CREST Open Workshop (COW)


Welcome to the CREST Open Workshop (COW)

The CREST Open Workshop programme consists of a series of informal monthly workshops organised by the CREST Centre (Centre for Research on Evolution Search & Testing) at UCL. There will be no call for papers.

The aim of this regular monthly workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on a topic with a focus on discussion and interaction and with no formal proceedings. We create the program largely by invitation and then issue a call of participation. Outstanding researchers from all over the world are invited to present their original and significant work and the level of international attendance at the workshops is also very good.

Comments on previous COWs by the attendees 

Next COWs:

The 38th CREST Open Workshop

Working Tutorial on Statistical Methods in Experimental Software Engineering

Date:  26 - 27 January 2015

Venue: Engineering Front Executive Suite, Roberts Building, UCL 


The 39th CREST Open Workshop 

Measuring, Testing and Optimising Computational Energy Consumption

Date:  23 - 24 February 2015

Venue: Engineering Front Executive Suite, Roberts Building, UCL 



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COW Statistics:

#Total Registrations 1313
#Unique Attendees 615
#Unique Institutions 232
#Countries 42
#Talks 371

(Stats last updated on date November 24, 2014)


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Downloadable Resources from Previous Workshops

We put a lot of effort into fully archiving materials from the workshops as a resource for the communities we serve. For instance, on the website you will find slides of talks, videos of many of the presentations (where the presenter kindly gave us permission to make this available). We do not videotape the discussions as we feel that this may have a harmful effect on the desired interaction and free exchange of ideas.

A list of upcoming workshops can be found here. Information about previous workshops as well as videos and slides are available here.


Free Registration

Through the kind support of the EPSRC in the form of a platform grant, we have funding to support the workshops, so registration is free but required.











This page was last modified on 08 December, 2014