Matthias Book

Matthias Book








Research Focus

  • Multi-modal and sketch-based user interfaces
    • Specifying and controlling user interactions with software systems through 2D and 3D gestures, voice commands etc.
    • Sketch-based software engineering: Understanding and manipulating software artifacts through sketches on code, models, user interfaces
  • Interaction among software project stakeholders
    • Facilitating effective communication between team members from heterogeneous backgrounds
    • Identifying risks, uncertainties and value drivers early in a project, and focusing collaboration on these aspects
  • Software engineering for high-performance computing


  • Sketching with a Purpose: An Intuitive Interaction Modality for Software Development Tools (Icelandic Research Fund, 2019-2022)
  • Symphony: An ICT service marketplace and service integration platform (BMWi, 2014-2018)
  • Sim4BGM: Designing and simulating processes for occupational health management (BMBF, 2014-2016)
  • AUTEM: Automatic recognition of semantic modeling errors in business process models (DFG, 2013-2016)
  • From application domain knowledge to software methods and tools for the creation of domain-specific information systems by domain experts (BMBF, 2009-2010)
  • Cepheus: Implementation of an editor and framework for specification and generation of device-independent interface, validation and persistence logic in web applications (EFRE/SAB, 2008-2009)
  • Implementation of an editor and framework for dialog flow specification, validation and control in web-based applications (EFRE/SAB, 2006-2007)