GroupSoftware Engineering and Object Modeling

Software Engineering and Object Modeling

The Software Engineering and Object Modeling research group is engaged in both technology and methodology projects, promoting the efficient implementation of software solutions for industrial applications. A special area of interest is equation-based object modeling, an area where Sics East Swedish ICT is hosting the international Open Source Modelica Consortium with many company members, also internationally.

The primary goals of the activities in the Software Engineering group are:

  • To create and transfer Software Engineering competence to its partners, that is commercial trade and industry companies, public corporations, public and private institutes, and authorities.
  • To catalyse industrial growth related to Software Engineering
  • To allow academic researchers to test their ideas and assist in creating spin-off companies.
  • To feed back experience and research data from the Companies to the University.
  • To watch the technical development and proactively suggest new projects.

Many companies of different sizes are dependent on high-quality software that realise IT-solutions they sell to their customers. To develop this software the companies need competence in:

  • Methods and techniques for the entire software life cycle, for example, Requirements engineering, Design, Implementation, Testing, Operation and Maintenance.
  • Processes and management methods, for instance, RUP, Software quality assurance, CMMI, Software reuse, Project control and Outsourcing.
  • Tools and middleware, for instance, Focal Point, Eclipse, CORBA, Databases, Compilers, Parallelisation and Domain-dependent languages.
  • Special quality technology and engineering methods that help realising wanted quality attributes, for instance, security, safety, reliability, usability and performance
  • Domain or business segment dependent knowledge, for instance, simulation of physical systems, signal processing, telecommunication, vehicular systems and business systems.
  • Knowledge of the market and customer needs.

In the group, with a strong coupling to the Department of Computer and Information Science at Linköping University, we have worked with software quality and management as well as both tools and middleware since the early 80's. A dominant part of the research has been performed in tight cooperation with various companies, either by transferring research results to industry use or to improve and validate existing practice. Most of the research leaders also have first-hand experience of working in a company as employed or founder of a spin-off company.

Currently we are working with companies in the areas of:

  • Requirements engineering methods
  • Security
  • Testing
  • Design, especially modelling of software
  • Compiler technology and parallel computing
  • Creating software for modelling and simulating physical systems

Adeel Asghar
+46 72 312 44 19
adeel.asghar [at]

Peter Fritzson
Professor, Santa Anna Research Faculty
+46 70 828 14 84
peter.fritzson [at]

Adrian Pop
+46 76 234 34 99
adrian.pop [at]

Martin Sjölund
+46 70 756 73 56
martin.sjolund [at]

Per Östlund
Research engineer
+46 70 665 50 68
per.ostlund [at]