Conference Paper

SUITE 2009: First International Workshop on Search-Driven Development - Users, Infrastructure, Tools and Evaluation

DOI: 10.1109/ICSE-COMPANION.2009.5071054 Conference: 31st International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2009, May 16-24, 2009, Vancouver, Canada, Companion Volume
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SUITE is a new workshop series that specifically
focuses on exploring the notion of search as a
fundamental activity during software development.
The goal of the workshop is to bring researchers and
practitioners with special interest on search
technology for software developers together.
Participants will have broad range of expertise in
topics ranging from building software tools and
infrastructure, Information Retrieval, user studies
and Human-computer interaction, benchmarking and
evaluation. The first edition of SUITE is held in
conjunction with the 31st International Conference
in Software Engineering (May 16th, 2009. Vancouver,

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