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.


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.

08.07.15 – 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".

26.06.15 – New PhD: Dr. Rouven Krebs

Rouven Krebs received his PhD. Congratulations!

08.06.15 – Paper Presentations at IEEE MASCOTS 2015 and IEEE CLOUD 2015

New results originating from two successful collaborations with the SPEC OSG Power and with VMware, Inc. will be presented at IEEE MASCOTS 2015 and IEEE CLOUD 2015 respectively.

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.