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    Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

    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 computer-based systems, including both classical software systems and cyber-physical systems. Our major focus areas include: software design, modeling and architecture-based analysis; systems benchmarking and experimental analysis; and autonomic and self-aware computing. Our research is inspired by the vision of Self-Aware Computing Systems, designed with built-in model learning and reasoning capabilities enabling autonomic and proactive decision making at run-time.


    Starting from April 1st, the Descartes Research Group (at KIT) has relocated to the University of Würzburg where a new Chair on Software Engineering is being established.


    A new Dagstuhl Seminar on model-driven algorithms and architectures for self-aware computing systems co-organized by the Descartes Research Group has been tentatively scheduled.


    Talk on online model-based performance and resource management in virtualized environments by Samuel Kounev at the 2013 VMware Academic Research Symposium.


    Two papers of the Descartes Research Group, one on storage systems modeling and one on performance prediction in virtualized environments, will be presented at IEEE MASCOTS 2013.


    A new textual and visual formalism for describing common cloud usage scenarios, the work on which has been driven by the Descartes Research Group, was published by SPEC RG.


    Lehrstuhl für Informatik II (Software Engineering)
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg

    Phone: +49 931 31-86601

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    Hubland Süd, Geb. M2