Software Development Group

The Software Development faculty group at the IT University of Copenhagen conducts research into software development in a wide sense. The researchers’ goal is to create better and more advanced software, as well as improved software development methods and tools.

The research themes address a wide range of current challenges, such as: Health care IT, electronic health records and data visualization; database technology, data storage, and sensor networks; optimizing container shipping, for instance container handling in ports, containers, to minimise wasted time and environmental impact; cloud computing, where data are stored on servers instead of locally with the user, and software and services are provided via the Internet instead of the local computer; programming language technology and tools, eg. domain-specific languages within the life insurance and pensions industry; network security and communication technology.

Often the research is motivated by specific, practical problems and is carried out in cooperation with industrial partners. Collaboration partners include Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen, A.P. Møller-Mærsk , Edlund A/S, DHI Water and Environment, FusionIO, and Oracle . The group also cooperates with the Danish public sector, including hospitals. In addition, the group is involved in the development of standard contracts on IT acquisitions, typically between public purchasers and suppliers of software or other IT Services.

Ongoing research projects

  • CLyDE Flash Devices Performance, funded by DFF | FTP.
  • Sensornet-Based Ecosystem Instrumentation (INTERACT an FP7 Infrastructure project and MANA funded by NABIIT).
  • Actulus, with Edlund A/S and Copenhagen University, funded by the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation.
  • ENERPLAN with A.P. Møller-Mærsk and the Technical University of Copenhagen. Funded by The Danish Council for Strategic Research.
  • BAYSTOW with Ange Optimization ApS. Funded by the Danish Maritime Fund.
  • Constraint Based Stowage Planning industrial PhD with Ange Optimization ApS. Funded by The Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation.
  • The Successful Electronic Health Record (S-EHR) project funded by NABIIT.
  • Popular Parallel Programming (P3) project funded by DFF-FTP

Various information


PhD students and postdocs

See the list at the Software and Systems Section homepage.

Books by SDG faculty

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MIT Press 2014

Springer 2012

Lauesen, 2nd ed. 2011

MIT Press, 2nd ed. 2011

Morgan Kaufmann 2007

Addison-Wesley 2005

MIT Press, 2nd ed. 2005

Morgan Kaufmann 2002

Addison-Wesley 2002

Prentice-Hall 1993

Springer 2011
Springer 2011

MIT Press 2002
MIT Press 2002