Swe-SE-SCI

Navigating the academic Swedish software engineering landscape can be difficult. Swe-SE-SCI collects Swedish Software Engineering (SE) scholars with permanent positions at Swedish non-profit research organizations. The ambition is to maintain an index of all Swedish SE scholars with first-authored publications in SCI-listed SE journals, i.e., “SSS scholars”. Swe-SE-SCI mines publication lists to identify typical research topics of Swedish SE research organizations and apparent research interests of SSS scholars.

A reliable and updated index of academic SE in Sweden could bring several benefits. The primary goal is to constitute a gateway for industry to find expertise among researchers – hopefully supporting knowledge transfer, industry-academia collaboration, and more relevant research. Swe-SE-SCI can also be used to find academic partners in new research projects and suitable PhD committee members.

Affiliations are ranked by the number of first-authored SCI publications by SSS scholars. Individual SSS scholars are ranked by their SSS rating – our in-house metric. In contrast to non-decreasing citation-based metrics, the SSS rating fluctuates as it promotes active research with a focus to publish in SCI-listed SE journals. A detailed description is available at the bottom of this page.

October 2019 – The third Swe-SE-SCI

This third edition of the Swe-SE-SCI index shows that the top-5 SE research organizations are BTH, Chalmers/Gothenburg, Lund University, RISE, and KTH. Note that a considerable amount of editorial work has now been disregarded.

Looking at individual SSS scholars, familiar full professors top the list. We also find some new names in Sweden (Felderer and Baudry) as well as some emerging top scholars.

