PhD Dissertations in the Area of Software Engineering

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Those interested in PhD dissertations in the area of software engineering may also be want to review Tao Xie's Software Engineering Academic Genealogy.



Miguel Olivero. A Framework For Security Assessment Of Systems Of Systems . Universidad de Sevilla (Nov 19, 2020, advisor: Maria José Escalona. Abstract.

Roberto Casadei. Engineering Self-Adaptive Collective Processes for Cyber-Physical Ecosystems. Alma Mater Studiorum - Universitá di Bologna (Feb 4, 2020, advisor: Mirko Viroli). Abstract.

Faiz Ali Shah. Extracting Information from App Reviews to Facilitate Software Development Activities. University of Tartu, Estonia (Feb 21, 2020, advisor: Dietmar Pfahl). Abstract.

Tiago Boldt Sousa. Engineering Software for the Cloud: A Pattern Language. Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (May 8, 2020, advisor: Hugo Sereno Ferreira). Abstract.

Yannic Noller. Hybrid Differential Software Testing. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Oct 16, 2020, advisor: Lars Grunske). Abstract.

Toni Taipalus. Persistent Errors in Query Formulation. University of Jyvaskyla (Nov 29, 2020, advisor: Mikko Siponen). Abstract.


Théo Zimmermann. Challenges in the collaborative evolution of a proof language and its ecosystem. Université de Paris (December 12, 2019, advisor: Hugo Herbelin). Abstract.

Tushar Sharma. Extending Maintainability Analysis Beyond Code Smells. Athens University of Economics and Business (May 2, 2019, advisor: Diomidis Spinellis). Abstract.

Christian Macho. Preventing and Repairing Build Breakage. University of Klagenfurt (May 8, 2019, advisor: Martin Pinzger). Abstract.

Akond Rahman. Anti-patterns in Infrastructure as Code. North Carolina State University (Jun 13, 2019, advisor: Laurie Williams). Abstract.

Denae Ford. Identity-Based Signals and E-Mentorship to Support Engagement in Online Programming Communities. North Carolina State University (Jul 30, 2019, advisor: Christopher Parnin). Abstract.

Sebastian Baltes. Software Developers' Work Habits and Expertise: Empirical Studies on Sketching, Code Plagiarism, and Expertise Development. University of Trier (Oct 4, 2019, advisor: Stephan Diehl). Abstract.

Huishi Yin. Using a Kano-like Model to Facilitate Open Innovation in Requirements Engineering. University of Tartu, Estonia (Dec 17, 2019, advisor: Dietmar Pfahl). Abstract.


Martina De Sanctis. Dynamic Adaptation of Service-Based Systems: a Design for Adaptation Framework . University of Trento (May 152018, advisor: Marco Pistore). Abstract.

Chaiyong Ragkhitwetsagul. Code similarity and clone search in large-scale source code data. University College London, United Kingdom (Oct 10, 2018, advisor: Jens Krinke). Abstract.

Thomas Vogel. Model-Driven Engineering of Self-Adaptive Software. Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany (Mar 19, 2018, advisor: Holger Giese). Abstract.

Siba Mishra. Efficient Cost Estimation And Testing Approaches For Soa Systems. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad (Mar 23, 2018, advisor: Prof. Chiranjeev Kumar). Abstract.

Titus Barik. Error Messages As Rational Reconstructions. North Carolina State University (Mar 29, 2018, advisor: Emerson Murphy-Hill). Abstract.

Austin Henley. Human-Centric Tools For Navigating Code. University of Memphis (Aug 11 2018, advisor: Scott Fleming). Abstract.


Xavier Devroey. Behavioural model-based testing of software product lines. University of Namur (Aug 30 2017, advisor: Pierre-Yves Schobbens and Patrick Heymans). Abstract.

Sridhar Chimalakonda. A Software Engineering Approach For Design Of Educational Technologies. International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (Feb 3 2017, advisor: Kesav V. Nori). Abstract.

Amin Milani Fard. Directed test generation and analysis for web applications. University of British Columbia (Jan 27 2017, advisor: Ali Mesbah). Abstract.

Asim Abdulkhaleq. A System-Theoretic Safety Engineering Approach For Software-Intensive Systems. University of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Technology (Jun 2, 2017, advisor: Stefan Wagner). Abstract.

Sami Alajrami. Software Development In The Post-Pc Era: Towards Software Development As A Service. Newcastle University (May 4, 2017, advisor: Alexander Romanovsky). Abstract.

Catarina Costa. Recommending Developers For Collaborative Merge Sessions. Fluminense Federal University (Jun 28, 2017, advisor: Leonardo Gresta Paulino Murta). Abstract.

Ahmad Nauman Ghazi. Structuring Exploratory Testing Through Test Charter Design And Decision Support. Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden (Jun 1, 2017, advisor: Kai Petersen). Abstract.

Fabio Palomba. Code Smells: Relevance Of The Problem And Novel Detection Techniques. University of Salerno (Apr 20, 2017, advisor: Andrea De Lucia). Abstract.

Alireza Rouhi. Presenting A Process For Generating A Pattern Language Verifier. University of Isfahan (Sep 2, 2017, advisor: Bahman Zamani). Abstract.

Jonas Westman. Specifying Safety-Critical Heterogeneous Systems Using Contracts Theory. ITM/Machine Design (Feb 22, 2017, advisor: Mattias Nyberg). Abstract.

Andrea Stocco. Automatic Page Object Generation To Support E2E Testing Of Web Applications. University of Genoa, Italy (Apr 12, 2017, advisor: Filippo Ricca). Abstract.

Jean Melo. Variability Bugs: Program And Programmer Perspective. IT University of Copenhagen (Aug 31, 2017, advisor: Claus Brabrand). Abstract.

Rubén Saborido. Assisting Developers And Users In Developing And Choosing Efficient Mobile Device Apps. École Polytechnique de Montréal (December 7, 2017, advisor: Foutse Khomh). Abstract.

Santosh Singh Rathore. Predicting Number Of Faults In Software Systems. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (Sep 2017, advisor: Dr. Sandeep Kumar). Abstract.


Kuldeep Kumar. Formalization and Detection of Collaborative Patterns in Software. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (Jan 31, 2016, advisor: Stanislaw Jarzabek). Abstract.

Michail Famelis. Managing Design-Time Uncertainty In Software Models. University of Toronto (Jan 15, 2016, advisor: Marsha Chechik). Abstract.

Ahmad Jbara. Regularity Of Code: A New Structural Property And Its Effect On Code Complexity And Comprehension. Hebrew University (Jul 2016, advisor: Dror Feitelson). Abstract.

Jan Kurs. Parsing For Agile Modeling. University of Bern (Oct 25, 2016, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Breno Miranda. Redefining And Evaluating Coverage Criteria Based On The Testing Scope. University of Pisa (Oct 6, 2016, advisor: Antonia Bertolino). Abstract.

Andrea Caracciolo. A Unified Approach To Architecture Conformance Checking. University of Bern (Mar 2016, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Niko Mäkitalo. On Programmable Interactions: Principles, Concepts And Challenges Of Co-Located And Social Interplay. Tampere University of Technology (Jun 15, 2016, advisor: Tommi Mikkonen). Abstract.

Saurabh Tiwari. Evaluating Usability Aspects Of Use Cases For Software Specification Problems. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, India (June 29, 2016, advisor: Dr Atul Gupta). Abstract.

Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer. Balancing Competing Needs Of Machine And Human In Search-Based Software Refactoring. University of Michigan-Dearborn (April 4, 2016, advisor: Marouane Kessentini). Abstract.

Nariman Mirzaei. Automated Input Generation For Testing Android Applications. George Mason University (Jun 6, 2016, advisor: Sam Malek). Abstract.


Maria Christakis. Narrowing the Gap between Verification and Systematic Testing. ETH Zurich (Sep 21 2015, advisor: Peter Muller). Abstract.

Yepang Liu. Automated Analysis of Energy Efficiency and Execution Performance for Mobile Applications. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Nov 20 2015, advisor: Shing-Chi Cheung). Abstract.

Markus Borg. From Bugs to Decision Support - Leveraging Historical Issue Reports in Software Evolution. Lund University (May 8, 2015, advisor: Per Runeson). Abstract.

Marcelo Schots de Oliveira. On The Use Of Visualization For Supporting Software Reuse. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Dec 15, 2015, advisor: Cláudia Maria Lima Werner). Abstract.

Nauman bin Ali. Operationalization Of Lean Thinking Through Value Stream Mapping With Simulation And Flow. Blekinge Institute of Technology (Jun 5, 2015, advisor: Claes Wohlin). Abstract.

