Publications

Contents

Journal Articles
Conferences and Workshops
Book Chapters
Thesis
Technical Reports
Research Seminars/Tutorials/panels (invited)
Awards/Distinctions/Patents

Journal Articles

Beecham, S., D. Bowes & K-J. Stol, “Introduction to the EASE 2016 Special Section: Evidence-Based Software Engineering: Past, Present, and Future.” Information and Software Technology. In press : available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950584917303877

Beecham, Sarah, Tony Clear, John Barr, Mats Daniels, Michael Oudshoorn, and John Noll. “Preparing Tomorrow’s Software Engineers for Work in a Global Environment.” IEEE Software 34, no. 1 (2017): 9-12.

Beecham Sarah, Clear Tony, Damian Daniela, Barr John, Noll John, Scacchi Walt. How Best to Teach Global Software Engineering? Educators Are Divided. IEEE Software. 2017 Jan;34(1):16-9.

Vizcaíno, A., F. García, M Piattini and S. Beecham (2016). “A validated ontology for global software development.” Computer Standards & Interfaces 46: 66-78.

Raninen, A., H. Merikoski, J. J. Ahonen and S. Beecham**, “Applying software process modeling to improve customer support processes” in Journal of Software: Evolution and Process: 2015. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/smr.1713 (**corresponding author)

Delaney, Y., J. McCarthy, R. Pattinson and S. Beecham (2015). “Transitioning from traditional to Problem-Based Learning in Management Education: the case of a frontline manager skills development programme” in Journal of Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Beecham, S., P. O’Leary, S. Baker, I. Richardson and J. Noll (2014). “Making Software Engineering Research Relevant”. Computer, vol.47(4): pp 80-83.

Mistrík, I., S. Beecham, I. Richardson and A. Avritzer (2014). Knowledge engineering in global software development environments. Expert Systems 31(3): 232-233.

Verner, J. M., M. A. Babar, N. Cerpa, T. Hall and S. Beecham (2014). “Factors that Motivate Software Engineering Teams: A Four Country Empirical Study”. Journal of Systems and Software (92): pp 115-127. Elsevier. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2014.01.008.

Portillo-Rodríguez, J., A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini and S. Beecham (2014). “Using Agents to Manage Socio-Technical Congruence in a Global Software Engineering Project”. Information Sciences (264): pp 230-259. Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2014.01.009.

Raninen, A., J. Ahonen, H.-M. Sihvonen, P. Savolainen and S. Beecham (2013). “LAPPI: A Light-weight Technique to Practical Process Modelling and Improvement Target Identification.” Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP) Wiley, (25): pp 915-933.

Hall, T., S. Beecham, D. Bowes, D. Gray and S. Counsell (2012). A Systematic Literature Review on Fault Prediction Performance in Software Engineering. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 38(6): pp 1276-1304.

Richardson, I., V. Casey, F. Mc-Caffery, J. Burton, and S. Beecham** (2012). “A Process Framework for Global Software Engineering Teams”. Information and Software Technology, 54(11): pp 1175-1191. November. Elsevier. **corresponding author.

Portillo-Rodríguez, J, A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini and S. Beecham(2012). “Tools used in Global Software Engineering: a Systematic Mapping Review.” Information and Software Technology, 54(7): pp 663-685, July. Elsevier.

Hall, T., S. Beecham, D. Bowes, D. Gray, and S. Counsell (2011). Developing Fault-Prediction Models: What the Research Can Show Industry. IEEE Software, 28(6): pp 96-99.

Noll J, Beecham S, Richardson I. Global Software Development and Collaboration: Barriers and Solutions. ACM Inroads – SIGCSE Journal Bulletin [Internet]. 2010 ;1:pp 66-72. Available from: http://ulir.ul.ie/handle/10344/656 – See more at: http://www.lero.ie/user/31/publications#sthash.NZkYj5kV.dpuf

Hall, T., S. Beecham, N. Baddoo, H. Sharp, and H. Robinson (2009). A Systematic Review of Theory Use in Studies Investigating the Motivations of Software Engineers. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), 18(3): pp 1-29.