Swe-SE-SCI affiliations and apparent research topics
Affiliation #SSS scholars #SCI publications Research topics
Blekinge Institute of Technology 17 91 Topic 1: testing empirical test risk company value global; Topic 2: web development quality projects model decision practice; Topic 3: industrial process management models framework applications assessment; Topic 4: effort estimation product project gui security lessons; Topic 5: requirements systematic knowledge design cost improve industry
Chalmers / Gothenburg University 18 50 Topic 1: modeling ecosystems management empirical evolution challenges tool; Topic 2: development component data goal design measurement large; Topic 3: model open architecture service patterns framework source; Topic 4: systems product industrial quality analysis models variability; Topic 5: requirements test lines practice testing method learning
Lund University 7 25 Topic 1: product test risk method practices distances selection; Topic 2: regression systematic grammars processes communication methods unit; Topic 3: testing open model large line project industrial; Topic 4: requirements development attribute analysis language quality source; Topic 5: management improving effects scale context decision preface
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 8 16 Topic 1: systems cost estimation networks service artificial agile; Topic 2: decision industrial classification support trade level open; Topic 3: architecture development enterprise systematic impact functional tools; Topic 4: time model fuzzy prediction selection literature tradeoff; Topic 5: analysis automotive embedded real models framework traceability
KTH Royal Institute of Technology 5 11 Topic 1: analysis general test business extended information empirical; Topic 2: probabilistic attacks security validation code prediction report; Topic 3: enterprise vulnerability design automated influence testing vulnerabilities; Topic 4: architecture theory application testability measuring measurement models; Topic 5: model systems automatic modeling method network scanning
Mälardalen University 5 11 Topic 1: model distributed response timing real semantics self; Topic 2: systems embedded component mixed controller industrial complex; Topic 3: time models development modeling systematic adaptation modelling; Topic 4: network vehicular area test service code runtime; Topic 5: analysis end uml messages framework supporting integrating
Skövde University 3 6 Topic 1: systems method experiences test projects term; Topic 2: model companies organisations mutants time editorship; Topic 3: open source perceptions models analysis documents; Topic 4: standards tool swedish development biological mutation; Topic 5: involvement openness long support drupal influences
Linköping University 3 5 Topic 1: slicing language interprocedural simulation computer; Topic 2: dynamic modelica equation algorithmic tools; Topic 3: debugging object incremental testing parallel; Topic 4: modeling environment languages 2010 physical
Linneaus Univerity 4 4 Topic 1: systems adaptive programs machines control points multiformalism; Topic 2: security self graphs critical architecture component machine; Topic 3: model task physical scheduling optimization fast level; Topic 4: analysis design surveillance formal infrastructures modelling verification; Topic 5: logp modeling resilience management new communication conceptual
Malmö University 2 3 Topic 1: ecosystem; Topic 2: ecosystem
Örebro University 1 2 Topic 1: data distribution quality; Topic 2: analysis statistical framework; Topic 3: goals effort requirements
Stockholm University 1 1 Topic 1: capability governance frameworks contract; Topic 2: modeling service enterprise services; Topic 3: business requirements processes consumer
Jönköping University 1 1 Topic 1: end user spyware; Topic 2: license agreements learning; Topic 3: learning agreements license
Swe-SE-SCI scholars and apparent research interests: Click on a header to sort by the corresponding column.
Scholar Affiliation SSS rating Apparent research interests
Jan Bosch Chalmers / Gothenburg University 61.36 product, architecture, lines, ecosystems, object, development, variability, families, data, systems
Claes Wohlin Blekinge Institute of Technology 60.82 empirical, project, success, reliability, factors, analysis, journals, methods, systematic, literature
Emilia Mendes Blekinge Institute of Technology 42.12 web, effort, estimation, company, applications, cost, hypermedia, value, development, improve
Per Runeson Lund University 35.08 testing, test, open, unit, industry, academia, collaboration, product, detection, inspection
Michael Felderer Blekinge Institute of Technology 24.15 testing, risk, security, test, industrial, system, defect, requirements, quality, results
Tony Gorschek Blekinge Institute of Technology 24.11 requirements, empirical, model, product, process, management, transfer, development, practice, global
Robert Feldt Chalmers / Gothenburg University 24.0 test, search, empirical, diverse, genetic, programming, testing, diversity, cases, generating
Benoit Baudry KTH Royal Institute of Technology 23.39 test, model, design, testability, testing, validation, automatic, optimization, genetic, oo
Miroslaw Staron Chalmers / Gothenburg University 22.7 measurement, industrial, development, systems, large, projects, method, model, code, measures
Krzysztof Wnuk Blekinge Institute of Technology 22.68 requirements, management, decision, large, scoping, scale, industrial, open, visualization, innovation
Ivica Crnkovic Chalmers / Gothenburg University 20.51 component, systems, development, embedded, components, process, scm, icse, prediction, challenges
Björn Regnell Lund University 20.5 requirements, quality, model, reqt, org, product, large, scale, mobile, domain
Jürgen Börstler Blekinge Institute of Technology 19.75 teaching, object, role, play, learning, quality, projects, example, programs, programmieren
Martin Höst Lund University 18.56 product, source, development, processes, project, management, open, commercial, knowledge, systematic
Darja Smite Blekinge Institute of Technology 17.7 global, development, lessons, learned, cost, offshoring, evidence, project, coordination, empirical
Daniel Méndez Fernández Blekinge Institute of Technology 17.67 requirements, artefact, naming, pain, practice, results, artefacts, design, first, germany
Martin Monperrus KTH Royal Institute of Technology 17.54 model, measurement, automated, automatic, repair, system, les, detecting, missing, method
Mikael Svahnberg Blekinge Institute of Technology 17.32 quality, architecture, requirements, architectures, method, attributes, product, assessing, uni, repm
Raffaela Mirandola Mälardalen University 15.5 adaptation, service, self, qos, reliability, systems, performance, process, formal, models
Efi Papatheocharous RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 14.32 cost, estimation, decision, artificial, development, fuzzy, neural, networks, systems, cognitive
Markus Borg RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 13.35 traceability, impact, analysis, reports, time, bug, change, safety, context, information
Eric Knauss Chalmers / Gothenburg University 13.09 requirements, continuous, supporting, von, agile, system, development, clarification, ecosystems, quality
Gregory Gay Chalmers / Gothenburg University 12.35 test, generation, coverage, real, search, model, fitness, faults, automated, steering
Richard Berntsson-Svensson Chalmers / Gothenburg University 12.23 requirements, quality, quper, practice, industrial, companies, creativity, techniques, model, decision
Michael Unterkalmsteiner Blekinge Institute of Technology 10.88 requirements, testing, ret, process, improvement, 2016, test, alignment, 5th, 2018
Emelie Engström Lund University 10.85 test, testing, regression, product, line, selection, systematic, serp, taxonomy, supporting
Elizabeth Bjarnason Lund University 10.79 requirements, distances, development, evidence, test, practices, communication, gaps, large, testing
Wasif Afzal Mälardalen University 10.52 runtime, systematic, fault, testing, megam, rt2, ecsel, project, megamodelling, scalable
Richard Torkar Chalmers / Gothenburg University 10.38 testing, requirements, traceability, systematic, industry, adopting, free, libre, open, source
Patrizio Pelliccione Chalmers / Gothenburg University 10.08 framework, cars, systems, architectural, specifications, message, icsa, 2018, tutorials, chairs
Nauman Bin Ali Blekinge Institute of Technology 10.0 systematic, search, literature, simulation, industrial, process, industry, testing, reviews, assisted
Fabian Fagerholm Blekinge Institute of Technology 9.53 education, agile, projects, patterns, continuous, performance, developers, experience, lean, onboarding
Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers / Gothenburg University 9.34 goal, modeling, requirements, analysis, interactive, models, systematic, model, creative, enterprise
