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


Höppner, Stefan; Stiess, Sarah Sophie; Ege, Florian; Tichy, Matthias
State Space Exploration for Planning Reconfigurations in Cloud-native Systems
13th Symposium on Software Performance
November 2022
Bittner, Paul Maximilian; Tinnes, Christof; Schultheiß, Alexander; Viegener, Sören; Kehrer, Timo; Thüm, Thomas
Classifying Edits to Variability in Source Code
Proc. Europ. Software Engineering Conf./Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE) (To Appear)
Herausgeber: ACM, New York, NY, USA
November 2022
Hentze, Marc; Sundermann, Chico; Thüm, Thomas; Schaefer, Ina
Quantifying the Variability Mismatch Between Problem and Solution Space
Proc. Int'l Conf. on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) (To Appear)
Herausgeber: IEEE, Washington, DC, USA
Oktober 2022
Schultheiß, Alexander; Bittner, Paul Maximilian; Thüm, Thomas; Kehrer, Timo
Quantifying the Potential to Automate the Synchronization of Variants in Clone-and-Own
Proc. Int'l Conf. on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) (To Appear)
Herausgeber: IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Oktober 2022
Höppner, Stefan; Ege, Florian; Stiess, Sarah Sophie; Tichy, Matthias; Becker, Steffen
Coordination and Explanation of Reconfigurations in Self-adaptive high-performance Systems
Oktober 2022