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Portrait Heiko KlareHeiko Klare is awarded the "Baden-Württemberg Certificate" for university didactics (HDZ)
01 December 2021

DSiS employee Heiko Klare received the "Baden-Württemberg Certificate" for university didactics ("Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik"). It certifies the participation at workshops, supervisions, practical coaching and individual qualification measures with a total amount of 200 teaching units. Heiko Klare specialized in developing concepts for e-learning and e-assessments. In this year, the certificates have been awarded without a formal handover.
The "Baden-Württemberg Certificate" is awarded by the center for educational development (Hochschuldidaktikzentrum - HDZ) as an association of the nine universities of Baden-Württemberg. Its goal is to further improve the didactic competences of teachers at these universities and to provide them with professional assistance during the two-year advanced training. After successful completion of three modules, the participants are awarded the "Baden-Württemberg Certificate" for university didactics.

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Journal of Systems and SoftwareNew paper in Journal of Systems & Software
19 November 2021

The paper entitled "Detecting Violations of Access Control and Information Flow Policies in Data Flow Diagrams" by Stephan Seifermann, Robert Heinrich, Dominik Werle and Ralf Reussner has been published in the Journal of Systems & Software. The paper is about considering confidentiality in early software designs given as data flow diagrams. The presented approach allows designers to model and analyze systems using various commonly used confidentiality policies. The paper is an open access publication.

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SoSym CoverNew publication in Software and Systems Modeling
13 October 2021

New journal paper in Software and Systems Modeling by SDQ member Robert Heinrich and Moussa Amrani, Dominique Blouin, Arend Rensink, Hans Vangheluwe and Andreas Wortmann on Multi-paradigm modelling for cyber–physical systems.

The paper "Multi-paradigm modelling for cyber–physical systems: a descriptive framework" by Moussa Amrani, Dominique Blouin, Robert Heinrich, Arend Rensink, Hans Vangheluwe and Andreas Wortmann has been published in Software and Systems Modeling volume 20 and will be presented as a journal-first paper at the ACM/IEEE 24th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS).

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Photos of awarded personsVKSI awards and honorable mentions for KASTEL members
10 August 2021

Two awards and two honorable mentions have been given to members of the Institute of Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL). The association of software engineers in Karlsruhe (Verein der Karlsruher Software-Ingenieure e.V./VKSI) award students for excellent bachelor’s and master’s theses every year. This year, Larissa Schmid (from the group Modelling for Continuous Software Engineering, Prof. Anne Koziolek) receives the VKSI award for an excellent thesis on foundations of software engineering. Her master’s thesis has the title "Modeling and Simulation of Message-Driven Self-Adaptive Systems". Sebastian Hahner (from the group Dependability of Software-intensive Systems, Prof. Ralf Reussner) receives the award for an excellent thesis in applied software engineering. His master’s thesis has the title "Domain-specific Language for Data-driven Design Time Analyses and Result Mappings for Logic Programs". Honorable mentions for their final theses go to Dominik Fuchß and David Monschein.

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Dr.-Ing. Heiko KlareNew PhD: Dr.-Ing. Heiko Klare
19 May 2021

Dr.-Ing. Heiko Klare successfully passed his defence with highest honors.

Photo by Dominik Werle

His dissertation on "Building Transformation Networks for Consistent Evolution of Interrelated Models" is available online.

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ICSA 2021 MIP talkICSA ’21 10-years Most Influential Paper Award will be presented to Anne Koziolek, Heiko Koziolek, and Ralf Reussner
7 April 2021

The 18th International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA'21) awarded the ICSA'21 10-years Most Influential Paper Award to the paper "PerOpteryx: automated application of tactics in multi-objective software architecture optimization" by Anne Koziolek, Heiko Koziolek, and Ralf Reussner.

ICSA is the premier venue for practitioners and researchers interested in software architecture, in component-based software engineering and in quality aspects of software and how these relate to the design of software architectures. ICSA has a strong tradition as a working conference, where researchers meet practitioners and software architects can explain the problems they face in their day-to-day work and try to influence the future of the field.