Beecham, S.,N. Baddoo, T. Hall, H. Robinson, and H. Sharp (2008). Motivation in Software Engineering: A Systematic Literature Review. Information and Software Technology (IST), Elsevier, 50 (9-10): pp 860–878.

Sharp, H.,N. Baddoo, S. Beecham, T. Hall, and H. Robinson (2008). Models of motivation in software engineering. Information and Software Technology (IST), Elsevier, 51(1): pp 219-233.

Hall, T., H. Sharp, S. Beecham, N. Baddoo, and H. Robinson (2008). What do we know about software developer motivation? IEEE Software 25(4).

Armstrong, S. and S. Beecham (2008). Studying the interplay between the roles played by stakeholders, requirements and risks in projects. Project Management Perspectives, annual journal of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), XXIX(ISSN 1455-4178): pp.44-49.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, and A. Rainer (2005). Defining a Requirements Process Improvement Model. Software Quality Journal (SQJ), 13(3): pp.247-279.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, C. Britton, M. Cottee, and A. Rainer (2005). Using an expert panel to validate a requirements software process improvement model. Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), 76(3): pp.251-275.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, and A. Rainer (2003). Software Process Improvement Problems in 12 Software Companies: An Empirical Analysis. Empirical Software Engineering (ESE), 8(1): pp.7-42.

Hall T., S. Beecham, and A. Rainer, Requirements problems in twelve software companies: an empirical analysis. IEE Proceedings Software, 2002. 149(5): p. 153-160. 

Conferences and Workshops

Beecham, S., J. Noll and T. Clear (2017). Do We Teach the Right Thing? A Comparison of GSE Education and Practice. International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’17), co-located with ICSE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, IEEE.

Noll, J., M. A. Razzak and S. Beecham (2017 ). Motivation and Autonomy in Global Software Development: An Empirical Study. 21st Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) Karlskrona, Sweden, ACM.

Abbas R., Carroll N., Richardson I. and Beecham S. (2017). The Need for Trustworthiness Models in Healthcare Software Solutions. In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies – Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-213-4, pages 451-456. DOI: 10.5220/0006249904510456

Beecham, S. and J. Noll (2015). What Motivates Software Engineers Working in Global Software Development? 16th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2015), (eds: Pekka Abrahamsson, Luis Corral, Markku Oivo, Barbara Russo). Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, Springer.

Gizaw, S., Buckley, J. and Beecham, S., 2016. Empirically Derived Recommendations for Personalised Text-Based Technical Support. In International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination (pp. 316-333). Springer International Publishing.

Gizaw, S., J. Buckley and S. Beecham (2015). Characterising Users through an Analysis of On-line Technical Support Forums. International Workshop on Human Factors in Software Development Processes (HuFo), (Chair: Maria Teresa Baldassarre) co-located with 16th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2015), (pp. 528-545). Springer International Publishing. Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, Springer.

Clear, T., S. Beecham, J. Barr, M. Daniels, R. McDermott, M. Oudshoorn, A. Savickaite, and J. Noll. Challenges and Recommendations for the Design and Conduct of Global Software Engineering Courses: A Systematic Review. in Proceedings of the Working Group Reports of the 2015 on Innovation & Technology in Computer Science Education Conference (ITiCSE’15). 2015. Vilnius, Lithuania: ACM.

Avritzer, A., S. Beecham, J. Kroll, D. S. Menasché, J. Noll, M. Paasivaara and R. Britto “Extending Survivability Models for Global Software Development with Media Synchronicity Theory” in IEEE proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2015), Ciudad Real, Spain, July 13-16, 2015. (Won best paper award)
Acceptance rate for full papers 14.5%

Beecham, S., J. Noll and I. Richardson, “Assessing the Strength of Global Teaming practices: A pilot study” in IEEE proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2015), Ciudad Real, Spain, July 13-16, 2015.
Acceptance rate for full and short papers: 17.5%

Beecham, S., J. Noll and I. Richardson (2014). Using Agile Practices to Solve Global Software Development Problems – A Case Study. In: Methods and Tools for Project/Architecture/Risk Management in Globally Distributed Software Development Projects PARIS Workshop (ICGSEW’14), co-located with ICGSE, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, August 18-21. IEEE Computer Society.

