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CS 563 — Software Evolution
(dt. Softwareevolution)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Oral or written examination
Examination type: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Computer Science.
Subject, Origin Computer Science, M.Sc. Computer Science
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Gabriele Taentzer


The following topics are covered:

  • Special challenges of long-living software systems
  • Technical and organizational aspects of targeted software evolution
  • Methods, techniques, and tools for software evolution
  • Open problems in the software evolution

Qualification Goals

Aim of the module:

  • Getting familiar with a given software project in a systematic way,
  • Elaboration of a conclusive evolution plan,
  • Performance of a smaller evolution task,
  • Training of oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion,
  • Gaining experience in team work by project work.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Basismodulen der Informatik sowie den Aufbaumodulen Softwaretechnik und Software-Praktikum vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • Will be announced in the module announcement.

Please note:

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