Seminar: Software Quality

Module No: IN0014, IN2107 (Bachelor's, Master's)

Software Quality

Software with high quality is an overarching goal of software evolution. However, what constitutes software quality in concrete terms, and above all how it is determined and achieved, is a ongoing challenge. This seminar is dedicated to this topic. 

This year we want to put special emphasis on not only considering the quality of source code. Requirements and tests are integral parts of software and its quality as well. In the seminar we will cover techniques for evaluating and improving the quality of requirements, tests, source code and processes. We want to learn the techniques not only in theory but also try them out on practical examples.

Ongoing Semester

Downloads and Deadlines

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  • Initial Submission: July 15
  • Presentation dry run: until July 22
  • Presentation and Group Meeting: July 25-29 (tba)
  • final submission: Aug 5


Organization: Next Semester

The seminar can be held in English as well as in German.
Regular meetings will be arranged individually with the respective supervisor. The final seminar presentations take place bundled at the end of the semester as a block event.

The preliminary information meeting will be held on July 20, 11 am. You can attend via the Zoom client or your browser using this URL.
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After the meeting, you are cordially invited to apply using this form.  
Your application helps us to prioritize you in the matching tool. Your application should include a letter of motivation and ideally a short cv and grade report. Deadline for the application is Jul 28, 8 pm


  • July: Matching and Assignment to Seminar
  • August: Assignment of supervisor and topic, first coordination.
  • October: joint kick-off event with information on literature research, effective presentations and an introduction to common software quality challenges
  • February/March: seminar presentations as block event
  • Presentation dry run: block event minus 1 week
  • Initial thesis submission: block event minus 2 weeks
  • Final thesis submission: block event plus 1 week


Each participant learns to work independently on a scientific topic, to conduct literature research, to apply the knowledge gained and to write a paper on the given topic. Each participant gives a presentation on his or her topic to the other participants and supervisors and receives detailed feedback.

These are the topics for the winter semester 2022/23:

  • Testability of Software Systems​
  • Clone Detection
  • Test Impact Analysis
  • Test Gap Analysis
  • Test Gap Analysis
  • Regression Test Optimization for Manual UI Tests
  • Flaky End-to-End Tests
  • Brown Builds
  • GoFast: Faster Testing in Go through Program Analysis​