ARiSA - Control Software Quality

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Q-Analytics™ web analytics: the view shows visit sequences of pages. Quality Monitor™ code analysis: the view shows the package structure of classes.


Applied Research in System Analysis (ARiSA) AB has been founded in 2006 by researchers at the Computer Science department of the Växjö University, nowadays Linnaeus University as spin-off company. The intension is to market software quality tools and related services, experience, and research results.

Today ARiSA is the research and development division of Softwerk AB led by Dr. Rüdiger Lincke. We work in close cooperation with the software technology research group at Linnaeus University led by Prof. Dr. Welf Löwe.


These services and products are grouped around a unique analysis tool, the Quality Monitor, allowing for objective assessment of software and visualization of the assessment results on different levels of abstraction. ARiSA services and products represent the results of almost 10 years of education, research and development in program analysis and visualization – at university level and in cooperation with industry. Current customers and project partners cover a range of branches and include, e.g., Eurocontrol (European organization), Combitech AB (IT-solutions, Saab group), Alstom Power Sweden (Energy technology), Artisan Global Media AB (Web solutions) and many others.

Customers Benefit

Customers benefit from quality awareness of their software architects, designers, and programmers. The VizzAnalyzer automates quality assessment tasks, which are usually manual and, hence, makes it more efficient and objective. This is especially valuable when looking at current trends in software development, like outsourcing of software production to third companies and integration of open source components. An increasing number of customers of software-developing companies, especially in the public and military sector, simply require controlled quality processes. We support you in defining what quality means in your company/project, effectively measure it with a high level of confidence, and support you in your quality management.

If you are interested in commercial support for our quality assurance tools and services please contact us at Softwerk AB.

Who are we?

Rüdiger Lincke Rüdiger Lincke
Chief Technology Officer, Softwerk AB

Dr. Rüdiger Lincke is co-founder of ARiSA AB. He studied computer science at the Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany, from 1998 to 2001. Since 2001, he has been studying and working at the Växjö University, Sweden. He received his MSc in Computer Science in 2003, his Phil.Lic. in 2007, and his Ph.D. in 2009, all from Växjö University. From 2006 to 2009, he was senior developer at ARiSA. From 2009-2014, he was Chief Executive Officer of Softwerk AB and since 2014, he has been Chief Technical Officer. Rüdiger has been involved in numberous industrial research and development projects.


Welf Löwe Welf Löwe
Scientific director, Computer Science at Linnaeus University

Prof. Dr. Welf Löwe co-founder of ARiSA AB. He studied computer science at the Technical University Dresden, Germany, from 1987 to 1992 and received his PhD degree from University Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1996. After a postdoctoral visit at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California, he worked as a senior researcher with University Karlsruhe. Since 2002, he is professor at Växjö University, Sweden, and head of the Software Technology Group and scientific director of Computer Science. From 2006 to 2009, he was CEO of ARiSA AB. Besides his academic career, he has been involved in numerous academic and industrial projects.


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