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; Dausend, Marcel; Raschke, Alexander; Tichy, Matthias
A Universal Control Construct for Abstract State Machines
Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference, ABZ 2016, Linz, Austria
Mai 2016
Getir, Sinem; Grunske, Lars; Tichy, Matthias
ENSURE: Ensurance of Software Evolution by Run-time Certification - Description of Selected Project Results
Modellbasierte Entwicklung Eingebetteter Systeme (MBEES2016), March 30 - April 1, Dagstuhl, Germany
März 2016
Weck, Tobias; Tichy, Matthias
Visualizing Data-Flows in Functional Programs
Proc. of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), March 14-18, Osaka, Japan
März 2016
Vogel-Heuser, Birgit; Fay, Alexander; Schaefer, Ina; Tichy, Matthias
Evolution of Software in Automated Production Systems: Challenges and Research Directions
Tagungsband der Software Engineering-Konferenz (SE), February 23-26, Wien, Austria
Februar 2016
Durisic, Darko; Staron, Miroslaw; Tichy, Matthias; Hansson, Jörgen
Addressing the Need for Strict Meta-Modeling in Practice - A Case Study of AUTOSAR
In Slimane Hammoudi and Luis Ferreira Pires, Editor, Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD 2016), February 19 - 21, Rome, Italy
In Slimane Hammoudi and Luis Ferreira Pires, Editor
Februar 2016