Phu H. Nguyen. Model-Driven Security With Modularity And Reusability For Engineering Secure Software Systems. University of Luxembourg (Sep 10, 2015, advisor: Yves Le Traon). Abstract.

Gustavo Pinto. A Refactoring Approach To Improve Energy Consumption Of Parallel Software Systems. UFPE (Feb 24, 2015, advisor: Fernando José Castor de Lima Filho). Abstract.

Anas Shatnawi. Supporting Reuse By Reverse Engineering Software Architecture And Component From Object-Oriented Product Variants And Apis. LIRMM/University of Montpellier (Jun 29, 2015, advisor: Abdelhak Djamel Seriai). Abstract.

Rodrigo Souza. Inappropriate Software Changes: Rejection And Rework. Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) (Jul 17, 2015, advisor: Christina von Flach Garcia Chavez). Abstract.

Mohd Hafeez Osman. Interactive Scalable Condensation Of Reverse Engineered Uml Class Diagrams For Software Comprehension. Leiden University (March 10, 2015, advisor: Michel R.V. Chaudron). Abstract.

Igor Steinmacher. Supporting Newcomers To Overcome The Barriers To Contribute To Open Source Projects. University of São Paulo (February 26, 2015, advisor: Igor Steinmacher). Abstract.


Ivan Machado. Fault model-based variability testing. Federal University of Bahia (Jul 21 2014, advisor: Eduardo Santana de Almeida). Abstract.

Xusheng Xiao. Cooperative Testing and Analysis via Informed Decision Making. North Carolina State University (Jun 13 2014, advisor: Tao Xie and Laurie Williams). Abstract.


Muddassar Sindhu. Algorithms and Tools for Learning-based Testing of Reactive Systems. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden (Apr 16, 2013, advisor: Karl Meinke). Abstract.

Joshua Sunshine. Protocol Programmability. Carnegie Mellon University (Dec 2013, advisor: Jonathan Aldrich). Abstract.

Jeff Huang. Effective Methods for Debugging Concurrent Software. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (May 31 2013, advisor: Charles Zhang). Abstract.

Baishakhi Ray. Analysis of Cross-System Porting and Porting Errors in Software Projects. University of Texas at Austin (Aug 19 2013, advisor: Miryung Kim). Abstract.

Tristan Ravitch. Inferred Interface Glue: Supporting Language Interoperability with Static Analysis. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Aug 20 2013, advisor: Ben Liblit). Abstract.

Kathryn Stolee. Solving the Search for Source Code. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Jan 1 2013, advisor: Sebastian Elbaum). Abstract.


Norbert Siegmund. Measuring and Predicting Non-Functional Properties of Customizable Programs. University of Magdeburg (Nov 27 2012, advisor: Gunter Saake). Abstract.

Janet Siegmund. Framework for Measuring Program Comprehension. University of Magdeburg (Nov 27 2012, advisor: Gunter Saake). Abstract.

Kai Pan. Constraint-based generation of database states for testing database applications. University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Dec 2012, advisor: Xintao Wu). Abstract.

Domenico Bianculli. Open-world software: Specification, verification, and beyond. Università della Svizzera italiana (Jul 18 2012, advisor: Carlo Ghezzi). Abstract.

Taneja Kunal. Quality Assurance of Database Centric Applications. North Carolina State University (Nov 7 2012, advisor: Tao Xie). Abstract.

Iman Saleh. The Formal Specification and Verification of Data-Centric Web Services. Virginia Tech (Feb 10 2012, advisor: Gregory W. Kulczycki). Abstract.

Michael Würsch. A Query Framework for Software Evolution Data. University of Zurich (Sep 2012, advisor: Harald C. Gall). Abstract.

Michael Pradel. Program Analyses for Automatic and Precise Error Detection. ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science (Dec 2012, advisor: Thomas R. Gross). Abstract.

Cindy Rubio González. Finding Error-Propagation Bugs in Large Software Systems Using Static Analysis. University of Wisconsin Madison (Aug 2012, advisor: Ben Liblit). Abstract.

Piramanayagam Arumuga Nainar. Applications of Static Analysis and Program Structure in Statistical Debugging. University of Wisconsin - Madison (Aug 24 2012, advisor: Ben Liblit). Abstract.

Aldeida Aleti. An Adaptive Approach to Controlling Parameters of Evolutionary Algorithms. Swinburne University of Technology (Jul 23 2012, advisor: Lars Grunske). Abstract.

Pamela Bhattacharya. Quantitative decision-making in software engineering. University of California, Riverside (Jun 15 2012, advisor: Iulian Neamtiu). Abstract.

Matthias Hert. RDF-based Read and Write Access to Relational Databases. University of Zurich (Apr 2012, advisor: Harald C. Gall). Abstract.

Ekwa Duala-Ekoko. Using Structure-Based Recommendations to Facilitate API Learnability. McGill University (May 2012, advisor: Martin Robillard). Abstract.

Indika Meedeniya. Architecture Optimisation of Embedded Systems under Uncertainty in Probabilistic Reliability Evaluation Model Parameters. Swinburne University of Technology (Jul 17 2012, advisor: Lars Grunske and Irene Moser). Abstract.


Mark Gabel. Inferring Programmer Intent and Related Errors from Software. University of California at Davis (Sep 2011, advisor: Zhendong Su). Abstract.

Eugene Syriani. A Multi-Paradigm Foundation for Model Transformation Language Engineering. McGill University (Feb 4 2011, advisor: Hans Vangheluwe). Abstract.

Mohammad AL Asswad. Semantic Information Systems Engineering: A Query-based Approach for Semi-automatic Annotation of Web Services. Brunel University (Jul 19 2011, advisor: Mark Lycett). Abstract.

Catia Trubiani. Automated generation of architectural feedback from software performance analysis results. University of L'Aquila (Apr 18 2011, advisor: Vittorio Cortellessa). Abstract.

Amine Chigani. Campus Situational Awareness and Emergency Response Management System. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (May 14 2011, advisor: Osman Balci). Abstract.

Anne Koziolek. Automated Improvement of Software Architecture Models for Performance and Other Quality Attributes. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Jul 14 2011, advisor: Ralf Reussner). Abstract.

Ridi Ferdiana. An extreme programming approach for global software development. Universitas Gadjah Mada (Oct 26 2011, advisor: Lukito Edi Nughroho and Paulus Insap Santosa and Ahmad Ashari). Abstract.

Yi Huang. Contract-based Synchronization of Multi-threaded Java Programs. Michigan State University (Dec 16 2011, advisor: Laura Dillon). Abstract.

Rahul Purandare. Exploiting Program and Property Structure for Efficient Runtime Monitoring. University of Nebraska (May 6 2011, advisor: Matthew B. Dwyer). Abstract.

Jiangfan Shi. Use of constraint solving for testing software product lines. University of Nebraska (Dec 2011, advisor: Matthew B. Dwyer and Myra B. Cohen). Abstract.

Neil Harrison. Improving quality attributes of software systems through software architecture patterns. University of Groningen (Apr 18 2011, advisor: Paris Avgeriou). Abstract.

Trosky Boris Callo Arias. Execution architecture views for evolving software-intensive systems. University of Groningen (Jun 17 2011, advisor: Paris Avgeriou and Pierre America). Abstract.

Philip Langer. Adaptable Model Versioning based on Model Transformation By Demonstration. Vienna University of Technology (Dec 21 2011, advisor: Gerti Kappel). Abstract.

Klaas-Jan Stol. Supporting Product Development with Software from the Bazaar. University of Limerick (Dec 1 2011, advisor: Muhammad Ali Babar and Paris Avgeriou and Brian Fitzgerald). Abstract.

Ziyad Alshaikh. Notes on the Synthesis of Context: a novel approach to model context in software engineering. Australian National University (Feb 2011, advisor: Clive Boughton). Abstract.

Kiev Gama. Towards Dependable Dynamic Component-based Application. Universite de Grenoble (Oct 6 2011, advisor: Didier Donsez). Abstract.

Arif Raza. A Usability Maturity Model for Open Source Software. University of Western Ontario (Jun 15 2011, advisor: Luiz Fernando Capretz). Abstract.

Hugo Sereno Ferreira. Adaptive Object-Modeling: Patterns, Tools and Applications. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering (May 27 2011, advisor: Ademar Aguiar). Abstract.

Varun Gupta. Object-Oriented Static and Dynamic Software Metrics for Design and Complexity. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India (Mar 31 2011, advisor: Jitender Kumar Chhabra). Abstract.

