Institute for Systems Engineering and Automation
Welcome to the Institute for Systems Engineering and Automation
The Institute for Systems Engineering and Automation (SEA) is a leading research institute on software and systems engineering. Its mission is to teach and to conduct basic and applied research on software development with a focus on the increasingly vital role of modeling. Without doubt, software is at the center of innovation in the 21st century. Our institute thus develops and teaches about principles and methods for making software development more cost effective, transparent, and reliable. The work of the institute covers a wide area of software development, from requirements capture, architecture and design, testing, to maintenance; including software modeling (consistency, traceability, impact of change), product line engineering (and other forms of variability), requirements engineering, and software processes. Automation and tool also support play a fundamental role to provide the software engineers with the right tools. The institute is part of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) and is situated on its main campus in Linz, Austria.
SEA has a strong track record for working on software-intensive systems in interdisciplinary domains. Members of SEA worked extensively with companies such as BMF, IBM, Northrop Grumman Company, Sarnoff, Boeing Company, Siemens VAI, Mitre Corporation, and others. We have a strong track record in publications and citations. According to Microsoft Scholar, the JKU is among the Top 3% of software engineering institutions in the world. We regularly publish in the top scientific conferences and journals, have received numerous recognitions for our work. This web site provides further details.