STAF 2023
Tue 18 - Fri 21 July 2023 Leicester, United Kingdom

Much of today’s business runs on software, depends on IT systems and data to perform their daily operations, innovate, and grow. For many companies, the lack of software products that meet their specific needs is a major obstacle to their development.

Software Engineering (SE) as a discipline aims at making software development an efficient, reliable, and predictable engineering process. AI is increasingly part of SEs ever-growing toolbox as both a solution component in the systems developed and to support the development process itself.

Model-based low- or no-code methods based on domain-specific languages have gained popularity in recent years by taking a more business-oriented approach, hiding technical complexity, making software development more productive and less error prone. They are natural companions to AI which is often intrinsically model-based or can work more effectively at model level.


The workshop will bring together a community of solution experts from business and academia with experts in the problem domains to exchange pose questions exchange ideas. Hosted as part of the STAF multiconference, workshop participants will be able to attend STAF events on the same day, including conference and workshop keynotes, to network and develop new collaborations, business and research opportunities across a range of topics represented by the individual events.

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09:00 - 10:30
STAF Keynote / ECMFA Session 5Keynotes / TAP / ECMFA / ICGT Research Papers at Oak
Chair(s): Steffen Zschaler King's College London

Remote Participants: Zoom Link, YouTube Livestream

How I lost my faith (in language technology research)? There and back again.
Andrzej Wąsowski IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
10:30 - 11:00
Morning CoffeeSocial at The Bar
Coffee break
Coffee Break

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 15:00
AI4SE Session 2AI4SE@STAF at Chestnut
Chair(s): Ashiq Anjum University of Leicester

Remote Participants: Zoom Link

Using ChatGPT for Software Modelling. Current Status and Future Opportunities
Antonio Vallecillo University of Málaga, Spain
Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities for AI in Software Engineering
Frank McQuade Bloc Digital , Antonio Vallecillo University of Málaga, Spain, Reiko Heckel University of Leicester
15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon CoffeeSocial at The Bar
Coffee break
Coffee Break

Call for Papers

The aim of this workshop is to explore and present the challenges and solutions businesses encounter in the application of AI in software engineering. We are especially interested in

  • model-based, low- or no-code methods, and domain-specific languages
  • software engineer tools for developing or supported by AI solutions
  • AI for code generation, debugging, testing, documentation, and error correction
  • design and process optimisation and prediction based on AI, e.g., in digital twins
  • applications of AI and model-based methods in application domains such as manufacturing, health, transport, energy, etc.

Companies and researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts of up to two pages relevant to the workshop’s topics and their application in industry. Abstracts could describe or suggest solutions or pose open challenges. Selected contributions will be presented at the workshop in plenary and discussion sessions.

All submissions must be written in English, adhere to the CEUR Style single column formatting guidelines, and be submitted through EasyChair.