Philipp Leitner Chalmers / Gothenburg University 9.28 service, services, cloud, level, violations, web, practice, performance, testing, compositions
Björn Lundell Skövde University 9.03 open, source, standards, swedish, perceptions, tool, method, openness, systems, companies
Regina Hebig Chalmers / Gothenburg University 8.93 model, evolution, development, mde, languages, processes, transformation, magnifying, glass, xtend
Jakob Axelsson RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 8.68 systems, system, time, embedded, real, analysis, automotive, architecting, hardware, platooning
Davide Fucci Blekinge Institute of Technology 8.51 test, development, replication, effects, process, first, external, skills, conformance, code
Welf Löwe Linneaus Univerity 8.38 programs, logp, optimization, scheduling, task, graphs, machines, communication, machine, pram
Riccardo Scandariato Chalmers / Gothenburg University 7.93 security, design, generative, secure, defined, descriptive, microsoft, threat, modeling, technique
Pontus Johnson KTH Royal Institute of Technology 7.8 analysis, theory, architecture, modeling, general, probabilistic, enterprise, business, vulnerability, attack
Peter Fritzson Linköping University 7.53 modelica, language, modeling, object, environment, equation, debugging, incremental, development, physical
Helena Holmström Olsson Malmö University 7.5 ecosystem, make, mind, singing, praise, empowerment, paying, cost, chaos, ad
Thorsten Berger Chalmers / Gothenburg University 7.22 variability, modeling, feature, systems, efficiency, projectional, editing, models, large, industrial
Robert Lagerström KTH Royal Institute of Technology 6.76 architecture, enterprise, systems, analysis, modifiability, cost, probabilistic, design, visualizing, measuring
Federico Ciccozzi Mälardalen University 6.56 systems, model, uml, embedded, models, code, execution, generation, semantics, modelling
Panagiota Chatzipetrou Örebro University 6.39 analysis, statistical, data, framework, effort, phase, distribution, quality, goals, requirements
Emil Alégroth Blekinge Institute of Technology 6.22 testing, gui, visual, industrial, practice, test, empirical, technical, debt, testware
Ulrik Franke RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 5.66 enterprise, architecture, service, analysis, insurance, availability, framework, trade, cyber, decision
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer Chalmers / Gothenburg University 5.57 systems, self, open, organising, scrum, agile, die, organic, computing, project
Hannes Holm KTH Royal Institute of Technology 5.43 attacks, vulnerability, expert, system, scanning, investigation, empirical, security, web, application
Imed Hammouda Chalmers / Gothenburg University 5.05 open, source, design, concern, patterns, pattern, development, systems, sustainable, learning
Mariam Kamkar Linköping University 4.85 slicing, dynamic, interprocedural, program, debugging, programs, algorithmic, testing, applied, application
Jonas Lundberg Linneaus Univerity 4.84 analysis, resilience, design, response, points, cognitive, work, conceptual, designing, air
Kenneth Lind Chalmers / Gothenburg University 4.5 size, estimation, components, embedded, automated, real, time, code, compsize, model
Birgitta Lindström Skövde University 4.5 mutation, mutants, test, time, strong, subsuming, aspect, models, testability, dynamic
Gul Calikli Chalmers / Gothenburg University 4.48 confirmation, bias, analysis, effects, empirical, factors, affecting, levels, developers, modeling
Deepika Badampudi Blekinge Institute of Technology 4.36 systematic, knowledge, translation, decision, making, literature, contextualizing, evidence, modern, code
Görel Hedin Lund University 4.16 attribute, grammars, programming, jastadd, extreme, preface, object, languages, teaching, system
Javier Gonzalez-Huerta Blekinge Institute of Technology 4.08 architecture, derivation, product, models, validating, model, improvement, multimodel, business, process
Ana Magazinius RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 3.75 cost, estimation, effects, feature, complexity, effort, estimates, investigating, intentional, distortions
Patrik Berander Malmö University 3.75 requirements, hierarchies, hierarchical, cumulative, voting, prioritization, evaluating, two, ways, calculating
Pasqualina Potena RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 3.69 tradeoff, architecture, quality, service, optimization, composition, functional, attributes, systems, directions
Narges Khakpour Linneaus Univerity 3.67 systems, self, adaptive, formal, behavioral, structural, adaptations, synthesis, security, control
Niklas Lavesson Jönköping University 3.59 learning, end, user, license, agreements, spyware, method, components, preface, similarity
Jonas Gamalielsson Skövde University 3.34 open, source, standards, biological, organisational, involvement, w3c, editorship, projects, analysis
Jelena Zdravkovic Stockholm University 3.17 business, capability, service, modeling, requirements, processes, enterprise, frameworks, governance, organizations
Michael Mattsson Blekinge Institute of Technology 3.06 framework, industrial, stability, evolving, frameworks, causes, solutions, evolution, application, experience
Christin Lindholm Lund University 3.0 risk, development, analysis, medical, device, management, process, involving, user, perspective
Kristian Sandahl Linköping University 2.94 extended, replication, assessing, methods, requirements, inspections, developing, knowledge, systems, active
Saad Mubeen Mälardalen University 2.4 analysis, time, systems, end, response, embedded, timing, component, distributed, mixed
Francesco Flammini Linneaus Univerity 2.14 systems, surveillance, security, critical, modelling, physical, infrastructures, decision, fusion, multiformalism
Niklas Mellegård RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 1.76 defect, automotive, process, efficiency, industrial, impact, improving, development, light, weight
Daniel Flemström Mälardalen University 1.66 test, interactive, passive, guarded, assertions, similarity, prioritization, automation, development, tests
Stefan Cedergren RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 1.0 evaluating, performance, development, products
Signature SCI works by Swe-SE-SCI scholars: Click on a header to sort by the corresponding column.
Scholar Affiliation SSS rating Signature SSS works
Jan Bosch Chalmers / Gothenburg University 61.36 2018: Ecosystem traps and where to find them. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2012: Software ecosystems: Taking software development beyond the boundaries of the organization. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2011: Introducing agile customer-centered development in a legacy software product line. (Softw., Pract. Exper.) 2010: From integration to composition: On the impact of software product lines, global development and ecosystems. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2003: Software architecture – Engineering quality attributes. (Journal of Systems and Software) 1999: Superimposition: a component adaptation technique. (Information & Software Technology)
Claes Wohlin Blekinge Institute of Technology 60.82 2015: Towards a decision-making structure for selecting a research design in empirical software engineering. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2015: A general theory of software engineering: Balancing human, social and organizational capitals. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2013: Systematic literature reviews in software engineering. (Information & Software Technology) 2013: On the reliability of mapping studies in software engineering. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2011: Taking novelty to a new level. (Information & Software Technology) 2009: An analysis of the most cited articles in software engineering journals – 2002. (Information & Software Technology) 2008: An analysis of the most cited articles in software engineering journals – 2001. (Information & Software Technology) 2007: Most cited journal articles in software engineering. (Information & Software Technology) 2007: An analysis of the most cited articles in software engineering journals – 2000. (Information & Software Technology) 2005: Most cited journal articles in software engineering. (Information & Software Technology) 2005: An analysis of the most cited articles in software engineering journals – 1999. (Information & Software Technology) 2004: Are Individual Differences in Software Development Performance Possible to Capture Using a Quantitative Survey?. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2003: Prioritizing and Assessing Software Project Success Factors and Project Characteristics using Subjective Data. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2001: Assessing Project Success Using Subjective Evaluation Factors. (Software Quality Journal) 2000: Subjective evaluation as a tool for learning from software project success. (Information & Software Technology) 1999: Strategies for industrial relevance in software engineering education. (Journal of Systems and Software) 1995: Soft factors and their impact on time to market. (Software Quality Journal) 1995: An Experimental Evaluation of Capture-Recapture in Software Inspections. (Softw. Test., Verif. Reliab.) 