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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 to master variability in Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS). A key focus lies in automatically handling variability, such as 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. 

Primetals Technologies, opens an external URL in a new window is our industry partner.

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

Christian Doppler Lab VaSiCS


Johannes Kepler University 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




Publications of the CD Lab VaSiCS


Open Positions and Theses (PR, Bachelor's, Master's)

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Christian Doppler Research Association

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Linz Institute of Technology

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Land Oberösterreich

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Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs

News & Events

News 26.03.2024

CDL VaSiCS at VaMoS 2024 in Bern

Members from the CD Lab VaSiCS attended the 18th International Working Conference on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems at the University of Bern and also gave multiple presentations. One of the lab's core research topics, variability mining (meaning to automatically extract variability information from software artifacts), was, in part, also widely addressed during this conference.

News 26.03.2024

Organizing Software Engineering 2024 at the JKU

The Software Engineering Conference 2024 (SE24) at the JKU at the end of February served as the annual Software Engineering Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) symposium. The LIT Cyber-Physical Systems Lab (together with the CD Lab VaSiCS) and the Institute for Business Informatics - Software Engineering organized the symposium (General chairs: Prof. Rick Rabiser and Prof. Manuel Wimmer).

The main program featured a total of 50 presentations, including exciting tracks - such as the Student Research Competition, the Industry Program, and the Ernst Denert Software Engineering Prize - five workshops, one meet-up about various topics, and a Research Software Engineering panel. Detailed information about the program is available at: https://se2024.se.jku.at/detailprogramm/

There were three interesting keynote speeches:

Janet Siegmund (professor of Software Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology) gave her keynote speech titled "New Perspectives on the Human Factor in Software Engineering" on Wednesday, emphasizing how imporant the human factor is and insight acquired from research conducted in this area.

Bernd Greifeneder, founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Dynatrace held a keynote speech on Thursday titled "How Dynatrace Innovates at Scale". Dynatrace has established itself as a pioneer in applying AI for observability and security. Greifeneder shared insight on how the company has scaled and pursued innovation, as well as how partnerships with research talent from the university has resulted in new opportunities.

Hermann Sikora, chairman of the Management Board at Raiffeisen Software Ltd. and spokesman of the Management Board of RAITEC GmbH, held a keynote speech on Friday titled "Are We Ready for the Software Factory?" about the evolution of software development, the importance of programming-in-the-large, and the potential impact of generative AI on software engineering on an industrial scale.

See : https://se2024.se.jku.at/keynotes/ for additional information about the SE24 keynote speeches.

[Translate to Englisch:] SE24 Gruppenfoto
News 22.02.2021

SECPPS Workshop

Workshop on Software Engineering in Cyber-Physical Production Systems (SECPPS), collocated with the Software Engineering (SE21) Conference

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