Chintan Amrit


Assistant Professor

Ravelijn Building, Room RA3410
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
Tel: +31 (0) 53 489 4064
Email: c.amrit(a)


My research falls into the Data Analytics and Text Mining domain. I also research specific domains such as Software Development, Logistics and Healthcare. Previously, I have worked as a software engineer for a German based company for three years.  I have a PhD from University of Twente, The Netherlands and a Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Software Research projects (Open Source Projects)

Please do let me know if you would like to contribute to the projects:

Download the TESNA project from the following Github respository:

Program/Organizing Committee Membership

  • Coordinating Editor of Information Systems Frontiers journal

  • Special Issue of Information and Software Technology on “Human factors in Software Development” (ISI)
  • ECIS 2013, 2015, 2016 Co-Track Chair for track “Methods, Tools and Human Factors in IS/IT Development and Management”
  • Seventh International Conference on Open Source Systems: OSS 2011-present
  • The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis; 2014 (SIMPDA 2014)
  • Fourth International Workshop on Tool Supported Development and Management in Distributed Projects REMIDI 2010-present


  • Runner up in the Surfnet BigData challenge
  • Best full paper nomination at MSR 2014 for a short paper
  • TECH4People Postdoc Grant 2016

PhD Students

  • Soerd van der Spoel
  • Guido van Capelleveen





  • Amrit C., Daneva M., Damian D. “Human Factors in Software Development: on its underlying theories and the value of learning from related disciplines; A Guest Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue”, Forthcoming Guest Editorial in Information and Software Technology
  • In Search of Paradigms: Identifying the Theoretical Foundations of the IS Field, Daniel Moody, Maria Iacob, Chintan Amrit, ECIS 2010
  • End User Involvement, Model Understandability
  • Amrit, C., van Hillegersberg, J., & van Diest, B. (2013). Involving End Users to Mitigate Risk in IS Development ProjectsJournal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)25(3), 67-82.
  • Amrit, C., & Tax, N. (2014, June). Towards understanding the understandability of UML models. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering (pp. 49-54). ACM.
  • Amrit, C., van Hillegersberg, J., & van Diest, B. (2012, January). Can Anybody Help?: Mitigating IS Development Project Risk with User Involvement. In System Science (HICSS), 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on (pp. 4593-4602). IEEE.
  • Misc
  • Desperately Avoiding Bureaucracy: Modularity as a Strategy for Organisational Innovation, Johan te Winkel, Daniel Moody and Chintan Amrit, ECIS 2008
  • Papers under Submission
  • Identifying Mismatches between software and project team structures: Improving Coordination in Software Development ” along with Jos van Hillegersberg and Kuldeep Kumar
  • Amrit C. and ter Maat J. “Understanding Information Centrality Metric: A Simulation Approach”, under review (second round)
  • PhD Thesis
  • “Improving Coordination in Software Development through Social and Technical Analysis”, can be downloaded here.
  • Research reports (Working papers)
  • Towards a Pattern Language for Coordinated Software Development, Chintan Amrit, René ter Haar, Mehmet N. Aydin and Jos van Hillegersberg


  • Data Bases and Business Intelligence (Bachelor TBK)

  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining (Master EWI)
  • Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence (Bachelor TBK, BIT, IBA)
  • Global Project Management (Master BIT,TBK)