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Official Victoria University of Wellington Media Releases and Publications about Elvis Research.

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XP 2011

09 May 2011 - 11:59 in Event

We have two research papers and one tutorial at XP2011 in Madrid Spain.

  • Supporting Self-Organizing Agile Teams: What's Senior Management Got To Do With It?. RashinaHoda, JamesNoble, StuartMarshall
  • Effective Communication in Distributed Agile Software Development Teams. SivaDorairaj
  • Self-Organizing Agile Teams: Beyond the Buzzword. RashinaHoda and Esther Derby (Tutorial)

XP 2010

08 Jun 2010 - 22:20 in Event

RashinaHoda presented her paper "Agile Undercover: When Customers Don't Collaborate" and poster "What Language Does Agile Speak?", and SivaDorairaj presented his paper "Understanding the Importance of Trust in Distributed Agile Projects: A Practical Perspective" at XP 2010 in Trondheim, Norway. AngelaMartin and JenniferFerreira, Elvis alumni also presented their papers too.

Women in Tech Session - Google

11 Jul 2012 - 11:02 in Event

Elvis recently organised playing a live video stream (aka Hangout) of the Women in Tech session held at Google Sydney. Which is now available on YouTube, see Women in Tech @ Google. Some Google swag was also given away.

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TOOLS 2010

28 Jun 2010 - 21:53 in Event

NicholasCameron, StephenNelson, and JamesNoble attended TOOLS 2010. Nic presented his paper on "Encoding Ownership Types in Java". Stephen presented his paper on "Understanding the Impact of Collection Contracts on Design".

SPLASH 2011

25 Oct 2011 - 14:34 in Event

At SPLASH 2011 we have the following:

Doctoral Symposium

Workshop on the Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU)

BOF on Grace Programming Language

PLOP paper on Grounded Theory for Geeks. Rashina Hoda, James Noble, Stuart Marshall.

Rashina@AgileBarCamp

15 Dec 2009 - 23:01 in Event

RashinaHoda presented her research results at Bar Camp Agile (12th Dec 2009)

Philippe Kruchten talk at the Wellington JUG

18 Feb 2010 - 19:50 in Event

Elvis arranged for Philippe Kruchten to give a talk at the Wellington Java User Group (JUG) on "Software architecture and agile software development: a clash of two cultures?". February 2010.

Pavle Mogin Retirement

20 Jun 2012 - 12:16 in Event

Dr. PavleMogin recently retired from Victoria University of Wellington having served the department and faculty for over a decade, from 2000-2012. To help celebrate Pavle's retirement a small party was held with some speeches and a little tribute video was put together: A Tribute to Dr. Pavle Mogin.

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NZCS Student Contest

22 Nov 2011 - 12:42 in Event

DanielAtkins and CameronFowler (400 Level Honours Students) from Elvis competed in the New Zealand Computer Society Student Contest of the Wellington branch. Daniel talked about X10 and his modifications to the language, while Cameron talked about how he used a Microsoft Kinect device to help aid rock climbers improve their climbing skills. Cameron was awarded second place.

NZCSRSC 2011

23 Apr 2011 - 16:59 in Event

SivaDorairaj, JanLarres, MichaelWaterman had papers at the New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC) 2011 hosted by Massey University in Palmerston North; while Yi-JingChung, AhmedKhalifa, ArthurProtin, CraigAnslow attended the conference. Several other students from different research groups within the school also had papers. AlexPotanin had a workshop on creating effective research posters.

NZCSRSC 2010 - Call For Papers

09 Dec 2009 - 14:50 in Event

RashinaHoda, SivaDorairaj, and CraigAnslow are helping organise NZCSRSC 2010. Please submit a paper. The submission deadline is 31 December 2009.

NZCSRSC 2010

18 Apr 2010 - 13:49 in Event

Members from Elvis helped organise the 8th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC) 2010 from 12-15 April at the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University of Wellington. SivaDorairaj and CraigAnslow had papers to present.

MODELS Conference

25 Oct 2011 - 14:23 in Event

ThomasKuehne successfully organised the ACM/IEEE 14th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) with help from StuartMarshall, HuiMa, and some student volunteers from Elvis.

Launch of Ministry of Science and Innovation

02 Feb 2011 - 14:07 in Event

Yi-JingChung and CraigAnslow demoed at the Launch of the new Ministry of Science and Innovation. Jing showed her masters project which is evaluating the accuracy of gestures on mobile phones and interactive touch screens. Craig showed his multi-touch table, various multi-touch applications, and his software visualization prototype.

IEEE Postgraduate Presentation Event 2011

09 Sep 2011 - 12:48 in Event

HarshaSubramaniaRaja and CraigAnslow presented at the IEEE Central Region Postgraduate event 2011. Craig was awarded third place for his presentation on "Multi-Touch Table User Interfaces for Co-located Collaborative Software Visualization".