Monasor, M. J., A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini, J. Noll and S. Beecham (2014). Evaluación de una plataforma de entrenamiento en Desarrollo Global de Software basada en simulación. In: Jornadas en Ingeniería de Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD’14), Springer, Cadiz, Spain, 16-19 September.

Avritzer, A., S. Beecham, J. Kroll, D. S. Menasché, J. Noll and M. Paasivaara (2014). Survivability Models for Global Software Engineering. In: Ninth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’14), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, August 18-21. IEEE Computer Society.

Monasor, M. J., J. Parkes, A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini, J. Noll and S. Beecham (2014). Global Sofware Development Education: A commercial perspective from a case study. In: Ninth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’14), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, August 18-21. IEEE Computer Society.

Noll, J., I. Richardson and S. Beecham (2014). Patternizing GSD Research: Maintainable Decision Support for Global Software Development. In: Ninth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’14), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, August 18-21. IEEE Computer Society.

Kuhrmann, M. and S. Beecham (2014). “Artifact-based Software Process Improvement & Management: A Method Proposal”. In proceedings of the International Conference on Software and Systems Process (ICSSP), May 26-28. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

Monasor, M.J., A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini, J. Noll, and S. Beecham. “Assessment process for a simulation-based training environment in Global Software Development” in ITiCSE 2014 – ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. 2014, 23-25 June. Uppsala, Sweden.

Monasor, M.J., J. Noll, A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini, and S. Beecham. “Walk before you run: using heuristic evaluation to assess a training tool prototype” in (EASE’14) 18th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. 2014, 13-14 May. British Computer Society, (BCS), London, UK: ACM.

Jordan, H., S. Beecham, and G. Botterweck. “Modelling Software Engineering Research with RSML” in (EASE’14) 18th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. 2014, 13-14 May. British Computer Society, (BCS), London, UK: ACM.

Beecham, S., and K-J Stol (2014). Introduction to the EASE 2014 Doctoral Symposium. In Frontmatters: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2014) May 12, London, UK. ACM.

Delaney, Y., J. McCarthy, and S. Beecham. “A Process for conducting a Systematic Literature Review in Inductive Teaching” in 21st EDiNEB Conference (Innovative Business Education Design for 21st Century Learning). 2014, 4-6 June. Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland.

Beecham, S., P. O’Leary, S. Baker, I. Richardson and J. Noll (2013). Who are we doing Global Software Development research for? In: 8th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE ’13), 26-29 Aug, Bari, Italy, pp 41-50.

Deshpande, S., S. Beecham and I. Richardson (2013). Using the PMBOK® Guide to frame GSD Coordination Strategies. In: 8th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE ’13), 26-29 Aug, Bari, Italy, pp 188-196.

Monasor, M. J., A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini, J. Noll and S. Beecham (2013). “Towards a Global Software Development Community Web: Identifying Patterns and Scenarios”. IEEE 8th International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops (ICGSEW), 2013.

Monasor, M. J., A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini, J. Noll and S. Beecham (2013). Simulating Global Software Development processes for use in Education: A Feasibility Study. 20th European Conference, EuroSPI. F. McCaffery, R. V. O´Connor and R. Messnarz. Dundalk, Ireland, Springer. 364: 36-47.

Monasor, M. J., A. Vizcaíno, M. Piattini, J. Noll and S. Beecham (2013). A Simulation-Based Framework for Training Global Software Development. In: NUI Galway – UL Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland.

Noll, J., D. Seichter and S. Beecham (2013). “Can Automated Text Classification Improve Content Analysis of Software Project Data?”. IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), 2013 ACM/IEEE.

