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National Software Application Conference (NASAC 2019) Held in Hangzhou

By Yu Liu

From November 22nd to November 24th, the 18th National Software Application Conference (NASAC 2019) was held in Hangzhou. Researchers from the software engineering field and business elites from major universities and research institutions across the country gathered at the conference to exchange research results, discuss future directions and promote innovation in the field of software engineering and system software.

NASAC 2019 was hosted by the China Computer Federation and co-organized by the CCF Software Engineering Committee, CCF System Software Committee, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou Dianzi University, and Zhejiang University City College. The opening ceremony was hosted by Chairman of the Program Committee Professor Yang Xiaohu from the School of Computer Science, Zhejiang University. Professor Mei Hong (Honorary Chairman of the Conference, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and President-elect of the China Computer Federation), Professor Wang Lizhong (Vice President of Zhejiang University) and Professor Jin Zhi (Co-Chair of the Software Engineering Committee from Peking University) spoke at the open ceremony.


After the opening ceremony, Professor Chen Chun of Zhejiang University, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering gave an invited talk titled Exploration of real-time intelligent analysis technology, platform and application of time series data, which proposed several scientific problems such as rolling-window analysis of time series data, mathematical statistics incremental calculation, and real-time calculation of time series graphs. Professor Chen Chun also summarized the industry needs for real-time intelligent processing of time series data. Chairman of ACM SIGSOFT and senior researcher of Microsoft Research Institute Thomas Zimmermann delivered a report on the topic of  Homo Softwarus 2.0 : The Intelligent Software Engineer, which introduced how software teams at large companies infer actionable insights from software data and how they build intelligent tools to improve software development based on AI. Carnegie Mellon University Professor James Herbsleb made a report titled Science, theory, prediction, and software engineering, discussing humanities obstacles in software engineering, and how empirical software engineering research should be conducted through human cognition, communication and problem solving.

The 3-day conference featured invited talks, young scholar forums, software education seminars, and software engineering and system software industry forums. There were 26 parallel forums (including top journal and new teacher forums) with a total of nearly 200 reports. A record-high 1465 participants attended the conference, including 34 guests from abroad and more than 218 representatives from the business field, creating more than 200 participating units. 138 reports were submitted and 63 were selected to be presented at the conference.

The School of Computer Science was the main organizer of the conference. Professor Yang Xiaohu of our school served as co-chair of the program committee, and Professor Wang Xinyu was the chairman of the conference organizing committee. More than 20 teachers and students of the School of Computer Science participated in the organization and ensured the smooth running of the conference.

NASAC 2019 gathered research scholars and business elites in the field of software engineering, held a variety of academic exchange activities, produced a number of high-quality academic reports, and created an excellent academic feast in China's software and application field.

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