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Claes Wohlin ( )

  • Professor
  • Professor
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • 39h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 6735CitationsNumber of citations received by Claes's publications. Updated daily.

Recent publications

  • Software Component Decision-making: In-house, Open source, COTS or Outsourcing - A Systematic Literature Review

    • Badampudi D
    • Wohlin C
    • Petersen K
  • Towards a Decision-making Structure for Selecting a Research Design in Empirical Software Engineering

    • Wohlin C
    • Aurum A

Professional experience


Blekinge Institute of Technology

November 2000 - Present

Research interests


Claes Wohlin is Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is Dean for the Faculty of Computing from January 1, 2014. From July 1, 2013 Professor Wohlin is a guest professor at Shandong University at Weihai in China. Claes Wohlin has previously served as Pro Vice Chancellor for six years (2004-2010) and the first Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Education at Blekinge Institute of Technology in 2002. Prior to joining BTH in 2000 he held professor chairs at Lund and Linköping Universities. He has held a Visiting Professor position at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg (2005-2008) and been a Professorial Visiting Fellow at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia (2009-2011). Professor Claes Wohlin received a Ph.D. degree in Communication Systems from Lund University in 1991. His research interests include empirical methods in software engineering, software metrics, software quality, requirements engineering and systematic learning and improvement in software engineering. Claes Wohlin is the principal author of the book Experimentation in Software Engineering: An Introduction (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000) and for the new and revised version published by Springer in 2012 with the title Experimentation in Software Engineering. He is also an author of a textbook in software engineering in Swedish (Studentlitteratur, 2005). He is also co-editor of two books together with colleagues from Australia. He has published more than 200 articles internationally. His h-index in Google Scholar is 41 with the the book on experimentation having more than 2400 citations, and he has more than 115 articles with 10 citations or more. The total number of citations to his work is more than 7800 in Google Scholar. Since January 2008, Professor Wohlin is Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Information and Software Technology, which is published by Elsevier, and he has been the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal since 2001. He is on two other editorial boards: Software Quality Journal and Requirements Engineering Journal. He was on the editorial board of Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal between 2002 and 2012. Claes Wohlin was the recipient of the prestigious Telenor Nordic Research Prize in 2004 for his achievements in software engineering and improvement of reliability for telecommunication systems. In 2011, Claes Wohlin was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is a senior member of IEEE since 2009. Based on his publication record, Claes Wohlin was ranked among the top 15 scholars in systems and software engineering by the Journal of Systems and Software for his contributions in the following time periods 1998-2002 (No. 14), 1999-2003 (No. 10), 2002-2006 (No. 8) and 2003-2007 (No. 9), and listed as fifth for his contributions to experimentation in software engineering in 1993 to 2002 in an article in Transactions on Software Engineering in September 2005. Furthermore, he has been instrumental in the ranking of Lund University (12th in the period 1999-2003) and Blekinge Institute of Technology (11th in the period 2002-2006, 5th in the period 2003-2007 and 6th in the period 2004-2008) among the top 15 institutions in the Journal of Systems and Software.

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