COBOL Research at the Free University in Amsterdam

COBOL research, what do we do and why?

The research group "IT-Management and Software Engineering" at the Free University of Amsterdam (abbreviated by VU Amsterdam) has Software Asset Management as one of its main themes. With software assets we mean valuable, recent or already long existing, IT-systems that are the basis for almost all organizations today. We do our research with industrial partners like ABN AMRO, PinkRoccade Getronics and Philips. As COBOL is still the "market leader" when it comes to programming languages we focus on COBOL, for a further motivation we refer to Ralf Lämmel's presentation "Stop bashing COBOL" [.pdf]. This research is currently funded by the CaLCE project.

Take a look at our Cobol research laboratory !
Click here for the "Cobol is cool" article in Computable on the Cobol Future 2005 event.


Related sites of our research group

Presentations, held at the Wim Ebbinkhuijsen symposium on the history and future of Cobol, October 22, 2004

A selection of our papers

For more papers see also above mentioned home pages and related web sites.

Ongoing COBOL Research Projects

Website maintained by Steven Klusener.