Dr. C.(Chintan) Amrit

Assistant Professor

Ravelijn Building, Room RA3410

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede
Tel: +31 (0) 53 489 4064

Fax: +31 (0) 53 489 2159

Email: c dot amrit @ utwente dot nl

General information

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:

TESNA Game Simulation Environment -

TESNA for Real-time monitoring of Software Development -

•DSM clusterer -

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


Software Mining, Software Development

Amrit, C. and J. van Hillegersberg, Detecting Coordination Problems in Collaborative Software Development Environments. Information Systems Management, 2008. 25(1): p. 57 - 70. [in Special Issue on: “Collaboration Challenges: Bridging the IT Support Gap.”] (ISI)

Amrit, C., & van Hillegersberg, J. (2010). “Exploring the Impact of Socio-Technical Core Periphery Structures in Open Source Software Development” ,

. journal of information technology, 25(2), 216-229. [in Special Issue on: “Social Networking in IS.”] (ISI)

Daneva, M., Van Der Veen, E., Amrit, C., Ghaisas, S., Sikkel, K., Kumar, R., ... & Wieringa, R. (2013). Agile Requirements Prioritization in Large-Scale Outsourced System Projects: an Empirical Study”, Journal of Systems and Software, 86(5), 1333-1353.

Bloemen, R., Amrit, C., Kuhlmann, S., & Ordóñez–Matamoros, G. (2014, May). Gentoo package dependencies over time. In Proceedings of the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (pp. 404-407). ACM.

Bloemen, R., Amrit, C., Kuhlmann, S., & Ordóñez–Matamoros, G. (2014, May). Innovation diffusion in open source software: preliminary analysis of dependency changes in the gentoo portage package database. In Proceedings of the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (pp. 316-319). ACM. (Nominated for best Paper – invited to special issue of Empirical Software Engineering journal)

Piggot, J., & Amrit, C. (2013). How Healthy Is My Project? Open Source Project Attributes as Indicators of Success. In Open Source Software: Quality Verification (pp. 30-44). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Coordination Implications of Software Coupling in Open Source Projects, (along with Jos van Hillegersberg) in OSS 2010

Mapping social network to software architecture to detect structure clashes in agile software development, Chintan Amrit, Jos Van Hillegersberg, ECIS 2007 (paper)

Matrix Based Problem Detection in the Application of Software Process Patterns (along with Jos Van Hillegersberg), ICEIS 2007

Coordination in Software Development: the problem of task allocation, ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 30 ,  Issue 4  (July 2005)

A Social Network approach to Software Development(along with Kumar K and Hillegersberg J), CSCW 2004, workshop on Social Networks,

Data/Text Analytics

Van Der Spoel, S., Amrit, C & van Hillegersberg, J “Predictive Analytics for Truck Arrival Time Estimation: A Field Study at a European Distribution Center”, IJPR International Journal on Production Research, 2015 (ISI)

Amrit C & Hek, J. “Clustering the results of brainstorm sessions: Applying word similarity techniques to cluster Dutch nouns”, in HICSS 2016

Amrit C, Wijnhoven F. and Beckers D. “Information Waste on the World Wide Web and Combating the Clutter”, ECIS 2015

Thornton, D., Brinkhuis, M., Amrit, C., & Aly, R. (2015). Categorizing and Describing the Types of Fraud in Healthcare. Procedia Computer Science, 64, 713-720.

Dayican B., Amrit C., Aarts K., Dassen, A. “How do online citizens mobilize voters? A content analysis of the Twitter during the Dutch parliamentary election campaign 2012”, Social science computer review (2014): 0894439314558200. (ISI)

Fons Wijnhoven, Chintan Amrit & Pim Dietz (2014) “Determining File Retention Policies: Development and Testing of a Method based on File Use-Value, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality 4(4)

Van Der Spoel, S., Van Keulen, M., & Amrit, C. (2013). Process prediction in noisy data sets: a case study in a Dutch hospital. In Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (pp. 60-83). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Wijnhoven, F., Amrit, C., & Bax, M. (2011). The applicability of a use value-based file retention method. in ECIS 2011

Theory in IS and Software Engineering

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 Projects. Journal 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.


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 or 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)


Gentoo Portage Package Dependency Graph