• Groene Loper 5, Metaforum

    5612 AP Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box, Deparment of Mathematics and Computer Science

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The objective of the Software Engineering and Technology group is to develop methods and tools for time- and cost-efficient evolution of high-quality software systems: from inception, through development and maintenance, to phase-out.

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Evolving high-quality software throughout its lifetime

Organisational profile

The Software Engineering and Technology (SET) Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) researches software engineering, with a strong focus on theory, methods and tools for maintaining consistency between models and code. Under the guidance of Chair Mark van den Brand, SET recognizes the importance of legacy systems as well as state-of-the-art development methodologies such as model-driven software development involving formal models, domain-specific modeling and generic tooling. For this reason, investigations are not limited to recent software development phenomena, but also focus on various other topics such as software migration, re-engineering and reuse.

In SET’s vision, it is of the utmost importance to integrate the daily software development practice with cutting-edge research and high-profile education. SET welcomes collaboration with industrial and academic partners to foster a better understanding of the nature of software and software-related processes.

SET research is organized around the following themes:

  • Theory, methods and tools for model-driven software engineering
    The goal is to increase product quality and reduce development costs. Both can be achieved through automated analysis of models, re-use of developed models, reduction of maintenance, and application of software generation tools. Topics addressed are: generation of code from models, reconstruction of models from code, and analysis and transformation of models and code. Domain specific languages also play an important role. 
  • Software evolution and maintenance 
    This area focuses on maintenance and evolution of existing software systems as opposed to development of new ones. As a research domain, software evolution aims to obtain insights into how and why software evolves, whilst also translating those insights into techniques for assessing system evolvability and facilitating evolution. Given the fact that software evolution is an activity carried by humans, software evolution research also considers social and socio-technical challenges on top of technological challenges. In particular, we focus on social and technical aspects of diversity. The lion’s share of software evolution research is empirical in nature, i.e., it considers software engineering artifacts such as source code, questions on StackOverflow, code reviews and issue reports as data.  

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    GEARS: NWO TOP project GEARS

    Wijs, A. J., Wijs, A. J. & Muhammad, M.


    Project: Research direct

    Research Output

    Action-based recommendation in Pull-request development

    Azeem, M. I., Panichella, S., Di Sorbo, A., Serebrenik, A. & Wang, Q., 28 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of ICSSP 2020: International Conference on Software And System Processes.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access

    Analyzing Comments in Ticket Resolution to Capture Underlying Process Interactions

    Gupta, M., Agarwal, P., Tater, T., Dechu, S. & Serebrenik, A., 7 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) 4th International Workshop in Artificial Intelligence for Business Process Management. Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    An authorization framework for cooperative intelligent transport systems

    Ravidas, S., Karkhanis, P., Dajsuren, Y. & Zannone, N., 1 Jan 2020, Emerging Technologies for Authorization and Authentication - 2nd International Workshop, ETAA 2019, Proceedings. Saracino, A. & Mori, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 16-34 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11967 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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    Best Emerging Results Paper Award

    Gema Rodriguez Perez (Recipient), Andy Zaidman (Recipient), Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient), Gregorio Robles (Recipient) & J.M. González-Barahona (Recipient), 11 Oct 2018

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Best Reviewer Award

    Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Distinguished paper award

    Felipe Ebert (Recipient), Fernando Castor (Recipient), Nicole Novielli (Recipient) & Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient), 25 Jan 2019

    Prize: OtherScientific


    Special Session on Model Management and Analytics

    Önder Babur (Organiser), Loek Cleophas (Organiser), Bedir Tekinerdogan (Organiser)
    23 Jan 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

    Dutch Symposium on Model Management and Analytics

    Önder Babur (Organiser), Bedir Tekinerdogan (Organiser), Loek Cleophas (Organiser), Mark van den Brand (Organiser), M. Aksit (Organiser)
    27 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

    Model-driven engineering for high-performance servo control - from research to industrial practice.

    Jeroen P.M. Voeten (Speaker), R.R.H. Schiffelers (Speaker)
    25 Mar 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    Student theses

    A data-driven approach for generating insights into software development

    Author: Rexhepi, N., 25 Sep 2017

    Supervisor: Kaymak, U. (Supervisor 1), Wilbik, A. (Supervisor 2), Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 2), Geritz, E. (External person) (External coach) & Kabel, M. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    A model based approach and tool support for software process audit on software product quality in automotive domain

    Author: Tummalapalli B.N.V.V., K., 30 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Barosan, I. (Supervisor 1) & Luo, Y. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    An adaptive and scrutable math tutoring system

    Author: van Lankveld, G., 31 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Stash, N. (Supervisor 1), De Bra, P. (Supervisor 2) & Huizing, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master