ISSTA 2019
Mon 15 - Fri 19 July 2019 Beijing, China

Ada workshop is named after the first computer programmer—Ada Lovelace. The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for female and minority students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels who have interests in software testing and analysis research.

Ada Workshop is co-located with ISSTA 2019. The event will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019: The day before the main conference. The workshop program will include keynote talks, invited talks, and interactive panel sessions organized by leading researchers in academia and industry, covering topics about software testing and analysis research and general career development advice. The goal of the workshop program is to strengthen the pipeline of women and underrepresented minority students in the area, providing them with advice and networking opportunities that they might not otherwise receive.

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Tue 16 Jul

09:00 - 10:30: Ada Workshop - Session 1 at Function Room B
adaws-2019-papers09:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:30: Ada Workshop - Session 2 at Function Room B
adaws-2019-papers11:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 15:30: Ada Workshop - Session 3 at Function Room B
adaws-2019-papers14:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 17:30: Ada Workshop - Session 4 at Function Room B
adaws-2019-papers16:00 - 17:30

Call for Participation

The Ada workshop is a joint event with ISSTA 2019, so we welcome participation of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals who have interests in software testing and analysis from all backgrounds and ethnicities..

9:00 – 9:10


Dongmei ZHANG

Assistant managing director, Microsoft Research Asia

9:10 – 9:30

Women in CS and Ada Workshops

Lily SUN

Research PM lead, Microsoft Research Asia

9:30 – 10:10

Keynote Speech


Professor, Peking University

10:10 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00

Building an impactful research program

Andreas ZELLER

Professor, Saarland University

11:00 – 11:30

New Research Directions for Practical Automated Program Repair

Tegawendé F. BISSYANDE

Research Scientist, University of Luxembourg

11:30 – 12:00

Panel: Regarding Research

Panelists: Zhi JIN, Andreas ZELLER, Shin Hwei TAN, Tegawendé F. BISSYANDE, Justin DING
Coordinator: Yong XU

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:00

Selecting a research topic: Reflection and Lessons from My Research Journey

Shin Hwei TAN

Assistant professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

14:00 – 14:30

Doing Research in industry  

Justin DING

Lead Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia

14:30 – 15:00

Panel: Regarding career & life in industry and academia

Panelists: Shin Hwei TAN, Justin DING, Tingting YU , Yong XU

Coordinator: Lily SUN

15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:00

Givings and Takings in Network Building


Research Fellow, University College London

16:00 – 16:30

Talk TBD

Alessandra GORLA

16:30 – 17:00

Panel: Regarding Communication

Panelists: Jie Zhang, Alessandra Gorla
Coordinator: Shin Hwei TAN