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Anthony Cleve is a professor in information system evolution at University of Namur, where he serves as Vice-Dean of the faculty of Computer Science. He is a member of the PReCISE research center and of the Namur Digital Institute (NADI). Previously, Anthony was an ERCIM post-doctoral research fellow at INRIA Lille (2009-2010). He holds an MSc degree (2004) and a PhD degree (2009) in Computer Science from the University of Namur. Anthony also worked as visiting researcher at CWI, Amsterdam (2005-2006).

Anthony's research interests include information system maintenance and evolution, software and data reverse engineering, program analysis and transformation, self-adaptive and context-aware systems. His full CV is available here.

Anthony loves riddles, good night songs, silent words and smiles, and all the tiny beautiful details that one can only discover by coincidence.

Areas of expertise

Database engineering, reengineering & reverse engineering - Information system analysis, evolution, migration & renovation - Cross-analysis and co-evolution of databases & programs - Program analysis, transformation & generation - Self-adaptive, context-aware systems


  • Best Paper Award at the 2016 International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS 2016)
  • IBM Belgium / F.R.S.-FNRS 2010 Award, presented for the best PhD thesis in Computer Science and Applications
  • Nominated for the Cor Baayen Award 2012, awarded to a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics
  • ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan'' Post-doctoral Fellowship (December 2009 - November 2010)


  • PhD in Computer Science 
  • Master in Computer Science 
  • Bachelor in Economics and Management 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Namur

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Projects 2002 2021

Research Output 2004 2019

Interacting with Overlaid Information in Augmented Reality Systems for Maintenance: A Preliminary Review

Cauz, M. & Cleve, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the IEEE 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Multidirectional Transformations and Synchronisations (Dagstuhl Seminar 18491)

Cleve, A., Kindler, E., Stevens, P. & Zaytsev, V., 2018, In : Dagstuhl Reports. 8, 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

SQLInspect: A Static Analyzer to Inspect Database Usage in Java Applications

Nagy, C. & Cleve, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2018): Tool Demonstrations Track. ACM Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

An Empirical Study on the Usage of SQL Execution Traces for Program Comprehension

Noughi, N., Hanenberg, S. & Cleve, A., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Assurance.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Beyond Context-oriented Software

Mens, K., Cardozo, N., Dumas, B. & Cleve, A., 2017, Post-proceedings of the 9th Seminar on Advanced Techniques and Tools for Software Evolution (SATToSE 2016). CEUR-WS.org, Vol. 1791. p. 5-16 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Best Paper Award

Loup Meurice (Recipient), Anthony Cleve (Recipient) & Csaba Nagy (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2003 2018

A First Online Sign Language - Written Language Parallel Corpus and its Applications

Laurence Meurant (Speaker), Sibylle Fonze (Speaker), Aurore Paligot (Speaker), Maxime Gobert (Speaker), Anthony Cleve (Speaker)
5 Nov 20187 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

25th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2017) (Event)

Anthony Cleve (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Université de Genève

Laurence Meurant (Invited lecturer), Maxime Gobert (Invited researcher), Anthony Cleve (Invited lecturer)
9 Sep 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch/Teaching in a external institution

32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (Event)

Anthony Cleve (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

International Workshop on Live Adaptation of Software Systems (LASSY 2016)

Anthony Cleve (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Adaptive antenna arrays in QualNet simulator

Author: Cornet, S. & Dynerowicz, S., 2007

Supervisor: Schumacher, L. (Supervisor) & Cleve, A. (Jury)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science

A declarative approach to Java Virtual Machine modelisation and Bytecode execution

Author: Laffineur, G., 23 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Cleve, A. (President) & Vanhoof, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science


A distributed collaborative model editing framework for domain specific modeling languages

Author: Koshima, A., 12 Jan 2016

Supervisor: Englebert, V. (Supervisor), Thiran, P. (Co-Supervisor), Vanhoof, W. (President), Cleve, A. (Jury), Mens, T. (External person) (Jury) & Van Gorp, P. (External person) (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences


Algorithms for the Partition and Labelling of Natural Language Document Sets

Author: Puissant, J., 21 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Cleve, A. (President) & Frenay, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science


Amélioration du processus de la maintenance du logiciel par un système informatisé d'aide à la décision

Author: Counet, A., 2007

Supervisor: Habra, N. (Supervisor) & Cleve, A. (Jury)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science