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.


26.05.15 – Neue Cloud-Umgebung für Forschung am Lehrstuhl II

Im Rahmen des Programms „Großgeräte der Länder“ wird für die Forschung am Lehrstuhl II die Einrichtung eines Rechen- und Netzwerkclusters zum Aufbau von Cloud-Systemen durch das Land Bayern und die Universität Würzburg finanziert.

18.05.15 – Dagstuhl Seminar 15041 - Report now published

The Dagstuhl Seminar 15041 on "Model-driven Algorithms and Architectures for Self-Aware Computing Systems", co-organized by Prof. Samuel Kounev from Jan 18-23, brought together 45 international experts from the areas of software engineering, systems modeling & analysis, autonomic computing, and data center resource management. The presentations are available for download from the seminar website. The report on the seminar is now published.

17.04.15 – GFFT Best Master Thesis Prize

Jóakim v. Kistowski, doctoral researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering (Informatik II), wins this year's GFFT Prize 2015 for Best Master Thesis, given by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungstransfers e.V.

09.03.15 – Final RELATE event successfully held at University of Würzburg, 17.-20. February 2015

The RELATE Winter School on Engineering and Provisioning of Cloud Applications – Research and Entrepreneurship was successfully hosted by the Department of Computer Science. The event brought together Researchers and practitioners to share and present their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-Progress Research in the area of cloud computing and service Engineering.

17.02.15 – Winter School on Cloud Computing

The "RELATE" FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev, is organizing a “Winter School on Engineering and Provisioning of Cloud Applications – Research and Entrepreneurship” in Würzburg from February 17-20, 2015. The event is sponsored by the European Commission and is open to any interested participants from industry and academia (registration is free).

02.02.15 – Keynote Presentation at LT 2015

Our latest research on Load Testing Elasticity and Performance Isolation in Shared Execution Environments was presented at the Fourth International Workshop on Large-Scale Testing (LT 2015), co-located with the 6th International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2015). The presentation slides are available for download.