SWAT studies software systems: their design, construction and evolution. Our mission is to learn to understand software systems and to improve their quality. In particular, we study the causes of software complexity – a major cause of technology failure in society – and investigate how complex systems can be made simpler and more reliable. We analyze and visualize software systems, transforming them into better versions of themselves. We also generate new software with the goal of simplifying it through automation and abstraction. We keep our feet on the ground by working with corporate IT departments on streamlining their software systems and making them more reliable. Putting our ideas into practice is the best way to ensure they work.


Current events

SEN Symposium

  • 2020-01-31T09:30:00+01:00
  • 2020-01-31T18:00:00+01:00
January 31 Friday

Start: 2020-01-31 09:30:00+01:00 End: 2020-01-31 18:00:00+01:00

Turing room at CWI

The sixth Dutch national symposium on software engineering (SEN) will be held on Friday 31 January 2020 at CWI in Amsterdam. After the success of the SEN Symposium of 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, we cordially invite you to the sixth edition.
At this conference we bring together the Dutch software engineering community. The program will feature invited presentations, contributed “lightning talks” and will include plenty of time for discussions and networking.

We expect to offer talks by the following invited speakers:

  • Wil van der Aalst, RWTH Aachen University
  • Vasilios Andrikopoulos, RUG
  • Dino Distefano, Facebook
  • Veelasha Moonsamy, RU
  • Alexandra Silva, University College London
  • Jan van Zoest, Royal Philips

The SEN Symposium is organized by VERSEN:

Organising committee

  • Yanja Dajsuren, TU/e
  • Jorge Pérez, RUG
  • Wouter Swierstra, UU
  • Tijs van der Storm, CWI and RUG

Attendance is free of charge, but please register here.




Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Enterprise software engineering
  • Developer-Centric Knowledge Mining from Large Open-Source Repositories (CROSSMINER)
  • Model Extraction for Re-engineering Traditional Software (MERITS)
  • Polyglot and Hybrid Persistence Architectures for Big Data Analytics (TYPHON)

Related partners

  • ING Bank
  • Universita Degli Studi Dell'Qquila
  • University of York
  • Alpha Bank Anonymos Etairia
  • Institut für Angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen
  • Zorgios Ioannis
  • Edge Hill University
  • GMV Aerospace and Defence SA
  • Universite de Namur ASBL
  • Nea Odos Anonymi Eteria Parahorisis
  • SWAT.Engineering
  • X/Open Company Limited
  • Volkswagen AG