Eriks Klotins

I am a researcher and software engineer.

I help small organizations, start-ups and alike, to bring a new product or service idea from inception, to minimum marketable product, to a full-fledged product.

My focus is selection of engineering practices and their evolution to support innovation, and sustainable growth of the company.

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Current activities

I am part of Software Engineering Lab Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. I am pursuing a Phd degree in Software Engineering with the focus on software-intensive product engineering in start-up context.

I am an active member of the Software Start-up Research Network

List of publications

  • E. Klotins, “Software start-ups through an empirical lens : are start-ups snowflakes ?” in International Workshop on Software-intensive Business: Start-ups, Ecosystems and Platforms, 2018. pdf
  • Hyrynsalmi, Sami, Eriks Klotins, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, Nirnaya Tripathi, Leandro Bento Pompermaier, and Rafael Prikladnicki. “What Is a Minimum Viable (Video) Game?,” 217–31. Springer, Cham, 2018. pdf
  • E. Klotins, M. Unterkalmsteiner, P. Catzipetrou, T. Gorschek, R. Prikladnicki, N. Tripathi, and L. B. Pompermaier, “A progression model of software engineering goals, challenges, and practices in start-ups,” IEEE Trans. Softw. Eng., vol. xx, no. xx, p. xx, 2018. pdf
  • Klotins, Eriks, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Panagiota Chatzipetrou, Tony Gorschek, Rafael Prikladnicki, Nirnaya Tripathi, and Leandro Bento Pompermaier. “Exploration of Technical Debt in Start-Ups,” 75–84. International Conference of Software Engineering, ACM, 2018. pdf
  • Tripathi, Nirnaya, Eriks Klotins, Rafael Prikladnicki, Markku Oivo, Leandro Bento Pompermaier, Arun Sojan Kudakacheril, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Kari Liukkunen, and Tony Gorschek. “An Anatomy of Requirements Engineering in Software Startups Using Multi-Vocal Literature and Case Survey.” Journal of Systems and Software 146 (2018): 130–51. pdf
  • Klotins, Eriks. “Using the Case Survey Method to Explore Engineering Practices in Software Start-Ups,” 24–26. International Workshop on Software Start-ups, ICSE, IEEE Press, 2017. pdf
  • Unterkalmsteiner, Michael, Pekka Abrahamsson, XiaoFeng Wang, Anh Nguyen-Duc, Syed Shah, Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Guido H Baltes, Kieran Conboy, Eoin Cullina, and Denis Dennehy. “Software Startups–a Research Agenda.” E-Informatica Software Engineering Journal 10, no. 1 (2016).
  • Klotins, Eriks, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, and Tony Gorschek. “Software-Intensive Product Engineering in Start-Ups: A Taxonomy.” IEEE Software 35, no. 4 (2018): 44–52. pdf
  • Klotins, Eriks, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, and Tony Gorschek. “Software Engineering Anti-Patterns in Start-Ups.” IEEE Software, 2018. pdf
  • Klotins, Eriks, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, and Tony Gorschek. “Software Engineering in Start-up Companies: An Analysis of 88 Experience Reports.” Empirical Software Engineering, 2018, 1–35. pdf
  • Unterkalmsteiner, Michael, Tony Gorschek, Robert Feldt, and Eriks Klotins. “Assessing Requirements Engineering and Software Test Alignment—Five Case Studies.” Journal of Systems and Software 109 (2015): 62–77.
  • Klotins, Eriks, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, and Tony Gorschek. "Software engineering knowledge areas in startup companies: a mapping study." International Conference of Software Business. Springer, Cham, 2015.

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