Soo Ling Lim. Social Networks and Collaborative Filtering for Large-Scale Requirements Elicitation. University of New South Wales (Feb 3 2011, advisor: Anthony Finkelstein). Abstract.

William Tribbey. Construction and analysis of vector space models for use in aspect mining. Nova Southeastern University (Apr 2011, advisor: Frank Mitropoulos). Abstract.


Andrew Forward. The Convergence of Modeling and Programming: Facilitating the Representation of Attributes and Associations in the Umple Model-Oriented Programming Language. University of Ottawa (Oct 25 2010, advisor: Timothy C. Lethbridge). Abstract.

Paul Ralph. Fundamentals of Software Design Science. University of British Columbia (Oct 2010, advisor: Yair Wand). Abstract.

Antonio Miguel Rosado da Cruz. Automatic Generation of User Interfaces from Rigorous Domain and Use Case Models. Universidade do Porto (Sep 17 2010, advisor: Joao Pascoal Faria). Abstract.

Vinicius Garcia. RiSE Reference Model for Software Reuse Adoption in Brazilian Companies. Federal University of Pernambuco (Feb 26 2010, advisor: Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira and Eduardo Santana de Almeida). Abstract.

Foutse Khomh. Patterns and Quality of Object-oriented Software Systems. University of Montreal (Aug 31 2010, advisor: Yann-Gael Gueheneuc). Abstract.

Marco D'Ambros. On the Evolution of Source Code and Software Defects. University of Lugano (Oct 19 2010, advisor: Michele Lanza). Abstract.

Suresh Thummalapenta. Improving Software Productivity and Quality via Mining Source Code. North Carolina State University (Nov 23 2010, advisor: Tao Xie). Abstract.

Juncao Li. An Automata-Theoretic Approach to Hardware/Software Co-verification. Portland State University (Dec 10 2010, advisor: Fei Xie). Abstract.

Paolo Di Benedetto. A Framework For Context Aware Adaptable Software Applications And Services. Università degli Studi di L'Aquila (Jul 9 2010, advisor: Paola Inverardi). Abstract.

Toby Myers. The Foundations for a Scaleable Methodology for Systems Design. Griffith University (Nov 26 2010, advisor: R. Geoff Dromey). Abstract.

Lukas Renggli. Dynamic Language Embedding With Homogeneous Tool Support. University of Bern (Oct 20 2010, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Rubén Mondéjar. Distributed AOP Middleware for Large-Scale Scenarios. Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Apr 29 2010, advisor: Pedro García-López). Abstract.

David Röthlisberger. Augmenting IDEs with Runtime Information for Software Maintenance. University of Bern (Jun 4 2010, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Rangaswamy Selvarani. Design Quality Metrics in Object Oriented Software System. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (Feb 8 2010, advisor: T.R. Gopalakrishnan Nair). Abstract.

Bonita Sharif. Empirical Assessment of UML Class Diagram Layouts based on Architectural Importance. Kent State University (May 13 2010, advisor: Jonathan I. Maletic). Abstract.

Michel dos Santos Soares. Architecture-Driven Integration of Modeling Languages for the Design of Software-Intensive Systems. Delft University of Technology (Feb 2010, advisor: Alexander Verbraeck). Abstract.

Angshu Maan Sen. Multiple Perspectives of Elicitation of Requirements in Goal Oriented Requirements Engineering: An Agile Technique of Elicitation. Assam University, Silchar (May 13 2010, advisor: K. Hemachandran). Abstract.

Patricia Deshane. Managing the Copy-and-Paste Programming Practice. Clarkson University (Apr 30, 2010, advisor: Daqing Hou). Abstract.

Christian Murphy. Metamorphic Testing Techniques to Detect Defects in Applications without Test Oracles. Columbia University (May 2010, advisor: Gail Kaiser). Abstract.


Remco de Boer. Architectural Knowledge Management: Supporting Architects and Auditors. VU University Amsterdam (Oct 5 2009, advisor: Hans van Vliet and Patricia Lago). Abstract.

Laura-Cecilia Rodriguez-Martinez. Design and Evaluation of a Software Systems Life Cycle Process Model in the Service-oriented Software Engineering Paradigm. Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (Nov 12 2009, advisor: Manuel Mora). Abstract.

Angela Lozano. Assessing the effect of source code characteristics on changeability. Open University (Dec 17 2009, advisor: Michel Wermelinger and Bashar Nuseibeh). Abstract.

Mircea Lungu. Reverse Engineering Software Ecosystems. University of Lugano (Oct 2009, advisor: Michele Lanza). Abstract.

Jochen Quante. Dynamic Object Process Graphs. University of Bremen, Germany (Jan 30, 2009, advisor: Rainer Koschke). Abstract.

Rui Abreu. Spectrum-based Fault Localization in Embedded Software. Delft University of Technology (2009, advisor: Arjan van Gemund). Abstract.

Bruno Cabral. A Transactional Model for Automatic Exception Handling. University of Coimbra (Nov 26 2009, advisor: Paulo Marques). Abstract.

Mohammad Raunak. Resource Management In Complex and Dynamic Environments. University of Massachusetts Amherst (Sep 2009, advisor: Leon J. Osterweil). Abstract.

Joerg Rech. Context-sensitive Diagnosis of Quality Defects in Object-oriented Software Systems. University of Hildesheim (2009, advisor: Klaus-Dieter Althoff). Abstract.

Yingfei Xiong. A Language-based Approach to Model Synchronization in Software Engineering. The University of Tokyo (Sep 2009, advisor: Zhenjiang Hu and Masato Takeichi). Abstract.

Justin Erenkrantz. Computational REST: A New Model for Decentralized, Internet-Scale Applications. University of California, Irvine (Sep 2009, advisor: Richard N. Taylor). Abstract.

Donna Malayeri. Coding Without Your Crystal Ball: Unanticipated Object-Oriented Reuse. Carnegie Mellon University (Dec 2009, advisor: Jonathan Aldrich). Abstract.

Georgios Gousios. Tools and Methods for Large Scale Software Engineering Research. Athens University of Economics and Business (Apr 7 2009, advisor: Diomidis Spinellis). Abstract.

Eduardo Figueiredo. Concern-Oriented Heuristic Assessment of Design Stability. Lancaster University (Oct 23 2009, advisor: Jon Whittle and Alessandro Garcia). Abstract.

Lingxiao Jiang. Scalable Detection of Similar Code: Techniques and Applications. University of California, Davis (2009, advisor: Zhendong Su). Abstract.

Travis Breaux. Legal Requirements Acquisition for the Specification of Legally Compliant Information Systems. North Carolina State University (Apr 2009, advisor: Annie Anton). Abstract.

Eric Bodden. Verifying finite-state properties of large-scale programs. McGill University (Dec 28 2009, advisor: Laurie Hendren). Abstract.

Sayyed Maisikeli. Aspect Mining Using Self-Organizing Maps With Method Level Dynamic Software Metrics as Input Vectors. Nova Southeastern University (Jun 2009, advisor: Frank Mitropoulos). Abstract.

Adam Kiezun. Effective Software Testing with a String-Constraint Solver. MIT (2009, advisor: Michael D. Ernst). Abstract.

Dennis Jeffrey. Dynamic State Alteration Techniques for Automatically Locating Software Errors. The University of California, Riverside (Aug 2009, advisor: Rajiv Gupta). Abstract.

Chanchal Roy. Detection and Analysis of Near-Miss Software Clones. Queen's University at Kingston (Aug 31 2009, advisor: James R. Cordy). Abstract.

Roberto Silva Filho. An Empirical Study of Publish/Subscribe Middleware Versatility. University of California, Irvine (Aug 2009, advisor: David F. Redmiles). Abstract.

Suzette Person. Differential Symbolic Execution. University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Aug 2009, advisor: Matthew B. Dwyer). Abstract.

Eugen Nistor. Concern-Driven Software Evolution. University of California, Irvine (2009, advisor: Andre van der Hoek). Abstract.

Maria Karen Cortes-Verdin. AOPLA: Aspect-Oriented Product Line Architecture. CIMAT A.C. (Center for Research in Mathematics), Mexico (Jun 5 2009, advisor: Cuauhtemoc Lemus Olalde). Abstract.

Kevin Bierhoff. API Protocol Compliance in Object-Oriented Software. Carnegie Mellon University (May 17 2009, advisor: Jonathan Aldrich). Abstract.

Abbas Heydarnoori. Supporting Framework Use via Automatically Extracted Concept-Implementation Templates. University of Waterloo (Apr 27 2009, advisor: Krzysztof Czarnecki). Abstract.

