Categoryannouncements

SIGSOFT open science policies are live!

As previously announced, I have been developing open science policies under the SIGSOFT open science initiative for some time now. I am glad to announce that the policies are live and publicly available. The policies are self-contained and structured in a way that, with a couple search-and-replace operations, they are ready for use with any software engineering and computer science venue...

ineed.coffee is tracking free

Over the last years, there has been an ever increasing interest in Internet Privacy to counteract the worryingly demand  by Internet companies to track users and their behavior, often for advertising purposes. I joined the movement and, while I do not consider myself as a privacy advocate, I do provide my fair share of recommendations to family and friends. Something that was bugging me for some...

Two open PhD positions on novel software testing methodologies

we are hiring

We have openings for two PhD positions at our group (P5 and P8 in the link) for the newly established Graduate School “Intelligent Methods for Semiconductor Test and Reliability” (GS-IMTR).
The positions are for 3 years with possible extension, full-time (100%) of a TVL-E13 salary.
More infos and application available at:

Retiring rchiveit and its rchive.it domain

Four years have passed since the launch of rchiveit and its domain rchive.it. For those who did not know, rchiveit is (used to be) a modern frontend to SHERPA/RoMEO, for discovering how and when to self-archive academic articles and make them openly accessible to everybody in the worlds. I developed rchiveit mainly for two reasons: to refresh my JavaScript knowledge (and tryout Bootstrap), and to...

JORS Associate Editor positions

The Journal of Open Research Software is seeking candidates to serve as additional Associate Editors, due to the increase in the volume of submissions to the journal. We are seeking Associate Editors from all fields of research, however we are particularly seeking candidates with the following expertise or experience: Geospatial software Classification software Medical image processing Life...

First proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering

Today at the 7th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE 2015), an ESEC/FSE 2015 workshop, I had the pleasure to present and share our initial proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering. In short, psychoempirical software engineering is what I called doing empirical software engineering with psychology theory and measurement instruments. The proposal is...

My OS X-friendly Docker LAMP, MySQL, and Apache-PHP images now support Vagrant-based boot2docker boxes

As of today, my three Docker images osx-docker-lamp, osx-docker-mysql, and osx-docker-apache-php support boot2docker run through Vagrant. In short, when running boot2docker through Vagrant, you should add the following three environment variables VAGRANT_OSX_MODE="true" for enabling Vagrant-compatibility DOCKER_USER_ID=$(id -u) for letting Vagrant use your host user ID for mounted folders...

Announcing osx-docker-lamp

I am glad to announce osx-docker-lamp, an out-of-the-box LAMP+phpMyAdmin Docker image that *just works* on Mac OS X (and on other operating systems, as well). osx-docker-lamp, which is published as dgraziotin/lamp in the Docker Hub, is an open source Docker image, which makes sure that Apache and MySQL have proper write support, also when mounting volumes on OS X (for example, when sharing the...

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.