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Dr. Philipp Leitner
Assistant Professor, ICT Area of Advance
Software Engineering Division
Chalmers | University of Gothenburg
Tel: +46733056914
Mail: philipp.leitner@chalmers.se
Twitter: @xLeitix
Visiting Address:
Jupiter Building, Room 411
Hörselgången 5,
417 56 Göteborg

I am currently Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. I hold a PhD degree from Vienna University of Technology (in business informatics, focussing on cost-aware service composition). My current research interests are software performance engineering, especially in a cloud computing context. My research is funded by Chalmers through the ICT Area of Advance, the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP), the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. I have published about 80 peer-reviewed publications, leading to an h-index of 24 as tracked by Google Scholar.



  • [03.03.2018] Our study on test coverage of JMH and Go microbenchmark suites has been accepted at MSR 2018.
  • [28.02.2018] Our paper “We’re doing it live: a multi-method empirical study on continuous experimentation” has now been accepted for publication by Information and Software Technology (IST). This paper (preprint) contains all the gory details about the release engineering study that Gerald has been running. A much shorter version has also appeared in IEEE Software. An earlier version of this paper is freely available as a PeerJ preprint, but the focus has changed in the peer-reviewed IST version (so it’s almost like two different angles on partially the same data).
  • [06.02.2018] I joined the program committee of this year’s IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME).
  • [21.12.2017]  Our overview paper “Continuous Experimentation – Challenges, Implementation Techniques, and Current Research” has been accepted by IEEE Software and will appear there in 2018.
  • [25.09.2017]  I have accepted a volunteer post as Publicity Chair for Elsevier’s JSS journal.