Mithun Acharya. Mining API Specifications from Source Code for Improving Software Reliability. North Carolina State University (Apr 27 2009, advisor: Tao Xie). Abstract.

Khanh Hoa Dam. Supporting Software Evolution in Agent Systems. RMIT University (Mar 4 2009, advisor: Michael Winikoff and Lin Padgham). Abstract.

Nelio Cacho. Supporting Maintainable Exception Handling with Explicit Exception Channels. Lancaster University (Jan 15 2009, advisor: Alessandro Garcia). Abstract.


Anton Jansen. Architectural design decisions. University of Groningen (Sep 19 2008, advisor: Jan Bosch and Dieter Hammer and Paris Avgeriou). Abstract.

Thomas Zimmermann. Changes and Bugs Mining and Predicting Development Activities. Saarland University (May 26 2008, advisor: Andreas Zeller). Abstract.

Chithralekha Thanasekaran. Agents with Two-Dimensional Language Autonomy for Task Delegation. Pondicherry University (Aug 12 2008, advisor: S. Kuppuswami). Abstract.

Lukasz Radlinski. Improved Software Project Risk Assessment Using Bayesian Nets. Queen Mary, University of London (Nov 30 2008, advisor: Norman Fenton). Abstract.

Till Bay. Hosting distributed software projects: concepts, framework, and the Origo experience. ETH Zurich (Jan 16 2008, advisor: Bertrand Meyer). Abstract.

Venkatasamy Prasanna Venkatesan. ARMMS- AN Architectural Reference Model for Multilingual Software. Pondicherry University (Aug 12 2008, advisor: S. Kuppuswami). Abstract.

Oksana Tkachuk. Domain-Specific Environment Generation for Modular Software Model Checking. Kansas State University (Dec 12 2008, advisor: Matthew B. Dwyer). Abstract.

Israel Herraiz. A statistical examination of the properties and evolution of libre software. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Oct 2008, advisor: Jesus M. Gonzalez Barahona and Gregorio Robles). Abstract.

Marc Fisher II. Probing Analysis of Closed Components. University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Aug 2008, advisor: Gregg Rothermel and Sebastian Elbaum). Abstract.

Marco Autili. Synthesis Of Distributed Adaptors To Enforce Temporal Properties Specified Through Graphical Scenarios. Universit� degli Studi dell'Aquila (Apr 2008, advisor: Paola Inverardi). Abstract.

Romain Robbes. Of Change and Software. University of Lugano (Jan 12 2008, advisor: Michele Lanza). Abstract.

Miryung Kim. Analyzing and Inferring the Structure of Code Changes. University of Washington (2008, advisor: David Notkin). Abstract.

Atul Gupta. Unit Testing of Object-Oriented Programs. IIT Kanpur, INDIA (Mar 17 2008, advisor: Dr. Pankaj Jalote). Abstract.

Haroon Tarawneh. A Proposed Software Process Framework for Internet Development in Small Software Firms. The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences (2008, advisor: Asim El Sheikh). Abstract.

Adrian Lienhard. Dynamic Object Flow Analysis. University of Bern, Switzerland (Dec 16 2008, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Claudio Sant'Anna. On the Modularity of Aspect-Oriented Design: A Concern-Driven Measurement Approach. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) (Apr 2008, advisor: Carlos Lucena and Alessandro Garcia). Abstract.

Faizan Javed. Techniques for Context-Free Grammar Induction and Applications. University of Alabama at Birmingham (May 3 2008, advisor: Barrett R. Bryant). Abstract.

Beat Fluri. Change Distilling - Enriching software evolution analysis with fine-grained source code change histories. University of Zurich (Oct 2008, advisor: Harald C. Gall). Abstract.

Suman Roychoudhury. Genaweave: A Generic Aspect Weaver Framework Based On Model-Driven Program Transformation. University of Alabama at Birmingham (Aug 9 2008, advisor: Jeff Gray). Abstract.

Sebastian Gonzalez. Programming in Ambience: Gearing Up for Dynamic Adaptation to Context. Universit� catholique de Louvain (Oct 24 2008, advisor: Prof. Kim Mens). Abstract.

Annabella Loconsole. Definition and validation of requirements management measures. Ume� University (Jan 25 2008, advisor: Jurgen Borstler). Abstract.

Bram Adams. Co-Evolution of Source Code and the Build System: Impact on the Introduction of AOSD in Legacy Systems. Ghent University (May 15 2008, advisor: Herman Tromp). Abstract.

Tom Van Custem. Ambient References: Object Designation in Mobile ad hoc Networks. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (May 23 2008, advisor: Wolfgang De Meuter). Abstract.

K.C. Shashidhar. Efficient Automatic Verification of Loop and Data-flow Transformations by Functional Equivalence Checking. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (May 23 2008, advisor: Maurice Bruynooghe and Francky Catthoor). Abstract.

Christoph Csallner. Combining over- and under-approximating program analyses for automatic software testing. Georgia Tech (Aug 1 2008, advisor: Yannis Smaragdakis). Abstract.

Michal Antkiewicz. Framework-Specific Modeling Languages. University of Waterloo (Sep 12 2008, advisor: Krzysztof Czarnecki). Abstract.

Dennis Wagelaar. Platform Ontologies for the Model-Driven Architecture. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Apr 18 2008, advisor: Viviane Jonckers). Abstract.

Eugenio Capra. Software Design Quality and Development Effort: an Empirical Study on the Role of Governance in Open Source Projects. Politecnico di Milano (May 14 2008, advisor: Chiara Francalanci). Abstract.

Oliver Hummel. Semantic Component Retrieval in Software Engineering. University of Mannheim (Mar 11 2008, advisor: Colin Atkinson and Ivica Crnkovic). Abstract.

Vahe Poladian. Tailoring Configuration to User's Tasks under Uncertainty. Carnegie Mellon University (May 2008, advisor: David Garland and Mary Shaw). Abstract.

Jie Hu. Realistic Models for Scheduling Tasks on Network Nodes. University of California, Irvine (Mar 1 2008, advisor: Raymond Klefstad). Abstract.

Scott McMaster. A Context-Sensitive Coverage Criterion for Test Suite Reduction. University of Maryland, College Park (May 23 2008, advisor: Atif Memon). Abstract.

Shang-Wen Cheng. Cost-effective, Software Architecture-based Self-adaptation. Carnegie Mellon University (May 18 2008, advisor: David Garlan). Abstract.

Dean Sutherland. The Code of Many Colors: Semi-automated Reasoning About Multi-Thread Policy for Java. Carnegie Mellon University (May 2008, advisor: William L. Scherlis). Abstract.

Yuriy Brun. Self-Assembly for Discreet, Fault-Tolerant, and Scalable Computation on Internet-Sized Distributed Networks. University of Southern California (May 2008, advisor: Nenad Medvidovic). Abstract.

Erkki Laitila. Symbolic Analysis and Atomistic Model as a Basis for a Program Comprehension Methodology. Jyv�skyl� University, Finland (Aug 5 2008, advisor: Pekka Neittaanmaki). Abstract.

Genaina Nunes Rodrigues. A Model Driven Approach for Software Reliability Prediction. University College London (Feb 8 2008, advisor: David S. Rosenblum). Abstract.

Tiago Massoni. A Model-Driven Approach to Formal Refactoring. Federal University of Pernambuco (Mar 07 2008, advisor: Paulo Borba). Abstract.


Charles B. Haley. Arguing Security: A Framework for Analyzing Security Requirements. The Open University (Mar 2007, advisor: Bashar Nuseibeh). Abstract.

Diego Garbervetsky. Parametric specifications of dynamic memory utilization. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Nov 15 2007, advisor: Victor Braberman and Sergio Yovine). Abstract.

Davide Di Ruscio. Specification of Model Transformation and Weaving in Model Driven Engineering. University of L'Aquila (2007, advisor: Alfonso Pierantonio). Abstract.

Jim Steel. Typage de Modèles. Université de Rennes 1 (Apr 23 2007, advisor: Jean-Marc Jézéquel). Abstract.

Gerardo Padilla. A Test Profile Analysis Framework for Assessing the Reliability of Software Component Assemblies. Research Center in Mathematics, Mexico (2007, advisor: Carlos Montes de Oca). Abstract.

Joel Huselius. Reverse Engineering of Legacy Real-Time Systems: An Automated Approach Based on Execution-Time Recording. M�lardalens University (Jun 14 2007, advisor: Hans Hansson). Abstract.

