Rikard Land

I am a senior lecturer at Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.



Telephone: 021-10 70 35
   (International +46 21 10 70 35)

Fax: 021-10 31 10
   (International +46 21 10 31 10)

Visiting Address:
   Room U3-137, Rosenhill

Mailing Address:
   Box 883
   SE-721 23 Västerås

Email Address: rikard.land@mdh.se



I worked as software developer at ABB Atom and Westinghouse 1998-2001. In 2001 I enrolled as a PhD student at Mälardalen University, in the field of Software Engineering. My PhD thesis covered integration of in-house developed software systems and was defended in September 2006. I currently hold a senior lecturer position, teaching courses in Software Engineering, and am partially employed at CC Systems as software specialist.

Research Activities

My research is carried out at the PROGRESS centre and in collaboration with the company CC Systems, on life-cycle processes for embedded (in particular safety-critical) software-intensive systems. See my current and previous projects here.

I finished my Ph.D. studies in 2006 with my thesis presenting observations and guidelines concerning integration of software systems completely controlled in-house.

You find all my published work on the publications page. Two selected papers appear below:

Software Systems In-House Integration: Architecture, Process Practices and Strategy Selection, Rikard Land, Ivica Crnkovic, Journal of Information and Software Technology, vol 49, nr 5, p419-444, Elsevier, September, 2006

COTS Selection Best Practices in Literature and in Industry, Rikard Land, Laurens Blankers, Michel Chaudron, Ivica Crnkovic, 10th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR), Springer, Beijing, China, May, 2008

Teaching Activities

I am responsible for the Software Engineering course as well as the Distributed Software Development course held together with the University of Zagreb. Our 2008 students in the DSD course had tremendous success (first place, and three finalist teams out of six) at the international SCORE competition at the ICSE conference.

I also regularly supervise M.Sc. theses.


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