Software Engineering Nederland

SEN Symposium

The yearly SEN symposium will be held on 2 FEBRUARY 2018 at CWI/. The keynote will be given by Bogdan Vasilescu, from Carnegie Mellon University, and winner of the IPA dissertation prize 2014.

Other speakers include: Sung-Shik Jongmans, Open University and also winner of the IPA dissertation prize 2016; Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, awarded a prestigious VICI grant in 2017; Pierre America, Principal Architect, Philips Research; Anna-Lena Lamprecht, recently appointed as Assistant Professor and Westerdijk Fellow at Utrecht University.



VERSEN Track @ Landelijk ArchitectuurCongres

We are organizing a track at the LAC. Please check out our presence there, the program is intensively about software.

Open Letter: Dutch Government is not an ICT Company

Prof. dr. Sjaak Brinkkemper and dr. Slinger Jansen of Utrecht University urge the government to stop trying to be an ICT Company, and outsource development to trusted software businesses. Read more at Emerce.

De voorspelbare mens

Een Vandaag” broadcasted in August 2017 on NPO 1 a four-part documentary on the influence of software on society and daily life. This was our chance to put the software perspective in the spotlights. Jurgen Vinju was interviewed. See De Voorspelbare Mens 1 - Wat is een algorithme? (in Dutch).

Save the Date

Marieke Huisman has her public lecture (Oratie) at UTwente on January 25th 2018 at 16:00.

VERSEN track @ ICT Open

In 2018 our research area software engineering is well represented at the yearly ICT Open event by NWO. ICT Open is an excellent opportunity for our community to show itself. We will together produce a programme to provide a perspective on the relevant (current and future) research questions which define our research field.

VERSEN Now Member of IPN

VERSEN is now a special member of IPN, the Netherlands association for ICT Research. Our formal representative is Marieke Huisman (UTwente). Also from our midst, Tijs van der Storm, Mark van den Brand, Patricia Lago, and Slinger Jansen are representing us in the same council.

Nederlands InformaticaOnderwijsCongres (NIOC) Call for Contributions

(sorry for Dutch) Op 6 en 7 maart 2018 vindt in Leeuwarden (culturele hoofdstad van Europa) het Nederlands InformaticaOnderwijsCongres plaats; een levendig congres met interactieve workshops, jams, hands-on sessies en inpirerende keynotes. Dit congres spant de hele keten, van primair, middelbaar, MBO, HBO en academisch onderwijs; onderverdeeld binnen verschillende tracks. Thema is Beleef ICT Onderwijs. For more information and the call for contributions, see

Programming Education for Children

Are you thinking about spreading the word with regards to programming education? Please use the following resources, as supplied by Felienne Hermans from TUDelft.

Please also check out the associated Correspondent article (Dutch).

Smart Industry Campaign

(Sorry for Dutch) Op 12 december 2017 gaat Mediaplanet in samenwerking met o.a. FME en Kvk de landelijke campagne ‘Smart Industry’ lanceren. Dit zal bestaan uit een kennisdossier die wordt gedistribueerd door Het Financieele Dagblad, gekoppeld met het online platform In deze campagne komen verschillende aspecten naar voren, waaronder Cyber Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, Servitization, Consultancy en Robotica. Met deze campagne willen we de innovaties op Smart Industry gebied in Nederland laten zien. Daarnaast willen we ook het belang van deze ontwikkelingen aanstippen, voor nu en in de toekomst.

De campagne biedt de mogelijkheid voor de leden van VERSEN om zich te profileren en de lezers bewust maken van uw toegevoegde waarde op het gebied van Smart Industry. Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met Charles Dams van Mediaplanet via onderstaande gegevens. Door de samenwerking krijgen de leden van VERSEN een korting van 20% aangeboden., Mobiel: +31(0)6 11 9 11 846, Telefoon: +31 (0)20 7239 601






6-10 November 2017

IPA Fall Days on System and Software Analysis

9 November 2017

KNVI Jaarcongres

16 & 17 November 2017

Landelijk Architectuur Congres (LAC) - Den Bosch

27 November - 1 December

ICT With Industry, Lorentz Center, Leiden

4 & 5 December 2017

BENEVOL - Antwerpen

25 January 2018

Oratie Marieke Huisman - UTwente

2 February 2018

SEN Symposium, Amsterdam, CWI, announcement below

6 and 7 March 2018

Nederlands InformaticaOnderwijsCongres, Leeuwarden

20 & 21 March 2018

ICT Open - Amersfoort

27 May - 3 June 2018

International Conference on Software Engineering - Gothenburg, Sweden



CWI in Amsterdam will be soliciting applications soon for a 100% research tenure track position in software engineering technology in the SWAT research group. Your expertise and ambitions should preferably match with one or more of the following topics: metaprogramming techniques applied to software engineering challenges in software analysis (in a broad sense), software analytics and domain-specific language design and implementation. You are the first to hear about this. A formal invitation will follow. Contact:

Utrecht University With the consistent growth of our educational programmes (data science, information science, computing sciences, game and media technology, AI), UU is preparing to probably hire another round of talented staff (5fte+?) at the end of the year. Interested? Contact