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.


04.01.17 – New Book published by Springer

A new book "Self-Aware Computing Systems" by Samuel Kounev, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Aleksandar Milenkoski and Xiaoyun Zhu has been published by Springer as a standalone advanced text book.

28.11.16 – New PhD: Dr. Aleksandar Milenkoski

Aleksandar Milenkoski received his PhD. Congratulations!

24.09.16 – A Milestone for DML

A new journal paper "Model-Based Self-Aware Performance and Resource Management Using the Descartes Modeling Language" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE). The Descartes Modeling Language (DML) is a major product of our group used in a number of projects.

24.08.16 – Summary of Emmy Noether Project "Descartes"

An article in IEEE Computer Magazine summarizes the results of our DFG Emmy Noether Project "Descartes". A major output of this project was the development of the Descartes Modeling Language (DML), which provides a foundation for self-aware quality-of-service and resource management in modern IT systems and infrastructures.

01.08.16 – Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev stays in Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev has decided to stay in Würzburg after receiving an offer for a Professorship position (Full Professor and Chair for Reliable Software Systems) at the University of Stuttgart.

22.07.16 – IEEE ICAC held in Würzburg with 130 participants

The 13th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing took place in Würzburg from July 18th to July 22nd, 2016 and has been organized by the Chair of Software Engineering (Informatik II) with Prof. Samuel Kounev serving as General Chair.