PhD Thesis Defense 2014

After five years of research, work and procrastination, I will finally defend my PhD thesis, entitled

Abstract Delta Modeling: Software Product Lines and Beyond

after which I hope to receive the title of doctor. The date of my defense is:

November 12, 2014

The defense is a formal ceremony, in which the members of the opposition committee take turns asking me questions about my thesis. It will be my job to answer to the best of my ability. If I am succesful, my promotor will then hand me my diploma in the closing ceremony. This all takes about an hour.

In the informal presentation beforehand, I will try to explain my research in simple terms, for guests without a computer science background. This will take no longer than half an hour (including setup + questions). In the half hour following, I will be preparing for the defense. There will be a reception directly following the defense. For those invited, there is also a dinner that evening.

10:15 - 10:45 informal presentation
11:15 - 12:15 formal defense
12:15 - 13:15 reception
18:00 - ∞ dinner

My friends Natallia Kokash and Sung-shik Jongmans will serve as paranymphs during the defense.

Presentation, Defense & Reception

The presentation, defense and reception all take place at:

Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

Please note: Children below the age of 6 cannot be admitted to the formal defense, and the doors close at exactly 11:15 (so don't be late). Note also that it is difficult to park in Leiden, so take that into account.

Senaatskamer, Academiegebouw

Before the defense, there should be enough copies of my thesis available for everyone who wants one.


Dinner starts at 18:00 and will be at:

Pizzeria Della Casa Napolitana
Steenstraat 3
2312 BS Leiden
Senaatskamer, Academiegebouw