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Thorsten Händler
Staatsexamen

Teaching and Research Associate

Telephone:+43-1-31336-4429

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Office: D2.2.048

Consultation hours: by appointment

I am a Research Associate at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media. Before joining the institute, I graduated in Informatics and Classical Philology with the German Staatsexamen degree (Master equivalent) from the Goethe University  (Frankfurt, Germany) and worked subsequently as a software developer and IT consultant. Currently I am pursuing my research interests in software engineering (see below) in the framework of a PhD program at the WU.

Research Interests

  • Software Refactoring
  • Technical Debt Management
  • Scenario-based Engineering Techniques
  • Model-driven Software Development
  • Software-Engineering Education & Training
  • Serious Games and Gamification

Teaching

  • Course: Grundzuege der Modellierung  (Principles of Software Modeling) every semester.
  • I also supervise bachelor theses and seminar papers on topics related to my research interests (see above).

Publications

@FIDES

  • Thorsten Haendler and Gustaf Neumann: Serious Games for Software Refactoring, In: Software Engineering und Software Management 2019 (SE), February 2019. (accepted)
  • Thorsten Haendler and Gustaf Neumann: Serious Refactoring Games, In: Proc. of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), IEEE, Hawaii, USA, January 2019. (accepted)
  • Thorsten Haendler: On Using UML Diagrams to Identify and Assess Software Design Smells, In: Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2018 ), SciTePress, pp. 413-421, Porto, Portugal, July 2018.
  • Thorsten Haendler and Josef Frysak: Deconstructing the Refactoring Process from a Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Perspective, In: Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2018 ), SciTePress, pp. 363-372, Porto, Portugal, July 2018.
  • Thorsten Haendler, Stefan Sobernig and Mark Strembeck: Towards Triaging Code-Smell Candidates via Runtime Scenarios and Method-Call Dependencies, In: Proc. of the 9th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2017 ) at XP 2017 , ACM Press, pp. 8:1-9, Cologne, May 2017.
  • Thorsten Haendler, Stefan Sobernig and Mark Strembeck: Deriving UML-based Specifications of Inter-Component Interactions from Runtime Tests, In: Proc. of the 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2016 ), Software Engineering Track, ACM Press, pp. 1573-1575, Pisa, Italy, April 2016.
  • Thorsten Haendler, Stefan Sobernig and Mark Strembeck: Deriving Tailored UML Interaction Models from Scenario-Based Runtime Tests, In: Software Technologies (Revised Selected Papers of ICSOFT 2015), Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Volume 586, Springer International Publishing, pp. 326-348, February 2016.
  • Thorsten Haendler, Stefan Sobernig and Mark Strembeck: An Approach for the Semi-automated Derivation of UML Interaction Models from Scenario-based Runtime Tests, In: Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSOFT-EA 2015), SciTePress, pp. 229-240, Colmar, France,  July 2015. Paper Award .

Software Projects