Bowes, D., T. Hall and S. Beecham (2012). “SLuRp a tool to help large complex systematic literature reviews deliver valid and rigorous results.” The 2nd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies (EAST 2012) co-located with ESEM 2012, September 22, 2012. Lund, Sweden, ACM.

Beecham, S., N. Carroll, and J. Noll (2012). A Decision Support System for Global Team Management: Expert Evaluation REMIDI – International Workshop on Tool Support Development and Management in Distributed Software Projects co-located with 7th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2012) PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil, August 27-30. IEEE Computer Society.

Noll, J and D. Seichter and S. Beecham. A Qualitative Method for Mining Open Source Software Repositories, in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Open Source Systems, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2012, September 10-13.

Beecham, S., J. Noll, I. Richardson, and D. Dhungana. A Decision Support System for Global Software Development in PARIS’11 workshop, co-located with 6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) ’11. 2011, 16-18th August, Helsinki, Finland.

Noll, J., S. Beecham, and D. Seichter. A Qualitative Study of Open Source Software Development: the OpenEMR Project in The 5th International Symposium of Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM’11). 2011, 22-23 September, Banff, Canada.

Deshpande, S., S. Beecham, and I. Richardson. Global Software Development – Coordination and Project Management Strategies from a Vendor Perspective in 6th Global Sourcing Workshop 2011. 2011, Courchevel 1850, France.

Beecham, S., J. Noll, I. Richardson, and D. Dhungana. A Decision Support System for Global Software Development in PARIS’11 workshop, co-located with 6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) ’11. 2011, 16-18th August, Helsinki, Finland.

Beecham, S., J. Noll, I. Richardson, and N. Ali. Crafting a Global Teaming Model for Architectural Knowledge Management in International Conference on Global Software Engineering. 2010, 23-26th August, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Ali, N., S. Beecham, and I. Mistrik. Architectural Knowledge Management in Global Software Development: A Review in KNOWledge engINeering in Global software development (KNOWing), workshop collocated with IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’10). 2010, August 23-26, Princeton, USA.

Deshpande, S, S. Beecham, V. Casey, and I. Richardson. Culture in Global Software development – a Weakness or Strength? in IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE’10). 2010. Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Verner, J. and S. Beecham. Stakeholder Dissonance: Disagreements on project outcome and its impact on team motivation across three countries in ACM SIGMIS CPR ’10. 2010. Vancouver, Canada.

Rainer, A., S. Beecham, and C. Sanderson. An assessment of published evaluations of requirements management tools in EASE ’09. 2009, April 20-21, Durham University – Department of Computer Science, UK.Rainer, A. and S. Beecham. A follow-up empirical evaluation of evidence based software engineering by undergraduate students in EASE2008 2008, 26-27 June 2008, University of Bari, Italy.

Hall, T., D. Wilson, and S. Beecham. Engaging Industry in Empirical Research in 19th Australasian Conference in Information Systems. 2008, 3-5th December, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Hall, T., S. Beecham, J. Verner, and D. Wilson. The impact of staff turnover on software projects: the importance of understanding what makes software practitioners tick (Refilling the Pipeline: Meeting the Renewed Demand for Information Technology Workers) in ACM-SIGMIS CPR ’08 Conference. 2008, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, April 3-5, 2008.

Baddoo, N., S. Beecham, T. Hall, H. Robinson, and H. Sharp. Motivating Software Engineers: A theoretically reflective model in ICEIS 2008 – the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. 2008, June 12-16, Barcelona, Spain.

Rainer, A., and S. Beecham. A follow-up empirical evaluation of evidence based software engineering by undergraduate students in EASE 2008.University of Bari, Italy.

Beecham, S., H. Sharp, N. Baddoo, T. Hall, and H. Robinson (2007). Does the XP environment meet the motivational needs of the Software Developer? An Empirical Study. Agile 2007 Conference, WashingtonD.C., USA.

