Shorter office hours of Prof. Grabowski on 21. April

The office hours of Prof. Grabowski on 21st April will last only from 08:30 to 09:30 am.

No office hours of Prof. Grabowski on 24.03.2016

There will be no office hours of Prof. Grabowski on 24. March 2016. In urgent cases, please contact studiendekanatinformatik [dot] uni-goettingen [dot] de or studienberatungatinformatik [dot] uni-goettingen [dot] de.

SWZ project funding granted

In the context of the Simulation Science Center Clausthal / Göttingen (SWZ), our group applied for the funding of a project for "Agent-based Simulation Models for Supporting Quality Assurance in Software Projects". This funding was granted and allows us to continue our fruitful research on the overarching topic.

No office hours of Prof. Grabowski on 25.02.2016 and 03.03.2016

There will be no office hours of Prof. Grabowski on 25. February and 3. March, 2016. In urgent cases, please contact studiendekanatinformatik [dot] uni-goettingen [dot] de or studienberatungatinformatik [dot] uni-goettingen [dot] de.

Presentation in SWZ lecture series


Often scientific simulations require more computational resources than locally available. While grid computing already offered on-demand access to large-scale distributed computing resources in the past, cloud computing is much more flexible since it offers the possibility to deploy the full hard- and software stack as desired. However, this increased flexibility also places an additional burden on scientists, who are willing to migrate their simulation applications to the cloud, since it requires a deep understanding of the cloud infrastructure and the related technologies. Therefore, our focus in scope of the project “A cloud-based software infrastructure for distributed simulation applications” is to identify the obstacles scientists face when moving their simulation applications to the cloud and develop a framework to simplify this process. The developed solution is based on the Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) and leverages domain-model knowledge of the scientist to scale the deployed simulation infrastructure.
Our group member Fabian Glaser will talk about results of this project in the context of the SWZ lecture series on Wednesday, March 9th 2016, Room 0.101, Institute for Computer Science, University of Göttingen, 3:30 pm, to which we kindly invite.

Paper accepted at EDUCON 2016

The paper "Towards a Framework for Mining Students’ Programming Assignments" written by Ella Albrecht and Jens Grabowski has been accepted for publication at the Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2016. The conference will take place on the 10-13 April 2016 in Abu Dhabi.

PhD thesis successfully defended

On 17th December 2015, our group member Patrick Harms successfully defended his PhD thesis on "Automated Field Usability Evaluation Using Generated Task Trees". Congratulations!

Start-up Funding for Postdoctoral Researchers for Steffen Herbold

We are happy to announce that Steffen Herbold received start-up funding from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for the preparation of further research proposals. The funding will be used to support the creation of a project proposal to be submitted to the DFG with the general topic of mining software repositories. 

MIDAS Project part of EuroSTIA

The EU SHIP project, its Software Testing Innovation Alliance and the MIDAS EU project, of which our research group is a consortium member, announce the creation of the European Software Testing Innovation Alliance or EuroSTIA for short.The objective of this EuroAlliance is to bring together key actors in Europe on software testing in order to work together to improve innovation support and technology transfer from universities to companies in the area of software testing. This way we want to solve software testing problems, tackle challenges, remove barriers and execute projects that induce small-step change that has impact in research, in practice, in business, or in education. The final results being better software quality.More details are available at


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