IEEE Postgraduate Presentation Event

14 Sep 2009 - 17:11 in Event

KeithCassell and CraigAnslow presented at the IEEE Central Region Post-graduate event. Keith won an honourable mention for his presentation on Using clustering to enhance the maintainability of OO classes.

ICSE 2010

20 May 2010 - 15:59 in Event

RashinaHoda presented her paper on Organizing Self-Organizing Teams. Rashina Hoda, James Noble, Stuart Marshall at ICSE 2010. Also see the InfoQ article about Organizing Self-organizing Teams.

Honours Poster Session 2009

18 Sep 2009 - 00:53 in Event

ClareLenihan, HughDavenport, JayShepherd, GeoffreySpurr, NeilBecker, JoshuaLindsay, and JamesSullivan presented posters of their honours project to the department and then to industry in the Cotton Club. All the posters looked very impressive and it was a great event had by all. Well done everyone.

Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU)

27 Jul 2010 - 12:03 in Event

2nd Workshop on the Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) in conjunction with SPLASH and Onward! 2010. Call For Papers (CFP), paper submission deadline 13 August 2010.

http://ecs.victoria.ac.nz/Events/PLATEAU/

Programming languages exist to enable programmers to develop software effectively. But how efficiently... programmers can write software depends on the usability of the languages and tools that they develop with. The aim of this workshop is to discuss methods, metrics and techniques for evaluating the usability of languages and language tools.

EuroPLoP 2010

07 Jul 2010 - 15:06 in Event

JamesNoble attended EuroPLoP and presented the paper on "How Much is Just Enough: Some Documentation Patterns on Agile Projects" by Rashina, James, and Stuart.

Elvis goes to the MetService

11 Jul 2012 - 11:15 in Event

Elvis recently made a visit to the MetService (weather forecasters) which was kindly organised by fellow alumni AngelaMartin who now works at the MetService and her work colleague Adrian Jarvis. We got a tour of how the software development teams work together, what kind of software they build, and what platforms they are working on. We saw the WeatherScape team which produces the software for TV broadcasts who show the weather news, and got to see some of the forecasters in action. Overall it was a great visit and good insight into an extremely important service within New Zealand.

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ETAPS 2011

07 Apr 2011 - 19:17 in Event

DavidPearce presented his papers "JPure: a Modular Purity System for Java" at the International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC), and "Implementing a Language with Flow-Sensitive and Structural Typing on the JVM" at the Workshop on Bytecode Semantics, Verification, Analysis and Transformation (BYTECODE) as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) in Saarbrucken, Germany, 2011.

ECOOP 2010

21 Jun 2010 - 10:52 in Event

NicholasCameron, StephenNelson, and JamesNoble attended ECOOP 2010. Nic had a paper at FTfJP on "Towards a Semantic Model for Java Wildcards". Stephen had a paper at the doctoral symposium on "Identifying and Implementing Relationships".

Demonstration Day ENGR 489

28 Sep 2010 - 18:50 in Event

ENGR 489 Honours students gave presentations at the 2010 Demonstration Day. All the demonstrations were above expectations. Well done to all students who gave demonstrations. NickVause won an award for the second best demonstration.

Dagstuhl Seminar 10152

20 May 2010 - 15:56 in Event

Conference Day COMP/ENGR 489

03 Sep 2010 - 20:10 in Event

COMP489 and ENGR 489 (Honours) students gave presentations at the 2010 Conference Day. All the presentations were above expectations. Well done to all students who presented. VictoriaOzorio won an award for the best Software Engineering presentation.

ChristmasParty2012

09 Jan 2013 - 14:11 in Event

The ElvisChristmasParty2012 was a great success we had lots of people attend including partners and children. The weather was warm but windy and not much sun. Nonetheless we went to CraigAnslow's place for a great fabulous BBQ lunch. Some pictures from the party including Santa! We had some alumni attend including AngelaMartin and HughDavenport. Also of note SivaDorairaj had just submitted his PhD thesis and it was farewell to StephenNelson.

ChristmasParty2011

15 Feb 2012 - 13:21 in Event

The ElvisChristmasParty2011 was a great success we had lots of people attend including partners and children. The weather was cold southerly winds and a bit of sun. Nonetheless we went to AlexPotanin's house for a great fabulous BBQ lunch. We had some alumni attend including AngelaMartin, RillaKhaled and PippinBarr. Also of note it was farewell to KeithCassell who submitted his PhD thesis prior to the BBQ and will leave NZ in the new year.

