Prof. Dr. Barbara Paech

Room INF 205  2/206  
Phone +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14362
Fax +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14361
Email paech (at)
Office hours Tuesday, 11:00-11:45

Barbara Paech holds the chair „Software Engineering“ at Heidelberg University. Her teaching and research focuses on methods and processes to ensure the quality of software with adequate effort. For many years, she has been particularly active in the areas of requirements, rationale and quality engineering. Based on her experience as department head at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), her research is often empirical and in close cooperation with industry. She headed several industrial, national, and international research and transfer projects and served in several functions (including speaker of invited talks, program co-chair, steering committee member) at well-known requirements engineering events such as RE or REFSQ. She has been spokeswoman of the section “Software Engineering” of the German Informatics Society for 6 years and is a founding member of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB).


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CrowdRE'23: Keynote 'Reflections on Human Values in Crowd-based Requirements Engineering' held by Barbara Paech

REFSQ 2023: Keynote 'Explicit and Implicit Values in and of Requirements Engineering Practice and Research' held by Barbara Paech

Our paper 'Empirical Research Design for Software Architecture Decision Making: An Analysis' was selected for the JSS Happy Hour. You can watch it on YouTube

2020-2023 Barbara Paech member of DFG review board "software engineering and programing languages"

Anja Kleebaum et al. 'Continuous Design Decision Support'. Chapter published in 'Managed Software Evolution' (2019)