ICSE 2009: ICSE09
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31st International Conference on Software Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, May 16-24, 2009.   Sign up for announcements!

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Conference and Social Experience at ICSE'09

Your Conference Day

Breakfast 8:00 am
Session 1 8:30 am, 8:45 am, or 9 am
Morning Break 10:30 am
Session 2 11:00 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
Session 3 2:00 pm
Afternoon Break 3:30 pm
Session 4 4:00 pm
Social Activity evening

Your Conference Packet

The content of your conference packet was carefully thought about.
Program: A pdf version of the program is available for download.

Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open:

Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
Monday, March 18
Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20   
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
7:00 AM - 4 PM
7:30 AM - 4 PM
7:30 AM - 4 PM
7:30 AM - 4 PM
7:00 AM - 4 PM
7:30 AM - 4 PM
7:30 AM - 4 PM
7:30 AM - 12 PM

Social Events

Monday 6pm -- ICSE Soccer Game

At ICSE in Leipzig we started the ICSE Soccer Game "tradition". We are continuing this tradition at ICSE in Vancouver with an ICSE soccer game held on Monday, May 18 at 6 pm organized by Steve Fickas, Wilhelm Schaefer, and Hausi Müller. The game will start at 6:00 pm for 2 x 30 mins until about 7:15 pm. Please be there at 5:45 pm to warm up and to constitute teams. We hope to have approximately 15-17 players per team so we have some subs throughout the game (unlimited substitutions). The soccer field is about 0.9 km from the conference hotel. Here is map with directions to the field from the conference hotel Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Result available: The soccer game was taking place in Stanley Park, on a baseball training field. Lots of rain and slippery terrain. But the two games were really great! One team was representing North America and the other team the Rest of the World, with Brasil strongly represented. The result is that North America was defeated by Rest of the World: 2:4.

Tuesday / Wednesday -- Werewolf

Meet at 9 pm in front of Salon A. --- There are a couple of Werewolves among us ... Find them --- Or you get killed.

Werewolf is a fun game modeling a battle between an informed minority and an uninformed majority. Players are secretly assigned roles: either "werewolf", who know each other; or "townspeople", who know only the number of werewolves amongst them. During the night phase of the game, the werewolves choose a townsperson to kill. During the day phase, all players debate the identities of the werewolf and vote to kill someone whom the majority suspect. Players are eliminated until either all werewolves are killed or the werewolves outnumber the townspeople.

We are playing this game as groups of maximal 10 people, each group having a moderator. We will use circles in the Salon A.
Here is more information:

If you want to watch a video of the game before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE8bRUUrRBE

Wednesday -- Poster Reception

Starts at 7 pm at the Currents Restaurant (near lobby in Westin Bayshore Hotel).
Meet and chat with ICSE friends, old and new, while wandering among posters.

Plan A (good weather): Party with posters inside Currents Restaurant and outside in the hotel's backyard (where the outdoor pool is).
Plan B (bad weather): The event will take place in the Stanley Park Ballroom (upstairs in the conference center).

Thursday -- Vancouver Aquarium

We are excited to announce that our banquet location is the wonderful Vancouver Aquarium, Canada’s largest aquarium. We will start to walk to the aquarium at 18:45 (there are also busses). We are expected to be arrive at the aquarium from 19:00 onwards.

Dolphin Show. Visit BC’s Wild Coast during this show to meet our social and acrobatic Pacific White-sided Dolphins. Discover how research is revealing more about the lives of these animals and what we can do to reduce what is threatening them in the wild. Our dolphine show starts at 19:30.

We are returning from the aquarium either walking or by bus, at the latest at 22:30, but bus shuttles will be available from 21:00 onwards.

Information Exchange Corner

ICSE Documents

Download the ICSE program, event posters, corporate flyers, etc.

Share your conference photos

ICSE 09 Conference, Outdoor Reception, and Aquarium Banquet
MSR 09 Dinner, at The Afghan Horsemen, May 16, 2009 ICPC 09 Dinner, on Grouse Mountain, May 18, 2009
Flicker group ICSE2009 is dedicated to pictures/video of the conference. (opens May 16th)

Anyone can view the content (flicker account needed to post content).

Tweet or blog your conference experience

ICSE blog collection

Attendees can network and tweet using Twitter. (opens May 16th)

Twitters about ICSE09:
Anthony Wittig

View the day's loop

We will post the pre-plenary loops here. (opens May 16th)

Help? Further information needed?

If you did not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me
(Dirk Beyer, Location Arrangements Chair).