29th Int. Conference on Software Engineering® 20 - 26 May 2007

What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is quickly emerging as the de-facto standard format for the distribution of news. RSS defines a lightweight XML format that is designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. RSS has been made popular by main news content providers, such as the BBC, CNN, Slashdot, ZDNet and many more.

What does RSS have to do with ICSE?

We use a content management system that allows us to generate a news item whenever we perform a major change to the ICSE web site. If you want to be kept informed on changes to the web site, use the ICSE 07 RSS feed by simply pointing your RSS news reader to our rss feed available on the Home Page.

Getting Started

  1. First, you need to install an RSS Reader on your machine, that is, a program that is capable of collecting news. Many are available (try a Google search). Top picks include: Alternatively, you can use a Web-based version. The number of choices is infinite. A popular one is bloglines
  2. Add ICSE 07 RSS feed (i.e., http://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/icse07/index.php?id=80&type=100) to the list of RSS feeds that your reader connects to
  3. That's it! Whenever some news is published on the ICSE site, it will appear in your chosen feed reader as a new item.