Jiang Zheng. In Regression Testing without Code. North Carolina State University (Aug 2007, advisor: Laurie Williams). Abstract.

Emily Navarro. SimSE: A Software Engineering Simulation Environment for Software Process Education. University of California, Irvine (2007, advisor: Andre van der Hoek). Abstract.

Charles Pairot. Design And Implementation Of A Wide-Area Middleware Infrastructure For The Development Of Distributed Applications In Structured Peer-To-Peer Environments. Universidad de Murcia (Jul 6 2007, advisor: Pedro Garcia-Lopez). Abstract.

Anita Sarma. Palant�r: Enhancing Configuration Management Systems with Workspace Awareness to Detect and Resolve Emerging Conflicts. University of California, Irvine (Dec 2007, advisor: Andre van der Hoek). Abstract.

Xiaoqing Wu. Component-Based Language Implementation With Object-Oriented Syntax and Aspect-Oriented Semantics. University of Alabama at Birmingham (May 2007, advisor: Barrett R. Bryant). Abstract.

Shih-Hsi Liu. QOSPL: A Quality of Service-Driven Software Product Line Engineering Framework for Design and Analysis of Component-Based Distributed Real-Time and Embedded Systems. University of Alabama at Birmingham (2007, advisor: Barrett R. Bryant). Abstract.

Yuehua Lin. A Model Transformation Approach to Automated Model Evolution. University of Alabama at Birmingham (Aug 2007, advisor: Jeff Gray). Abstract.

Andy Kellens. Maintaining causality between design regularities and source code. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2007, advisor: Theo D'Hondt). Abstract.

Davide Falessi. A Toolbox for Software Architecture Design. University of Rome TorVergata (Dec 14 2007, advisor: Giovanni Cantone). Abstract.

Lorenz Froihofer. Middleware Support for Adaptive Dependability through Explicit Runtime Integrity Constraints. Vienna University of Technology (Nov 14 2007, advisor: Mehdi Jazayeri). Abstract.

Ana Belen Barragans Martinez. Formal Methodology for Specifying Software Systems in Multi-Perspective Environments. University of Vigo (Sep 7 2007, advisor: Jose J. Pazos Arias). Abstract.

Taweesup Apiwattanapong. Identifying testing requirements for modified software. Georgia Institute of Technology (Aug 2007, advisor: Mary Jean Harrold). Abstract.

Tallam Sriraman. Fault Location and Avoidance in Long-Running Multithreaded Applications. University of Arizona (Oct 2007, advisor: Rajiv Gupta). Abstract.

Chris Mattmann. Software Connectors for Highly Distributed and Voluminous Data-Intensive Systems. University of Southern California (Jul 2007, advisor: Nenad Medvidovic). Abstract.

Jorge Luis Ortega-Arjona. Architectural Patterns for Parallel Programming. Models for Performance Estimation. University College London (May 31 2007, advisor: David S. Rosenblum). Abstract.

Carla Taciana Lima Lourenco Silva. Separating Crosscutting Concerns in Agent Oriented Detailed Design: The Social Patterns Case. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Feb 2007, advisor: Jaelson Castro). Abstract.

Eduardo Almeida. RiDE: The RiSE Process for Domain Engineering. Federal University of Pernambuco (May 2007, advisor: Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira). Abstract.

Fernando Schapachnik. Timed Automata Model Checking in Monoprocessor and Multiprocessor Architectures. University of Buenos Aires (Oct 2007, advisor: Victor Braberman). Abstract.

Hyunsook Do. Accounting for Context and Lifetime Factors: A New Approach for Evaluating Regression Testing Techniques. University of Nebraska, Lincoln (May 2007, advisor: Gregg Rothermel). Abstract.

Josh Dehlinger. Incorporating product-line engineering techniques into agent-oriented software engineering for efficiently building safety-critical, multi-agent systems. Iowa State University (Aug 2007, advisor: Robyn R. Lutz). Abstract.

David Shepherd. Natural Language Program Analysis: Combining Natural Language Processing and Program Analysis to Improve Software Maintenance Tools. University of Delaware (Aug 2007, advisor: Lori Pollock and K. Vijay-Shanker). Abstract.

Arun Mukhija. CASA- A Framework for Dynamically Adaptive Applications. University of Zurich (Dec 2007, advisor: Martin Glinz). Abstract.

Jeremy Bradbury. Using Program Mutation for the Empirical Assessment of Fault Detection Techniques: A Comparison of Concurrency Testing and Model Checking. Queen's University (Oct 2007, advisor: and and Juergen Dingel). Abstract.

James Skene. Language Support for Service-Level Agreements for Application-Service Provision. University of London (Nov 2007, advisor: Wolfgang Emmerich). Abstract.

Jacek Ratzinger. sPACE - Software Project Assessment in the Course of Evolution. Vienna University of Technology (2007, advisor: Harald Gall). Abstract.

Nicola Zannone. A Requirements Engineering Methodology for Trust, Security, and Privacy. University of Trento (2007, advisor: Fabio Massacci). Abstract.

Vander Alves. Implementing Software Product Line Adoption Strategies. Federal University of Pernambuco (Mar 2007, advisor: Paulo Borba). Abstract.

Christian Lange. Assessing and Improving the Quality of Modeling - A Series of Empirical Studies about the UML. Eindhoven University of Technology (Oct 2007, advisor: Serge Demeyer and Mark van den Brand). Abstract.

Michael Fischer. EvoZilla - Longitudinal Evolution Analysis of Large Scale Software Systems. Technical University of Vienna (May 2007, advisor: Harald Gall). Abstract.

Nathaniel Nystrom. Programming Languages for Scalable Software Extension and Composition. Cornell University (Jan 2007, advisor: Andrew Myers). Abstract.

Manish Anand. Collaborative Power Management: Piercing Abstraction Barriers for Fast and Energy-Efficient Pervasive Data Access. University of Michigan (Jul 2007, advisor: Jason Flinn). Abstract.

George Fairbanks. Design Fragments. Carnegie Mellon University (May 2007, advisor: David Garlan and Bill Scherlis). Abstract.

Sara Sprenkle. Strategies for Automatically Exposing Faults in Web Applications. University of Delaware (Aug 2007, advisor: Lori Pollock). Abstract.

Stefan Wagner. Cost-Optimisation of Analytical Software Quality Assurance. Technische Universit�t M�nchen (Apr 2007, advisor: Manfred Broy). Abstract.

Cesar Sanchez. Deadlock Avoidance for Distributed Real-Time and Embedded Systems. Stanford University (Jun 2007, advisor: Zohar Manna). Abstract.

Teresa Mallardo. The Role Of Software Requirements Inspections In Distributed Development. University of Bari (May 2007, advisor: Filippo Lanubile). Abstract.

Fabio Calefato. Supporting Synchronous Communication In Distributed Software Teams. University of Bari (May 2007, advisor: Filippo Lanubile). Abstract.

Ganesh Pai. Probabilistic software quality analysis. University of Virginia (May 2007, advisor: Joanne Bechta Dugan). Abstract.

Rakeshkumar Shukla. A Framework for Statistical Testing of Software Components. The University of Queensland (May 2007, advisor: Paul Strooper). Abstract.


Andrew Phillips. Specifying and Implementing Secure Mobile Applications in the Channel Ambient System. Imperial College (Oct 2006, advisor: Bashar Nuseibeh). Abstract.

Venkatesh-Prasad Ranganath. Scalable and Accurate Approaches to Program Dependence Analysis, Slicing, and Verification of Concurrent Object Oriented Programs. Kansas State University (Dec 2006, advisor: John Hatcliff). Abstract.

Wei Zhao. Model-Driven Integration of Software and Service Components. University of Alabama at Birmingham (Dec 15 2006, advisor: Barret R. Bryant). Abstract.

Naveed Arshad. A Planning-Based Approach to Failure Recovery in Distributed Systems. University of Colorado at Boulder (May 2006, advisor: Alexander L. Wolf and Dennis M. Heimbigner). Abstract.

Ingo Stuermer. Systematic Testing of Code Generation Tools - A Test Suite-oriented Approach for Safeguarding Model-based Code Generation. Technical University of Berlin (Germany) (Feb 16 2006, advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Pepper). Abstract.

Matthew Rutherford. Adequate System-Level Testing of Distributed Systems. University of Colorado at Boulder (Aug 2006, advisor: Alexander L. Wolf). Abstract.

Leonardo Murta. Configuration Management Applied to Component Based Development. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Oct 2006, advisor: Claudia Maria Lima Werner). Abstract.

