Philip Makedonski elected as Vice-Chair of ETSI TC MTS

We are happy to announce that Dr. Philip Makedonski has been elected as vice-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 2022.

Paper accepted at the ICSE New Ideas Track

We are happy to announce that Steffen Herbold's paper With Registered Reports Towards Large Scale Data Curation was accepted for publication at the New Ideas and Emerging Results track of the 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering. The paper proposes an approach for crowd sourcing research tasks based on the concept behind Amazon's mechanical turk. The critical differences are that the research projects are in the form of pre-registered studies and that the motivation for the contribution to the crowd working is not monetary, but credit in the form of authorship. The International Conference on Software Engineering is the most important conference in the field of software engineering and, together with the top journals in the field, one of the most reputable venues for research publications. 

Happy Holidays! And best wishes for 2020

The software engineering for distributed systems group wishes everyone a joyous holiday season, Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Paper accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

We are happy to announce the Steffen Herbold's article On the cost and profit of software defect prediction was accepted for publication by the IEEE Transactions on Software engineering. The article defines a cost model for software defect prediction. Based on the cost model, we derive required upper and lower boundaries that must be fulfilled in order for a defect prediction model to have any chance of saving costs. As part of the analysis of costs, we determined a systematic problem in nearly the complete body of literature of defect prediction: we ignore the n-to-m relationship between artifacts and defects and usually assume a 1-to-1 or 1-to-m relationship (binary labels, defect counts). However, costs of defect prediction models can vary a lot if the n-to-m relationship accounted for. 

Paper accepted for the Post-Proceedings of SimScience 2019


We are happy to announce that our paper, Dynamic Management of Multi-Level-Simulation Workflows in the Cloud
has been accepted for publication in the Post-Proceedings of the Clausthal-Göttingen International Workshop on Simulation Science 2019.
The papers present results of ongoing research projects in scope of the Multi-Level Simulation Project.

Representation at "Wissenswert - Science Goes City"

On 26. October 2019, our group member Patrick Harms with support of several students will represent our institute and research group at "Wissenswert - Science Goes City". This is a full day event organized in cooperation of the University of Goettingen and small businesses in the city center of Goettingen. Researchers from the university can present their work to the public using available spaces in shops and stores throughout the city. Patrick Harms will present his research on using Augmented and Virtual Reality for the evaluation of virtual prototypes. The location for this is the StartRaum, Friedrichstraße 3-4, between 12pm and 6pm. More details of the event are available at

Paper accepted at SIGCSE 2020


We are happy to announce that our paper Sometimes It's Just Sloppiness - Studying Students' Programming Errors and Misconceptions is accepted for presentation at the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2020). In this paper, we analyze students' solutions in an introductory C programming course to identify the most common errors made and classify them into the error categories syntactic, conceptual, strategic, sloppiness, misinterpretation, and domain.

Paper accepted at the Journal of Systems and Software


We are glad to announce that our paper "Are Unit and Integration Test Definitions Still Valid for Modern Java Projects? An Empirical Study on Open-Source Projects" has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Systems and Software. The paper shows that neither unit nor integration tests are better in detecting certain defect types and that the currently used definitions do not fit to the modern software development context.

Paper accepted at SAM 2019

We are happy to announce that our paper Facilitating the Co-Evolution of Standards and Models is accepted for presentation at the 11th System Analysis and Modelling Conference (SAM 2019). The conference will take place on October the 3rd and 4th in conjunction with the IEEE/ACM 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2019) in Munich, Germany.

Gastvortrag von Herrn Bergemann: "Softwareentwicklung bei der TNG"

Wir freuen uns das am 18.07.2019 um 10 Uhr (c.t.) im MN14 Herr Bergemann (TNG Technology Consulting) im Rahmen der Softwaretechnik I Vorlesung einen Vortrag über die Softwareentwicklung bei TNG halten wird. Dieser Vortrag bietet die Möglichkeit einen Einblick in die praktische Seite des Software Engineerings zu bekommen. Wir freuen uns auf ein zahlreiches Erscheinen.


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