Chair of Software Engineering

The Chair of Software Engineering is headed by Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev. Our research is aimed at developing novel methods, techniques and tools for the engineering of dependable and efficient software systems. Our major focus areas include: software design, modeling and architecture-based analysis; systems benchmarking, monitoring and experimental analysis; and autonomic and self-aware systems management. Our research is inspired by the vision of Self-Aware Computing Systems, designed with integrated online prediction and proactive self-adaptation capabilities, used to enforce quality-of-service requirements in a cost- and energy-efficient manner.

News

29.10.14 – ICAC'15

The 12th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC'15), co-organized by Samuel Kounev as Program Committee Co-Chair, will be held in Grenoble, France, July 7-10, 2015. The paper submission deadline is January 22 (abstracts due on Jan 15).

13.10.14 – SCAN'14 hosted by University of Würzburg

The 16th GAMM-IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic and Validated Numerics (SCAN'14), organized by Prof. Wolff von Gudenberg as General Chair, was held at the University of Würzburg from 21st to 26th September, 2014 and attracted over 80 international researchers from more than 18 countries.

27.08.14 – Keynote Presentation at FLORENCE 2014

Our latest research on quantitative evaluation of service dependability in shared execution environments was presented at FLORENCE 2014 - a joint scientific event of QEST 2014, SAFECOMP 2014, FORMATS 2014, EPEW 2014 and FMICS 2014. The presentation slides are available for download.

23.08.14 – New IEEE TSE Paper

A new journal paper on "Quantitative Evaluation of Model-Driven Performance Analysis and Simulation of Component-based Architectures" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE).

09.08.14 – WirtschaftsWoche

An interview with Samuel Kounev on "Self-Aware Computing" (in German) in the WirtschaftsWoche Magazine.

20.07.14 – New PhD: Dr. Nikolaus Huber

Nikolaus Huber received his PhD. Congratulations!