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Department of Informatics Requirements Engineering Research Group

Dustin Wüest

Dustin Wüest, Dr.

From 2009 to 2016, Dustin did his PhD in the Requirements Engineering Research Group (RERG) at the University of Zurich about the topic of flexible modeling.

From 2016 to 2017, he was a postdoctoral researcher at RERG. Until 2022, he held a guest affiliation with RERG, taking care of the FlexiSketch project.


Research Interests

A short introduction to Dustin’s research can be found here: Flexible Requirements Modeling.

His interests include requirements engineering, multimedia, software/program visualization, and human computer interaction. I also like to explore how innovative input devices can be used for working in, e.g., the requirements engineering domain. Such devices include multi-touch tables, pen-based input, the Apple IPhone, Microsoft Kinect, Nintendo WiiMote, etc.

FlexiSketch Tool Prototype

More information about the FlexiSketch tool can be found here: FlexiSketch.


D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2017). FlexiSketch: a lightweight sketching and metamodeling approach for end-users. Software & Systems Modeling (SoSyM).

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2017). Collaborative Sketching and Notation Creation with FlexiSketch Team. Software Engineering (SE 2017).

D. Wüest (2016). FlexiSketch: Combining Free-Form Sketching with Lightweight Metamodeling, University of Zurich, Faculty of Economics (Dissertation).

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2016). Kollaboratives, leichtgewichtiges Erzeugen von Modellskizzen und zugehörigen Notationen im Rahmen von RE Workshops. Software Technik Trends, Vol. 36 (3), GI.

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2015). Sketching and notation creation with FlexiSketch Team: Evaluating a new means for collaborative requirements elicitation. 23rd IEEE Int. Requirements Engineering Conference, Ottawa, CA, 2015.

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2015). FlexiSketch TEAM: Collaborative Sketching and Notation Creation on the Fly. 37th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Florence, Italy. The accompanying video won the Best ICSE 2015 Demonstration Video Award.

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2013). Semi-automatic Generation of Metamodels from Model Sketches. 28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Silicon Valley, USA. [pdf]

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2013). Von der Idee zum Anforderungsmodell ohne Medienbruch. Software Technik Trends, Vol. 33 (1), GI.

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2012). FlexiSketch: A mobile sketching tool for software modeling. 4th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE), Seattle, USA. [pdf]

D. Wüest, N. Seyff, M. Glinz (2012). Flexible, Lightweight Requirements Modeling with FlexiSketch. Posters and Demos Paper at the 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, Chicago, USA. [pdf]. Award: Best Poster and Demo.

D. Wüest (2011). Bridging the Gap Between Requirements Sketches and Semi-Formal Models. Doctoral Symposium of the 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, Trento, Italy. [pdf]

D. Wüest, M. Glinz (2011). Flexible Sketch-Based Requirements Modeling. 17th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2011), Essen, Germany. [pdf]

M. Glinz, D. Wüest (2010). A Vision of an Ultralightweight Requirements Modeling Language, Technical Report No. IFI-2010.0006, Version: 1, 2010. [pdf]