Twente Research and Education on Software Engineering (TRESE)

Software Engineering Group

In our daily life we are surrounded by devices like television sets, clocks, DVD players, mobile phones, etc. These devices are actually computer systems that execute software programs in order to perform their functions. The proper working of these devices, therefore, strongly depends on the proper working of the software which these devices execute. Since these devices are proliferating and interacting with other systems in order to serve us in a multitude of ways and circumstances, the quality of software already plays a crucial role in our lives.

The Software Engineering group is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the University of Twente. The group works on the improvement of the quality of software systems for devices like the ones mentioned above, but also for complex and distributed applications, like for example, banking and telecommunication applications.

Improvement of software quality can be achieved by applying guidelines, concepts, methods and tools that improve qualities like performance, reliability, robustness, maintainability, etc. Some of these qualities are directly perceived by the end-users of a software system (for example, performance and reliability), while others are perceived by other people interested in these systems, like maintenance personnel (for example, maintainability).

The intricacies and intertwining of software qualities in different sorts of software systems make Software Engineering a challenging and stimulating research area.

Members of the SE group


Software Engineering Group

Zilverling Building (see map building 11)

Phone : +31 53 489 3899
Fax : +31 53 489 3247

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

University of Twente

PO Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

the Netherlands

Latest news


Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing workshop

Workshop organised in conjunction with the 28th Annual ACM symposium on Applied Computing (18-22 March 2013, Coimbra, Portugal). ... read more


Green In Software Engineering, Green By Software Engineering workshop

Workshop being organised in conjunction with the AOSD international conference 2013 (March 26, 2013, Fukuoka, Japan). ... read more

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Prof. Aksit's keynote talk at RAM-SE'12 Workshop in Beijing, China

Prof. Aksit will give a keynote talk at the Reflection, AOP and Meta-Data for Software Evolution (RAM-SE'12) Workshop at the ECOOP 2012 Conference in Beijing, China, on 13 June 2012. ... read more


Prof. Aksit's invited talk at symposium in honour of Prof. Yonezawa's 65th birthday

Prof. Aksit gave an invited talk at the Symposium Concurrent Objects and Beyond - From Theory to High-Performance Computing, Kobe, Japan. ... read more