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Practical Course on Agile Software Development during the semester break

19.07.2022
During the semester break, our research group will offer a practical course on agile software development. In this course, students will learn about selected agile software development methods and practices and apply them in dedicated projects with the help of selected tools. The participants will be learning and applying their knowledge on three levels, including processes and practices, project-specific domain knowledge, implementation- and tool-specific aspects.Depending on the specific software projects, the students will get familiar with various state-of-the-art technologies and tools for software engineering and for the realisation of the specific project. The course will offer an insight into real-world software development, as well as other relevant aspects such as self learning, team work, and problem solving.

Paper accepted by SoSyM

11.07.2022
We are happy to announce that our paper "MoDMaCAO: A model-driven framework for the design, validation and configuration management of cloud applications based on OCCI" was recently accepted by the Software and Systems Modeling journal. The paper is a joint work of our group members Fabian Korte, Johannes Erbel, and Jens Grabowski with the researchers Philippe Merle, Stéphanie Challita, and Faiez Zalila from INRIA. In the paper, a model-driven framework is presented that extends the OCCI standard to support the management of platform elements on top of infrastructural resources using configuration management script. Hereby, we defined a framework to support the design, validation and management of cloud applications by utilizing the uniform interface and data model of OCCI.

Two PhD theses successfully defended

08.07.2022
On the 07th July 2022, our group member Alexander Trautsch successfully defended his PhD thesis on "Automated Static Analysis Tools: A Multidimensional View on Software Quality Evolution". Additionally, on the 01st July 2022, Johannes Erbel successfully defended his PhD thesis on a "Scientific Workflow Execution Using a Dynamic Runtime Model". Congratulations!

Latest TDL specifications published

01.07.2022

The outcomes of our continued work on the Test Description Language (TDL) within TTF T013 of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have been published as updated versions of the specifications:

A new Part 8, Textual Syntax, has also been published:

The the latest version of the Technical Report on the reference implementation of TDL is also available:

Presentation accepted at the UCAAT 2022

12.06.2022
We are glad to announce that our presentation proposal on "Debugging Machine Learning Models" has been accepted for the User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) 2022. The UCAAT is organized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Practical Course on Agile Software Development during the semester break

04.03.2022
During the semester break, our research group will offer a practical course on agile software development. In this course, students will learn about selected agile software development methods and practices and apply them in dedicated projects with the help of selected tools. The participants will be learning and applying their knowledge on three levels, including processes and practices, project-specific domain knowledge, implementation- and tool-specific aspects.Depending on the specific software projects, the students will get familiar with various state-of-the-art technologies and tools for software engineering and for the realisation of the specific project. The course will offer an insight into real-world software development, as well as other relevant aspects such as self learning, team work, and problem solving.

Philip Makedonski elected as Chair of ETSI TC MTS

03.02.2022
We are happy to announce that Dr. Philip Makedonski has been elected as chair of the Technical Committee Methods for Testing and Specification (TC MTS) at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the period of two years until January 2024.

Article published at IST

02.12.2021
We are happy to announce that our article Facilitating the Co-Evolution of Semantic Descriptions in Standards and Models is published online in the Journal on Information and Software Technology, with the print version expected to appear in March 2022. The article is an extended version of a paper with the same title that was initially presented at the 12th System Analysis and Modelling Conference (SAM 2020) co-located with the ACM / IEEE 23nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2020). The article describes an extension of the original methodology to make use of statistical and visual analyses of terms used in standardised specifications. The underlying meta-model for the information extracted from the specifications is also extended to accommodate the capturing of additional semantic information. With the help of the extended methodology and meta-model, we explore new means to identify further opportunities for the alignment and consolidation of semantic descriptions within identically named attributes in different information elements and specifications.The article is freely accessible for 50 days on the Journal's website.

Paper accepted at IST

15.11.2021
We are happy to announce that our article Facilitating the Co-Evolution of Semantic Descriptions in Standards and Models is accepted for publication in the Journal on Information and Software Technology. The article is an extended version of a paper with the same title that was initially presented at the 12th System Analysis and Modelling Conference (SAM 2020) co-located with the ACM / IEEE 23nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2020). The article describes an extension of the original methodology to make use of statistical and visual analyses of terms used in standardised specifications. The underlying meta-model for the information extracted from the specifications is also extended to accommodate the capturing of additional semantic information. With the help of the extended methodology and meta-model, we explore new means to identify further opportunities for the alignment and consolidation of semantic descriptions within identically named attributes in different information elements and specifications.

Paper accepted at the EAI ADHOCNETS 2021

03.11.2021
We are happy to announce that Emmanuel Dapaah's paper (Master thesis) with the Telematics Research group was accepted for publication at the EAI ADHOCNETS 2021 - 13th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks. The paper studied the issue of how to maintain a steady and minimized number of Cryptographic Packet Loss (CPL) and Network Packet Loss (NPL) even as the traffic congestion situation in a vehicular environment increases. The proposed design leveraged two ideas (1) using fuzzy logic to intelligently tune the transmission power (2) using NbCO strategy to reactively adapt the beacon size.

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