We had a pretty exciting Research Corner this year at EclipseCon France in Toulouse.
It was the first time where we could bring to the Eclipse community a consequent group of research projects and show our strong implication in making these research projects a success. We had represented the following projects:
- AGILE with Csaba Kiraly from FBK, [pitch]
- AMASS with Espinoza Ortiz Huascar from Tecnalia, [pitch]
- APP4MC with Robert Hoettger from Dortmund University, [pitch]
- bIoTope with Tuomas Kinnunen and Jussi Pirila from Aalto University, [pitch]
- CROSSMINER with Davide Di Ruscio from University of L’Aquila, [pitch] and
- RobMoSys with Ansgar RADERMACHER from CEA. [pitch]
We challenged the projects who wanted to join us at the event by asking them to prepare 4 things:
- A poster for the Research Booth introducing the project Challenges and Goals
- Be ready to talk and attract Eclipse developers about their project
- A 5-minute pitch to present a quick overview of the technical aspects of their project
- A set of questions that would be asked during a recorded interviewed about their project
We are currently running a survey to gather feedback from the project attendees. Nevertheless, I can already say it was a success from both sides: from the Research projects point of view and from the Eclipse community point of view.
During the pitches, the room was almost full (~40 people attended) and the booth was pretty busy during all the conference breaks, even during some talk sessions!
We look forward for organising another Research Corner for the next EclipseCon Europe event, taking place this October in Germany. We strongly recommend that each project submit their own technical talk to receive the opportunity to present and demo their work in 35 min instead of only 5!
Stay tuned, the interviews and the slides used for the pitches will be made available soon.