Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages


Our research covers many aspects of software engineering and programming languages. In particular, we focus on domain-specific languages, software configuration, and constraint programming. We employ formalized theories, develop open-source tools, and apply empirical research methods.

Overview of our research topics


The institute represents the areas software engineering and programming languages in the bachelor and master programs of computer science and related fields. We offer the following mandatory courses in the Bachelor's program:

  • Interactive Systems Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Project

Furthermore, we are responsible for the bachelor and master program Software Engineering.

Overview of the courses in the bachelor and master programs


Contact & Directions

Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages

Ulm University
D-89069 Ulm
Building O27, Level 4
Phone: +49 (0)731 / 50 - 24161



Newest publications


Stegmaier, Michael; Raschke, Alexander; Tichy, Matthias; Meßner, Eva-Maria; Hajian, Sara; Feldengut, Anna
Insights for Improving Diagram Editing Gained from an Empirical Study
Fourth International Workshop on Human Factors in Modeling
September 2019
Ciccozzi, Federico; Tichy, Matthias; Vangheluwe, Hans; Weyns, Danny
Blended Modelling - What, why and how
First International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems
September 2019
Tichy, Matthias; Ege, Florian
A Proposal of Features to Support Analysis and Debugging of Declarative Model Transformations with Graphical Syntax by Embedded Visualizations
International Workshop on Modeling Language Engineering and Execution (MLE): The joint Fifth International Workshop on Executable Modeling (EXE) and Seventh International Workshop on the Globalization of Modeling Languages (GEMOC)
September 2019
Juhnke, Katharina; Tichy, Matthias
A Tailored Domain Analysis Method for Developing System-Specific Testing DSLs Enabling their Smooth Introduction in Automotive Practice
Proceedings of the 45th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2019), Kallithea Chalkidiki, Greece
August 2019
Hoppenstedt, Burkhard; Witte, Thomas; Ruof, Jona; Kammerer, Klaus; Tichy, Matthias; Reichert, Manfred; Pryss, Rüdiger
Debugging Quadrocopter Trajectories in Mixed Reality
AVR 2019: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics
July 2019