The PLEIAD laboratory of the Computer Science Department (DCC) of the University of Chile (Faculty of Engineering) is a laboratory dedicated to research on new software development techniques.

More precisely, we work on many ways to better support software development at different levels, from programming languages to development environments, including tools to support program understanding (debuggers, profilers, visualizers). We also study the practice of programming, through mining software repositories as well as user studies.

Where do we publish? Here is the PLEIAD Trail (major conferences only) since 2010:

  • 2016: POPL, ICPE
  • 2015: DLS (2), ESEC/FSE, OOPSLA, SANER, VISSOFT (proc.)
  • 2014: DLS, ICFP, ICSE, Modularity (2), OOPSLA, VISSOFT
  • 2013: AOSD (2), DLS, MSR, WCRE (proc.), IWPSE (proc.), VISSOFT (2), SCAM
  • 2012: AOSD (proc.), ECOOP, FSE, ICPC, ICSE (2), OOPSLA
  • 2011: AOSD, ECOOP (3), FSE, ICPC (2), ICSE (2), MODELS, MSR, OOPSLA, IWPSE (proc.)
  • 2010: AOSD (2), ASE, GPCE, ICSE, MSR (2), SAC, SC, SCAM, TOOLS

We also publish in the following journals: ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems; ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology; Automated Software Engineering; Computer Languages, Systems and Structures; Concurrency and Computation-Practice and Experience; Empirical Software Engineering; IEEE Software; IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering; Personal and Ubiquitous Computing; Science of Computer Programming; Software-Practice and Experience.

With whom do we collaborate? Here is a list of PLEIAD scientific collaborations (projects, publications, visits) since 2010: Brown University (USA), Carnegie Mellon University (USA), INRIA Nantes and Lille (France), Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany), Universidad de La Plata (Argentina), University of Bern (Switzerland), University of British Columbia (Canada), University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), University of Gent (Belgium), University of Lugano (Switzerland), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

What else do we do? We are involved in teaching a variety of courses covering our topics of interest. We also develop(ed) a number of software artifacts to support our research.

Recent News

  • Learning From Source Code History to Identify Performance Failures accepted at the 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (Sandoval/Bergel)
  • Abstracting Gradual Typing accepted at POPL 2016!! (Garcia/Clark/Tanter)
  • Éric Tanter is External Program Committee member of OOPSLA 2016
  • Éric Tanter has been granted a Google Faculty Research Award! (Project: Gradual Security Typing for the Web)
  • Doublé of PLEIAD at DLS 2015: Tracking Down Performance Variation Against Source Code Evolution (Sandoval/Bergel), and Gradual Certified Programming in Coq (Tanter/Tabareau)
  • Study of GOTO in C Code accepted at ESEC/FSE 2015!! (with R. Robbes and É. Tanter)
  • Matías Toro successfully defended his MSc thesis! Congrats!!
  • Our EMSE paper “Understanding and addressing exhibitionism in Java empirical research about method accessibility” is in preview
  • Oscar Callaú successfully defended his PhD thesis! Congrats!!
  • Esteban Allende successfully defended his PhD thesis! Congrats!!
  • Paper on Does JavaScript Software Embrace Classes? (Humberto Silva, Ramos, Tulio Valente, Bergel, Anquetil) at 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (IEEE SANER '15)
  • Paper on GiLA: GitHub Label Analyzer (Canovas Izquierdo, Cosentino, Rolandi, Bergel, Cabot) at 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (IEEE SANER '15), Early Research Achievements (ERA)
  • Paper on Efficiently Identifying Object Production Sites (Infante, Bergel) at 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (IEEE SANER '15), Early Research Achievements (ERA)
  • Alexandre Bergel is co-PC chair of VISSOFT 2015
  • Éric Tanter is PC member of the 30th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA 2015)