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

19.08.15 – Google Research Award

The Chair of Software Engineering is starting a new collaboration with Google as part of a Google Research Award on the topic of "On-the-fly resource demand estimation during system operation".

13.08.15 – Distinguished Dissertation Award for Fabian Brosig

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Brosig received this year's Best Dissertation Award at KIT's (Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology) Faculty of Informatics, sponsored by Uniserv GmbH, for his PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Samuel Kounev.

31.07.15 – Article accepted for publication in the prestigious “ACM Computing Surveys” journal

An article co-authored by Aleksandar Milenkoski, researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering, and Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev has been accepted for publication in ACM Computing Surveys. The article is entitled "Evaluating Computer Intrusion Detection Systems: A Survey of Common Practices".

30.07.15 – Article accepted for publication in the Elsevier “Performance Evaluation” journal

An article co-authored by Simon Spinner, Fabian Brosig, and Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev has been accepted for publication in the Elsevier Performance Evaluation journal. The article is entitled "Evaluating Approaches to Resource Demand Estimation".

09.07.15 – Descartes Tools News: LIMBO and BUNGEE

LIMBO, a tool for load intensity pattern modeling, is now part of the SPEC RG's tool repository. BUNGEE, a benchmarking framework for cloud elasticity, is now released under open source license. Both tools were presented at the 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS) 2015.

26.06.15 – New PhD: Dr. Rouven Krebs

Rouven Krebs received his PhD. Congratulations!