SMDS@Work 2017

13. - 15.12.2017 – Publication at the LSC in Sydney, Australia

We presented our paper "Generic Sensor Framework enabling Personalized Healthcare" at the IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC) of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) and IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC) happening at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Our approach deals with the problems of unused data, ineffective recommendations and sensor combinability. Personalized recommendations are improvable, if sensors can be chosen individually. Therefore, we developed a generic medical sensor framework which is able to merge any needed sensor and collect data to improve personalized health of an individual. To evaluate our framework and to prove the added value of sensor fusion we presented a sensor-based stress detection game.


15. - 16.11.2017 – Participation in the final event of the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017

After two exciting days the results are certain. The teams have completed the three disciplines of scientific presentation, compulsory tasks on the course and the freestyle. In order to get there, they have already invested a lot of time in advance. In some cases, more than 500 hours per team member have been invested in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup. For our student team "UNIAutonom" we ended up with a solid 6th place. The "AFILSOP" team of the Technical University of Ilmenau was able to secure the overall victory and the associated prize money of € 10,000 this year. Further information under

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15.-17.11.2017 – Promotionsworkshop (Beilngries)

This year's "PhD Workshop" took place at the "ABG Tagungszentrum" located in Beilngries (Bavaria). The research assistants and external Ph.D. students of our professorship provided information about the status of their research, disucussed current issues and exchanged views on methodical approaches as well as on future projects.

Our new colleague Franziska Wiebe took part for the first time and presented her research plans in the area of "Automated Test Environment Generation". The discussions were very productive and yielded valuable suggestions, innovative solution approaches and new research ideas.



10. - 12.10.2017 – Participation in the test event of the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017

Programming, testing and optimizing for three days: At the beginning of October, Audi invited the Autonomous Driving Cup teams to a joint test event. The students had to prove how efficient the software is in the qualifying - because only eight teams will compete in the final competition on 15 and 16 November 2017. The team of the University of Augsburg "UNIAutonom" was able to secure an excellent 2nd place in the qualifying. For further information please visit



21./22.09.2017 – ARAMiS II TP3 F2F-Treffen

To have a direct exchange between the partners of TP3, part of the ARAMiS II project, a meeting was held at Vector Stuttgart. At the meeting we presented our current project results and discussed project related topics with the partners.


26.06.2017 – MESCONF in Munich

The Modeling of Embedded Systems Conference (MESCONF) puts its focus on state of the art approaches for model-based development of embedded systems and their practical applicability. This year, about 90 toolvendors, researchers, consultants and users participated in the conferences talks and the open space sessions at Infineon Campeon in Munich. SMDS was represented this time by Reinhard Pröll.


22./27.04.2017 – High School Info Day, Girls' Day, and Tag der Informatik

For the annual high school student information days, our group presented current topics from research and teaching. This year, we offered demonstrations and workshops in the fields of autonomous driving, business process modeling, and avionics software engineering.

For additional information regarding the individual events, see the following web pages (available only in German):

Studieninfotage 2017
Demonstation of the lab course Autonomous Driving [Julia Rauscher, Reinhard Pröll]

22./23.03.2017 – SMDS Strategy Workshop

Our professorship's annual strategy workshop took again place at the conference center located within the monastery in Irsee. This time, the focus areas were on infrastructure planning, different aspects of the SMDS public image, various approaches and ideas for further enhancing the quality of teaching as well as an updated "stocktaking" of covered research areas and connecting factors. The two-day session offered plenty of room for prolific discussions and can in conclusion be deemed exceedingly fertile.


from left: Christian Saad, Christoph Etzel, Adrian Rumpold, Philipp Lohmüller, Julian Kienberger, Bernhard Bauer, Reinhard Pröll, Melanie Langermeier, Simon Lohmüller, Julia Rauscher, Thomas Driessen


19.-21.02.2017 - Publication at MODELSWARD in Porto, Portugal

In February, Adrian Rumpold and Reinhard Pröll presented their paper A Domain-Aware Framework for Integrated Model-Based System Analysis and Design at the 5th International Conference on Model-driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD).

This paper describes metamodeling concepts and a model-driven method for the design of complex embedded systems. Special attention in given to the integration of cross-domain models, for example with respect to functional safety, security, and model-based testing. A case study exemplifies the applicability of our proposed approach.


16.-19.2.2017 - Publication at the BHI Orlando, USA

At the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS), we have presented the paper "Smart Data Integration within a Wellbeing Application Platform". This work shows the approach of the combination of cheap health sensors which are used everyday, and expensive, accurate hospital devices. Through combining this new data source with Internet of Things of medical devices, a Wellbeing Application Platform can be created. This platform generates Smart Data on the basis of Deep Learning to provide costumized recommendations. To prove the versatility three use cases are presented.