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. I wrote my master thesis under Dr. Simon Oberthür titled ’Vision Backlog’ which attempts to improve requirements elicitation process by engaging end users/clients directly into the elicitation activities.

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. Apart from that, I also concentrate on software modeling. I am interested in building software modeling tools which are usable by the end user- I call it end-user software modeling.

Available seminar projects

  1. Engineering solution to build successful TV series
  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


E-Mailpatkar [AT]
Phone+41 31 511 7644
Address University of Bern, Software Composition Group,
Room 206, Schützenmattstrasse 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 8 February 2019