Nitish Patkar

I am a Ph.D. student at SCG since March 2018. My work essentially involves building tools and methodology to engage several different stakeholders into requirements engineering and domain modeling activities. The central idea of my thesis is to identify different requirements formats suitable for specific stakeholders and to model those in a single tool. Eventually, such a tool will allow smooth co-evolution of different requirements artifacts and improve traceability and change impact analysis.

Ongoing projects

  1. Visual scenario builder in Pharo
  2. Survey of ‘glue‘ code in BDD tools
  3. Living User Stories

Available seminar projects

Nothing at the moment

Available bachelor/master thesis

  1. ReqIF parser and workflow editor
  2. Moldable requirements engineering platform

Finished projects

  1. Moldable scenario editor
  2. Bringing agile artifacts closer to the implementation


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, Sch├╝tzenmattstrasse 14, CH-3012 Bern



  1. Nitish Patkar, Andrei Chis, NAtaliia Stulova, and Oscar Nierstrasz. Interactive Behavior-driven Development: a Low-code Perspective. In Proceedings of the 24rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: Companion Proceedings, ACM, 2021. DOI PDF 


  1. Nitish Patkar, Mohammad Ghafari, Oscar Nierstrasz, and Sofija Hotomski. Caveats in Eliciting Mobile App Requirements. In Proceedings of the Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2020 p. 180—189, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2020. DOI PDF 
  2. Nitish Patkar, Leonel Merino, and Oscar Nierstrasz. Towards requirements engineering with immersive augmented reality. In Proc.\ Programming'20 Companion, p. 55—60, ACM, 2020. DOI PDF 
  3. Nitish Patkar. Moldable requirements. In Benevol'20, 2020. PDF 


  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 29 December 2020