1994: Certification of Software Components. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Emilia Mendes Blekinge Institute of Technology 42.12 2018: Towards improving decision making and estimating the value of decisions in value-based software engineering: the VALUE framework. (Software Quality Journal) 2018: Correction to: Towards improving decision making and estimating the value of decisions in value-based software engineering: the VALUE framework. (Software Quality Journal) 2008: Replicating studies on cross- vs single-company effort models using the ISBSG Database. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2008: Cross-company vs. single-company web effort models using the Tukutuku database: An extended study. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2008: Bayesian Network Models for Web Effort Prediction: A Comparative Study. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2005: Investigating Web size metrics for early Web cost estimation. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2003: A Comparative Study of Cost Estimation Models for Web Hypermedia Applications. (Empirical Software Engineering) 1998: Reusability and maintainability in hypermedia applications for education. (Information & Software Technology)
Per Runeson Lund University 35.08 2014: Variation factors in the design and analysis of replicated controlled experiments – Three (dis)similar studies on inspections versus unit testing. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2009: Guidelines for conducting and reporting case study research in software engineering. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2003: Test processes in software product evolution – a qualitative survey on the state of practice. (Journal of Software Maintenance) 1998: An Experimental Evaluation of an Experience-Based Capture-Recapture Method in Software Code Inspections. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Michael Felderer Blekinge Institute of Technology 24.15 2019: Comprehensibility of system models during test design: a controlled experiment comparing UML activity diagrams and state machines. (Software Quality Journal) 2016: Risk orientation in software testing processes of small and medium enterprises: an exploratory and comparative study. (Software Quality Journal) 2016: Model-based security testing: a taxonomy and systematic classification. (Softw. Test., Verif. Reliab.) 2015: Manual test case derivation from UML activity diagrams and state machines: A controlled experiment. (Information & Software Technology) 2014: Integrating risk-based testing in industrial test processes. (Software Quality Journal)
Tony Gorschek Blekinge Institute of Technology 24.11 2014: On the use of software design models in software development practice: An empirical investigation. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2012: Introduction of a process maturity model for market-driven product management and requirements engineering. (Journal of Software Maintenance) 2008: Requirements engineering: In search of the dependent variables. (Information & Software Technology) 2007: A controlled empirical evaluation of a requirements abstraction model. (Information & Software Technology) 2006: Requirements Abstraction Model. (Requir. Eng.) 2004: Packaging software process improvement issues: a method and a case study. (Softw., Pract. Exper.)
Robert Feldt Chalmers / Gothenburg University 24.0 2018: Four commentaries on the use of students and professionals in empirical software engineering experiments. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2010: Links between the personalities, views and attitudes of software engineers. (Information & Software Technology)
Benoit Baudry KTH Royal Institute of Technology 23.39 2005: Measuring design testability of a UML class diagram. (Information & Software Technology) 2005: From genetic to bacteriological algorithms for mutation-based testing. (Softw. Test., Verif. Reliab.)
Miroslaw Staron Chalmers / Gothenburg University 22.7 2018: Industrial experiences from evolving measurement systems into self-healing systems for improved availability. (Softw., Pract. Exper.) 2016: MeSRAM – A method for assessing robustness of measurement programs in large software development organizations and its industrial evaluation. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2012: Critical role of measures in decision processes: Managerial and technical measures in the context of large software development organizations. (Information & Software Technology) 2011: Developing measurement systems: an industrial case study. (Journal of Software Maintenance) 2010: A method for forecasting defect backlog in large streamline software development projects and its industrial evaluation. (Information & Software Technology) 2009: A framework for developing measurement systems and its industrial evaluation. (Information & Software Technology) 2008: Predicting weekly defect inflow in large software projects based on project planning and test status. (Information & Software Technology) 2006: Empirical assessment of using stereotypes to improve comprehension of UML models: A set of experiments. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Krzysztof Wnuk Blekinge Institute of Technology 22.68 2016: Supporting Scope Tracking and Visualization for Very Large-Scale Requirements Engineering-Utilizing FSC+, Decision Patterns, and Atomic Decision Visualizations. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2015: Exploring factors affecting decision outcome and lead time in large-scale requirements engineering. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2014: Bridges and barriers to hardware-dependent software ecosystem participation – A case study. (Information & Software Technology) 2013: Obsolete software requirements. (Information & Software Technology) 2012: Replication of an experiment on linguistic tool support for consolidation of requirements from multiple sources. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Ivica Crnkovic Chalmers / Gothenburg University 20.51 2011: A Classification Framework for Software Component Models. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2005: Automated Component-Based Software Engineering. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2002: Challenges of component-based development. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Björn Regnell Lund University 20.5 2001: An Industrial Case Study on Distributed Prioritisation in Market-Driven Requirements Engineering for Packaged Software. (Requir. Eng.) 2000: Are the Perspectives Really Different? – Further Experimentation on Scenario-Based Reading of Requirements. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2000: Towards integration of use case modelling and usage-based testing. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Jürgen Börstler Blekinge Institute of Technology 19.75 2016: Beauty and the Beast: on the readability of object-oriented example programs. (Software Quality Journal) 2016: The Role of Method Chains and Comments in Software Readability and Comprehension – An Experiment. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 1995: Integrated software reuse: Management and techniques : Paul Walton and Neil Maiden (eds) Ashgate Publishing, Hants, UK (1993) 178 pp 49.50 hardcover ISBN 1 85742 146 9. (Information & Software Technology)
Martin Höst Lund University 18.56 2011: A systematic review of research on open source software in commercial software product development. (Information & Software Technology) 2001: Exploring bottlenecks in market-driven requirements management processes with discrete event simulation. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2000: Using Students as Subjects-A Comparative Study of Students and Professionals in Lead-Time Impact Assessment. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2000: Evaluation of code review methods through interviews and experimentation. (Journal of Systems and Software) 1997: A subjective effort estimation experiment. (Information & Software Technology)
