Welcome at the research group Software Engineering

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Our main research topic, as part of the Chair for Software Engineering, is model-based development of critical software. In particular we are focussing on technologies such as e.g. cloud computing, in which "best practices" for secure software development do not yet exist. These are in particular:

    - Methods and Tools for Modelling and Verification of Security Properties (see Ten Year Most Influential Paper at UML 2002):

      - Modelling Languages (UMLsec) and Verification (CARiSMA) of Security Properties in UML
      - Extension of Domain-Specific Languages (e.g. BPMN) for Modelling Security Properties (CARiSMA)
      - Secure Software Engineering subject to Evolution (SecureChange, EU-FET)
      - Environment-Driven Knowledge Evolution (SecVolution, DFG-SPP 1593 "Design for Future")

      - Security for Business Processes (APEX, Fraunhofer-Attract)
      - Security in Cloud-Computing Environments (SecureClouds (BMBF) and ClouDAT (IKT.NRW))
      - Modelling and Analysis of Economical Aspects of Security Measures (SECONOMICS, EU)
      - Visual Privacy Management in User Centric Open Environments (Vision, EU)