Who I am & what I do

Sven Peldszus

Researcher & Software Scientist

In December 2021, I joined the Chair of Software Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum as a post-doctoral researcher and have been working as a research assistant at the Institute for Software Technology at the University of Koblenz-Landau since 2016. During my doctorate, I visited the joint computer science department of the Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden as well as the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands as a visiting researcher. I wrote my dissertation on security compliance in the model-driven development of software systems in the presence of long-term evolution and variants at the University of Koblenz-Landau. My dissertation has been awarded with the CAST/GI dissertation award for the best German dissertation in the domain of IT security and was also nominated as finalist for the Ernst Denert software engineering award. I completed my master’s degree at the Technical University of Darmstadt. My research interests include the continuous tracing of non-functional requirements over the entire software life cycle as well as model-based software quality analysis in variant-rich systems.


Recent publications and news

Below you can find selected recent publications and entries from my news feed. For a full list of my publications, please look here.


Research areas

Below you can find some of the most important areas of my research.

Software Security

How can we design secure software systems and automatically check for compliance of the implementation with the design-time security requirements.

Quality & Refactorings

How can we keep software systems maintainable?

Software Engineering 4 Robotics

How can we effectively develop robotic software systems that can operate in diverse environments.


Honors, awards, and recognitions

Below are the honors, awards, and recognitions that I received.


Research projects and tools

Below you find some research projects and tools to which I contributed.


The GRaViTY tool is a research prototype for the analysis of software design and security, evaluation and execution of refactorings and automated software optimization.


A framework for compliance analyses, risk analyses, and security analyses of software models.


A state-of-the-art model transformation language for the Eclipse Modeling Framework also supporting multi-variant model transformations.


Community service

Below are my recent and past activities in which I have helped the scientific community.


  • 2023

    • International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES) – PC
    • International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) – Journal First PC
    • International Workshop on Robot Software Architectures (RSA) – PC
  • 2022

    • International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE) – Artifact Evaluation Committee
    • International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Explainable Systems (RE4ES) – PC
    • International Workshop on Designing and Measuring Security in Software Architectures (DEMESSA) – PC
  • 2021

    • International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Explainable Systems (RE4ES) – PC

Journal Reviewer

  • Journal on Empirical Software Engineering

    Journal on Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE)

  • Artificial Intelligence Review

    Artificial Intelligence Review (Artif. Intell. Rev.)


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My location

Bochum, Germany


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