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EIR

Karlsruhe Empirical Informatics Research Group

Summary

We are a group of computer scientists at the University of Karlsruhe believing that Informatics (or Computer Science), because of methodological problems or misconduct, falls short of what it could achieve. To prove this impression, we conducted a literature survey in 1994 and found, for instance, that as much as 40 percent of the journal contributions that would require experimental evaluation contained none whatsoever and that computer science journals were worse in this respect than two journals from other fields we used for comparison (Optical Engineering, Neural Computation).

Our work is driven by several goals:

  1. We want to contribute to a solid methodological basis for empirical software engineering and other parts of empirical Informatics, in particular with respect to controlled experiments and benchmarking-type studies.
  2. We aim to test unvalidated hypotheses that are used in may areas of software engineering (sometimes outspoken, sometimes implicit).
  3. We try to build explanatory or predictive models that identify, quantify and relate the influence factors that underly software engineering phenomena. These models will sometimes indicate specific areas for improvement and hence give impulses towards the developments of better methods or tools. We will then also investigate these.
  4. We are also interested in performing solid empirical evaluations of the performance and usefulness of tools or software systems (from all areas of Informatics) that originated from outside the core empirical research group.

 

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Participants
Title First Name Surname

Publications
Title Kind of Publication Author (random order) Year

Konferenzartikel 

Andreas Höfer 

2008 

Konferenzartikel 

Andreas Höfer, Walter F. Tichy 

2007 

Vortrag 

Matthias Müller, Andreas Höfer 

2007 

Zeitschriftenartikel 

Matthias Müller, Andreas Höfer

2007 

Konferenzartikel 

Matthias Müller 

2005 

Konferenzartikel 

Matthias Müller, Frank Padberg, Walter F. Tichy 

2005 

Zeitschriftenartikel 

Matthias Müller 

2005 

Konferenzartikel 

M. Müller, J. Link, R. Sand, G. Malpohl 

2004 

Konferenzartikel 

Matthias Müller, Frank Padberg 

2004 

Konferenzartikel 

Matthias Müller, Frank Padberg

2004 

Zeitschriftenartikel

Matthias Müller

2004 

Zeitschriftenartikel 

Marek Vokác, Walter Tichy, Dag Sjoberg, Erik Arisholm, Magne Aldrin

2004 

Konferenzartikel 

Frank Padberg, Matthias Müller

2003 

Vortrag 

Frank Padberg 

2003 

Konferenzartikel 

Frank Padberg, Matthias Müller

2003 

Zeitschriftenartikel

Lutz Prechelt, Michael Philippsen, Barbara Unger, Walter F. Tichy

2003 

Konferenzartikel 

Frank Padberg, Matthias Müller 

2002

Konferenzartikel 

Matthias Müller, Rainer Typke

2002 

Zeitschriftenartikel 

M. Müller, O. Hagner

2002 

Technischer Artikel 

Matthias Müller, Rainer Typke

2002 

Konferenzartikel 

Matthias Müller, Walter F. Tichy 

2001 

Zeitschriftenartikel 

Lutz Prechelt, Barbara Unger, Walter F. Tichy, Peter Brössler, Lawrence G. Votta

2001 

Konferenzartikel 

Barbara Unger, Walter F. Tichy

2000 

Journal Article

Lutz Prechelt

2000 

Technical Report

Lutz Prechelt
Barbara Unger

1999 

Technical Report

Lutz Prechelt
Barbara Unger

1999 

Journal Article

Lutz Prechelt
Walter F. Tichy

1998

Journal Article

Walter F. Tichy

1998

Technical Article

Lutz Prechelt
Barbara Unger

1998

Technical Article

Douglas C. Schmidt
Lutz Prechelt
Barbara Unger

1997

Technical Article

Lutz Prechelt
Walter F. Tichy

1996

Journal Article

Lutz Prechelt
Ernst Heinz
Paul Lukowicz
Walter F. Tichy

1995



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