Christian Doppler Labor VaSiCS

Welcome to the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Mastering Variability in Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CDL VaSiCS)

The CD Lab aims to conduct applied basic research focusing on methodological support for mastering variability in Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS). A key focus will be on the automatic handling of variability, e.g., analyzing existing CPPS artifacts from the design process of CPPS to automatically extract and model variability information and generating and configuring target artifacts, especially to better support system evolution and future changes in software and hardware platforms as well as tools. 

Our industry partner is Primetals Technologies.

The financial support by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development, and the Christian Doppler Research Association is gratefully acknowledged. We also want to explicitly thank our industry partner Primetals Technologies and the Upper Austrian Government.

Christian Doppler Lab VaSiCS


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz,
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


LIT Open Innovation Center (Ground Floor)


Univ. Prof. Dr. Rick Rabiser
Univ. Prof. Dr. Alois Zoitl


+43 732 2468 4363

News & Events
News 23.09.2021

Visit of the Stahlwelten

On Sept 22, the CD Lab team visited the voestalpine Stahlwelten.

News 16.09.2021

3 Keynotes in 48 hours

Rick Rabiser gave 3 keynotes at 3 different events within 48 hours

News 10.09.2021

CD Lab VaSiCS strong at SPLC 2021

7 presentations at SPLC 2021

News 15.07.2021

More publications successes

Five further CD lab papers have been accepted, at the MoDELS Conferenz and the ETFA Conference.