Per Runeson


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Software Engineering


Dr. Per Runeson is a professor of software engineering at Lund University, Sweden, and the leader of its Software Engineering Research Group (SERG). His research interests include empirical research on software development and management methods, in particular for verification and validation and for open source software and data, as well as digitalization in a broad sense. He is the principal author of ”Case study research in software engineering”, has coauthored ”Experimentation in software engineering”, serves on the editorial board of Empirical Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, and is a member of several program committees.


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The software engineering research is conducted in close collaboration with industry and society actors. I have given talks to industry and society actors to share knowledge. 

Recent research outputs

Per Runeson, Thomas Olsson & Johan Linåker, 2021 Sep 2, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Systems and Software.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Qunying Song, Per Runeson & Stefan Persson, 2021 Aug 25, The IEEE Third International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Testing (AITest 2021). IEEE Computer Society

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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