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Chair for Software Design and Quality (SDQ)

SDQ has been created in February 2006 and is headed by Prof. Dr. Ralf H. Reussner. Our research is concerned with an engineering approach to software design. In particular, we research in software components, software architecture, model-based performance engineering and prediction, and long-living software systems. Our chair is actively involved in organisation of scientific conferences and various other events. For an overview see our research profile and research projects.

For information on present and past teaching, please visit the corresponding page. There is also a page listing thesis subjects available both for bachelor and master's theses.


Institutskolloquium of Prof. Dr. Matthias Tichy on March 23th 2016, 1.p.m.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tichy talks about "Modeling vs./and Reality"

(28.03.2016) [more]
Lehrstühle SDQ und BIS organisieren Fachtagung „Modellierung“ vom 2. bis 4. März 2016 in Karlsruhe am KIT

Es werden über hundert Teilnehmer aus Forschung und Industrie erwartet.

(01.03.2016) [more]
Palladio JSS article on rank 37 of top-100 software engineering papers

The article "The Palladio component model for model-driven performance prediction" by Steffen Becker, Heiko Koziolek and Ralf Reussner published in Journal of Systems and Software 82 (2009) 3–22 is on

(15.02.2016) [more]
SDQ Mitglied Georg Hinkel erhält Microsoft Azure Research Award

Georg Hinkel erhält Microsoft Azure Research Award für seine Forschung am FZI im Bereich inkrementeller Modellanalysen

(04.02.2016) [more]