Research Projects

SERG is currently involved in a number of research projects.


In this project, we investigate methods to add versioning information to questions and answers on Stack Overflow.

Funding: FFG
Scientific Partners: Software Competence Center Hagenberg
Partner Companies: na
Duration: 2019 - 2020

Advanced Software Qualitätssicherung für Technisches Management

This qualification network provides six courses in three focus areas: code quality, continuous integration, and software testing.

Funding: FFG
Scientific Partners: Technische Universität Graz, Life Long Learning and Institute of Software Technology
Partner Companies: acceptify GmbH, allup GmbH, Apus Software GmbH, axtesys OG, DCCS IT Business Solutions, erfideo Software & Identifikations GmbH, Future Factory GmbH, IGT Austria GmbH, Kinema Logic GmbH
Duration: 2019 - 2020


SoftwareDynamics2: Fine-Grained Evolution of Software Behavior. In this joint-project between the University of Stuttgart and the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, we will investigate novel methods and techniques to analyze and visualize the impact of specific code changes on the dynamic behavior of a software system, and to find causes for specific changes of dynamic behavior in the evolution of a software system.

Funding: FWF, Stand-Alone Project
Partners: Dr. Fabian Beck, University of Duisburg-Essen
Duration: 2016 - 2020

Finished projects


Safe Round-Trip Software Engineering for Improving the Maintainability of Legacy Software Systems. In this project we aim at investigating methods and techniques to reverse engineer "formal models" from existing systems based on rewriting logic capturing explicit and implicit aspects of the original system. We claim that by using formal reasoning techniques on top of the extracted models the software engineer can first express a formal property that the system exhibits before re-engineering, and later check it against the re-engineered models representing the system design.

Funding: FFG, Bridge 1
Partners: XAutomata and Università Politecnica delle Marche
Duration: 2015 - 2019

Value-Network Süd - IT enabled Eco Systems

The qualification network V-Net – IT enabled Eco Systems provides training for key personnel in South Styrian and Carinthian companies, preparing them to meet the new challenges and develop key competences that allow them to sell IT as a commodity, develop modern, web-based software and understand consumerism.

Funding: FFG
Scientific Partners: Technische Universität Graz, Life Long Learning; Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, UNI for LIFE GmbH
Partner Companies: see Value-Network Süd - IT enabled Eco Systems
Duration: 2017 - 2018


Composable Embedded Systems for Healthcare. The objective of this project is to define an integrated set of methods and techniques that supports a systematic “Right by Design” component-based software design approach for complex embedded systems. This ensures that incremental changes become predictable and meet the required system qualities such as performance and safety.

Funding: ICTRegie FES COMMIT
Partners: TU Delft, Embedded Systems Institute (ESI), Philips Healthcare (iXR R&D), the University of Twente (DACS and DE), and the Eindhoven University of Technology (DAS)
Duration: 2011 - 2015


Re-engineering Service-Oriented Systems. In recent years, companies and government organizations have installed Software as a Service (SaaS) and Service-Oriented Systems (SOS). While services are in place and run, companies face a number of problems, basically, due to continuing growth and increasing complexity of their systems. The ReSOS project tackles these problems by means of detecting and re-engineering shortcomings in the design and implementation of service-oriented systems.

Funding: NWO Jacquard
Partners: TU Delft, Software Improvement Group, and KPMG CT IT
Duration: 2010 - 2014


Professionalizing Spreadsheet Engineering. The project aims at easing the understanding of the design, implementation, and usage of single spreadsheets as well as a whole company’s spreadsheet ecosystem, and shortening the development time for spreadsheets and the transformation of them into custom software applications by using domain knowledge. In March, 2013 Martin Pinzger has handed over the lead to Felienne Hermans and Arie van Deursen from TU Delft


Programmer Expressiveness in Practice: Model-Driven Engineering at Work.

Funding: TU Delft, Microsoft, and Avanade
Partners: TU Delft, Microsoft, and Avanade
Duration: 2008 - 2012

Topic revision: r18 - 2019-10-15 - MartinPinzger

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