Welcome to CSER'22 Fall Meeting

CSER 2022 Fall will be held on November 14th at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), Toronto (63 Gould Street - Oakham Lounge - it is on the 2nd floor), co-located with CASCON 2022.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 pm (Eastern time) on November 14th, 2022. Click on the Registration link at the left to find out how to register, and click on the Program link to see the program.

CSER meetings seek to motivate engaging discussions among faculty, graduate students and industry participants about software engineering research in a broad sense, as well as the intersection between software engineering, other areas of computer science, and other disciplines.


CSER brings together (primarily) Canadian-based software engineering researchers, including faculty, graduate students, industry participants, and any others who are interested in discusing promising ideas and research challenges across software engineering.



9 AM (EST) Keynote by Prof Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang

AI Engineering - From Experiments to Trusted Products

Abstract: In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL), has been advancing rapidly both in research and practice. Unlike traditional software systems, which are programmed based on deterministic rules (e.g., if/else), the DL models within AI-based systems are constructed in a stochastic way due to the underlying DL algorithms and constant changing of the data and the environment. In this talk, I will first briefly survey the state-of-art practices in engineering AI systems. Then I will talk about some of our current research work done in this area (e.g., reproducibility of AI models, analysis of data licenses, and consistency of the interpretations of AI models). Finally, I will present some of the open challenges in engineering AI systems and potential areas where academia and industry can collaborate.

Bio: Dr. Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University in Toronto, Canada. His research interests lie within software engineering and computer systems, with special interests in software performance engineering, software analytics, source code analysis, software architectural recovery, software visualizations, and debugging and monitoring of distributed systems. Some of his research results are already adopted and used in practice on a daily basis. He is the cofounder of the annually held International Workshop on Load Testing and Benchmarking of Software Systems (LTB). He received several Best Paper Awards including ICST 2016, ICSE 2015 (SEIP track), ICSE 2013, and WCRE 2011. He is the receipt of 2020 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) and 2021 CSCAN/InfoCAN Outstanding Early Career Computer Science Researcher Award. More information at: http://www.cse.yorku.ca/∼zmjiang


11 AM (EST) Keynote by Prof Ita Richardson

Technology is just one component of Connected Health

Abstract: Having been involved in Connected Health research for over a decade, I have seen many technologies implemented in public and private healthcare environments. From early on, it was clear that technology is only one component (and sometimes a lesser component) of connected health implementation! But, this is not always clear to people who see technology as a solution to ‘their’ problem. Without consideration and inclusion of the other four components – healthcare pathways, regulations and standards, people, and data – it is very unlikely that Patient-centred healthcare can be successfully delivered through the technology implementation. My thesis is that the importance of each of the 5 components cannot be underestimated, and therefore, each must be considered when implementing Connected Health solutions in practice.

Elaborating on these components and their importance, and recognising that there must also be integration between them, I will discuss research projects in which I have been involved, many with healthcare professionals, based mostly in Ireland. Examples will be taken from the interdisciplinary environment in which I carry out research.

Bio: Prof Ita Richardson is Professor of Software Quality in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick, a Co-Principal Investigator in Lero – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, and a Principal Investigator in the Ageing Research Centre in UL. She leads projects on Connected Health, Global Software Engineering, and Gender issues in STEM. Ita has over 200 publications, has supervised 21 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. She has received funding for her research from a variety of agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council, European Union and Enterprise Ireland.  Her collaborators have included IBM, Ocuco and Johnson & Johnson, and public bodies such as University Hospital Limerick Group and the Irish Health Service Executive. She led the University of Limerick Equality and Human Rights portfolio from 2017-2020. Website: Ita Richardson | Lero

Ita is currently on sabbatical in the University of Ottawa, conducting research on Connected Health solutions in the Community.

CSER Fall 2022 Detailed Program


Call for Submissions

We invite you to contribute by sending your proposals for:

  • New faculty talks (30-40 minutes + QA)
  • Regular research talks (15-20 minutes + QA)
  • Poster/demo/lightning talk presentations
The deadline to send in your proposals is Friday, October 21, 2022, 23:59 (EDT). Please visit the following form (https://forms.gle/uKMXNB1CjXcKMiBp7) to submit your proposal. Include the following to allow us to prepare a great program:
  • Presentation title
  • Author name(s) (with the presenter(s) highlighted) and affiliation
  • Presentation abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Type of talk (e.g., new faculty, regular, or poster/demo)


CSER does not publish proceedings in order to keep presentations informal and speculative.

Program Chairs and Organizers
  • Ayşe (Bener) Başar
  • Mohammed Sayagh

CSER Steering Committee



Regitration is avialable on the following eventbrite form: registration form.

  • Virtual participant: $50.
  • In-person students: $100 per person.
  • In-person professors: $150 per person.