Sharp, H., T. Hall, N. Baddoo, and S. Beecham. Exploring Motivational Differences between Software Developers and Project Managers in The 6th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE07). 2007, September 3rd-7th, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Rainer, A., S. Beecham, and T. Hall. Assessing undergraduate students’ use of Evidence Based Software Engineering: a preliminary evaluation of a research instrument in Workshop of empirical software engineering (WSESE) at Profes 2007.

Beecham, S., N. Baddoo, T. Hall, and H. Sharp. Performing systematic literature reviews in Software Engineering: an experience report in proceedings 5th International Workshop, WSESE2007,Riga,Latvia, 2 July 2007(WSESE) in association with Profes’07, IESE-Report No. 062.07/E, Version 1.0, June 29, 2007.

Capiluppi, A., S. Beecham, and J. Fernandez-Ramil (2006). Empirical Analysis of the Evolution of an Open Source System. International ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution (2006)  pp.Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, LIFL and INRIA, France.

Armstrong, S. and S. Beecham (2006). Studying the interplay between the roles played by stakeholders, requirements and risks in projects. 20th International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress on Project Management, 15-17 October 2006 inShanghai,China.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, and A. Rainer. Developing a RE Process Improvement Model in EuroSPI 2004, 10-12 November, Trondheim, Norway.

Hall, T., S. Beecham, and A. Rainer. Requirements Problems in Twelve Software Companies: An Empirical Analysis. in EASE 2002, 6th International Conference on Empirical Assessment and Evaluation in Software Engineering. 2002. Keele University, Staffordshire, UK.

Hall, T., A. Rainer, N. Baddoo, and S. Beecham. An Empirical Study of Maintenance Issues within Process Improvement Programmes in Software Industry. in IEEE Conf Soft Maint. 2001. Florence, Italy.

Book Chapters

Beecham, S. (2014). “Motivating Software Engineers Working in Virtual Teams Across the Globe”. in G. Ruhe and C. Wohlin (Eds.) Software Project Management in a Changing World, Springer: 255-277.

Deshpande, S., S. Beecham, and I. Richardson, Global Software Development Coordination Strategies – A Vendor Perspective, in New Studies in Global IT and Business Service Outsourcing: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series (LNBIP 91). 2011, Springer. pp. 153-174.

Fernández-Ramil, J. and S. Beecham, Modelling the Feedback Part of the Software Process (Book section), in ‘Software Resource Estimation in Software Evolution and Feedback – Theory and Practice’. Madhavji, N.,  M Lehman, D Perry, JF Ramil  (eds). (2006), John Wiley & Sons, pp. 459-470.

Thesis

Beecham, S., A Requirements-based Software Process Maturity Model. PhD Thesis, Dept of Computer Science,University of Hertfordshire,UK, 2003. PhD Thesis.

Technical Reports

Hall, Tracy; Beecham, Sarah; Bowes, David; Gray, David; Counsell, Steve. “A Systematic Review of Fault Prediction Performance in Software Engineering”, Lero, August 2011. Lero-TR-2011-03.

Beecham; Sarah, Hall, Tracy; Bowes, David; Gray, David; Counsell, Steve; Black, Sue. “A Systematic Review of Fault Prediction Approaches used in Software Engineering”, Lero, November 2010. Lero-TR-2010-04.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, S. Black, D. Bowes, S. Counsell, P. Wernick, and G. Liebchen (2009). Protocol for A Systematic Review of Fault Prediction Approaches used in Software Engineering. Technical Report UH-CS-TR-491.

Beecham, S. (2009). A short comparison of two systematic literature reviews on fault prediction. Technical Report UH-CS-TR-492.

Rainer, A. and S. Beecham,  (2008), Supplementary Guidelines and Assessment Scheme for the use of Evidence Based Software Engineering,  Technical Report UH-CS-TR-469, University of Hertfordshire: Hatfield, U.K.

