The software engineering field studies the activities, processes and practices that create software artifacts, as well as the actual artifacts created. The research is grounded in industrial practice, and uses multiple research approaches including empirical, constructive, participatory, multidisciplinary and user-driven methodologies. The research goes often one step further to industrial practice and studies also value chains and business models of software and systems development, where producing, buying and selling software-based products or services is an essential part of the value creation. Research topics include large-scale agile software development, global software engineering, enterprise systems development and integration, Internet of Things, digital transformation, user-centered design and requirements engineering. Common to all topics is that the research is conducted in real industrial contexts.
semantic web, linked open data, artificial intelligence, web technologies
requirements engineering, software development, software engineering
Empirical software engineering; software processes, measurement, testing and quality assurance
enterprise architecture, service and business platforms, ICT and data governance, digital transformation, industrial Internet, digital enterprise strategies
usability and user interfaces
Software development practices, enterprise systems development, development organizations, software development, information systems development
formal methods, system design, cyber-physical systems