John Fiskio-Lasseter. Specification and Solution of Multisource Data Flow Problems. University of Oregon (Dec 2006, advisor: Michal Young). Abstract.

Davor Svetinovic. Increasing the Semantic Similarity of Object-Oriented Domain Models by Performing Behavioral Analysis First. University of Waterloo, BC, Canada (2006, advisor: Daniel M. Berry and Michael W. Godfrey). Abstract.

Konrad Sascha. Model-driven Development and Analysis of High Assurance Systems. Michigan State University (Sep 2006, advisor: Betty H.C. Cheng). Abstract.

Dirk Deridder. A Concept-Centric Environment for Software Evolution in an Agile Context. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Jun 2006, advisor: Theo D'Hondt). Abstract.

Vahid Garousi. Traffic-aware Stress Testing of Distributed Real-Time Systems based on UML Models using Genetic Algorithms. Carleton University, Canada (Sep 2006, advisor: Prof. Lionel Briand and Prof. Yvan Labiche). Abstract.

Yanyan Wang. Automating Experimentation with Distributed Systems Using Generative Techniques. University of Colorado at Boulder (Aug 2006, advisor: Antonio Carzaniga and Alexander L. Wolf). Abstract.

Roshanak Roshandel. Calculating Architectural Reliability via Modeling and Analysis. University of Southern California (2006, advisor: Nenad Medvidovic). Abstract.

David Janzen. An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Test-Driven Development on Software Quality. University of Kansas (Dec 2006, advisor: Hossein Saiedian). Abstract.

Holger Kienle. Building reverse engineering tools with software components. University of Victoria, BC, Canada (Nov 2006, advisor: Hausi Muller). Abstract.

Benjamin Livshits. Improving Software Security with Precise Static and Runtime Analysis. Stanford University (Dec 2006, advisor: Monica Lam). Abstract.

Andy Zaidman. Scalability Solutions for Program Comprehension Through Dynamic Analysis. University of Antwerp (Sep 6 2006, advisor: Serge Demeyer). Abstract.

Danny Weyns. An Architecture-Centric Approach for Software Engineering with Situated Multiagent Systems. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Oct 11 2006, advisor: Tom Holvoet). Abstract.

Sunghun Kim. Adaptive Bug Prediction By Analyzing Software History. University of California, Santa Cruz (Sep 1 2006, advisor: Jim Whitehead). Abstract.

Xiangyu Zhang. Fault Location Via Precise Dynamic Slicing. University of Arizona (Sep 30 2006, advisor: Rajiv Gupta). Abstract.

Qing Xie. Developing Cost-Effective Model-Based Techniques for GUI Testing. University of Maryland (Aug 28 2006, advisor: Atif Memon). Abstract.

Lorin Hochstein. Development of an Empirical Approach to Building Domain-Specific Knowledge Applied to High-End Computing. University of Maryland (Jul 2006, advisor: Vic Basili). Abstract.

Marvin Early. Improving the success rate of software development projects. Northcentral University (2006, advisor: Amiram Neiman). Abstract.

Benjamin Tyler. Specification and Runtime Monitoring of Object-Oriented Systems. The Ohio State University (Jun 11 2006, advisor: Neelam Soundarajan). Abstract.

Alexandre Bergel. Classboxes: Controlling Visibility of Class Extensions. Software Composition Group, University of Bern (Nov 21 2006, advisor: Staphane Ducasse). Abstract.

Mauro Caporuscio. Design, Development and Analysis of Distributed Event-Based Systems. University of LAquila (2006, advisor: Paola Inverardi). Abstract.

Leonardo Mostarda. Distributed Intrusion Detection Systems for Secure Software Architectures. university of LAquila (2006, advisor: Paola Inverardi). Abstract.

Hans Sassenburg. Design of a Methodology to Support Software Release Decisions: Do the Numbers Really Matter?. University of Groningen (Jun 1 2006, advisor: Egon Berghout). Abstract.


Curtis Clifton. A design discipline and language features for modular reasoning in aspect-oriented programs. Iowa State University (Jul 2005, advisor: Gary T. Leavens). Abstract.

Eli Tilevich. Software Tools for Separating Distribution Concerns. Georgia Tech (Dec 17 2005, advisor: Dr. Yannis Smaragdakis). Abstract.

Qingfeng He. Requirements-Based Access Control Analysis and Policy Specification. North Carolina State University (Dec 14 2005, advisor: Annie I. Anton). Abstract.

Christian Nentwich. Managing the Consistency of Distributed Documents. University of London (2005, advisor: Wolfgang Emmerich). Abstract.

James Law. Path-Based Dynamic Impact Analysis. Oregon State University (Jul 13 2005, advisor: Gregg Rothermel). Abstract.

Ilya Shlyakhter. Declarative Symbolic Pure-Logic Model Checking. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Feb 2005, advisor: Daniel Jackson). Abstract.

John Clements. Portable and High-level Access to the Stack with Continuation Marks. Northeastern University (2005, advisor: Matthias Felleisen). Abstract.

Joao Pedro Sousa. Scaling Task Management in Space and Time: Reducing User Overhead in Ubiquitous-Computing Environments. Carnegie Mellon University (May 2005, advisor: David Garlan). Abstract.

Aysu Betin Can. Design for Verification for Concurrent and Distributed Programs. University of California Santa Barbara (2005, advisor: Tevfik Bultan). Abstract.

Gabriela Arevalo. High Level Views in Object-Oriented Systems using Formal Concept Analysis. University of Bern (Jan 14 2005, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Vibha Sazawal. Connecting Software Design Principles to Source Code for Improved Ease of Change. University of Washington (Dec 2005, advisor: David Notkin). Abstract.

Paul Williams. CuPIDS: Increasing Information System Security Through the Use of Dedicated Co-processing. Purdue University (Aug 2005, advisor: Eugene Spafford). Abstract.

Di Marco Antinisca. Model-based Performance Analysis of Software Architectures. University dell Aquila (Jun 2005, advisor: Paola Inverardi). Abstract.

Tivoli Massimo. An architectural approach to the automatic composition and adaptation of software components. Universita dell Aquila (Jun 6 2005, advisor: Paola Inverardi). Abstract.

Pelliccione Patrizio. Charmy: A framework for Software Architecture Specification and Analysis. Univesita dell Aquila, Italy (2005, advisor: Paola Inverardi). Abstract.

Tao Xie. Improving Effectiveness of Automated Software Testing in the Absence of Specifications. University of Washington (2005, advisor: David Notkin). Abstract.

Martin Pinzger. ArchView - Analyzing Evolutionary Aspects of Complex Software Systems. University of Technology, Vienna (2005, advisor: Harald Gall). Abstract.

Gerald Reif. WEESA - Web Engineering for Semantic Web Applications. University of Technology, Vienna (2005, advisor: Harald Gall). Abstract.


Martin Robillard. Representing Concerns in Source Code. University of British Columbia (2004, advisor: Gail Murphy). Abstract.

Robby . Domain-specic Software Model Checking. Kansas State University (Aug 2004, advisor: John Hatcliff and Matthew B. Dwyer). Abstract.

Laura Campbell. Enabling Integrative Analyses and Refinement of Object-Oriented Models with Special Emphasis on High-Assurance Embedded Systems. Michigan State University (2004, advisor: Betty H.C. Cheng). Abstract.

Jin Dean. Ontological Adaptive Integration of Reverse Engineering Tools. Queen's University (Aug 2004, advisor: James R. Cordy). Abstract.

Tuba Yavuz-Kahveci Yavuz-Kahveci. Specification and Automated Verification of Concurrent Software Systems. University of California, Santa Barbara (Sep 2004, advisor: Tevfik Bultan). Abstract.

Michael Collard. Meta-Differencing: An Infrastructure for Source Code Difference Analysis. Kent State University (Aug 21 2004, advisor: Jonathan I. Maletic). Abstract.

Joerg P. Wadsack. Data-oriented Reengineering. University of Paderborn (Jul 07 2004, advisor: Wilhelm Schafer). Abstract.

Nathan Ryan. Using Event-Based Translation to Support Dynamic Protocol Evolution. University of Colorado, Boulder (2004, advisor: Alexander L. Wolf). Abstract.

Christine Julien. Supporting Context-Aware Application Development in Ad Hoc Mobile Networks. Washington University in Saint Louis (2004, advisor: Gruia-Catalin Roman). Abstract.

Marija Mikic-Rakic. Software Architectural Support for Disconnected Operation in Distributed Environments. University of Southern California (2004, advisor: Nenad Medvidovic). Abstract.

