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[aspectj-announce] Call to sign - Europe needs strong software research

Dear colleagues,

Software engineering research is crucial for a strong and independent Europe. With a small group of software researchers from France, Finland, and the Netherlands, we have written a one-page document as a call to action for increased funding of software engineering research in Europe. You can find the document (PDF) here:

We have further turned the document into an online petition to make a strong statement backed by organizations and software researchers in Europe and elsewhere, to signal to policy-makers (both national and European-level) the urgency of increased funding for software research:

You are cordially invited to sign the petition and strongly encouraged to distribute it to whomever might endorse this message (colleagues, heads of departments, policy makers, etc.). Feel free to share on social media using the hashtags #EuropeNeedsSoftwareResearch #FundSofwareResearchEU.

The document and petition is an effort by Paris Avgeriou, Marieke Huisman, Jean-Marc Jezequel, Tomi Männistö, Tommi Mikonen, Romain Rouvoy, Alexander Serebrenik, Kari Smolander, Tijs van der Storm, on behalf of the national software engineering associations VERSEN (, GDR GPL (, and TIVIA (

Kind regards,


Senior Researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
Professor in Software Engineering at University of Groningen (RUG)

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