Christmas Party 2010

20 Dec 2010 - 14:55 in Event

The ElvisChristmasParty2010 was a great success we had 15 people attend. The weather was wet and humid. Nonetheless we went to Picnic Cafe for a great lunch. Once the weather cleared up we played a bit of frisbee at Anderson Park. The field was a little bit slippery and wet which made for some interesting crashes into the ground. Afterward we got a coffee back at the cafe and enjoyed the rest of the day. NicholasCameron was farewelled since he will be leaving us at the end of January.

Christmas Party 2009

28 Dec 2009 - 12:40 in Event

Elvis had their usual ElvisChristmasParty2009 at DavidPearce's house. It was a glorious sunny day. Many sausages, steaks, and salads were eaten, not to mention lots of wine and beer were consumed. Fun was had by all. Even Santa made a cameo appearance disguised as a cat, have a look at the photos.

CHINZ 2011

12 Jul 2011 - 14:09 in Event

We had one paper at CHINZ 2011. Hien Tran, Craig Anslow, Stuart Marshall, Alex Potanin, Mairead De Roiste. Lessons Learnt from Collaboratively Creating Maps on a Touch Table.

CFP VASE Workshop

14 Sep 2009 - 17:22 in Event

Final CFP for submissions to our workshop on Visual Analytics in Software Engineering (VASE), deadline 14 September 2009.

Andrew Walbran Visit

07 Apr 2011 - 19:20 in Event

AndrewWalbran (alumni) now at Google London made a visit back to Elvis to catch up with people.

StuartMarshall presented Don't Mention the 'A' Word: Agile Undercover at the Agile Conference, August 2009
SivaDorairaj attended the Agile Conference, August 2009
DianeStrode from SIM gave her PhD proposal seminar on Coordination in Agile Software Development Projects, August 2009
CraigAnslow visited Unlimited Realities who have developed Fingertapps multi-touch software and gave a seminar at Massey University on his PhD research, July 2009
JamesNoble attended a Dagstuhl Seminar on Typing, Analysis and Verification of Heap-Manipulating Program, July 2009
RashinaHoda featured in the list of Victoria's Top Scholars of 2008-2009, The Dominion Post, July 2009
Game helps kids kick the habit, Rilla Khaled's PhD research, July 2009
VipulDelwadia is user testing his RemoteME application for playing mobile games over a server, July 2009
StephenNelson started an internship with Google in Munich, July 2009
StephenNelson, PaleyLi, and NicholasCameron attended ECOOP, July 2009
SimonDoherty successfully defended his PhD, June 2009
VipulDelwadia gave a really good demo about his playing mobile games over a server research at the Elvis meeting, June 2009
DavidPearce is back from his sabbatical, June 2009
Nicholas Erdody gave a talk at our meeting on the Open Source Learning Lab, June 2009
AlexPotanin (Ownerhship and Immutability), VipulDelwadia (Remotely controlled applications and games on mobile phones), PetraMalik (COMP 200 Adventure Games in Java), and CraigAnslow (Visualising Java Software) demoed some of their research and teaching at the School Meet and Greet Industry Event, June 2009
AngelaMartin gave a school seminar on Programmers are from Mars, Customers are from Venus: A Practical Guide to Working with Customers on Agile Projects, May 2009
RillaKhaled, PippinBarr, and AngelaMartin are all graduated with PhDs on 20 May 2009
AndrewWalbran, EstherNg, and JeremyShipman graduated with Honours and Andrew was awarded the University Academic Medal for Excellence on 20 May 2009
RashinaHoda, KeithCassell and CraigAnslow attended NZCSRSC in Auckland, April 2009
NicholasCameron attended ESOP in York, England to present his paper Existential Quantification for Variant Ownership, April 2009
NedHorvath talked about "Agile Estimation and Planning" at the Agile Professionals Network, 23 March 2009
CraigAnslow talked about "Using Vision to Think with Web Based Information Visualization Tools" at the Wellington Java Users Group, 18 March 2009
NealGlew from Intel Research visited from 2 March - 6 March 2009
MarkMoir from Sun Microsystems donates a Niagara 2 machine which provides 64 concurrent threads (8 cores, each with 8 concurrent threads) to support teaching of concurrent programming, March 2009
Elvis moves into new offices on level 2 of Cotton Building, March 2009
NicholasCameron begins his two year post-doc in Elvis working with JamesNoble, Feb 2009
DavidPearce begins sabbatical at Imperial College, Feb 2009
Members of Elvis helped organise the ACSW 2009 conference, Jan 2009
Professor JamesNoble Awarded 'Most Influential Paper' at OOPSLA, Nov 2008
Members of Elvis went to Graceland, Oct 2008
ChrisLewis left ECS to go to grad school at UCSC, May 2008
ElvisBrain switched over to Twiki, May 2008