Nigamanth Sridhar. Dynamically Reconfigurable Parameterized Components. The Ohio State University (2004, advisor: Paolo A.G. Sivilotti and Bruce W. Weide). Abstract.

Tuba Yavuz-Kahveci. Specification and Automated Verification of Concurrent Software Systems. University of California, Santa Barbara (Sep 2004, advisor: Tevfik Bultan). Abstract.

Ranjit Jhala. Program Verification by Lazy Abstraction. UC Berkeley (Dec 12 2004, advisor: Thomas A. Henzinger). Abstract.

Sergio Soares. An Aspect-Oriented Implementation Method. Centro de Informatica, UFPE Brazil (Oct 2004, advisor: Paulo Borba). Abstract.

Suan Hsi Yong. Runtime Monitoring of C Programs for Security and Correctness. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Aug 2004, advisor: Susan Horwitz). Abstract.

Christian Luer. User-Centric Deployment Support in a Component Platform. University of California, Irvine (Aug 2004, advisor: Andre van der Hoek). Abstract.

Ben Liblit. Cooperative Bug Isolation. University of California, Berkeley (2004, advisor: Alex Aiken). Abstract.

Gregory Kulczycki. Direct Reasoning. Clemson University (2004, advisor: Murali Sitaraman). Abstract.

Nikunj Mehta. Composing Style-Based Software Architectures From Architectural Primitives. University of Southern California (2004, advisor: Nenad Medvidovic). Abstract.

Scott Pike. Distributed Resource Allocation with Scalable Crash Containment. The Ohio State University (2004, advisor: Paul Sivilotti). Abstract.


Daqing Hou. FCL: Automatically Detecting Structural Errors in Framework-Based Development. University of Alberta (Dec 19 2003, advisor: H. James Hoover). Abstract.

Yoonsik Cheon. A Runtime Assertion Checker for the Java Modeling Language. Iowa State University (Apr 2003, advisor: Gary T. Leavens). Abstract.

Jeffrey Carver. The Impact of Background and Experience on Software Inspections. University of Maryland (2003, advisor: Victor R. Basili). Abstract.

Aaron Greenhouse. A Programmer-Oriented Approach to Safe Concurrency. Carnegie Mellon University (2003, advisor: William L. Scherlis). Abstract.

Rohit Khare. Extending the Representational State Transfer (REST) Architectural Style for Decentralized Systems. University of California, Irvine (2003, advisor: Richard N. Taylor). Abstract.

Joost Visser. Generic Traversal over Typed Source Code Representations. University of Amsterdam (Feb 2003, advisor: Paul Klint). Abstract.

Johannes Mayer. On Quality Improvement of Scientific Software Theory, Methods, and Application in the GeoStoch Development. Ulm University (Jul 2003, advisor: Franz Schweiggert). Abstract.

Raghavan Komondoor. Automated Duplicated-Code Detection and Procedure Extraction. University of Wisconsin (Aug 2003 and Susan Horwitz). Abstract.

Tahvildari Ladan. Quality-Driven Object-Oriented Software Reengineering Framework. University of Waterloo (Aug 2003, advisor: Kostas Kontogiannis). Abstract.

Yvonne Coady. Exploring an Aspect-Oriented Approach to Operating System Code. University of British Columbia (Aug 2003, advisor: Gregor Kiczales). Abstract.

Jonathan Aldrich. Using Types to Enforce Architectural Structure. University of Washington (Aug 22 2003, advisor: Craig Chambers and David Notkin). Abstract.

Michele Lanza. Object-Oriented Reverse Engineering Coarse-grained, Fine-grained, and Evolutionary Software Visualization. University of Berne (May 2003, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Andrian Marcus. Semantic Driven Program Analysis. Kent State University (Aug 15 2003, advisor: Jonathan Maletic). Abstract.

Licia Capra. Reflective Mobile Middleware for Context-Aware Applications. University College London (2003, advisor: Wolfgang Emmerich). Abstract.

Clemens Kerer. XGuide - Concurrent Web Development with Contracts. University of Technology, Vienna (2003, advisor: Mehdi Jazayeri). Abstract.

Sebastian Uchitel. Incremental Elaboration of Scenario-Based Specifications Using Implied Scenarios. Imperial College, London (2003, advisor: Jeff Kramer). Abstract.


Atanas Rountev. Dataflow Analysis of Software Fragments. Rutgers University (2002, advisor: Barbara G. Ryder). Abstract.

Thomas Alspaugh. Scenario Networks and Formalization for Scenario Management. North Carolina State University (2002, advisor: Annie I. Anton). Abstract.

Tamar Richner-Hanna. Recovering Behavioral Design Views: a Query-Based Approach. University Of Berne, Switzerland (May 17 2002, advisor: Prof. Dr. O. Nierstrasz and Dr. S. Ducasse). Abstract.

Andrew Walenstein. Cognitive Support in Software Engineering Tools: A Distributed Cognition Framework. Simon Fraser University (May 7 2002, advisor: Robert D. Cameron). Abstract.

Henry Muccini. Software Architecture for Testing, Coordination and Views Model Checking. University of Rome (La Sapienza) (2002, advisor: Paola Inverardi and Antonia Bertolino). Abstract.

Tamar Richner-Hanna. Recovering Behavioral Design Views: a Query-Based Approach. University Of Berne, Switzerland (May 2002, advisor: O. Nierstrasz and S. Ducasse). Abstract.

Irfan Pyarali. Patterns For Providing Real-Time Guarantees In Doc Middleware. Washington University (2002, advisor: Douglas Schmidt). Abstract.

Radu Marinescu. Measurement and Quality in Object-Oriented Design. Politehnica University of Timisoara (2002, advisor: Gerhard Goos). Abstract.

Jeff Foster. Type Qualifiers: Lightweight Specifications to Improve Software Quality. University of California, Berkeley (2002, advisor: Alex Aiken). Abstract.

Gschwind Thomas. Adaptation and Composition Techniques for Component-Based Software Engineering. Technische Universitat Wien (2002, advisor: Mehdi Jazayeri). Abstract.

Jeff Gray. Aspect-Oriented Domain-Specific Modeling: A Generative Approach Using a Metaweaver Framework. Vanderbilt University (2002, advisor: Stephen Schach). Abstract.

Engin Kirda. Engineering Device-Independent Web Services: An XML/XSL-based approach to creating flexible and extensible multi-device. Technical University of Vienna, Austria (2002, advisor: Mehdi Jazayeri). Abstract.


Dietmar Pfahl. An Integrated Approach to Simulation-Based Learning in Support of Strategic and Project Management in Software Organisations. University of Kaiserslautern (Jan 10 2001, advisor: Dieter Rombach). Abstract.

Isabel Ramos. The Construction of Work Realities Assisted by the Adoption of Computer-Based Systems. University of Minho, Portugal (2001, advisor: Daniel M. Berry). Abstract.

Sander Tichelaar. Modeling Object-Oriented Software for Reverse Engineering and Refactoring. University of Berne (Dec 14 2001, advisor: Oscar Nierstrasz). Abstract.

Jurgen Munch. Pattern-based Development of Software Project Plans. University of Kaiserslautern (Nov 2001, advisor: Dieter Rombach). Abstract.

Atif Memon. A Comprehensive Framework for Testing Graphical User Interfaces. University of Pittsburg (Jul 27 2001, advisor: Mary Lou Soffa). Abstract.

Corina Pasareanu. Abstraction and Modular Reasoning for the Verification of Software. Kansas State University (Sep 2001, advisor: Matthew Dwyer). Abstract.

Cecilia Mascolo. Specification, Analysis and Prototyping of Mobile Code Systems. Universita di Bologna (2001, advisor: Paolo Ciancarini). Abstract.


Oliver Laitenberger. Cost-effective Detection of Software Defects through Perspective-based Inspections. University of Kaiserslautern (2000, advisor: Dieter Rombach and Victor Basili). Abstract.

Kim Mens. Automating architectural conformance checking by means of logic meta programming. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Oct 23 2000, advisor: Theo D'Hondt). Abstract.

William McUmber. A Generic Framework for Formalizing Object-Oriented Modeling Notations for Embedded Systems Development. Michigan State University (Feb 2000, advisor: Betty H. C. Cheng). Abstract.

William Chan. Symbolic model checking for large software specifications. University of Washington (2000, advisor: David Notkin and Richard Anderson). Abstract.

Peyman Oreizy. Open Architecture Software: A Flexible Approach to Decentralized Software Evolution. University of California, Irvine (2000, advisor: Richard N. Taylor). Abstract.

