Birgitta Lindström

Birgitta Lindström

Lektor i datavetenskap

Institutionen för informationsteknologi


  • Rum
  • PA520E


Employed at the University of Skövde since 2000. Got the students award for the best teacher at the school of Humanities and Informatics, Guldäpplet 2012.


  • Course coordinator for Software testing
  • Other: Software Engineering (BSc), Scientific theory (MSc and PhD) and final year projects at BSc and MSc level


  • Responsible for the topic Computer Science at BSc and MSc level (2005-2010)
  • Between 2004 and 2014 Birgitta has been the program coordinator for three study programs: Computer Science - Specialization in Systems Development, Web Development and System programming
  • Course coordinator for and the final year project in informatics (BSc), Concurrent programming (BSc),  Cloud Computing (MSc), Software testing (advanced) and Distributed real-time systems (MSc)
  • Other: Embedded Systems (BSc), Research and Development (BSc)


  • 2015 - present, research leader for the DRTS (Distributed Real-Time Systems) research group
  • 2000 - present, senior member of the DRTS (Distributed Real-Time Systems) research group


  • 2013 - 2018, TOCSYC (program manager). TOCSYC is a SIDUS project, sponsored by KKS (30 MSEK) and coordinated by Mälardalen University. TOCSYC is a joint effort together with Mälardalen University, Swedish Instititute of Computer Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Karlstad University to address testing of non-functional characteristics such as performance efficiency, robustness and testability.
  • 2013 - 2015, PILOT (project leader). A NFFP6 project sponsored by Vinnova (3,25 MSEK)and Saab Aeronautics (3,25 MSEK). PILOT addresses the problem of combining model-driven development with the code-coverage metrics that should be used for software testing of safety-critical systems such as avionics.
  • 2012 - 2013, TOCSYC. A SIDUS step 1 project sponsored by Vinnova (0,5 MSEK). This was a joint effort between four universities and one institute to prepare an application for SIDUS step 2.
  • 2011 - 2013, Platform Independent Software Testing (project leader). A NFFP5 project sponsored by Vinnova (3,3 MSEK) and Saab Aeronautics (3,3 MSEK).
  • 2000-2009, Testability in Dynamic Real-Time Systems (PhD student). An ARTES project in collaboration with Enea.



  • Lindström, B. (2009), Testability of dynamic real-time systems, PhD thesis, Linköpings studies in science and technology, Dissertation No 1241, ISBN 978-91-7393-695-8.


  • B. Lindström, J. Offutt, D. Sundmark, S.F. Andler and P. Pettersson (2016). Using Mutation to Design Tests for Aspect-Oriented Models, Journal of Information and Software Technology, Elsevier DOI: 10.1016/j.infsof.2016.04.007.
  • S.M.A. Shah, D. Sundmark, B. Lindström and S.F. Andler (2016), Robustness testing of embedded systems: An industrial interview study, IEEE Access, in press.
  • M. Grindal, B. Lindström, J. Offutt, and S.F. Andler (2007), An Evaluation of Combination Strategies for Test Case Selection, Empirical Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. 4, Dec 2006, pages 583-611.

Conferences and workshops

  • B. Lindström and A. Márki (2016), On Strong Mutation and Subsuming Mutants, 11th Workshop on Mutation Analysis (MUTATION), Chicago.
  • A. Eriksson and B. Lindström (2016), UML Associations: Reducing the Gap in Test Coverage Between Model and Code, in the 4th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, (MODELSWARD), Rome. 
  • M.M. Hassan, W. Afzal, B. Lindström, S.M.A. Shah, S.F. Andler and M. Blom (2016), Testability and Performance: A Systematic Mapping Study, in the 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC), Pisa.
  • B. Lindström, S. F. Andler, J. Offutt, P. Pettersson and D. Sundmark, (2015), Mutating Aspect-Oriented Models to Test Cross-Cutting Concerns, 10th Workshop on Mutation Analysis (MUTATION), Graz.
  • M.M. Hassan, W. Afzal, M. Blom, B. Lindström, S.F. Andler and S. Eldh (2015), Testability and Software Robustness: A Systematic Literature Review, in the 41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, Funchal.
  • A. Eriksson, B. Lindström and J. Offutt (2013) Transformation Rules for Platform Independent Testing: An Empirical Study, in the 6th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation
  • A. Eriksson, B. Lindström, J. Offutt and S. F. Andler (2012) Model Transformation on Test Artifacts: An Empirical Study, in proceedings of the 9th workshop on Model-Driven Engineering, Verification and Validation held in conjunction with ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems.
  • B. Lindström, J. Offutt and S.F. Andler (2008), Testability of dynamic real-time systems: An Empirical Study of Execution environment implications, In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), pages 112- 120, Lillehammer, Norway, April 2008.
  • B. Lindström, P. Pettersson and J. Offutt (2007), Generating Trace-Sets for Model-Based Testing, in Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, pages 171-180, IEEE Computer Society, ISSN:1071-9458.
  • B. Lindström and J. Mellin (2005), Work in Progress: Testability Experiments. In Proceedings of Real Time in Sweden 2005 (RTiS 2005), Special Session on Testing of Event-Triggered Real-Time Systems, pages. 101-106.
  • B. Lindström, M. Grindal and J. Offutt (2004), Using an Existing Suite of Test Objects: Experience from a Testing Experiment, SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes 29(5), pages 1-3.
  • M. Grindal and B. Lindström (2002), Challenges in testing real-time systems. In 10th International Conference on Software Testing Analysis and Review (EuroSTAR'02), Edinburgh, Scotland, CD-ROM.
  • B. Lindström, J. Mellin and S.F. Andler (2002), Testability of dynamic real-time systems, In 8th Int'l Conf on Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2002), pages 93-97, Tokyo, Japan.
Birgitta Lindström