Software Engineering Group

Research Interests

  • (Interactive) Database Visualization
  • Live Database Trace Visualization
  • Database Usage Visualization
  • (Semi-) Automatic Database Reconfiguration
  • Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI)
  • Performance Analysis
  • Empirical Methods


Dissertation Topic

Live Database Trace Visualization in Large Software Landscapes


Research Project

A web-based tool for enabling live trace visualization of large software landscapes.


Open Theses

  • A list of open theses can be found here.
  • Don’t hesitate to contact me, if you are interested in a master/bachelor’s thesis related to my research interests.
    I also welcome your own ideas for related thesis topics.






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Supervised Theses

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Witzany, J. (2016) Instrumentierung von Android Anwendungen in ExplorViz (Bachelor thesis), Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, 47 pp


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Zirkelbach, C. (2016) ExplorViz - Live Trace Visualization for System and Program Comprehension in Large Software Landscapes [Eingeladener Vortrag] In: ZBW Research Colloquium, 27 Jul 2016, Kiel, Germany.



Zirkelbach, C. und Adolf, M. (2016) An Elastic Layers Pattern Approach with Dynamically Added Layers [Paper] In: Symposium on Software Performance 2016: Joint Developer and Community Meeting of Descartes/Kieker/Palladio, November 07-09, 2016, Kiel.




Zirkelbach, C., Hasselbring, W., Fittkau, F. und Carr, L. (2015) Performance Analysis of Legacy Perl Software via Batch and Interactive Trace Visualization Technical Reports by Department of Computer Science, 1509 . Department of Computer Science, Kiel University, Germany.



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Zirkelbach, C. (2015) Performance Monitoring of Database Operations (Masterarbeit), Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, 109 pp



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Zirkelbach, C., Hasselbring, W. und Carr, L. (2015) Combining Kieker with Gephi for Performance Analysis and Interactive Trace Visualization [Paper] In: Symposium on Software Performance 2015: Joint Developer and Community Meeting of Descartes/Kieker/Palladio, November 04-06, 2015, Munich, Germany.


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