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Sandro Speth

M. Sc.

Teaching and Research Assistant, Doctoral Researcher
Institute of Software Engineering
Software Quality and Architecture Group
[Photo: D. Rohnert / University of Stuttgart]


+49 711 685 61693

Universitätsstraße 38
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.336

Office Hours

As I am currently in home office most of the time, please send me an e-mail in case you need some consultation. In-person consultations at my office and online consultations via a Microsoft Teams call are both possible.


Issue Management for Component-based and Service-oriented Systems

The emerging microservice architecture style gained more and more popularity. As a result, software development often follows such a component-based architecture style. As multiple teams are involved in developing such component-based applications, new software engineering processes have to be applied. Often, issues are propagated to other components (and their teams) and, therefore, affecting several components. For instance, a bug in a component interface can influence the dependent components. However, the current state of the issue management systems manages issues only in a component-specific scope. Therefore, state-of-the-art issue management systems cannot represent dependencies between issues of different components.

To handle this problem and improve software engineering for component-based systems, a concept for issue management in such systems has to be developed. Therefore, I aim to find methods to manage component-based issues efficiently and effectively and enable additional improvements for the software engineering process, such as insurance of QoS properties through issues. In the scope of this work, Gropius, a system to manage cross-component issues was designed. Gropius acts as a wrapper over the individual independent issue management systems of the components.

Furthermore, the management of cross-component issues enables several additional for the development of a component-based system, e.g. automated SLA-driven issue creation or performance insurance.

  1. Speth, S., Breitenbücher, U., Stieß, S., & Becker, S. (2023). Dromi: A Tool for Automatically Reporting the Impacts of Sagas implemented in Microservice Architectures on the Business Processes. Proceedings of Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing. EDOC 2022 Workshops, 326--331.
  2. Speth, S. (2023). Teaching Object-Oriented Programming with the Objects-first Approach: An Experience Report. Proceedings Der SEUH 2023, 35--42.
  3. Weller, M., Breitenbücher, U., Speth, S., & Becker, S. (2023). The Deployment Model Abstraction Framework. Proceedings of Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing. EDOC 2022 Workshops, 319--325.
  4. Klinaku, F., Speth, S., Zilch, M., & Becker, S. (2023). Hitchhiker’s Guide for Explainability in Autoscaling. Companion Proceedings of the 2023 ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, 277-–282.
  5. Speth, S., Stieß, S., Frank, S., & Becker, S. (2022). Iterative and Incremental Refinement of Microservice-based Architectures and SLOs. 3.
  6. Speth, S., Stieß, S., & Becker, S. (2022, March). A Saga Pattern Microservice Reference Architecture for an Elastic SLO Violation Analysis. Companion Proceedings of 19th IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA-C 2022).
  7. Speth, S., Stieß, S., & Becker, S. (2022). A Vision for Explainability of Coordinated and Conflicting Adaptions in Self-Adaptive Systems. Proceedings of 14th Central European Workshop on Services and Their Composition (ZEUS 2022), 16--19.
  8. Speth, S., Krieger, N., Reißner, G., & Becker, S. (2022). Teaching during the Covid-19 Pandemic --- Online Programming Education. In V. Thurner, B. Kleinen, J. Siegeris, & D. Weber-Wulff (Eds.), Software Engineering im Unterricht der Hochschulen (SEUH 2022) (pp. 89–94). Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn.
  9. Speth, S., Becker, S., Breitenbücher, U., Fuchs, P., Meißner, N., Riesch, A., & Wetzel, D. (2022). IT-REX --- A Vision for a Gamified e-Learning Platform for the First Semesters of Computer Science Courses. In V. Thurner, B. Kleinen, J. Siegeris, & D. Weber-Wulff (Eds.), Software Engineering im Unterricht der Hochschulen (SEUH 2022) (pp. 43–48). Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn.
  10. Speth, S. (2021). Semi-automated Cross-Component Issue Management and Impact Analysis. Proceedings of 2021 36th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), 1090--1094.
  11. Speth, S., Krieger, N., Breitenbücher, U., & Becker, S. (2021). Gropius-VSC: IDE Support for Cross-Component Issue Management. In R. Heinrich, R. Mirrandola, & D. Weyns (Eds.), Companion Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA-C 2021). CEUR.
  12. Speth, S., Becker, S., & Breitenbücher, U. (2021). Cross-Component Issue Metamodel and Modelling Language. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2021), 304–311.
  13. Speth, S., Breitenbücher, U., & Becker, S. (2020). Gropius --- A Tool for Managing Cross-component Issues. In H. Muccini, P. Avgeriou, B. Buhnova, J. Camara, M. Camporuscio, M. Franzago, A. Koziolek, P. Scandurra, C. Trubiani, D. Weyns, & U. Zdun (Eds.), Software Architecture - Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Software Architecture: Tracks and Workshops (ECSA 2020) (Vol. 1269, pp. 82--94). Springer.
  14. Speth, S. (2019). Issue Management for Multi-Project, Multi-Team Microservice Architectures.

