Academic position in Computer Science at UCLouvain
by Kim Mens
UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in Computer Science
Vacancy Reference : 23958 / EPL 074 / 2020 (to be quoted in any correspondence)
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UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Louvain School of Engineering and the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently located to the heart of Europe. The Charleroi site offers a quality environment in higher education, at the heart of a region in full economic development, centred on new technologies.
Description of the mission
The successful candidate will be involved in the implementation and teaching of a new bachelor's degree in computer science being created on the site of Charleroi, as well as in teaching in the computer science degrees at Louvain-la-Neuve, in particular the bachelor of computer science, the master in computer science engineering and the master in computer science. Bachelor level courses are taught mainly in French, master level courses exclusively in English.
The successful candidate will develop his or her research activities in the main research domains in computer science at the ICTEAM institute, thus facilitating his or her integration within the existing team:
• Software Systems and Networks
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
• Software Engineering and Programming Systems
Experience in application areas such as medicine or life sciences will be considered an asset.
Nevertheless, this list should not be considered exhaustive; the position remains open to candidates with strong skills in other areas of computer science as well.
The involvement in the creation of a new bachelor’s degree in computer science should be seen by the candidate as a unique opportunity to increase the visibility and development of computing in Belgium and the city of Charleroi in particular.
Given the involvement in the creation and teaching of the bachelor’s degree in computer science in Charleroi, knowledge of the French language, spoken and written, is essential.
Application deadline: 3rd February 2020
Deadline for recommandation letters: 14th February 2020
Starting date: 1st September, 2020
Further information :
Prof. Michel Verleysen, Dean EPL – doyen-epl(a)uclouvain.be<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Prof. Jean-Didier Legat, President ICTM – president-ictm(a)uclouvain.be<mailto:email@example.com>
Localization: Science and Technology Sector
Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) (https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/<https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/%5b%5bsiglefaculte>EPL)
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTM) (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/<https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/%5b%5binstitutpubli>Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics)
Tasks : the applicant will:
- Be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- Supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- Be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- Contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- Be available to carry out, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities;
- Contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.
Qualifications : the applicant must have
- A PhD degree in sciences or engineering, orientation computer science or any related discipline;
- A significant scientific record with international publications;
- Either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside his or her university of origin;
- Experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
- The capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- Creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- The capacities required to undertake high-level academic research: capacity to raise research funds, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;
- Team management and communication skills;
- Be proficient in French (spoken and written) and, if possible, in English. For the latter, a commitment will be required to acquire it within two years of taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in this language. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.
The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see: jobs.uclouvain.be.<https://www.jobs.uclouvain.be>
Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.
3 years, 1 month
Call for Position Papers NEXTA 2020 (NEXt level of Test Automation)
by Serge Demeyer
The deadline is right after the X-mas holiday so best to prepare your position papers now.
NEXTA 2020 - 3rd IEEE Workshop on NEXt level of Test Automation
March 23rd, 2020, Porto, Portugal
Co-located with IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2020)
+++ Important Dates +++
Abstract Submission: January 6, 2020
Submission: January 13, 2020
Notification: January 27, 2020
Camera ready: February 4, 2020
Workshop: March 23, 2020
+++ Theme and Goals +++
NEXTA'20 is the third edition of the IEEE Workshop on Test Automation - highly relevant for both research and industry. Thus, NEXTA aims to attract both academic researchers and industry practitioners.
Test automation has been an acknowledged software engineering best practice for years. However, the topic involves more than the repeated execution of test cases that often comes first to mind. Simply running test cases using a unit testing framework is no longer enough for test automation to keep up with the ever-shorter release cycles driven by continuous deployment and technological innovations such as microservices and DevOps pipelines. Now test automation needs to rise to the next level by going beyond mere test execution.
The NEXTA workshop will explore how to advance test automation to further contribute to software quality in the context of tomorrow's rapid release cycles. Take-aways for industry practitioners and academic researchers will encompass test case generation, automated test result analysis, test suite assessment and maintenance, and infrastructure for the future of test automation.
+++ Topics of Interest +++
NEXTA solicits contributions targeting all aspects of test automation, from initial test design to automated verdict analysis. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
+ Test execution automation
+ Test case generation
+ Automatic test design generation
+ Analytics, learning and big data in relation to test automation
+ Automatic aspects management in test, progress, reporting, planning etc.
+ Visualization of test
+ Evolution of test automation
+ Test suite architecture and infrastructure
+ Test environment, simulation, and other contextual issues for automated testing
+ Test tools, frameworks, and general support for test automation
+ Testing in an agile and continuous integration context, and testing within DevOps
+ Orchestration of test
+ Metrics, benchmarks, and estimation on any type of test automation
+ Any type of test technologies relying on automation of test
+ Process improvements and assessments related to test automation
+ Test automation maturity and experience reports on test automation
+ Automatic retrieval of test data and test preparation aspect
+ Maintainability, monitoring and refactoring of automated test suites
+ Training and education on automated testing
+ Automated test for product lines and high-variability systems
+ Test automation patterns
+ Automated test oracle
+++ Submission and Proceedings +++
NEXTA solicits the following types of original papers:
+ Technical Papers (max. 8 pages in IEEE format). Full papers presenting research results or industrial practices related to the next generation of test automation.
+ Position and Experience Papers (max. 4 pages in IEEE format). Short papers introducing challenges, visions, positions or preliminary results within the scope of the workshop. Experience reports and papers on open challenges in industry are especially welcome.
+ Tool Papers (max. 4 pages in IEEE format). Tool papers introduce tools that implement an approach to support the transition to the next generation of test automation. A tool paper submission must include either 1) a URL to a screencast of the tool in action, or 2) a runnable version of the tool for evaluation by the program committee.
Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper through the NEXTA 2020 paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nexta2020.
All accepted papers will be part of the ICST joint workshop proceedings published in the IEEE Digital Library.
+++ Organization and Contact +++
+ Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp, Belgium, General Chair
+ Adnan Causevic, Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden, (Program Co-Chair)
+ Pasqualina Potena, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden (Program Co-Chair)
+ Kristian Wiklund, Ericsson AB, Sweden (Program Co-Chair)
If you have any questions or require more information on NEXTA 2019, please visit http://www.testomatproject.eu/nexta2020 or write to nexta2020(a)easychair.org<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
+++ Program Committee (to be extended) +++
+ Adnan Causevic, Mälardalen University, Sweden
+ Pasqualina Potena, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden
+ Kristian Wiklund, Ericsson AB, Sweden
+ Markus Borg, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden
+ Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson AB, Sweden
+ Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp, Belgium
+ Tanja Vos, Universidad Politecnica Valencia, Spain and Open University Netherlands
+ Marc-Florian Wendland, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany
+ Michael van der Bijl, Axini, Netherlands
+ Leire Etxeberria Elorza, University de Mondragon, Spain
+ Karl Meinke, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
+ Mika Mantyla, University of Oulu
+ Peter M. Krause; Expleo, Germany
+ Magnus C Ohlsson, System Verification, Sweden
+ Pekka Aho, VTT, Finland Rix Groenboom, Parasoft, Germany
3 years, 5 months