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 - 2416



Newest publications


Stegmaier, Michael; Engel, Dominik; Olbrich, Jannik; Ropinski, Timo; Tichy, Matthias
Property-Based Testing for Visualization Development
The Gap between Visualization Research and Visualization Software (VisGap)
April 2021
Vogt, Andrea; Witte, Thomas; Tichy, Matthias; Seufert, Tina
Impact of a bidirectional 3D code pre-view on task performance and learning outcome
Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP 2021)
März 2021
Groner, Raffaela; Beaucamp, Luis; Tichy, Matthias; Becker, Steffen
An Exploratory Study on Performance Engineering in Model Transformations (extended abstract)
Software Engineering (SE) 2021
Februar 2021
Götz, Stefan; Groner, Raffaela; Tichy, Matthias
Claimed advantages and disadvantages of (dedicated) model transformation languages: a systematic literature review (extended abstract)
Software Engineering (SE) 2021
Februar 2021
Götz, Stefan; Tichy, Matthias; Kehrer, Timo
Dedicated Model Transformation Languages vs. General-Purpose Languages: A Historical Perspective on ATL vs. Java
Februar 2021