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The Institute of Software Systems Engineering (ISSE) has an outstanding staff with a healthy mixture of academic and industrial backgrounds. Our staff members have established a strong reputation in model-driven software and systems development. Members have been recognized as top software engineering scholars (Communications of the ACM), have received several Recognition of Service awards, as well as best paper awards at major international conferences. Staff members have also published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in major journals and conferences and they are involved in the organization of internationally-leading conferences. ISSE staff regular publishes in the leading scientific conferences and journals: including: International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Automated Software Engineering (ASE), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)



Top Scholar Recognitions

  • a. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Grünbacher designated as "Fellow of Automated Software Engineering", December 2021.

  • DI Dr. Alexander Reder was among the Top 30 authors in Software Engineering literature by Joao M. Fernandes in "Authorship Trends in Software Engineering", Springer Scientometrics, May 2014.

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Egyed was ranked 10th Best Scholar in Software Engineering by Ren/Taylor [1], opens an external URL in a new window

Industrial Recognitions

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Egyed was named IBM Research Faculty Fellow by IBM Rational, Canada

Academic Recognitions

  • Dr. Roberto Lopez Herrejon was named Marie Currie Fellow and awarded the EU Inter-European Fellowship grant

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Egyed was name Visiting Professor at the University College London (UCL), one of the world leading universities

Most Influential Paper Award

  • The paper "Cool features and tough decisions: a comparison of variability modeling approaches", co-authored by Paul Grünbacher and Rick Rabiser and originally published at VaMoS 2012, received the "Most Influential Paper Award" at the 16th International Working Conference on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems on February 25, 2022.

Best Paper Awards

  • ICSME'16 Best Paper Award for “Introducing Traceability, Consistency Checking, and Change Impact Analysis between Artifacts in an Automation Solution Company: An Experience Report”, Raleigh, USA, 2016

  • MODELS’15 Best Paper Award (MDE in Practice Track). Daniela Lettner (Rabiser), Klaus Eder, Paul Grünbacher and Herbert Prähofer on "Feature Modeling of Two Large-scale Industrial Software Systems Experiences and Lessons Learned" at the 18th International ACM/IEEE Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, Ottawa, Canada

  • ECSA'15 Best Paper Award. Catia Trubiani, Achraf Ghabi and Alexander Egyed on "Exploiting Traceability Uncertainty Between Software Architectural Models and Performance Analysis Results" at the 9th European Conference, Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia

  • WICSA’14 Best Paper Award. Michael Vierhauser, Rick Rabiser, Paul Grünbacher, Christian Danner, Stefan Wallner, and Helmut Zeisel on "A Flexible Framework for Runtime Monitoring of System-of-Systems Architectures" at the 11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture, Sydney, Australia

  • WICSA'14 Best Paper Award: Hoa Khanh Dam, Alexander Reder and Alexander Egyed on "Inconsistency Resolution in Merging Versions of Architectural Models" at the 11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture, Sydney, Australia

  • COMPSAC'11 Best Paper Award: Raúl Mazo, Roberto E. Lopez-Herrejon, Camille Salinesi, Daniel Diaz, Alexander Egyed on "Constraint Programming Approach for Checking Conformance in Feature Models" at the 35th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Munich, Germany

  • CCBSS'08 Best Paper Award: Reinhard Wolfinger, Stephan Reiter, Deepak Dhungana, Paul Grünbacher, Herbert Prähofer: Supporting Runtime System Adaptation through Product Line Engineering and Plug-in Techniques. 7th IEEE International Conference on Composition-Based Software Systems, ICCBSS 2008, Madrid, Spain, February 25-29, 2008

  • WETICE'05 Best Paper Award: Norbert Seyff, Christoph Hoyer, Erich Kroiher, Paul Grünbacher 3rd International Workshop on Distributed and Mobile Collaboration "Enhancing GSS-based Requirements Negotiation with Distributed and Mobile Tools", WETICE 2005, June 13-15, 2005, Linköping University, Sweden

  • WETICE'04 Best Paper Award: Neil A. M. Maiden, Norbert Seyff, Paul Grünbacher, "The Mobile Scenario Presenter: Integrating Contextual Inquiry and Structured Walkthroughs" at the 2nd International Workshop on Distributed and Mobile Collaboration (in conjunction with WETICE 2004), June 14-16, Modena, Italy, 2004

  • INCOSE'03 Best Paper Award: Hasan Kitapci, Barry W. Boehm, Paul Grünbacher, Michael Halling, Stefan Biffl, "Formalizing Informal Stakeholder Requirements Inputs" at the the 13th Annual International Symposium INCOSE (The International Council on Systems Engineering), Washington DC, 2003

Distinguished Paper Awards

  • ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award: Paul Grünbacher, Michael Halling, Stefan Biffl, "An Empirical Study on Groupware Support for Software Inspection Meetings" at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Montreal, 2003

Special Paper Recognitions

  • Spotlight in IEEE Computer about our IEEE TSE paper on "Determining the Cause of a Design Model Inconsistency". The IEEE Computer is the premiere magazine for all branches of technical sciences and engineering and this magazine will report on our paper. Alexander Reder, 2014.

Recognitions of Service Awards

  • ACM Recognition of Service Award (2007) for Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Egyed for serving as Program Chair of the 22nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering

  • ACM Recognition of Service Award (2004) for a.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Grünbacher for serving as General Chair of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering.

Most Cited Article Recognitions

  • Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software Most Cited Article from 2010 for the publication “Dhungana, D., Grünbacher, P., Rabiser, R., Neumayer, T.: Structuring the Modeling Space and Supporting Evolution in Software Product Line Engineering. Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 83(7), pp. 1108-1122, 2010″

  • Elsevier Information and Software Technology Most Cited Article from 2010 for the publication “Rabiser, R., Grünbacher, P., Dhungana, D.: Requirements for Product Derivation Support: Results from a Systematic Literature Review and an Expert Survey. Information and Software Technology, vol. 52(3), pp. 324-346, 2010″