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Workshop on Properties of Software Engineering Research (PROPSER) 2021

First International Workshop on Properties of Software Engineering Research (PROPSER)

Aim

This workshop aims to bring together researchers at various points in their career and practitioner's alike, for discussing the systematic description and evaluation of software engineering research and their documentation.

Motivation

The workshop is motivated by two observations:

writing and reviewing software engineering research results is often hindered by the lack of a community understanding what are important questions (hypotheses) to validate research and which methods are suitable, appropriate and needed for demonstrating evidence;

retrieving research results just through syntactical terms of the paper title (or even abstract) is often very hard, and, as a consequence, comprehensively relating research results to each other in terms of support, strengthening or contradiction is rarely done.

Therefore, in PROPSER we want to discuss in particular:

– properties for describing software engineering research, such as relevance, evidence, applicability, appropriateness, etc;

– general patterns for suitable empirical validations of research results and hypotheses;

– suitable classifications of software engineering research, beyond established subject categories;

– experiences, rules or guidelines, on how to decide on suitable validation questions and subsequently suitable empirical methods;

– managing and organising research knowledge at a finer grain than paper citations;

– methods for evaluating the impact of research on software engineering practice.

Important Dates

Paper submission: March 26, 2021
Author notifications: April 19, 2021
Workshop: June 23, 2021

Workshop Chairs

Antonia Bertolino, ISTI-CNR, Italy                    
Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) / FZI – IT Research Centre, Germany (main contact)     

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jssPaper on Vitruvius in Journal of Systems & Software
19 October 2020

The paper entitled "Enabling consistency in view-based system development — The Vitruvius approach" has been published in Journal of Systems & Software.The paper is about a holistic system development approach using multiple languages and tools to describe a software or software-intensive technical system from different viewpoints. This so called Vitruvius approach enables stakeholders to only deal with views containing information about the system that is relevant for their specific concerns. It especially provides formalized methods and languages to preserve consistency between the artifacts described in the used languages in an automated or semi-automated way.

The paper is available as open access.

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New journal paper of SDQ member Robert Heinrich in Journal of Systems & Software
7 March 2020

The paper entitled "Architectural Runtime Models for Integrating Runtime Observations and Component-based Models" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Systems & Software. The paper is about using knowledge about software architecture to keep track of modern software applications while dynamically changing. This requires strong interaction of evolution activities on development level and adaptation activities on operation level.

The paper is accessible as preprint here.

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ICPE 10-years Most Influential Paper Award presented to Anne Koziolek (Martens), Heiko Koziolek, Steffen Becker and Ralf Reussner
23 April 2020

The paper "Automatically Improve Software Architecture Models for Performance, Reliability, and Costs Using Evolutionary Algorithms" by Anne Koziolek (Martens), Heiko Koziolek, Steffen Becker and Ralf Reussner has been awarded the ICPE 10-years Most Influential Paper Award.

The conference International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), the premier gathering of practitioners and researchers interested in performance engineering, awarded the paper "Automatically Improve Software Architecture Models for Performance, Reliability, and Costs Using Evolutionary Algorithms" by Anne Koziolek (Martens), Heiko Koziolek, Steffen Becker and Ralf Reussner the ICPE 10-years Most Influential Paper Award.

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Palladio paper won the MIP Finalist award of Journal of Systems and Software
22 January 2020

The Journal of Systems and Software is one of the leading international jounals in Software and Systems Engineering according to the Google Scholar ranking. The paper "The Palladio Component Model for Model-driven Performance Prediction" has been awarded as one of the four finalist for the Journal of Systems and Software's "Most Influential Paper" award.

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heise onlineInterview with Ralf Reussner on heise online

Ralf Reussner gave an interview with the news portal heise online on the training of programmers and computer science education (in German).

Interview on heise online (German)