Summer school at MUST

The Makerere University School of Computing and IT is organizing the 2018-second edition of Summer School on Software Engineering and Information Systems, in Collaboration with Mbarara University of Science and Technology, University of Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. The summer school will feature four tutorials delivered by leading researchers in the Software Engineering and Information Systems from 16th to 20th April 2018.

The school is organised by the Software and Systems Center at Makerere University and is mainly intended  to  contribution to PhD students and academic/industrial researchers on latest findings in the field of Software Engineering and Information Systems.

The full programme is available on the web page: and Registration is now open, through the web:


The scientific education often focuses on investigating one problem in depth. However, for the later work as an independent researcher as well as for personal development it is crucial to be able to take on a broader perspective on the scientific field.

This goal of this summer school is to provide participants with a broader perspective on four selected topics of Applied IT and software engineering, allow them to collect experience with giving constructive feedback on others research and writing, as well as adopting ideas and methods from other specializations, and planning joined cross-topic future research.

Therefore, the summer school uses theoretical lectures and practical sessions to familiarize participants with the state of the art and current research topics in the following four selected topics:

1. Software Analytics

2. Software Security

3. Digital Infrastructure & Design Thinking

4. Model -Driven Software Development

Using these four topics, three fundamental cross-topic skills will be trained:

  • Reviewing is one of the main services researchers are doing to their communities. The need to be able to review, scientifically judge, and constructively criticise papers that are not about ones own main research topic is crucial. A seminar/master class format will be used to enable students to train this ability.
  • Lifelong learning: Researchers do not stop learning after they receive their PhD degree. Lifelong learning often means learning from research done in nearby fields and specializations. Again, it is crucial to be able to identify and adopt new methods that are already used in other fields of Informatics. Participants will work in groups to explore and reflect on the adoption of methods from the four-presented topics.
  • Joined research: Interdisciplinary research is known as the research form with the strongest potential to provide game-changing results. Cross-topic research within informatics can be seen as the little brother of this concept, having a similar depth as single topic research, but often leading to relevant breakthroughs. Learning will be achieved through reflecting on how ones own research relates to the presented fields.