In M3S, we carry out scientific research relevant for industry on software development approaches for new innovative systems and services. Our wide network of domestic and international contacts provides a solid basis for empirical research that has high quality academic impact and strong relevance for industry. Our Cloud Software Factory and the related ecosystem with companies provide an environment to conduct empirical research where we can carry out experiments with professionals and students as well as industrial case studies. M3S has a long tradition in international collaboration and is a member of ISERN (our Director Prof. Oivo is one of the six founding members). M3S has been participating in large European research projects since the 1990’s.

1. Professional Software Engineering Themes

Our research focus is in Software Engineering Methods and Processes and we use Data Analytics and Big Data approaches to support the research themes.

Software Engineering Methods and Processes​

Software proce​ss
  • Agile, Lean and beyond
  • Improvement and measurement (GQM and GQM+Strategies)
  • Testing
Product dev​elopment lifecycle support
  • Requirements engineering
  • Service and product development lifecycles
  • Collaborative and distributed development and work
Software and System Archit​ectures


Data Analytics & Big Data

  • Data analytics
  • Big Data
  • Data and information privacy issues

2. Empirical Environments

We apply the SW engineering research themes for software and data intensive systems and services.

Software & data intensive systems and services applications

  • Health care, Automotive, Telecom
  • Data, Privacy, Security and Trust

Cloud software development and cloud-based systems

Software Factory Ecosystem

  • From student experiments towards an industrial ecosystem (students – industry)
  • International network of SW factories

Last updated: 19.9.2016