Karlstad University joins Swedsoft

Today we are proud to welcome computer science (CS) at Karlstad University as a new member. Currently, the department provides education and research with an emphasis on distributed systems and communications (DISCO), privacy and security (PriSec), and (Software Quality and Digital Modernisation) (SQuaD).

We had the opportunity for a small chat with Bestoun S. Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University.

Research in computer science (CS) at Karlstad University (KaU) has been built up over more than 20 years. In the late 1990s, CS developed a strategic plan to build the research discipline. Based on this initial plan, CS research has been systematically developed.

“Multiple successful projects have had a tremendous positive impact on the evolution of the CS research group and have significantly shaped current CS research environment. CS has increased the academic reputation of the group, expanded its collaborative networks, strengthened education, supported the expansion of the doctoral program, and made recruiting talented new staff members from all over the world possible, Bestoun says.”

Focuses on different software engineering aspects

“The research within the SQuaD group focuses on different software engineering aspects. The aim is to develop methods and techniques to continuously preserve, improve, and adapt quality attributes of long-living software systems to allow such systems to be maintained and evolve more efficiently. This includes detection of and mitigation against software architecture degradation and other forms of technical debt, design and evolution of security- and privacy-critical systems, and Quality assurance techniques, such as testing, for long-living systems. Researchers at SQuaD also focused extensively on AI techniques, not only to solve software engineering problems, but also to apply software aspects of AI to engineering large systems.”

Tell us more about your membership in Swedsoft!

“The membership of Swedsoft gives various opportunities to interact, share ideas, and collaborate with companies from various industries, academia, institutes, organizations, and the public sector. CS, in general, and SQuaD specifically will have an excellent opportunity to participate in events, meetings, and workshops to share experiences, ideas and collaborate towards the competitiveness of Swedish software. This membership will greatly add value to strengthening research on developing software-intensive products, systems, and services in the region through interdisciplinary research between the three research areas at KaU.”


News


Swedsoft about standardization of AI

Swedsoft has reviewed the proposal, and our overall strong recommendation is not to standardize AI as a technology, as it

Would you like to be a speaker at STEW 2023?

The emphasis for STEW is on two main areas; networking and knowledge exchange. What makes the conference special is the focus on

Annual meeting 2023

On Friday April 28th, Swedsoft invites you to this year’s annual meeting, which will be hybrid (the meeting is in

Webinar series on Labor immigration

Labor immigration, extended work permits and shortened lead times have long been important issues for Swedsoft’s members. Swedsoft has worked