Walid Maalej is a full professor of informatics at the University of Hamburg and head of the Applied Software Technology group. His current research interests include data-driven software engineering, participation in requirements and design, innovative mobile services, and context-aware adaptive systems. Walid supervised more than 50 theses and published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and three books on these topics.
Walid has been awarded in 2014 by the German Association of University Professors (DHV) and academics as “The Early Stage Researcher of the Year”. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Systems and Software and a Junior Fellow of the German Computer Science Society (GI). He is also the recipient of the Microsoft Award for Software Engineering Innovation (SEIF), the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, Google Research Award.
Walid is program chair of RE’18 IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference. He has successfully organized more than 15 international scientific events and served in the PC of numerous conferences including ICSE, RE, OSS, and ESEC/FSE. Walid Maalej served as consultant for numerous companies including Siemens, Tata Consultancy Services, and Rohde und Schwarz. Previously, he was leading a research group on context and human aspects in software at the TU Munich, where he received his M.Sc. in 2006 and his Ph.D. in 2010 – both with distinction. He is also Alumni of the CDTM, a member of the Bavarian Elite Network.
This list is not up-to-date. Full list of peer-reviewed publications is available here.
Some recent, selected publications:
T. Roehm, N. Gurbanova, B. Bruegge, C. Joubert, W. Maalej, Monitoring User Interactions for Supporting Failure Reproduction. In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension, IEEE 2013.
D. Pagano and W. Maalej, User Feedback in the AppStore: An Empirical Study. In Proceedings of the 21st. IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, IEEE 2013.
W. Maalej, M. P. Robillard, Patterns of Knowledge in API Reference Documentation, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 16 April 2013. IEEE Computer Society
D. Pagano and W. Maalej, How Do Open Source Communities Blogs?, In Empirical Software Engineering, the International Journal. Springer 2012.
B. Gaudin, M.H. Hinchey, E. Vassev, P. Nixon, J.C. Garcia and W. Maalej, FastFix: A Control Theoretic View of Self-Healing for Automatic Corrective Software Maintenance. In Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, 2012.
Roehm, R. Tiarks, R. Koschke, W. Maalej, How Do Industry Developers Comprehend Software? In Proceedings of ICSE’2012 International Conference on Software Engineering. IEEE, 2012 (ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper)
T. Roehm, W. Maalej, Automatically Detecting Developer Activities and Problems in Software Development Work. In Proceedings of ICSE’2012 International Conference on Software Engineering – New Ideas Track (17% acceptance rate), IEEE 2012.
Yang Li and Walid Maalej. Which Traceability Visualization is Suitable in this Context? A Comparative Study, In Proceedings of the 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2012), Springer 2012.
Walid Maalej and Dennis Pagano, On the Socialness of Software, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing and its Applications. IEEE, 2011
Dennis Pagano, Walid Maalej MSR ’11 Proceeding of the 8th working conference on Mining software repositories, 2011
A. Felfernig, C. Zehentner, D. Pagano and W. Maalej, Group Recommendation for Requirements Negotiation, In Proceedings of RecSys’11 Workshop on Human Decision Making in Recommender Systems, to appear, ACM 2011
Raian Ali, Carlos Solis, Mazeiar Salehie, Inah Omoronyia, Bashar Nuseibeh, and Walid Maalej, Social Sensing: When Users Become Monitors, In Proceedings of the ESEC/FSE’11, Szeged, Hungary, ACM, 2011.
Social Software Product Lines: a Position Paper, by Raian Ali, Carlos Solis, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Walid Maalej, Paolo Giorgini and Bashar Nuseibeh, In Proceedings of Requirements Engineering for Social Computing, IEEE, 2011.
Walid Maalej and Alexander Sahm, Assisting Engineers in Switching Artifacts by using Task Semantic and Interaction History, RSSE 2010, ACM
Alexander Felfernig, Walid Maalej, Monika Schubert and Monika Mandl, Recommendation and Decision Technologies For Requirements Engineering, RSSE 2010, ACM
Walid Maalej and Hans-Jörg Happel, Can Development Work Describe Itself? In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Conference on Mining Software Repositories, IEEE CS, 2010
Walid Maalej, Task-First or Context-First? Tool Integration Revisited, In International Conference On Automated Software Engineering IEEE 2009
Walid Maalej, Hans-Jörg Happel, Asarnusch Rashid: When Users Become Collaborators: Towards Continuous and Context-Aware User Input, In Proceedings of OOPSLA 2009 (Onward!), ACM 2009
From Work to Words: How do Software Developers Describe Their Work (in Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Conference On Mining Software Repositories, IEEE CS, 2009)
Walid Maalej and Anil Thurimella. Towards a Research Agenda for Recommendation Systems in Requirements Engineering, In Proceeding of the 2nd Int. Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge, IEEE 2009
Application Of Ontologies in Collaborative Software Engineering, book chapter in Collaborative Software Engineering, Springer 2009
A Lightweight Approach for Knowledge Sharing in Distributed Software Teams (in Proceedings of the 7th Conference of Practical Aspects on Knowledge Management, LNCS)
Potentials and Challenges of Recommendation Systems for Software Development (in Proceedings of International Workshop on Recommendation Systems for Software Engineering (RSSE 2008), ACM)
TEAM: Towards a Software Engineering Semantic Web ( in Proceedings of CHASE’08, ACM)
Towards Effective Management of Software Engineering Knowledge Exploiting the Semantic Wiki Paradigm (in Proceedings of SE08, LNI)
From Research to Practice: How do TXT e-solutions Plan to Deploy Innovations in Sharing Development Knowledge (in Workshop Proceedings of SE08, LNI)
State of the art report: knowledge management in software engineering, Technical report
State of the art report: contextualisation and personalisation in software engineering, Technical Report
Domain independent generation and management of user- queries in semantic web environment, Jena User Conference, HP-Labs Bristol
Cornelia Reinhart, Patrick Rohrmeier, Basar Polat, Walid Maalej: Mobile Operators and Their Role in the M2M Market – A SWOT Analysis, In Wireless Future Studies, no. 3, 2004: Lectures on Pervasive Communications – Trends & Developments that Shape our Wireless Future Mike Olson, Michael Alger (eds.) ISBN 3-00-015100-1
Mascotmania: Mobile Game for FIFA Word Cup 2006, in Mobile Applications for the Soccer World Cup 2006, Trend Report 2003/2004, BoD?, Norderstedt, ISBN 3-937312-53-6
Technologies for tracking and localization, in Mobile Applications for the Soccer World Cup 2006, Trend Report 2003/2004, BoD?, Norderstedt, ISBN 3-937312-53-6
There are a plenty of available topics. If you are interested on one of my current research topics (see above), or if you have a thesis idea and want to be supervised by me, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please send me your CV, a record of your grades, and a short message about your motivation.