2024 Tentative Program

Time in Eastern Time (US & Canada).

June 12, 2024

8:30 – 9:00Breakfast (—)
9:00 – 9:15SEMLA 2022 Opening Session
Opening by Prof. Foutse Khomh
Session I: Privacy and Security of AI/FMs – Moderator: TBA
9:15-10:45Negar Rostamzadeh (Google, MILA, Canada): Beyond the ML Model: From Plane Crash to Algorithmic Harms.
Xi He (University of Waterloo, Vector Institute, Canada): TBA.
Jie Zhang (King’s College London, UK): TBA
10:45-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:30Elnaz Kanani (Deloitte Canada): Enhancing public services: leveraging artificial intelligence for government efficiency
11:30-12:30Panel Discussion: TBA – Moderator: TBA
Negar Rostamzadeh (Google, MILA, Canada)
Xi He (University of Waterloo, Vector Institute, Canada)
Elnaz Kanani (Deloitte Canada)
Jie Zhang (King’s College London, UK)
12:30-14:00Lunch break
Session II: Engineering of Trustworthy FMs – Moderator: TBA
14:00-15:30Ahmed E. Hassan (Queen’s University, Canada): TBA
Alexandra Olteanu (Microsoft Research, Canada)
15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-16:30Karime Maamari (Distyl AI, USA): Tackling NL-to-SQL’s End-to-End Cross-Cutting Issues: Strategic Preprocessing and Optimization
16:30-17:30  Panel Discussion: TBA – Moderator: TBA
Ahmed E. Hassan (Queen’s University, Canada)
Alexandra Olteanu (Microsoft Research, Canada)
Karime Maamari (Distyl AI, USA)
17:30-19:00Reception & Poster session — Poster chair: Mohammad Hamdaqa & Bentley Oakes

June 13, 2024

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast (—)
Session III: AI/FMs for Software Engineering – Moderator: TBA
9:00-10:30David Lo (Singapore Management University, Singapore) : Efficacy, Efficiency, and Security of Code LLMs: Promises and Perils
Prem Devanbu (UC Davis, USA): TBA
10:45-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:30Anh Nguyen-Duc (South Eastern Norway and Norwegian University of Science and Technology): On the impact of GenAI in software development – the state of art and future prospects
11:30-12:30 Panel Discussion: TBA – Moderator: TBA
David Lo (Singapore Management University, Singapore) : TBA
Prem Devanbu (UC Davis, USA): TBA
Anh Nguyen-Duc (South Eastern Norway and Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
Session IV: Fairness and Transparency of AI/FMs – Moderator: TBA
14:00-15:30Denys Poshyvanyk (William & Mary, USA): Towards an Interpretable Science of Deep Learning for Software Engineering: A Causal Inference View
Lingming Zhang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-16:30. Golnoosh Farnadi (McGill University, Canada)
16:30-17:30  Panel Discussion: TBA – Moderator: TBA
Denys Poshyvanyk (William & Mary, USA): TBA
Golnoosh Farnadi (McGill University, Canada)
Lingming Zhang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
17:30-18:00Closing remarks