Darja Smite Blekinge Institute of Technology 17.7 2017: Software teams and their knowledge networks in large-scale software development. (Information & Software Technology) 2014: An empirically based terminology and taxonomy for global software engineering. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2013: Offshore insourcing in software development: Structuring the decision-making process. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2012: Lessons learned from transferring software products to India. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2010: Empirical evidence in global software engineering: a systematic review. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Daniel Méndez Fernández Blekinge Institute of Technology 17.67 2019: The open science initiative of the Empirical Software Engineering journal. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2019: Empirical software engineering: From discipline to interdiscipline. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2017: Naming the pain in requirements engineering – Contemporary problems, causes, and effects in practice. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2015: Naming the pain in requirements engineering: A design for a global family of surveys and first results from Germany. (Information & Software Technology) 2015: Artefact-based requirements engineering: the AMDiRE approach. (Requir. Eng.) 2012: Field study on requirements engineering: Investigation of artefacts, project parameters, and execution strategies. (Information & Software Technology)
Martin Monperrus KTH Royal Institute of Technology 17.54 2013: Automated measurement of models of requirements. (Software Quality Journal) 2013: Detecting missing method calls as violations of the majority rule. (ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol.) 2012: What should developers be aware of? An empirical study on the directives of API documentation. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Mikael Svahnberg Blekinge Institute of Technology 17.32 2017: A model for assessing and re-assessing the value of software reuse. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2015: Uni-REPM: a framework for requirements engineering process assessment. (Requir. Eng.) 2013: Uni-REPM: validated and improved. (Requir. Eng.) 2010: A systematic review on strategic release planning models. (Information & Software Technology) 2007: Six years of evaluating software architectures in student projects. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2005: An Investigation of a Method for Identifying a Software Architecture Candidate with Respect to Quality Attributes. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2005: A taxonomy of variability realization techniques. (Softw., Pract. Exper.) 2004: An industrial study on building consensus around software architectures and quality attributes. (Information & Software Technology) 2003: A Quality-Driven Decision-Support Method for Identifying Software Architecture Candidates. (International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering) 1999: Evolution in software product lines: two cases. (Journal of Software Maintenance)
Raffaela Mirandola Mälardalen University 15.5 2014: A reliability model for Service Component Architectures. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Efi Papatheocharous RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 14.32 2018: The GRADE taxonomy for supporting decision-making of asset selection in software-intensive system development. (Information & Software Technology) 2017: An investigation of effort distribution among development phases: A four-stage progressive software cost estimation model. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2014: Empirical evidence and state of practice of software agile teams. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2012: A Hybrid Software Cost Estimation Approach Utilizing Decision Trees and Fuzzy Logic. (International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering)
Markus Borg RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 13.35 2019: Selecting component sourcing options: A survey of software engineering’s broader make-or-buy decisions. (Information & Software Technology) 2017: Supporting Change Impact Analysis Using a Recommendation System: An Industrial Case Study in a Safety-Critical Context. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2016: TuneR: a framework for tuning software engineering tools with hands-on instructions in R. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2014: Recovering from a decade: a systematic mapping of information retrieval approaches to software traceability. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Eric Knauss Chalmers / Gothenburg University 13.09 2018: Continuous clarification and emergent requirements flows in open-commercial software ecosystems. (Requir. Eng.) 2015: Patterns of continuous requirements clarification. (Requir. Eng.)
Gregory Gay Chalmers / Gothenburg University 12.35 2017: Automated Steering of Model-Based Test Oracles to Admit Real Program Behaviors. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2016: The Effect of Program and Model Structure on the Effectiveness of MC/DC Test Adequacy Coverage. (ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol.) 2015: The Risks of Coverage-Directed Test Case Generation. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2015: Automated Oracle Data Selection Support. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2010: Finding robust solutions in requirements models. (Autom. Softw. Eng.) 2010: Automatically finding the control variables for complex system behavior. (Autom. Softw. Eng.)
Richard Berntsson-Svensson Chalmers / Gothenburg University 12.23 2017: Is role playing in Requirements Engineering Education increasing learning outcome? (Requir. Eng.) 2013: An investigation of how quality requirements are specified in industrial practice. (Information & Software Technology) 2012: Setting quality targets for coming releases with QUPER: an industrial case study. (Requir. Eng.) 2012: Quality Requirements in Industrial Practice – An Extended Interview Study at Eleven Companies. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Michael Unterkalmsteiner Blekinge Institute of Technology 10.88 2016: Large-scale information retrieval in software engineering – an experience report from industrial application. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2015: Assessing requirements engineering and software test alignment – Five case studies. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2014: A conceptual framework for SPI evaluation. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2014: A taxonomy for requirements engineering and software test alignment. (ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol.) 2012: Evaluation and Measurement of Software Process Improvement – A Systematic Literature Review. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Emelie Engström Lund University 10.85 2017: SERP-test: a taxonomy for supporting industry-academia communication. (Software Quality Journal) 2013: Test overlay in an emerging software product line – An industrial case study. (Information & Software Technology) 2011: Software product line testing – A systematic mapping study. (Information & Software Technology) 2010: A systematic review on regression test selection techniques. (Information & Software Technology)
Elizabeth Bjarnason Lund University 10.79 2019: Improving requirements-test alignment by prescribing practices that mitigate communication gaps. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2017: The role of distances in requirements communication: a case study. (Requir. Eng.) 2016: A theory of distances in software engineering. (Information & Software Technology) 2016: A multi-case study of agile requirements engineering and the use of test cases as requirements. (Information & Software Technology) 2014: Challenges and practices in aligning requirements with verification and validation: a case study of six companies. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2012: Are you biting off more than you can chew? A case study on causes and effects of overscoping in large-scale software engineering. (Information & Software Technology)
Wasif Afzal Mälardalen University 10.52 2016: Software test process improvement approaches: A systematic literature review and an industrial case study. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2015: An experiment on the effectiveness and efficiency of exploratory testing. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2014: Prediction of faults-slip-through in large software projects: an empirical evaluation. (Software Quality Journal) 2012: Resampling Methods in Software Quality Classification. (International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering) 2009: A systematic review of search-based testing for non-functional system properties. (Information & Software Technology)
Richard Torkar Chalmers / Gothenburg University 10.38 2012: Requirements Traceability: a Systematic Review and Industry Case Study. (International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering)
