Research topics

The Software Engineering Research Group is headed by Prof. Jacques Pasquier since 1991 and has the broad goal of applying and improving software engineering techniques to build modular and extensible software architectures for challenging application domains. In recent years, the group researches are focusing on distributed services for integrating and coordinating heterogeneous software components, smart things and humans in complex distributed systems, with a special emphasis on security and privacy using blockchain and trusted execution environments.

WoT (completed)

Model-driven, component generation for the Web of Things


Smart Homes (completed)

Modelling and controlling smart residential environments


IoT Privacy (new)

Privacy-preserving IoT services using trusted execution environments


IoT Trust (new)

Leveraging distributed consensus models to improve trust in IoT.