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ExpertDay – Wirtschaftskammer OÖ

Die Zukunft der Software- & Systementwicklung
Herausforderungen und Potenzial der Digitalisierung
Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2017, WKOÖ

In der Software- und Systementwicklung gibt es viele Herausforderungen:

  • Wieviel Digitalisierung benötigt Ihr Software-Produktentwicklungsprozess?
  • Sind Sie unsicher wie Ihre Software mit der Hardware zusammenhängt? Was ist von Änderungen betroffen und wurde alles getestet?
  • Haben Sie noch die Übersicht, welche Softwareteile in welcher Produktvariante aktiv sind?
  • Wie erreichen Sie Produkt-Release-Entscheidungen auf solider Basis?
  • Wie erzielen Sie kurze Kommunikationswege und nachvollziehbare Entscheidungen?

Wenn Sie diese Fragen beschäftigen, dann sind Sie bei diesem TIM-Expertentag, am 15. Februar 2017 um 14:00 Uhr in der Wirtschaftskammer OÖ richtig.
Experten der Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) und des Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) stellen Lösungsansätze vor und berichten aus der Forschung und Anwendung.

Anmeldung bzw. nähere Auskünfte zur kostenpflichtigen Veranstaltung (EUR 39,00/Person) erteilt Frau Theresa Reisinger, TIM – WKO Oberösterreich, T 05/90909-3548, F -3549, E Zusätzliche Informationen stehen im Internet unter zum Download bereit.


Dagstuhl Seminar on Normative Multi Agent Systems (NorMAS 2015)

End of March I had the pleasure to attend my first Dagstuhl seminar. I quite enjoyed the week of inspiring discussions and talks. Many ideas to follow-up in the next weeks and months to come. My connection and approach to NorMAS is outlined in the following position paper:

Position Paper and Talk Title: Collaboration Pattern Modeling in Support of Norm Specification, Monitoring, and Preservation

Abstract: Collaboration-intensive environments call for technical systems that permit flexible user interactions. Rigid workflows are no suitable collaboration paradigm. As users apply various patterns such as shared artifact, social networks, client/principal, or publish/subscribe for interaction, their cooperative behavior becomes largely determined by norms. In this paper, we make the case for explicit modeling of collaboration patterns as the substrate for specifying, monitoring, and preserving norms. Describing collaboration patterns in the form of human-centric component and connector architecture views provides a means for reasoning on collaboration control, flexibility, and ultimately adaptability. We report on recent work targeting executable collaboration patterns and outline resulting synergies with norms.

Talk at Frequentis on System Modeling and Simulation

As part of my current cooperation with Frequentis on “Technical-operational mapping for product development and safety” I will be participating in Frequentis’ RD InForm 05/2014 event on Thursday May 22nd.

Hosted by Thomas Mehofer (FRQ) and me, with support by Andreas Franz, Michael Mayerhofer, Gerhard Täubl (all FRQ), this RD InForm event is targeted at Frequents members for keeping them up-to-date with insights into active complexity management and providing collaboration support applied through all process chains for proactively preventing unmanageable product complexity. My contribution specifically focuses on System Simulation: from modelling to simulation, incl. presenting a FRQ based model simulation (Comms System).

Talk Announcement

I’ll be giving a talk on “Models and Techniques for the Design and Self-Adaptation of Socio-Technical Systems” covering some research aspects I worked on during my Austrian Science Fund mobility fellowship.

Join in on Thursday Feb 21st at the Computer Science Department, University of Southern California, 03:30 PM – 05:00 PM

Or Friday Feb 22nd at the Institute for Software Research, University of California, Irvine, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: ICS2 136

Abstract: The emergence of socio-technical systems characterized by significant user collaboration poses a new challenge for system adaptation. People are no longer just the “users” of a system but an integral part. Traditional self-adaptation mechanisms, however, consider only the software system and remain unaware of the ramifications arising from collaboration interdependencies. By neglecting collective user behavior, an adaptation mechanism is unfit to appropriately adapt to evolution of user activities, consider side-effects on collaborations during the adaptation process, or anticipate negative consequence upon reconfiguration completion. Inspired by existing architecture-centric system adaptation approaches, I will make the case for a human architecture model and linking it to the runtime software architecture. I will introduce a mapping mechanism and corresponding framework that enables a system adaptation manager to reason upon the effect of software-level changes on human interactions and vice versa.