Nitish Patkar

I am a Ph.D. student at SCG since March 2018. Before joining SCG I finished my masters from Universität Paderborn, and particularly I was working in the S-Lab where I did my research seminars, my master’s project, and my master’s thesis.

Research Interests

In general, I am interested in building software products/web or mobile applications that are usable, viable and which please its users. Having said that, I largely focus on requirements engineering, particularly requirements elicitation and goal-directed design process. I am figuring out how different representations of requirements affect communication and understanding of the problem project stakeholders are trying to solve. Apart from that, I also concentrate on software modeling as an extension of requirements engineering. I am interested in building software modeling tools which are usable by the end-users- I call it end-user software modeling.

Available seminar projects

  1. From user stories to live documentation
  2. Outlining the state-of-the-art requirements elicitation tools
  3. Analyzing UML model evolution within software projects
  4. Mining StackOverflow to understand developer concerns regarding domain modeling
  5. Mobile Requirements Elicitation
  6. Stakeholder-friendly-Visual-scenario-builder

Available bachelor/master thesis

  1. Vision Backlog


For any project (seminar, bachelor’s, or master’s) ideas, feel free to visit me in SCG or drop me an email.

E-Mailnitish.patkar [AT]
Phone+41 31 511 7644
Address University of Bern, Software Composition Group,
Room 206, SchĂĽtzenmattstrasse 14, CH-3012 Bern



  1. Nitish Patkar, Pascal Gadient, Mohammad Ghafari, and Oscar Nierstrasz. Towards a Catalogue of Mobile Elicitation Techniques. In 25th International Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ), 2019. DOI PDF 


  1. Nitish Patkar. Vision Backlog. Masters thesis, University of Paderborn, Germany, 2018. PDF 
  2. Nitish Patkar. Towards Executable Domain Models. In Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques \& Tools for Software Evolution (SATToSE), 2018. PDF 
  3. Björn Senft, Holger Fischer, Simon Oberthür, and Nitish Patkar. Assist Users to Straightaway Suggest and Describe Experienced Problems. In International Conference of Design, User Experience, and Usability, p. 758—770, 2018. DOI 

Last changed by nitish on 18 September 2019