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


Heß, Alexander; Hauck, Franz J.; Mödinger, David; Pietron, Jakob; Tichy, Matthias; Domaschka, Jörg
Morpheus: A Degradation Framework for Resilient IoT Systems
MeSS'21: International workshop on MDE for Smart IoT Systems, Bergen, Norway (To Appear)
Juni 2021
Pietron, Jakob; Füg, Fabian; Tichy, Matthias
An Operation-based Versioning Approach For Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaboration in Graphical Modeling Tools
FPVM 2021: 1st International Workshop on Foundations and Practice of Visual Modeling, Bergen, Norway (To Appear)
Juni 2021
Kehrer, Timo; Thüm, Thomas; Schultheiß, Alexander; Bittner, Paul Maximilian
Bridging the Gap Between Clone-and-Own and Software Product Lines
Proc. Int'l Conf. on Software Engineering (ICSE), Seite 21-25
Herausgeber: IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Mai 2021
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