Sectie Model Driven Software Engineering (MDSE)
The quality of the software development process is determined by three different sources: the model, the transformer/generator and the framework. The section MDSE focuses on tackling the quality aspect of model transformations and code generators. She concentrates on the development and use of certain languages of computers and their associated toolsets. She is looking into scaling up real time verification to industrial scale. The section also has a strong interest in modeling stochastic behavior.
The chair Formal System Analysis (FSA) studies techniques to model and analyze discrete system behavior in a mathematically rigorous way. This mainly concerns the behavior of software-driven systems, but also other behaviors such as those of social networks or biological systems.
The group Software Engineering and Technology (SET) develops methods and tools for time- and cost-efficient evolution of high-quality software systems. First, an abstract description of the solution is made. After that, the software can be generated. These include parsers, type checkers, code generators of operational semantics and code generators from behavioral models.