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Software Engineering Decision Support Laboratory


University of Calgary



Dr. Guenther Ruhe

Software Engineering Decision Support Laboratory
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Tel (403) 220 7692 Fax (403)284 4707

Information and Software Technology

bullet Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
bullet International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
bullet International Journal of Intelligent Decision Technologies
bullet International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence







Maintained by: Kornelia Streb



PhD Position available for September 2017:

Looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about conducting research in software engineering. Emphasis is on analytical methods supporting decison-making. Besides a very good track record, successful applicants differentiate themselves by their work ethics, their desire to work under a competitive environment, their ability and intention to collaborate with others, and their openness to new and emerging research topics.

Please submit your cv and a record of your research experience!

Editor-In-Chief (since January 1st, 2016) - Information and Software Technology - ELSEVIER

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former events

Technical Briefing at ICSE 2016:
International Conference on Software Engineering®,
May 14-22, 2016, Austin, Texas, USA

General Co-Chair at ESEIW 2015
October 19-23, 2015 - Beijing, China

Keynote at SEKE 2015:
The 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh,
USA July 6 - July 8, 2015

HICSS 2015 - Minitrack: Analytical Software Project Management

Keynote at PROFES 2014:
The 15th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
10-12 December 2014, Helsinki, Finland

Track co-chair:
Search-based Software Engineering at
2014 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014) July 12-16, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Invited Speaker at the
Fifth International Workshop on Managing and Technical Debt co-located with the Empirical Software Engineering International Week (ESEM 2013),

October 9, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Presentation slildes

Program Committee Co-Chair of SSBSE 2013 (Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering, August 24-26, 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Software researchers help City of Calgary improve garbage, recycling pickup practices, May 31, 2013
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Invited talk at the
25th CREST Open Workshop, Feb 11-12, 2013 - London (UK)

Software release decisions – Advanced models and optimization methods

Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Award 2012 from Microsoft Research.
A Recommendation System for Software Product Managers Using Cloud and Mobile Computing.

Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute for Software, Beijing (May-June 2011).

Keynote at
The 11th CREST Open Workshop, Feb 23, 2011 - London (UK)
SBSE for Early Lifecycle Software Engineering: Search Based Requirements and Project Management Optimisation
(Slides, Video_1, Video_2)

Watch the presentation at Microsoft Research

The Battle for the Right Features - The Art and Science of Product Release Planning

Produced by: Microsoft Research, June 24, 2010, Redmond (USA)