Sven Apel

Sven Apel, Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professor of Computer Science
Chair of Software Engineering
Department of Informatics and Mathematics
University of Passau

Coordinates
Room:  IM 122
Mail:  Universität Passau, Innstr. 33, 94032 Passau, Germany
Phone:  +49 851 509 3225
Fax:  +49 851 509 3092
E-mail:  e-mail
Curriculum vitae, short bio, DBLP, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, ACM
News
My Heisenberg Professorship has been evaluated positively and extended to the maximum total duration of 5 years.
My keynote at MODULARITY 2016 is available at YouTube.
I have been appointed to the Young Academy of Europe.
Research
Programming methods (feature orientation, generative techniques, modularity)
Software engineering (variability, feature interactions, domain-specific optimization)
Empirical methods (program comprehension, the human factor, neuro imaging)
Formal methods (program algebra, type systems, program analysis)
Awards & Honors
Grants
ExaStencils (German Research Foundation, Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2018, 510,000 Euro)
SafeSPL++ (German Research Foundation, Heisenberg Program, Oct. 2013 – Sep. 2018, 585,000 Euro)
Pythia (German Research Foundation, Oct. 2012 – Sep. 2017, 700,000 Euro)
FeatureOpt (Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Jun. 2015 – May 2018, 100,000 Euro)
Software Intelligence (Siemens AG, Oct. 2013 – Sep. 2016, 50,000 Euro)
SafeSPL (German Research Foundation, Emmy-Noether Program, Nov. 2010 – Oct. 2015, 1,300,000 Euro)
MapReduceFoundation (German Research Foundation, Jun. 2011 – May. 2013, 160,000 Euro)
FeatureFoundation (German Research Foundation, Apr. 2009 – Mar. 2013, 320,000 Euro)
Metop Research Center, Magdeburg, Germany, Oct. 2008 – Dec. 2008, 4,000 Euro and Oct. 2009 – Nov. 2009, 2,500 Euro)
Memberships
Young Academy of Europe
Editorships
Empirical Software Engineering, Member of Editorial Board
IEEE Software, Member of Editorial Board
IEEE Software
Committees
ASE 2016
Dagstuhl Seminars
Sven Apel, Joanne Atlee, Luciano Baresi, and Pamela Zave. Feature Interactions: The Next Generation (No. 14281). July 6th – 11th, 2014.
Sven Apel, William R. Cook, Krzysztof Czarnecki, and Oscar Nierstrasz. Feature-Oriented Software Development (No. 11021). January 9th – 14th, 2011.
Sven Apel, Don Batory, Goetz Graefe, Gunter Saake, and Olaf Spinczyk. Software Engineering for Tailor-made Data Management (No. 08281). July 06th – 11th, 2008.
Selected Publications
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Tools
FeatureHouse: Language-Independent Feature Composition cppstats: Analyzing C Preprocessor Directives
JDime: Structured Merge of Software Versions SPL Conqueror: Performance Prediction of Software Variants
SPLverifier: Variability-Aware Model Checking TypeChef: Variability-Aware Static Analysis
FeatureVisu: Layout-Based Feature Clustering Codeface: Project Analysis and Dashboard Framework
FeatureIDE: Feature-Oriented Software Development Fuji: Feature-Oriented Programming in Java
CIDE: Virtual Separation of Concerns
Teaching & Students
Pearls
Co.LABS Article: This Is Your Brain On Code, According To Functional MRI Imaging
Huffington Post Article: Chris Parnin summarizes our fMRI research: Scientists Begin Looking at Programmers' Brains: The Neuroscience of Programming. See also the discussion thread at Slashdot.
Tech Talk on Variability-Aware Analysis at GPCE'12
Interview on FOSD at Software Engineering Radio: Part 1 and Part 2
Links