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Follow this link for a more general list on PhDs in Software Engineering[1]

This page collects all PhD dissertations whose subject is related to software evolution. If you are the author of such a dissertation, or if you aware of such dissertations, please add it to this page.


  • Carlos Noguera. A Model-driven tool-set for Developing and Validating Annotation Frameworks. University of Lille, France, November 2008
  • Israel Herraiz Tabernero. A statistical examination of the properties and evolution of libre software. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, October 2008 [2]
  • Naouel Moha. Decor: Détection et correction des défauts dans les systèmes orientés objet. Université des Sciences et Technologie de Lile, France, August 2008.
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  • Bram Adams. Co-evolution of Source Code and the Build System: Impact on the Introduction of AOSD in Legacy Systems. Universiteit Gent, Belgium, May 2008. ISBN 978-90-8578-203-2 [3]
  • Magiel Bruntink. Renovation of Idiomatic Crosscutting Concerns in Embedded Systems. Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands, March 2008 [4]
  • Marius Marin. An Integrated System to Manage Crosscutting Concerns in Source Code.Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands, January 2008 [5]
  • Filip Van Rysselberghe. Studying Historic Change Operations: Techniques and Observations. Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium, January 2008.


  • Dolorès Diaz. Réalisation d'évolutions logicielles sur des applications d'entreprise en phase de maintenance. LIFL, Université Lille 1, France, December 2007 [6]
  • Artur Boronat. MOMENT: A formal framework for MOdel manageMENT. Department of Information Systems and Computation, Technical University of Valencia, Spain, December 2007 [7]
  • Stephen Cook. Evolution, goals and assumptions in software systems. University of Reading, United Kingdom, November 2007.
  • Bas Graaf. Model-driven evolution of software architectures. Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands, November 2007 [8]
  • David Shepherd. Natural Language Program Analysis: Combining Natural Language Processing and Program Analysis to Improve Software Maintenance Tools. University of Delaware, USA, August 2007 [9]
  • Joel Huselius. Reverse Engineering of Legacy Real-Time Systems: An Automated Approach Based on Execution-Time Recording. Malardalen University, Sweden, June 2007 [10]
  • Andy Kellens. Maintaining causality between design regularities and source code. Programming Technology Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, June 2007 [11]
  • Orla Greevy. Enriching Reverse Engineering with Feature Analysis. Software Composition Group, University of Bern, Switzerland, May 2007 [12]
  • Michael Fischer. EvoZilla - Longitudinal Evolution Analysis of Large Scale Software Systems. Vienna University of Technology, Austria. May 2007 [13]
  • Christian F.J. Lange. Assessing and Improving the Quality of Modeling: A Series of Empirical Studies about the UML. Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2007 [14]
  • Jacek Ratzinger. sPACE - Software Project Assessment in the Course of Evolution. Vienna University of Technology, Austria. 2007 [15]
  • Thomas Cleenewerck. Modularizing Language Constructs: A Reßective Approach . Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. 2007 [16]
  • Isabel Michiels. A Goal-Driven Approach for Documenting and Verifying Design Invariants . Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. 2007 [17]


  • Andy Zaidman. Scalability Solutions for Program Comprehension through Dynamic Analysis. Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium. September 2006 [18]</a>
  • Andrew Le Gear. Component Reconnexion: Identifying and encapsulating reuseful components in legacy software systems. University of Limerick, Ireland. September 2006.
  • Pamela O'Shea. An investigation of Views and abstractions employed by software engineers during software maintenance: An empirically founded set of guidelines for visualization tools supporting comprehension. University of Limerick, Ireland. September 2006.
  • Kris De Schutter. Aspect oriented revitalisation of legacy software through logic meta-programming. Universiteit Gent, Belgium. May 2006
  • Gregorio Robles. Software Engineering Research on Libre Software: Data Sources, Methodologies and Results. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. February 2006 [19]
  • Dirk Deridder. A Concept-Centric Environment for Software Evolution . Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2006 [20]
  • Ellen Van Paesschen. Advanced Round-Trip Engineering: An Agile Analysis-Driven Approach for Dynamic Languages . Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2006 [21]



  • Claudio Riva. View-based Software Architecture Reconstruction. Vienna University of Technology, Austria, October 2004< [22]