SMDS@Work 2016

14.-19.11.2016 - Research Visit MIT AgeLab

Our research assistants Adrian Rumpold and Julia Rauscher were invited to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. They met the team of MIT AgeLab to talk about the current healthcare projects of both universities. Furthermore they discussed the ideas of Julia's thesis and tried to find a useful focus. As a last point they were able to identify a mutual basis for future shared papers.


15.11.2016 – SiriusCon (Paris)

Our research assistants Thomas Driessen and Julian Kienberger visited the "SiriusCon" to find out about current developments, application examples, field reports and future planning of the Eclipse project "Sirius" which serves as basis for creating graphical modeling tools and enables the realization of efficient visualizations. In the course of the event, the direct dialogue with the Sirius developers turned out to be particularly worthwhile.


07.-09.11.2016 – Promotionsworkshop (Markt Indersdorf)

This year's "PhD Workshop" took place at the Akademie Schönbrunn located in Markt Indersdorf. For three days, the research assistants and external Ph.D. students of our professorship met in order to discuss current research approaches and results as well as future projects. Our new colleagues Andrea Fendt and Julia Rauscher took part for the first time and presented their research plans in the areas of "Cognitive Network Management for 5G Mobile Networks" and "Medical Information Sciences". The joint discussions yielded valuable proposals, alternative solution approches as well as innovative research ideas.


13.10.2016 – Publication at the ICSOC in Banff, Kanada

At the 14th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, we have presented the paper "A Novel Heuristic Method for Improving the Fitness of Mined Business Process Models". This work shows a new approach that generates much more accurate process models during Business Process Mining from log data.


25.09.2016 – DASC 2016, Sacramento, CA

At the 35th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, we have presented the paper "Shifting Temporal and Communicational Aspects into Design Phase via AADL and RTSJ". It describes a mapping between the Architecture Analysis and Design Language and Real-Time Java. We have demonstrated the described approach by generating an autopilot for a simulated Quadrocopter.


04.09.2016 – Demonstrator at the IWSON in Valencia, Spain

At the 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON 2016), we have presented the "Demonstrator for Utility-based SON Management" live. It showed how the objective-driven management and coordination of autonomous functions in modern mobile networks may be implemented.


20.06.2016 BMSD Symposium

We presented our invited paper "Characteristics of Enterprise Architecture Analyses" on the "Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design". We evaluated current literature about EA analyses and identified possible categories. Therefore we defined requirements for an EA analysis and utilized them for a classification of the various approaches. We proposed a two-dimensional classification approach. Technical categories cluster analyses according their procedure and utilized techniques. Functional categories cluster analyses according to their goals and outcome. To validate our categorization and the analysis requirements we developed a domain specific language, which is used to formalize the existing analysis approaches from literature.


12.03.2016 PMAM Workshop

The "7th International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores" (PMAM) took place as part of the "Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming" (PPoPP 2016) conference in Barcelona. At this event, Julian Kienberger gave a much-heeded talk on our research paper  "Efficient Parallelization of Complex Automotive Systems".


10.03.2016 to 11.03.2016 – SMDS Strategy Workshop 

Since over 10 years our annual strategy workshop takes place in the monastery Irsee. Thereby, we not only looked back on what we have achieved in the past year, but primarily focused on future projects and the status quo of our research in the fields embedded systems in automotive & avionic, model-driven software development, enterprise architecture, self-organizing systems as well as medical information sciences. Furthermore, we discussed about the future alignment in terms of teaching and possible new courses and other activities.


(from left to right: Simon Lohmüller, Julian Kienberger, Bernhard Bauer, Christoph Etzel, Philipp Lohmüller, Christian Saad, Adrian Rumpold, Reinhard Pröll, Thomas Driessen, Julia Rauscher, Christoph Frenzel)


03.02.2016 – Donation by Nokia Networks (Munich)

Due to the long standing cooperation with the professorship of software methodologies for distributed systems of Prof. Bauer, Nokia Networks decided to make a donation of 40.000€ to the professorship. Since the cooperation started in 2007, so far three PhD students were or are engaged in the research area of “autonomic software networks”. The main topic of this research area is to develop a concept for reducing management complexity and raising the degree of automation in mobile networks. For this purpose, policy-based techniques are applied, which enable the management system to take decisions autonomically by correlating events, conditions and actions. Thus, human knowledge is encapsulated in a machine-executable way, thereby reducing the amount of work and time to be spent by human operators for operation, administration and maintenance of the network.

In the course of this research the PhD students of the professorship have already supported Nokia Networks in several funded projects, e.g., the EU-FP7 project SEMAFOUR. Continuing the bi-lateral cooperation is already planned, focusing mainly towards 5G networks and industry 4.0. Nokia Networks thereby does not only benefit from the experience of Prof. Bauer’s professorship in the field of software methodologies for autonomic systems as well as the application of artificial intelligence technologies in distributed systems, but also from the strengthening of links to the local industry community resulting in potential cooperations which could enable currently planned German BMBF and BMWi projects.

Concretely the money is used to upgrade the laboratory’s infrastructure capabilities as baseline for future research cooperations.