The Software Engineering Research LABoratory (SERLAB) is a research laboratory of the Department of Informatics of the University of Bari originally founded in 1973 by Giuseppe Visaggio, graduated in physics, subsequently specialized in computer science becoming one of the pioneers in software engineering. Giuseppe Visaggio retired on 1 November 2017.

The mission is represented by its logo:

  • The blue sphere represents the knowledge acquired through empirical studies.
  • The red sphere represents the knowledge applied to the improvement of industrial practices.
  • The grey orbit represents the continuos academia-industry knowledge & Technological Transfer in the software engineering field.

In 2007 a group of SERLAB academics, young researchers and students founded a Spin Off company of the University of Bari named SER&Practices S.r.l.

SERLAB and SER&Practices represent a point of reference for local, national and international development in the field of scientific and industrial research.