Patrizio Pelliccione Chalmers / Gothenburg University 10.08 2009: CHARMY: A Framework for Designing and Verifying Architectural Specifications. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2008: An architectural approach to the correct and automatic assembly of evolving component-based systems. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Nauman Bin Ali Blekinge Institute of Technology 10.0 2019: On the search for industry-relevant regression testing research. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2019: A critical appraisal tool for systematic literature reviews in software engineering. (Information & Software Technology) 2018: Reliability of search in systematic reviews: Towards a quality assessment framework for the automated-search strategy. (Information & Software Technology) 2016: FLOW-assisted value stream mapping in the early phases of large-scale software development. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2015: Evaluation of simulation-assisted value stream mapping for software product development: Two industrial cases. (Information & Software Technology) 2014: A systematic literature review on the industrial use of software process simulation. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Fabian Fagerholm Blekinge Institute of Technology 9.53 2018: Designing and implementing an environment for software start-up education: Patterns and anti-patterns. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2017: The RIGHT model for Continuous Experimentation. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2015: Performance Alignment Work: How software developers experience the continuous adaptation of team performance in Lean and Agile environments. (Information & Software Technology)
Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers / Gothenburg University 9.34 2019: Creative goal modeling for innovative requirements. (Information & Software Technology) 2019: Goal-oriented requirements engineering: an extended systematic mapping study. (Requir. Eng.) 2016: Interactive goal model analysis for early requirements engineering. (Requir. Eng.) 2013: Comparison and evaluation of goal-oriented satisfaction analysis techniques. (Requir. Eng.)
Philipp Leitner Chalmers / Gothenburg University 9.28 2019: A mixed-method empirical study of Function-as-a-Service software development in industrial practice. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Björn Lundell Skövde University 9.03 2011: Practitioner perceptions of Open Source software in the embedded systems area. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2004: Changing perceptions of CASE technology. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Regina Hebig Chalmers / Gothenburg University 8.93 2017: The changing balance of technology and process: A case study on a combined setting of model-driven development and classical C coding. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2017: Approaches to Co-Evolution of Metamodels and Models: A Survey. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Jakob Axelsson RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 8.68 2016: Quality assurance in software ecosystems: A systematic literature mapping and research agenda. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2014: Characteristics of software ecosystems for Federated Embedded Systems: A case study. (Information & Software Technology)
Davide Fucci Blekinge Institute of Technology 8.51 2017: A Dissection of the Test-Driven Development Process: Does It Really Matter to Test-First or to Test-Last? (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.) 2015: Towards an operationalization of test-driven development skills: An industrial empirical study. (Information & Software Technology) 2014: On the role of tests in test-driven development: a differentiated and partial replication. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Welf Löwe Linneaus Univerity 8.38 2005: Rapid Construction of Software Comprehension Tools. (International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering)
Riccardo Scandariato Chalmers / Gothenburg University 7.93 2015: A descriptive study of Microsoft’s threat modeling technique. (Requir. Eng.) 2014: Predicting Vulnerable Software Components via Text Mining. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Pontus Johnson KTH Royal Institute of Technology 7.8 2016: The Tarpit – A general theory of software engineering. (Information & Software Technology)
Peter Fritzson Linköping University 7.53 1994: Using assertions in declarative and operational models for automated debugging. (Journal of Systems and Software) 1983: Symbolic debugging through incremental compilation in an integrated environment. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Helena Holmström Olsson Malmö University 7.5 2017: From ad hoc to strategic ecosystem management: the “Three-Layer Ecosystem Strategy Model” (TeLESM). (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process)
Thorsten Berger Chalmers / Gothenburg University 7.22 2014: Variability mechanisms in software ecosystems. (Information & Software Technology) 2013: A Study of Variability Models and Languages in the Systems Software Domain. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Robert Lagerström KTH Royal Institute of Technology 6.76 2013: Increasing software development efficiency and maintainability for complex industrial systems – A case study. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2012: Identifying factors affecting software development cost and productivity. (Software Quality Journal) 2010: Architecture analysis of enterprise systems modifiability – Models, analysis, and validation. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2010: Architecture analysis of enterprise systems modifiability: a metamodel for software change cost estimation. (Software Quality Journal)
Federico Ciccozzi Mälardalen University 6.56 2018: Architecture optimization: speed or accuracy? both! (Software Quality Journal) 2016: Explicit connection patterns (ECP) profile and semantics for modelling and generating explicit connections in complex UML composite structures. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2013: Round-trip support for extra-functional property management in model-driven engineering of embedded systems. (Information & Software Technology)
Panagiota Chatzipetrou Örebro University 6.39 2015: A multivariate statistical framework for the analysis of software effort phase distribution. (Information & Software Technology) 2015: An experience-based framework for evaluating alignment of software quality goals. (Software Quality Journal)
Emil Alégroth Blekinge Institute of Technology 6.22 2017: On the long-term use of visual gui testing in industrial practice: a case study. (Empirical Software Engineering) 2016: Maintenance of automated test suites in industry: An empirical study on Visual GUI Testing. (Information & Software Technology) 2015: Visual GUI testing in practice: challenges, problemsand limitations. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Ulrik Franke RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 5.66 2012: Availability of enterprise IT systems: an expert-based Bayesian framework. (Software Quality Journal)
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer Chalmers / Gothenburg University 5.57 2017: No silver brick: Opportunities and limitations of teaching Scrum with Lego workshops. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Hannes Holm KTH Royal Institute of Technology 5.43 2015: A Bayesian network model for likelihood estimations of acquirement of critical software vulnerabilities and exploits. (Information & Software Technology)
Imed Hammouda Chalmers / Gothenburg University 5.05 2011: Managing Concern Knowledge in Software Systems. (International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering) 2009: Design profiles: toward unified tool support for design patterns and UML profiles. (Softw., Pract. Exper.)
Mariam Kamkar Linköping University 4.85 1998: Application of program slicing in algorithmic debugging. (Information & Software Technology) 1995: An overview and comparative classification of program slicing techniques. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Jonas Lundberg Linneaus Univerity 4.84 2009: Fast and precise points-to analysis. (Information & Software Technology)
Kenneth Lind Chalmers / Gothenburg University 4.5 2012: A Practical Approach to Size Estimation of Embedded Software Components. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Birgitta Lindström Skövde University 4.5 2019: On strong mutation and the theory of subsuming logic-based mutants. (Softw. Test., Verif. Reliab.) 2017: Using mutation to design tests for aspect-oriented models. (Information & Software Technology)
Gul Calikli Chalmers / Gothenburg University 4.48 2015: Empirical analysis of factors affecting confirmation bias levels of software engineers. (Software Quality Journal)
Deepika Badampudi Blekinge Institute of Technology 4.36 2018: A decision-making process-line for selection of software asset origins and components. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2016: Software component decision-making: In-house, OSS, COTS or outsourcing – A systematic literature review. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Görel Hedin Lund University 4.16 2005: Teaching extreme programming to large groups of students. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Javier Gonzalez-Huerta Blekinge Institute of Technology 4.08 2015: Validating a model-driven software architecture evaluation and improvement method: A family of experiments. (Information & Software Technology)
