Southern California Software Engineering Symposia and
ISR Research Forums

The annual Southern California Software Engineering Symposium was established in 2019. This one-day symposium brings participants together in Southern California to discuss trends in the field of software engineering, showcase current research, and formulate visions on strategic future research and technological directions. We encourage interaction among academia and industry through exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences. Our goal is to foster relationships, stimulate collaborative research, and encourage technology transition. All areas of software engineering are within the scope of this symposium, from human-aspects of software development, to software testing, to software architecture, and more.

This symposium builds off the popular and highly successful ISR Research Forums, held from 2002 through 2018, which brought researchers, industry leaders and technical practitioners to UC Irvine to share the latest software and information technology research developments. A chief goal of the ISR Research Forum was to foster collaboration in research and technology transfer.

Symposium and Forum program formats vary. Typically they feature a mixture of: faculty research presentations; keynote speakers who challenge participants with novel directions; panels that address current hot topics; and research posters and demonstrations.

Erik Meijer
2023 ISR Research Forum: Southern California Software Engineering Symposium (SuCSES)
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 1:30pm
Tom Zimmermann
Southern California Software Engineering Symposium (SuCSES)
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
Keynote: Tom Zimmermann
Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
“A Tale of Two Cities: Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Evelyn Duesterwald
Daniel M. Russell
Southern California Software Engineering Symposium (SuCSES)
Friday, January 24, 2020
Principal Research Staff Member and Manager, AI Lifecycle Acceleration
“Engineering the End-to-End AI Lifecycle”
Senior Research Scientist for Search Quality and User Happiness
“The Joy of Search: Adventures in teaching online research skills (and why that's important for software engineering)”
Hans-Martin Will, Ph.D.
Emerson Murphy-Hill, Ph.D.
Southern California Software Engineering Symposium (SuCSES)
Friday, June 7, 2019
Head of Innovation Center Newport Beach
“When Everything is an Experiment – Software Engineering in the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence”
Staff Research Scientist
“Software Developer Diversity and Inclusion”
Satish Chandra
Sara Javanmardi
2018 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World
Friday, June 8, 2018
Software Engineer
“Bringing ML to the Developer”
Staff Software Engineer
“Google Autocomplete”
Owen O'Malley
Peri Tarr
2017 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World
Friday, June 2, 2017
Co-Founder and Technical Fellow
“Lessons from the Jungle of Open Source Big Data Development”
Keynote: Peri Tarr
Principal Research Staff Member
“Cognitive Software Engineering: Helping Developers Work Successfully in a Cognitive World”
Eric Dashofy
Marija Mikic
2016 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World
Friday, May 27, 2016
Principal Director of Development, Enterprise Information Services
“Software Architecture: The Dismal Science”
Software Engineering Manager
“Software Engineering at Google Scale”
Pamela Samuelson
2014 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World
Friday, May 16, 2014
Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor, School of Information
Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
“The Patentability of Software Revisited”
Nenad Medvidović
2013 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World
Friday, May 31, 2013
“When, Where, and Why Software Systems Decay and What We Can Do About It”
Betty H.C. Cheng
2012 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World
Friday, May 18, 2012
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
“Model-based Development of High-Assurance Dynamically Adaptive Systems”
Dan Lejerskar
2009 ISR Research Forum: Celebrating 10 Years of Collaboration and Innovation
Friday, June 5, 2009
Keynote: Dan Lejerskar
Chairman and Co-Founder
“Trends in Immersive and Holographic Interactive Displays (IHI)”
Dr. Jan Bosch
2008 ISR Research Forum: Gaining Perspective
Friday, June 6, 2008
Keynote: Dr. Jan Bosch
Vice President, Engineering Process, Intuit Inc.
Professor of Software Engineering,
University of Groningen
“Evolving the Notion of Software Architecture: Three Dimensions”
Dr. Rami Razouk
2007 ISR Research Forum: Strategies, Technologies, Opportunities: Open Systems and the Future
Friday, June 1, 2007
Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology Group
“Cyber threats - Is the sky falling?”
Sheldon Brown
2006 ISR Research Forum: Playing a Leading Role
Friday, June 2, 2006
Director, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), Director, UCSD Experimental Game Lab,
Professor of Visual Arts
“Devising Coherency: Software-Intensive Art as Cultural Research”
Thomas W. Malone
2005 ISR Research Forum: Wave of the Future
Friday, June 3, 2005
Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management
“The Future of Work and Processes”
Mitch Kapor
2004 ISR Research Forum: Industry Problems - ISR Solutions
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Founder and Chair
“Chandler: An Open Source Personal Information Manager”
Alfred Z. Spector
2003 ISR Research Forum: Where Research Meets the Real World
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Keynote: Alfred Z. Spector
Vice President of Services and Software
“On Demand Systems”
Bill Dresselhaus
2002 ISR Research Forum: 1st Annual ISR Research Forum
Tuesday, June 18, 2002
President and Founder
Dresselhaus Design Group Inc.
“Collaboration, Innovation and Interactivity: the Power of Simulation and Software Design!”