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.


    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.


    The Chair of Software Engineering (Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev) has launched a new cooperation with ABB as part of an Academic Research Award awarded in the area of industrial software systems.


    Liebe Studierende, der neue Lehrstuhl II – Software Engineering (SE) möchte sich vorstellen. Wir laden herzlich zu den SE Winter Days,



    IEEE ICAC'15


    The 12th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC'15), co-organized by Samuel Kounev as Program Committee Co-Chair, will be held in Grenoble, France, July 7-10, 2015. The paper submission deadline is January 22 (abstracts due on Jan 15).


    The 16th GAMM-IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic and Validated Numerics (SCAN'14), organized by Prof. Wolff von Gudenberg as General Chair, was held at the University of Würzburg from 21st to 26th September, 2014 and attracted over 80 international researchers from more than 18 countries.


    Our latest research on quantitative evaluation of service dependability in shared execution environments was presented at FLORENCE 2014 - a joint scientific event of QEST 2014, SAFECOMP 2014, FORMATS 2014, EPEW 2014 and FMICS 2014. The presentation slides are available for download.


    New IEEE TSE Paper


    A new journal paper on "Quantitative Evaluation of Model-Driven Performance Analysis and Simulation of Component-based Architectures" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE).




    An interview with Samuel Kounev on "Self-Aware Computing" (in German) in the WirtschaftsWoche Magazine.


    The 5th Multi-Skills Training Camp (MSTC) of the RELATE Marie Curie Initial Training Network, coordinated by Samuel Kounev, was held in the premises of the University of Rennes 1, France from 25 to 27 June 2014, and hosted by the Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique Research Centre.


    Our latest results on resource usage control in multi-tenant applications will be presented at the 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) in Chicago, USA.


    SPEC Awards


    The SPEC 2014 Presidential Award and a SPECtacular Award were presented to Samuel Kounev and Aleksandar Milenkoski by the President of SPEC at the ICPE 2014 International Conference and SPEC Meeting in Dublin, Irland.


    Der Würzburger Nachwuchswissenschaftler Nikolas Herbst hat für seine laufende Doktorarbeit den IBM PhD Fellowship Award 2014 erhalten. Herbst forscht am Lehrstuhl für Informatik II; er beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung von Software-Systemen, die autonom auf veränderte Bedingungen reagieren können.


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

    Tel.: +49 931 31-86601

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