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Dr. Stefan Sauer

Dr. Stefan Sauer

Database and Information Systems

Member - Research Associate - Senior Researcher

Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (SICP)

Manager - Research Associate - Managing Director, R&D Manager Software Engineering

+49 5251 60-6820
+49 5251 60-6819
Office hours:

on appointment

Zukunftsmeile 2
33102 Paderborn
Research Interests

Research Topics

  • Software processes and development methods, situational methods, standards such as RUP, V Model XT, CMMI
  • Software and system modeling, model-based and model-driven software development
  • Modeling languages for software and systems engineering, e.g. UML, SysML, BPMN etc.; design of domain-specific languages (DSL)
  • Method engineering, systematic development of situational model-based software engineering methods, method architecture, use of metamodeling and software process modeling, standards such as OMG SPEM, ISO 24744
  • Human-centered software engineering, development methods for interactive and multimedia systems, integration of software engineering and human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Requirements engineering, requirements specification, requirements management, functional and non-functional (quality)  requirements
  • Software modernization, software-lifecycle management, combination of reverse- and roundtrip engineering methods, modeling, and testing
  • Continuous software quality management, software testing and quality assurance, constructive and analytical methods for software quality, quality gates


Dr. Stefan Sauer
06/2016 - today

Managing Director & R&D Manager, SICP - Software Innovation Campus Paderborn, Paderborn University

Managing Director of Software Innovation Lab (SI-Lab)

Center of Competence Manager for Software Engineering
Center of Competence Manager for Digital Business Innovation

07/2005 - 12/2017

Managing Director & Senior Researcher of s-lab - Software Quality Lab, Paderborn University

Geschäftsführer & Senior Researcher

s-lab - Software Quality Lab
wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik, Informatik und Mathematik (EIM)


Doctoral Degree in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.), Paderborn University

Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics

Title of Thesis: Systematic Development of Model-based Software Engineering Methods

10/1997 - 06/2005

Research Associate in the Database and Information Systems Group, Paderborn University

Fakultät für Elektrotechnik, Informatik und Mathematik (EIM)
Institut für Informatik (EIM-I)

Fachbereich 17 Mathematik/Informatik

10/1990 - 09/1997

Student of Informatics, University of Oldenburg

Degree: Diplom-Informatiker

Topic of Thesis: Event Processing in Active Mobile Database Systems Using Broadcasting Mechanisms

08/1994 - 08/1995

Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Computer Science Department, Center for Neural Engineering and Brain Simulation Laboratory (Dr. Michael A. Arbib)

Further information:

The University for the Information Society