Roy Fielding. Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures. University of California, Irvine (2000, advisor: Richard N. Taylor). Abstract.

Judith Stafford. A Formal, Language-Independent, and Compositional Approach to Interprocedural Control Dependence Analysis. University of Colorado at Boulder (2000, advisor: Alexander L. Wolf). Abstract.

Jim Whitehead. An Analysis of the Hypertext Versioning Domain. University of California, Irvine (2000, advisor: Richard N. Taylor). Abstract.

Mario Kupries. Interagent Conntectors in Multiagent System. University of Potsdam (Nov 20 2000, advisor: Prof. Dr. Erika Horn). Abstract.

Andre van der Hoek. A Reusable, Distributed Repository for Configuration Management Policy Programming. University of California, Irvine (2000, advisor: Alexander L. Wolf). Abstract.

Ines Jaramillo Clara. Source Level Debugging Techniques and Tools for Optimized Code. University of Pittsburgh (2000, advisor: Rajiv Gupta and Mary Lou Soffa). Abstract.

Zhenyi Jin. A Software Architecture-based Testing Technique. George Mason University (2000, advisor: Jeff Offutt). Abstract.

Michael Ernst. Dynamically Discovering Likely Program Invariants. University of Washington (Aug 2000, advisor: David Notkin). Abstract.


Darren Atkinson. The Design and Implementation of Practical and Task-Oriented Whole-Program Analysis Tools. University of California, San Diego (1999, advisor: William G. Griswold). Abstract.

Richard Hall. Agent-based Software Configuration and Deployment. University of Colorado, Boulder (1999, advisor: Alexander L. Wolf). Abstract.

Nenad Medvidovic. Architecture-Based Specification-Time Software Evolution. University of California, Irvine (1999, advisor: Richard N. Taylor). Abstract.

Tom Mens. A Formal Foundation for Object-Oriented Software Evolution. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Sep 1999, advisor: D'Hondt Theo). Abstract.

Robert Monroe. Rapid Development of Custom Software Architecture Design Environments. Carnegie Mellon University (1999, advisor: David Garlan). Abstract.

Michel Wermelinger. Specification of Software Architecture Reconfiguration. New University of Lisbon, Portugal (Dec 16 1999, advisor: Jose Luiz Fiadeiro). Abstract.

Antonio Carzaniga. Architectures for an Event Notification Service Scalable to Wide-area Networks. Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1999, advisor: Alfonso Fuggetta). Abstract.

Robert De Line. Resolving packaging mismatch. Carnegie Mellon Univeristy (1999, advisor: Mary Shaw). Abstract.

Karl Goeschka. Architectures of Web Applications. Vienna University of Technology (1999, advisor: Richard Eier and Mehdi Jazayeri). Abstract.

Manfred Hauswirth. Internet-Scale Push Systems for Information Distribution---Architecture, Components, and Communication. Technical University of Vienna, Austria (1999, advisor: Mehdi Jazayeri). Abstract.

Goudarzi Kaveh Moazami. Consistency Preserving Dynamic Reconfiguration of Distributed Systems. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (1999, advisor: Jeff Kramer). Abstract.


Forrest Shull. Developing Techniques for Using Software Documents: A Series of Empirical Studies. University of Maryland, College Park (Dec 1998, advisor: Victor Basili). Abstract.

Aniruddha Gokhale. Design Principles and Optimizations for High Performance, Real-time CORBA. Washington University in St. Louis (May 1998, advisor: Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt). Abstract.

Michelle Lee. Change Impact Analysis for Object-Oriented Software. George Mason University (1998, advisor: Jeff Offutt). Abstract.

Tevfik Bultan. Automated Symbolic Analysis of Reactive Systems. University of Maryland, College Park (1998, advisor: Richard Gerber). Abstract.

David Fleming. Foundations of Object-Based Specification Design. West Virginia University (1998, advisor: Murali Sitaraman). Abstract.

William Hefley. Influence In Work Groups A Study of Software Development Teams. Carnegie Mellon University (1998, advisor: Sara Kiesler). Abstract.

Andrea Zisman. Information Discovery for Interoperable Autonomous Database Systems. University of London, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (1998, advisor: Jeff Kramer). Abstract.

Abdelsalam Heddaya. Managing Event-based Replication for Abstract Data Types in Distributed Systems. Harvard University (1988, advisor: Bill Weihl). Abstract.


Will Tracz. Parameterized Programming in LILEANNA. Stanford University (Jun 1997, advisor: David Luckham). Abstract.

Manoel Mendonça. An Approach to Improving Existing Measurement Frameworks in Software Development Organizations. University of Maryland (1997, advisor: Victor Basili). Abstract.

Richard Paige. Formal Method Integration via Heterogeneous Notations. University of Toronto (Nov 1997, advisor: Eric C.R. Hehner). Abstract.


Jonathan Cook. Process Discovery and Validation through Event Data Analysis. University of Colorado, Boulder (1996, advisor: Alexander L. Wolf). Abstract.

Kingsum Chow. Supporting Library Interface Changes in Open System Software Evolution. University of Washington (1996, advisor: David Notkin). Abstract.


Jonathan Maletic. The Software Service Bay: A Knowledge Based Software Maintenance Methodology. Wayne State University (1995, advisor: Robert Reynolds). Abstract.

Wayne Heym. Computer Program Verification: Improvements for Human Reasoning. The Ohio State University (1995, advisor: Bruce W. Weide). Abstract.

Matthew Dwyer. FLAVERS: Data Flow Analysis for Verifying Properties of Concurrent Programs. University of Massachusetts - Amherst (1995, advisor: Lori Clarke). Abstract.

Wolfgang Emmerich. Tool Construction for Process-Centred Software Development Environments based on Object Databases. University of Paderborn (1995, advisor: Wilhelm Schafer). Abstract.

Tim Wahls. On the execution of high level formal specifications. Iowa State University (1995, advisor: Gary Leavens and Albert Baker). Abstract.


Bashar Nuseibeh. A multi-perspective framework for method integration. Imperial College London (Oct 1994, advisor: Anthony Finkelstein). Abstract.

Douglas Schmidt. An Object-Oriented Framework for Experimenting with Alternative Process Architectures for Parallelizing Communication Subsystems. University of California, Irvine (1994, advisor: Tatsuya Suda). Abstract.

Chonchanok Viravan. Enhancing Debugging Technology. Perdue University (1994, advisor: Eugene H. Spafford and Albert Baker). Abstract.


John Grundy. Multiple textual and graphical views for interactive software development environments. University of Auckland, New Zealand (Nov 1993, advisor: John Hosking). Abstract.

Harald Gall. Object-Mapping and System Transformation for object-oriented Reverse Engineering in COREM. Technical University of Vienna, Austria (1993, advisor: Roland T. Mittermeir). Abstract.


Earl Waldin. Using multiple representations for efficient communication of abstract values. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (1992, advisor: William Weihl). Abstract.


William Griswold. Program Restructuring as an Aid to Software Maintenance. University of Washington (1991, advisor: David Notkin). Abstract.


Ira Baxter. Transformational Maintenance by Reuse of Design Histories. University of California, Irvine (1990, advisor: Peter Freeman). Abstract.


Gary Todd Leavens. Verifying Object-Oriented Programs that use Subtypes. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1989, advisor: William E. Weihl). Abstract.


Jeff Offutt. Automatic Test Data Generation. Georgia Institute of Technology (1988, advisor: Richard A. DeMillo). Abstract.

Raymond Klefstad. Maintaining a Uniform User Interface for an Ada Programming Environment. University of California, Irvine (1988, advisor: Richard N. Taylor). Abstract.

David S. Rosenblum. Design and Verification of Distributed Tasking Supervisors for Concurrent Programming Languages. Stanford University (1988, advisor: David C. Luckham). Abstract.


Alexander Wolf. Language and Tool Support for Precise Interface Control. University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1985, advisor: Lori A. Clarke and Jack C. Wileden). Abstract.

William Bail. Algorithm Structure Analysis Using Hierarchical Abstract Computers. University of Maryland (1985, advisor: Marvin Zelkowitz). Abstract.


David Notkin. Interactive Structure-Oriented Computing. Carnegie Mellon University (1984, advisor: Nico Habermann). Abstract.


Jeanette Wing. A Two-Tiered Approach to Specifying Programs. MIT (1983, advisor: John Guttag). Abstract.


Richard Taylor. Static Analysis of the Synchronization Structure of Concurrent Programs. University of Colorado, Boulder (1980, advisor: Leon J. Osterweil). Abstract.