M.Sc. Michael Anders

Room INF 205 2/229  
Phone +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14366
Fax +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14361
Email michael.anders(at) informatik.uni-heidelberg.de
Office hours by appointment

Michael Anders is a PhD Student in the Software Engineering group of Prof. Dr. Barbara Paech, Heidelberg University, Institute of Computer Science.

He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Applied Computer Science from Heidelberg University.

His current resarch focus is relating user feedback to requirements through the use of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Large Language Models.


  • Schrieber H, Anders M, Paech B, Schneider K,  A Vision of Understanding the Users’ View on Software  Joint Proceedings of REFSQ-2021 Workshops, OpenRE, Posters and Tools Track, and Doctoral Symposium, Essen (Germany)/Virtual, April 12, 2021, PDF download
  • Anders, M., Obaidi, M., Paech, B., Schneider, K. (2022). A Study on the Mental Models of Users Concerning Existing Software. In: Gervasi, V., Vogelsang, A. (eds) Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. REFSQ 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13216. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98464-9_18
  • Anders, M. Relating User Feedback and Existing Requirements. In: Joint Proceedings of REFSQ-2023 Workshops, Doctoral Symposium, Posters & Tools Track and Journal Early Feedback co-located with the 28th International Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2023). REFSQ-JP 2023
  • M. Anders, M. Obaidi, A. Specht and B. Paech, "What Can be Concluded from User Feedback? - An Empirical Study," 2023 IEEE 31st International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW), Hannover, Germany, 2023, pp. 122-128, doi: 10.1109/REW57809.2023.00027.
  • Anders, M., Paech, B., Bockstaller, L. (2024). Exploring the Automatic Classification of Usage Information in Feedback. In: Mendez, D., Moreira, A. (eds) Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. REFSQ 2024. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14588. Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-57327-9_17


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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)