As a direct continuation of the very succesful Excellence of Science research project SECO-ASSIST, the Software Engineering Lab of the University of Mons (Belgium) has a vacant position for a PhD candidate to work on an F.R.S.-FNRS research project entitled "Empirical analysis, recommendations and improvements for software development workflow automation ecosystems". Mons is centrally located in Europe, close to the French border, and the lab is well-connected to other research teams worldwide. A PhD position in our lab is an ideal stepping stone for an independent research career in academia or industry. The university is French-speaking, but the lab host researchers of various nationalities, hence the working language for research activities will be English.
Qualified candidates need to:
In case of doubt, interested applicants should reach out to Prof. Tom Mens (the lab director) by e-mail to check if they potentially qualify for the position.
Official application should include:
Empirical analysis, recommendations and improvements for software development workflow automation ecosystems
This project aims to empirically analyse and support the emerging ecosystems of software development workflow automation artefacts (such as development bots and continuous integration services in social coding platforms such as GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket) used by geographically distributed software projects. Such development workflow artefacts are software components that automate repetitive human activity during collaborative software development, allowing to increase the productivity and quality of software projects. Focusing on open source software projects in particular, we will qualitatively and quantitatively study the usage, benefits and drawbacks of such workflow automation artefacts and their encompassing ecosystems. We will propose and evaluate recommendation models to propose projects to use new workflow automation artefacts, and to upgrade oàr replace the existing ones used by the project. We will also analyse the quality and health issues encountered in these emerging ecosystems of strongly interconnected software development workflow artefacts, by drawing inspiration from existing research results on the health of dependency networks of reusable software libraries. Finally, we will propose guidelines and techniques aiming to reduce the observed health issues.
The University of Mons, abbreviated to “UMONS”, is a French-speaking university in the province of Hainaut, Belgium, near the French-Belgian border...De pagina van de werkgever bekijken