Our research focuses on methods, techniques, models and tools for development, measurement, maintenance, and operation of complex software-intensive systems or services. The underlying paradigm of our research is empirical software engineering, i.e., we start with real problems from practice, observe techniques, methods, and tools as they are used in real-world environments, and finally carry out systematic exercises to come up with empirically based facts. The end result is usually a theory that explains the observations made about the real world. In order to reach this, our areas of emphasis are software measurement and analytics, software quality, empirical software engineering, software process, and global software engineering.

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