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

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Prof. Mehmet Aksit receives HOGIAF Award

Prof. Mehmet Aksit received in The Hague on 18 April 2012 the HOGIAF Award as 'Best Turkish-Dutch Academician'. ... read more

Best paper award for TRESE members

Mehmet Aksit, Chistoph Bockisch and Haihan Yin received the best paper award during the AOSD (Aspect-Oriented Software Development) 2012 Conference held at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. ... read more

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Prof. Aksit's keynote talk at the LA-WASP 2011 Workshop at the SBSoft 2011 Conference in São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Aksit has given a keynote talk at the LA-WASP 2011 Workshop in São Paulo on 26 September 2011, entitled “From Aspect Composition to Event Composition”. ... read more

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