PhD thesis successfully defended

On 22nd March 2024, our group member Chathurangi Ishara Wickramasinghe successfully defended her PhD thesis on "Controlling Data Streams of IoT Devices in Smart Homes From User Perspective". Congratulations!

ETSI grant for AI Documentation project

We are delighted to announce that ETSI has approved our funding application for the AI Documentation project. This project will run for one year and aims to provide a harmonized documentation scheme for trustworthy AI. More details on the project can be found on the project homepage

Philip Makedonski re-elected as Chair of ETSI TC MTS

We are happy to announce that Dr. Philip Makedonski has been re-elected as chair of the Technical Committee Methods for Testing and Specification (TC MTS) at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the period of two years until January 2026.

Paper accepted by STVR Journal

We are happy to announce that our paper A New Perspective on the Competent Programmer Hypothesis Through the Reproduction of Real Faults with Repeated Mutations has been recently accepted by the Journal of Software: Testing, Verification and Reliability. Exploring the competent programmer hypothesis, this study examines the connection between mutation testing and real-world faults. By recreating faults through mutation chains, we assess the link's directness. Findings suggest validity of the competent programmer hypothesis yet highlight the need for important mutation operators to generate representative real-world faults.

Prof. Jens Grabowski will be chairing SAM 2024

Our group head Prof. Dr. Jens Grabowski will be chairing the upcoming 16th System Analysis and Modeling Conference (SAM) 2024. The conference will be co-located with 27th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) 2024 which will take place from 22nd to 27th September 2024 in Linz, Austria.

Presentations accepted by UCAAT 2023

We are glad to announce that the research proposals and results listed below got accepted for presentation at the User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) 2023. The UCAAT is organized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Paper accepted by SoSyM

We are happy to announce that our paper Scientific Workflow Execution in the Cloud using a Dynamic Runtime Model was recently accepted by the Software and Systems Modeling journal. In the paper, a runtime model approach for scientific workflows is presented that uses the Open Cloud Computing Interface standard to provision cloud infrastructure on demand. To investigate the feasibility of our approach, we modeled and performed three workflows which highlight the capabilities to parallelize workload and use a human-in-the-loop interacting with the workflow at runtime.

New Software Engineering Lab for 3D Applications

We are pleased to announce that our new software engineering lab is open. The new lab is equipped with virtual reality and additive manufacturing devices. These allow to explore software aspects for the 3-dimensional space no only virtual but also physical.

Among others, the lab will be used in the following projects and lectures:

Practical Course on Agile Software Development during the semester break

During the semester break, our research group will offer a practical course on agile software development. In this course, students will learn about selected agile software development methods and practices and apply them in dedicated projects with the help of selected tools. The participants will be learning and applying their knowledge on three levels, including processes and practices, project-specific domain knowledge, implementation- and tool-specific aspects.Depending on the specific software projects, the students will get familiar with various state-of-the-art technologies and tools for software engineering and for the realisation of the specific project. The course will offer an insight into real-world software development, as well as other relevant aspects such as self learning, team work, and problem solving.

Article published at EMSE

We are happy to announce that our article  "What really changes when developers intend to improve their source code: a commit-level study of static metric value and static analysis warning changes" is published online in the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, with the print version expected to appear in March 2023. In the article, we leverage the intent of developers about what constitutes a quality improvement in their own code base and investigate the improvements impact on 14 static source code metrics. In this study, we used a data set of 125,482 commits which we generated from a deep learning model that was trained from a randomized sample of 2.533 commits from 54 Java open source for which we manually labeled the commit intent.


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