Ana Magazinius RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 3.75 2012: Investigating intentional distortions in software cost estimation – An exploratory study. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2010: Software cost estimation inhibitors – a case study in automotive context. (Journal of Software Maintenance)
Patrik Berander Malmö University 3.75 2009: Evaluating two ways of calculating priorities in requirements hierarchies – An experiment on hierarchical cumulative voting. (Journal of Systems and Software) 2006: Hierarchical Cumulative Voting (hcv) – Prioritization of Requirements in Hierarchies. (International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering)
Pasqualina Potena RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 3.69 2013: Optimization of adaptation plans for a service-oriented architecture with cost, reliability, availability and performance tradeoff. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Narges Khakpour Linneaus Univerity 3.67 2012: HPobSAM for modeling and analyzing IT Ecosystems – Through a case study. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Niklas Lavesson Jönköping University 3.59 2014: A method for evaluation of learning components. (Autom. Softw. Eng.)
Jonas Gamalielsson Skövde University 3.34 2015: On organisational influences in software standards and their open source implementations. (Information & Software Technology) 2014: Sustainability of Open Source software communities beyond a fork: How and why has the LibreOffice project evolved? (Journal of Systems and Software)
Jelena Zdravkovic Stockholm University 3.17 2015: Capturing consumer preferences as requirements for software product lines. (Requir. Eng.)
Michael Mattsson Blekinge Institute of Technology 3.06 2000: Stability assessment of evolving industrial object-oriented frameworks. (Journal of Software Maintenance)
Christin Lindholm Lund University 3.0 2015: Involving user perspective in a software risk management process. (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process) 2014: A case study on software risk analysis and planning in medical device development. (Software Quality Journal)
Kristian Sandahl Linköping University 2.94 1998: An Extended Replication of an Experiment for Assessing Methods for Software Requirements Inspections. (Empirical Software Engineering)
Saad Mubeen Mälardalen University 2.4 2015: Integrating mixed transmission and practical limitations with the worst-case response-time analysis for Controller Area Network. (Journal of Systems and Software)
Francesco Flammini Linneaus Univerity 2.14 2009: Automatic instantiation of abstract tests on specific configurations for large critical control systems. (Softw. Test., Verif. Reliab.)
Niklas Mellegård RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 1.76 2016: Impact of Introducing Domain-Specific Modelling in Software Maintenance: An Industrial Case Study. (IEEE Trans. Software Eng.)
Daniel Flemström Mälardalen University 1.66 2018: Similarity-based prioritization of test case automation. (Software Quality Journal)
Stefan Cedergren RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 1.0 2014: Evaluating performance in the development of software-intensive products. (Information & Software Technology)
Bibliometrics for Swe-SE-SCI scholars: Click on a header to sort by the corresponding column.
Scholar Affiliation #Publ. SCI ratio 1st ratio SSS contrib. SSS rating
Jan Bosch Chalmers / Gothenburg University 315 0.14 0.32 12.42 61.36
Claes Wohlin Blekinge Institute of Technology 173 0.39 0.32 24.95 60.82
Emilia Mendes Blekinge Institute of Technology 171 0.18 0.39 11.61 42.12
Per Runeson Lund University 142 0.3 0.21 8.8 35.08
Michael Felderer Blekinge Institute of Technology 161 0.1 0.3 7.55 24.15
Tony Gorschek Blekinge Institute of Technology 106 0.47 0.15 10.96 24.11
Robert Feldt Chalmers / Gothenburg University 120 0.3 0.15 6.24 24.0
Benoit Baudry KTH Royal Institute of Technology 181 0.14 0.12 5.86 23.39
Miroslaw Staron Chalmers / Gothenburg University 118 0.13 0.37 9.73 22.7
Krzysztof Wnuk Blekinge Institute of Technology 87 0.22 0.32 7.08 22.68
Ivica Crnkovic Chalmers / Gothenburg University 147 0.09 0.31 5.34 20.51
Björn Regnell Lund University 88 0.33 0.18 6.19 20.5
Jürgen Börstler Blekinge Institute of Technology 73 0.21 0.38 4.78 19.75
Martin Höst Lund University 91 0.19 0.22 6.94 18.56
Darja Smite Blekinge Institute of Technology 68 0.18 0.47 6.26 17.7
Daniel Méndez Fernández Blekinge Institute of Technology 75 0.19 0.31 7.41 17.67
Martin Monperrus KTH Royal Institute of Technology 82 0.23 0.2 5.23 17.54
Mikael Svahnberg Blekinge Institute of Technology 32 0.5 0.59 10.76 17.32
Raffaela Mirandola Mälardalen University 155 0.1 0.1 3.8 15.5
Efi Papatheocharous RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 52 0.19 0.5 5.02 14.32
Markus Borg RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 59 0.15 0.46 5.0 13.35
Eric Knauss Chalmers / Gothenburg University 92 0.09 0.34 3.44 13.09
Gregory Gay Chalmers / Gothenburg University 33 0.27 0.61 6.54 12.35
Richard Berntsson-Svensson Chalmers / Gothenburg University 43 0.21 0.44 4.84 12.23
Michael Unterkalmsteiner Blekinge Institute of Technology 34 0.32 0.32 5.83 10.88
Emelie Engström Lund University 30 0.33 0.4 4.8 10.85
Elizabeth Bjarnason Lund University 34 0.21 0.65 6.37 10.79
Wasif Afzal Mälardalen University 52 0.17 0.25 5.83 10.52
Richard Torkar Chalmers / Gothenburg University 62 0.35 0.11 3.5 10.38
Patrizio Pelliccione Chalmers / Gothenburg University 126 0.12 0.06 4.41 10.08
Nauman Bin Ali Blekinge Institute of Technology 20 0.5 0.5 6.5 10.0
Fabian Fagerholm Blekinge Institute of Technology 39 0.18 0.38 3.72 9.53
Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers / Gothenburg University 89 0.06 0.42 4.94 9.34
Philipp Leitner Chalmers / Gothenburg University 113 0.05 0.23 2.57 9.28
Björn Lundell Skövde University 71 0.08 0.31 3.05 9.03
Regina Hebig Chalmers / Gothenburg University 53 0.11 0.36 2.87 8.93
Jakob Axelsson RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 62 0.08 0.56 2.87 8.68
Davide Fucci Blekinge Institute of Technology 34 0.18 0.41 3.58 8.51
Welf Löwe Linneaus Univerity 110 0.05 0.16 2.54 8.38
Riccardo Scandariato Chalmers / Gothenburg University 63 0.1 0.17 2.97 7.93
Pontus Johnson KTH Royal Institute of Technology 93 0.05 0.26 2.28 7.8
Peter Fritzson Linköping University 113 0.04 0.2 3.38 7.53
Helena Holmström Olsson Malmö University 86 0.05 0.34 2.12 7.5
Thorsten Berger Chalmers / Gothenburg University 68 0.07 0.22 2.93 7.22
Robert Lagerström KTH Royal Institute of Technology 68 0.06 0.29 4.64 6.76
Federico Ciccozzi Mälardalen University 62 0.06 0.45 3.68 6.56
Panagiota Chatzipetrou Örebro University 15 0.33 0.6 2.4 6.39
Emil Alégroth Blekinge Institute of Technology 25 0.16 0.56 3.31 6.22
Ulrik Franke RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 64 0.05 0.38 1.81 5.66
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer Chalmers / Gothenburg University 66 0.05 0.27 1.83 5.57
Hannes Holm KTH Royal Institute of Technology 39 0.08 0.54 1.56 5.43
Imed Hammouda Chalmers / Gothenburg University 71 0.04 0.32 2.78 5.05
Mariam Kamkar Linköping University 26 0.12 0.42 2.33 4.85
Jonas Lundberg Linneaus Univerity 57 0.05 0.28 1.74 4.84
Kenneth Lind Chalmers / Gothenburg University 12 0.25 0.75 1.29 4.5
Birgitta Lindström Skövde University 20 0.15 0.45 2.27 4.5
Gul Calikli Chalmers / Gothenburg University 24 0.12 0.42 1.41 4.48
Deepika Badampudi Blekinge Institute of Technology 10 0.3 0.8 2.17 4.36
Görel Hedin Lund University 77 0.03 0.27 1.85 4.16
Javier Gonzalez-Huerta Blekinge Institute of Technology 34 0.09 0.18 1.51 4.08
Ana Magazinius RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 7 0.43 0.71 2.14 3.75
Patrik Berander Malmö University 7 0.43 0.71 2.14 3.75
Pasqualina Potena RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 32 0.09 0.16 1.49 3.69
Narges Khakpour Linneaus Univerity 19 0.11 0.79 1.27 3.67
Niklas Lavesson Jönköping University 52 0.04 0.25 1.6 3.59
Jonas Gamalielsson Skövde University 31 0.06 0.52 2.29 3.34
Jelena Zdravkovic Stockholm University 85 0.02 0.28 1.93 3.17
Michael Mattsson Blekinge Institute of Technology 14 0.14 0.5 1.22 3.06
Christin Lindholm Lund University 8 0.25 0.75 2.06 3.0
Kristian Sandahl Linköping University 28 0.21 0.07 1.72 2.94
Saad Mubeen Mälardalen University 62 0.02 0.63 1.61 2.4
Francesco Flammini Linneaus Univerity 38 0.03 0.45 1.37 2.14
Niklas Mellegård RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 11 0.09 0.73 1.1 1.76
Daniel Flemström Mälardalen University 8 0.12 0.75 1.07 1.66
Stefan Cedergren RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB 4 0.25 0.25 1.03 1.0

