. His homepage is:


Prof. Frank Hutter, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

The title and abstract will be announced here in due time.

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July 13, 2022, 17:30-18:30 - Universitätsstr. 32, R101.

About the speaker

(webpage at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Prof. Mathias Niepert, University of Stuttgart

Towards Neuro-Symbolic Learning Systems

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October 26, 2022, 17:30-18:30 - Universitätsstr. 32, R101.

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Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt-Unversität zu Berlin

Prof. Pinkwart will talk on "KI In der Bildung - Historie, Lessons Learned und aktuelle Entwicklungen".

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November 30, 2022, 17:30-18:30 - Universitätsstr. 32, R101.

About the speaker

(webpage at Humboldt-Unversität zu Berlin)

Prof. Steffen Freitag, KIT

Prof. Freitag will talk on "Artificial Neural Networks in Structural Mechanics".

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February 1, 2023, 17:30-18:30 - Universitätsstr. 32, R101.

About the speaker

(webpage at KIT)

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