Rainer, A. and S. Beecham, (2008), A comparison of three literature searches for evaluations of requirements management tools, Technical Report UH-CS-TR-480,UniversityofHertfordshire: Hatfield, U.K

Rainer, A., S. Beecham, and T. Hall, (2007), Assessing undergraduate students’ use of Evidence Based Software Engineering, Technical Report UH-CS-TR 462,UniversityofHertfordshire. pp. 42.

Beecham, S., N. Baddoo, T. Hall, H. Robinson, and H. Sharp,  (2007), Motivation in Software Engineering: A Systematic Literature Review, in Corrected version of TR to be published in Information and Software Technology (IST), Elsevier, University of Hertfordshire, Technical Report UH-CS-TR-464.

Beecham, S.,N. Baddoo, T. Hall, H. Robinson, and H. Sharp (2007). The Motivation of Software Engineers: Developing a Rigorous and Usable Model, Technical Report UH-CS-TR-458.

Beecham, S.,N. Baddoo, T. Hall, H. Robinson, and H. Sharp (2007). The Motivation of Software Engineers: Developing a Rigorous and Usable Model, Technical Report UH-CS-TR-458.

Beecham, S.,N. Baddoo, T. Hall, H. Robinson, and H. Sharp (2006). Protocol of a Systematic Literature Review of Motivation in Software Engineering, Technical Report UH-CS-TR-453.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, and A. Rainer, (2003), Building a Requirements Process Improvement Model,  Technical Report UH-CS-TR-378, University of Hertfordshire: Hatfield. 

Beecham, S., T. Hall, and A. Rainer,  (2003), Defining a Requirements Process Improvement Model,  Technical Report UH-CS-TR-379, University of Hertfordshire: Hatfield.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, and A. Rainer,  (2003), Assessing the strength of a requirements process,  Technical Report UH-CS-TR-381, University of Hertfordshire: Hatfield.

Beecham, S., T. Hall, C. Britton, M. Cottee, and A. Rainer,  (2003), Validating a Requirements Process Improvement Model,  Technical Report UH-CS-TR-373, University of Hertfordshire.

Research Seminars/Tutorials/panels (invited)

Beecham, S, Motivation in Software Engineering: Why should we care?, Open Seminar, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, May 10, 2012.

Beecham, S, An Introduction to Lero – The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, with a focus on Global Software Engineering, BESQ+ Seminar, SERL, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. 30th May, 2012.

Beecham, S, D. Bowes and T. Hall, SLuRp: An end-to-end tool to manage Systematic Literature Reviews. Software Engineering Research Laboratory, BTH, Sweden. 31 May, 2012.

Beecham, S and J. Noll, 18th International Summer School in Novel Computing, ECSE Summer School. Summer school leader for the Research Perspectives on Software Engineering and Software Engineers 4 day course. University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, August 8 – 11, 2011.

Beecham, S, Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) Seminar at National University of Ireland , Galway, Presentation: “Systematic Literature Review”, 18th Nov ‘10. www.nuigalway.ie/cisc/site/events/display_event/2078.

Beecham, S, The 3rd CREST Open Workshop, UCL Using Static Analysis for Fault Prediction, 27 January, 2010. “A systematic review of the fault prediction literature”, URL: crest.cs.ucl.ac.uk/cow/3.

Beecham, S,  College of Engineering & Informatics Research Day, 7th April, Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway,  Presentation on  “What to Research – Smart Literature Reviews”, given to Students and Faculty in NUIG and Lero and other groups in Ireland.

Beecham, S., A. Capiluppi, and J.R. Ramil. Effort Estimation for Evolving Software (Tutorial) in Profes2005. 2005, 13-15 June, Oulu, Finland.

Beecham, S. Continual Resource Estimation for Evolving Software in Systems and Software Group Seminar. 2004, 2nd December,UniversityofHertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts.

Beecham, S, Panel member at Profes 2010 Doctoral Symposium, June 21st, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Awards/Distinctions/Patents

Invention disclosure – expert system for Global Teaming (# UL2006119). In 2010, at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Invention disclosure – VENTURE – Simulated training platform; (#UL2006190). In 2013, at the University of Limerick. Ireland.