Summer term 2023

  • Data Structures and Algorithms: lecturer of the supplementary lectures
  • Development project (GITS: Gamified Intelligent Tutoring System): supervisor

Winter term 2022/2023

  • Programming and Software Development: lecturer of the supplementary lectures
  • "Programmierprojekt": lecturer at PH Ludwigsburg

Summer term 2022

  • Data Structures and Algorithms: lecturer of the supplementary lectures
  • Study project (GamifyIT - A Web-based Gaming Platform for Computer Science Education in the First Semesters): supervisor

Winter term 2021/2022

  • Programming and Software Development: head of tutors, and lecturer of the supplementary lectures

Summer term 2021

  • Data Structures and Algorithms: tutor and lecturer of the supplementary lectures
  • Seminar (Advanced Software Engineering: Non-Functional Aspects in Software Engineering): organizer and supervisor

Winter term 2020/2021

  • Development project (IT-REX - Interactive Training Remote Education Experience): supervisor
  • Programming and Software Development: head of tutors, and lecturer of the supplementary lectures
  • Seminar (Advanced Software Engineering: Non-Functional Aspects in Software Engineering): co-organizer and supervisor

Summer term 2020

  • Study project (SLA-driven Multi-Component Issue Management for Microservice Architectures): supervisor
  • Data Structures and Algorithms: tutor and lecturer of the supplementary lectures
  • Model-Driven Software Development: tutor for the lecture exercises
  • Seminar (Advanced Software Engineering: Non-Functional Aspects in Software Engineering): supervisor

Winter term 2019/2020

  • Programming and Software Development (Programmierung und Softwareentwicklung): tutor and lecturer of the lecture exercises
  • Software Engineering: lecturer of the lecture exercises
  • Krieger, Niklas; Kurz, Christian; Reißner, Georg: "A Gropius Backend Reimplementation", Bachelor's Research Project, 2022.
  • Markus Zilch: "Evaluation of Explainability in Autoscaling Frameworks", Master's Thesis, 2022.
  • Meißner, Niklas: "Interdisciplinary Composition of E-Learning Platforms based on Reusable Low-Code Adapters", Master's Thesis, 2022.
  • Marcel Weller: "Transformation of Heterogeneous and Technology specific Deployment Artifacts to Technology agnostic Deployment Models", Master's Thesis, 2022.
  • Wallmann, Jonas; Rodestock, Tobias; Lokmann, Fadil; Kuhn, Maximilian: "SoLOMON: Modelling, Monitoring, and Alerting SLO Violations", Bachelor's Research Project, 2022.
  • Tobias Rodestock: "Visualizing and Explaining the Scaling Behavior of Self-Adaptive Microservices in Kubernetes", Bachelor's Thesis, 2022.
  • Brandt, Vincent; Mayer Till; Wagner, Jimmy; Klimentov, Kliment; Pencheva, Kristina: "Design and Implementation of the Gropius UI", Bachelor's Research Project, 2022.
  • Pflugfelder, Christian; Simsek, Deniz; Zhang, Xiaoyu: "Automated Interface Mismatch Detection and Issue Creation", Bachelor's Research Project, 2022.
  • Wippermann, Pia: "Design and Implementation of a Browser Extension for Gropius", Bachelor's Thesis, 2021.
  • Stieß, Sarah: "Tracing the Impact of SLO Violations on Business Processes across a Microservice Architecture with the Saga Pattern", Master's Thesis, 2021.
  • Stieß, Sarah: "Design and Implementation of a Saga Pattern Microservice Architecture", Master's Research Project, 2021.
  • Ghit, Raoul: "Monitoring Serverless Applications: An SLO Approach", Master's Thesis, 2021.
  • Fuchs, Philipp; Meißner, Niklas; Wetzel Daniel: "Conception of an Intelligent Tutoring System based on IT-REX", Master's Research Project, 2021.
  • Kässmann, Tobias: "Automatic Software Issue Relation Prediction", Bachelor's Thesis, 2021.
  • Schmidberger, Fabio: "Automated Issue Creation using Voice Recognition and Natural Language Processing", Bachelor's Thesis, 2020.
  • Neumann, Tim: "IDE Support of Issue Management for Component-based Architectures", Bachelor's Thesis, 2020.
  • Mohamed, Aly; Henkelmann, Hendrik; Schur, Pascal; Kässmann, Tobias: "Design and Implementation of an Automatic Cross-Component Issue Classification Microservice", Bachelor's Research Project, 2020.

Currently supervising:

  • Schur, Pascal: "A DSL for Microservice Contracts, Self-Adaptability Rules, and Service-Level Objectives", Bachelor's Thesis.
  • Schwarzer, Maxime: "Explaining and Visualizing Autoscaling Behavior of Microservice Systems Deployed on Kubernetes", Bachelor's Thesis.
  • TBA: "Design and Implementation of Minigames and Extensions for the GamifyIT Platform", Bachelor's Research Project.
  • Neumann, Tim: "Exploring UML ALF as an Intermediate Language for Multi-Stage Model Transformations in JetBrains MPS", Master's Research Project.
  • Wippermann, Pia; Lauer, Mike: "Implementation of a Web UI for Gropius", Master's Research Project.
  • Niklas Krieger: "HyLiMo: A Textual DSL and Hybrid Editor for Efficient Modelling", Bachelor's Thesis.
  • Radic, Andijana: "Monitoring of Cloud Applications Deployed on IoT Devices using the Example of the Solar Industry", Bachelor's Thesis.
  • Alexander Keck: "Design and Development of a Framework for End-to-End Type Consistency and Broker-Independent Messaging", Bachelor's Thesis.
  • Florian Wüst: "Development and Integration ofan Area Generator for the Gamify-IT Project", Bachelor's Thesis.

Sandro Speth studied Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Since his 3rd semester, he has given several tutorials, lecture exercises and supplementary lectures for programming and software development, data structures and algorithms, programming paradigms, and foundations of software engineering.

A more detailed vita can be found on his LinkedIn page:

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