Detailed information

The source code used to calculate the data and generate the tables is available as open source on GitHub. The main ideas are the following:

  • Publication data is extracted from the manually curated DBLP. Publications that are not indexed by DBLP are not considered. Also, arXiv publications and Software Engineering Notes are removed.
  • Prof. Robert Feldt’s list of SCI-listed SE journals is used to determine the SCI status. This means that the magazines IEEE SW, IEEE Computer, and CACM are excluded.
  • SCI ratio is the fraction of a scholar’s papers that are publications in SCI-listed journals. We do not filter out introduction sections to special issues etc.
  • 1st ratio is the fraction of a scholar’s first-authorships.
  • SSS rating is calculated as the total number of publications multiplied by the harmonic mean between the SCI-ratio and the 1st-ratio. The SSS ratio can both increase and decrease, thus it is a more interesting metric to follow over time – SCI-ratio emphasizes a quality focus (as opposed to paper inflation) and 1st-ratio values active research (rather than management and supervision). I like the SSS rating as it indicates how prolific scholars are, but it also deteriorates by unrestrained co-authorships.
  • SSS contrib. is (just like the H-index) a non-decreasing number calculated as 1*SCI-listed first-authorships + 0.1*SCI-listed co-authorships + 0.01*other publications. This metric is useful if you don’t like the ideas of the fluctuating SSS rating.
  • The apparent research interests of individual SSS scholars is calculated by listing the most used terms in the titles of all first-authored publications. A manually curated stop-word list is used in the preprocessing.
  • The research topics of affiliations are calculated using topic modeling (LDA) with the paper titles of first-authored publications of SSS scholars as input. The number of topics and terms per topic are based on the total number of words in the input.

FAQ

Q: Isn’t there enough focus on rankings and lists already?

A. Yes, but let’s do this anyway. The main purpose of the Swe-SE-SCI index is to help navigate the expertise among academic SE scholars in Sweden. The index must be ordered in some way, and it turns into gamification no matter what metric you choose. My original idea was actually to embrace gamification even more by providing achievements in the form of badges.

Q: But there are other prestigious publications venues as well! Feldt’s list doesn’t cover everything. Why don’t you include the SCI-listed journal X?

A. There are indeed other great journals that publish amazing research. However, Feldt’s list is carefully curated for software engineering, I couldn’t do a better job myself.

Q: Shouldn’t you properly acknowledge ICSE publications? Now it’s valued just like a minor research workshop.

A: No. While ICSE is a highly competitive and prestigious venue, it is already recognized enough. I like journal publications and I prefer incentives to redirect paper submissions away from conferences.

Q: Why don’t you include PhD students and postdocs? They also publish great journal papers.

A: True, but I need to select a sustainable scope. As soon as the PhD student gets a permanent position in Sweden I will be happy to add her/him. Also, the main purpose of SWE-SE-SCI is to index expertise in Sweden – scholars with permanent positions are likely to be appropriate contact persons for industry. The SSS scholars can of course in turn recommend other internal experts.

Q: Being a co-author to help others is a supportive thing to do. Doesn’t the 1st ratio discourage collaboration? Supervisors get penalized by the SSS ratio.

A: Writing papers together is a great thing to do and what really makes SE research fun. However, the average number of authors on papers is growing – a metric that encourages scholars to think twice before putting her/his name on a paper is a good counter-balance. Supervision is certainly another great thing in research, but it’s not the job for Swe-SE-SCI to highlight.

Q: Software engineering is a multidisciplinary topic, thus considering only a few SCI-listed journals is a problem. Can’t you see that great scholars with plenty of other SCI-listed publications are undervalued?

A: Yes, but Swe-SE-SCI doesn’t try to rank scholars based on their research greatness. Swe-SE-SCI is mainly focusing on contributions in core SE journals. This index is for SE in Sweden, others can list related areas such as computer science, information systems, enterprise architecture, artificial intelligence etc. Some senior SSS scholars focusing on other topics might thus appear surprisingly low on the lists. They might be great researchers, but they don’t focus on SE.

Q: Why don’t you include any open access journals? You support the old broken academic publication system.

A: I include the SCI-listed journals selected by Prof. Feldt. There are open access journals on the SCI “emerging list” such as e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal. I look forward to include such open access journals when they are upgraded to the “extended list”.

Previous SWE-SE-SCI lists

August 2019

September 2019