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The software industry is a fast-growing area of the global economy today, and software forms an essential part of the information systems where their intelligence is concentrated. 

Demand for leading technical experts, qualified software developers and architects, as well as quality assurance managers from the IT and communication industry increases due to opening IT technology parks, rapid growth in offshore and outsourced programming, digitalization of public services, and the needs of private businesses.

This School aims at spreading and sharing knowledge of state-of-the-art software engineering tools and techniques. Among the speakers of the School are leading programmers and engineers from academia and industry. Participation is free, you just need to register. The event is open to everyone: undergraduate and postgraduate students, young specialists, researchers, etc. 

Major topics

  • Software process mining

  • Modelling and tools

  • Software architectures

  • Software development methodology

  • Coding and code management

  • Teams management

  • Testing

  • DevOps, CI/CD

  • Empirical software engineering

  • Software engineering for researchers


Bertrand Meyer

Professor of Software Engineering, Schaffhausen Institute of Technology and Innopolis University

Holger Brandl

Analytics Solution Architect, SYSTEMA GmbH

Anton Arhipov

Kotlin Developer Advocate, JetBrains

Alexander Nozik

Head of the software group, Nuclear Physics Methods Laboratory, JetBrains Research

Шершаков Сергей Андреевич

Associate Professor, HSE University


Yvonne Dittrich

Professor, Software Engineering Group, IT University of Copenhagen

Helge Pfeiffer

Assistant Professor, IT University of Copenhagen

Manuel Mazzara

Professor, Director of Software Development and Engineering Institute, Innopolis University

Jean-Michel Bruel

Professor of Software Engineering, University of Toulouse, IRIT Laboratory

Frank Pan

CTO Aliexpress Russia


Alexei Lisitsa

Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Liverpool

David Monniaux

Senior researcher, Université Grenoble Alpes

Natalia Kushik

Assistant professor at Télécom SudParis / Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Jorge Lopez

eXpert in Formal Methods, Airbus Defence and Space

Ломазова Ирина Александровна

Head of the Laboratory of Process-Aware Information Systems (PAIS Lab)



Lecture times are given in the Moscow time zone (UTC+3)

  • Day 1 (14 February)

    13:00 — Yvonne Dittrich

    Software Product Ecosystems and Qualitative Empirical Methods

    16:00 — Helge Pfeiffer

    Global Software Engineering in Open Source and its Effect on Quality

  • Kotlin Day (15 February)

    11:00 — Anton Arhipov

    1. Kotlin overview;
    2. Idiomatic use of the language features;
    3. Ecosystem: tools, frameworks, and libraries

    14:30 — Holger Brandl

    Code-first process modeling and analysis with kalasim: Understand and optimize real-world processes at ease

    17:30 — Alexander Nozik

    Software Engineering for Researchers

  • Day 3 (16 February)

    13:00 — Frank Pan

    - The structure of Aliexpress y and the role of IT in it
    - Processes in international companies: planning, setting goals and objectives, monitoring their implementation
    - The role of local teams in the development of a large product
    - The choice of languages and technologies in international companies

    14:00 — Sergey Shershakov

    System runs Analysis using process mining

    17:20 — Jean-Michel Bruel

    Use of acceptance testing (BDD using Cucumber) in a DevOps

  • Day 4 (17 February)

    11:30 — David Monniaux

    Presentation of verified compilation, CompCert, translation validation

    13:00 — Alexey Lisitsa

    Abstract State Machines: a modelling method for complex systems

    15:00 — Irina A. Lomazova

    Modelling distributed systems

  • Day 5 (18 February)

    12:00 — Manuel Mazzara

    Software Release anomaly detection in DevOps environment

    14:00 — Natalia Kushik

    (Model-based) Software Testing: some foundations and practical exercises

    15:40 — Jorge Lopez

    (Model-based) Software Testing: some foundations and practical exercises

    17:20 — Bertrand Meyer

    Seamless construction of quality software: the Eiffel approach


System and Software Engineering Master's Programme

System and Software Engineering master's programme aims at training industrial software development experts: administrators, project managers and development team leaders. It is designed for students and early-career professionals who are interested in continuing their education in data analysis, development management, advanced databases, applied systems analysis, software business and risk management.

Courses in the curriculum, all of which are taught in English, focus on software engineering methodology, psychology of software development team management, enterprise software systems development, digital interactive products development, and formal methods in software engineering, among other subjects.

Based at HSE University’s campus in Moscow, this programme is fully in line with international guidelines on teaching integrated software and systems engineering.

Programme and Organizing Committee

Шершаков Сергей Андреевич

Associate Professor, Big Data and Information Retrieval School

Карапетян Сергей Аркадьевич

Head of the External Communications Office

Басов Антон Ильич

International communication manager



If you have any questions, please contact Sergey Karapetyan or Anton Basov