Sven Apel

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Name: Sven Apel

Bio: Prof. Dr. Sven Apel holds the Chair of Software Engineering at Saarland University, Germany. Prof. Apel received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2007 from the University of Magdeburg, Germany. His research interests include software product lines, software analysis, optimization, and evolution, as well as empirical methods and the human factor in software engineering. He is the author or co-author of over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications. He serves regularly in program committees of top-ranked international conferences and he is a member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Software, and Empirical Software Engineering. He was/will be program-committee co-chair of the 31st International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) and the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE). His work has been funded by the esteemed Emmy-Noether and Heisenberg Programs of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2018, the Association for Computing Machinery named him an ACM Distinguished Member for “Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing”. His work has received the Software Product Line Most Influential Paper Award, two Best Paper Awards, one ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, as well as awards by the Ernst-Denert Foundation, the Karin-Witte Foundation, and the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Sven Apel is a member of the Young Academy of Europe.

Country: Germany

Affiliation: Saarland University

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Research interests: Software product lines and configurable systems, Domain-specific generation and optimization, Software analytics and intelligence, Empirical methods and the human factor in software engineering


ESEC/FSE 2020Committee Member in Steering Committee
ASE 2019Committee Member in Steering Committee
Author of Accurate Modeling of Performance Histories for Evolving Software Systems within the Research Papers-track
Author of The Impact of Structure on Software Merging: Semistructured versus Structured Merge within the Research Papers-track
ICPC 2019Author of Indentation: Simply a Matter of Style or Support for Program Comprehension? within the ICPC 2019 Replications-track
Author of CodersMUSE: Multi-Modal Data Exploration of Program-Comprehension Experiments within the ICPC 2019 Tools Demo-track
ICSE 2020Author in Program Board within the Technical Papers-track
ICSE 2019Author of Distance-Based Sampling of Software Configuration Spaces within the Technical Track-track
Workshops Chair in Organizing Committee
Author of Recommending Unnecessary Source Code Based on Static Analysis within the Posters-track
Workshops Chair in Program Committee within the Workshops-track
Author of PLUS: Performance Learning for Uncertainty of Software within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track
Author of Finding Faster Configurations using FLASH within the Journal-First Papers-track
Committee Member in Program Board within the Technical Track-track
ESEC/FSE 2018Co-chair in Test of Time Paper Award Committee
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
FOSD 2016Committee Member in Steering Committee within the FOSD-track
* ICSE 2018 *NIER Chair in Organizing committee
Committee Member in Program Committee within the NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results -track
Author of Poster T2: Conway: Law or Not? within the Posters -track
ECOOP 2016Committee Member in External Review Committee within the Research Track-track
Modularity 2016 Author of Segregating Feature Interfaces to Support Software Product Line Maintenance within the Research Results-track
Keynote Speaker of From Crosscutting Concerns to Feature Interactions: A Tale of Misunderstandings and Enlightenments within the Keynotes-track
Onward! 2014Author of Variational Data Structures: Exploring Tradeoffs in Computing with Variability within the Onward! Papers-track
GPCE 2013Author of Does the Discipline of Preprocessor Annotations Matter? A Controlled Experiment within the Research Papers-track
Author of Family-Based Performance Measurement within the Research Papers-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
Author of A Comparison of Product-based, Feature-based, and Family-based Type Checking within the Research Papers-track
SPLASH 2013Committee Member in Program Committee within the GPCE-track