Current Work

Topics for theses (Bachelor, Master) and practica (e.g., Software Engineering, Computational Engineering) are available in all these projects)

TraVarT: An Approach for Transforming Variability Models (Dissertation Kevin Feichtinger (supervisor: Rick Rabiser))

Heterogeneous Multi-Dimensional Variability Modeling in Cyber-Physical Production Systems using Deltas (Dissertation Hafiyyan Sayyid Fadhlillah (supervisors: Rick Rabiser, Alois Zoitl))

  • Hafiyyan Sayyid Fadhlillah, Philipp Bauer, Ernst Blecha, Kevin Feichtinger, Antonio Gutierrez, Michael Oberlehner, Lisa Sonnleithner, Bianca Wiesmayr, Alois Zoitl
  • JKU Projects: CDL VaSiCS and LIT CPS Lab (CPSforEP and SECPS Groups)
  • Partners: Primetals Technologies, Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • H. S. Fadhlillah, K. Feichtinger, L. Sonnleithner, R. Rabiser, and A. Zoitl: Towards Heterogeneous Multi-Dimensional Variability Modeling in Cyber-Physical Production Systems. 4th Intl. Workshop on Variability and Evolution of Software-intensive Systems (VariVolution), 25th ACM International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2021), ACM, 2021.
    • H. S. Fadhlillah, B. Wiesmayr, M. Oberlehner, R. Rabiser, and A. Zoitl: Towards Delta-Oriented Variability Modeling for IEC 61499. 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), IEEE, 2021.
    • R. Rabiser and A. Zoitl: Towards Mastering Variability in Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Production Systems. Procedia Computer Science, 2nd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing (ISM 2020), vol. 180, pp. 50-59, 2021.
    • CDL VaSiCS

Better Control Software Design (Bad Smells, Metrics, Design Patterns, etc. for IEC 61499; Dissertation Lisa Sonnleithner (supervisors: Alois Zoitl, Rick Rabiser))

Graph Mining from (4diac/IEC 61499) function block networks: modularity analysis, variability mining, clone detection/similarity analysis

Clone Detection in 4diac/IEC 61499 (Bachleor Thesis Elene Kutsia)

A Variability Modeling Body of Knowledge

  • Kevin Feichtinger, Kristof Meixner, Stefan Biffl, Rick Rabiser
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: TU Vienna
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • K. Feichtinger, K. Meixner, R. Rabiser, and S. Biffl: A Systematic Study as Foundation for a Variability Modeling Body of Knowledge. 47th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), IEEE, 2021.
    • VarBoK

A Reusable Set of Real-World Product Line Case Studies for Comparing Variability Models in Research and Practice

  • Kevin Feichtinger, Kristof Meixner, Stefan Biffl, Rick Rabiser
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: TU Vienna
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • K. Meixner, K. Feichtinger, R. Rabiser, and S. Biffl: A Reusable Set of Real-World Product Line Case Studies for Comparing Variability Models in Research and Practice. 4th Workshop on Experiences and Empirical Studies on Software Reuse (WEESR), 25th ACM International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2021), ACM, 2021.
    • Case Studies

Testing of Highly Configurable Cyber-Physical Systems

MODEVAR: Variability modeling language the community can agree on

  • David Benavides, Thomas Thüm, Chico Sundermann, Philippe Collet, Mathieu Acher, Don Batory, Kevin Feichtinger, Rick Rabiser, and many more
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: University of Sevilla, Uni Ulm, University of Rennes, Université Côte d’Azur, and many more
  • Publications/Further Information:

Investigate and improve relation of research and practice in Software Engineering, particularly in Systems and Software Product Lines

  • Klaus Schmid, Rick Rabiser, Martin Becker, Goetz Botterweck, Matthias Galster, Iris Groher, Danny Weyns
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: Uni Hildesheim, SE WIN JKU, Fraunhofer IESE, Canterbury University NZ, KU Leuven, Lero/Trinity College Dublin
  • Publications/Further Information:

REMINDS Open Source

SECPPS (Software Engineering in Cyber-Physical Production Systems)

IFAC Technical Committee 3.1 on “Computers for Control”

  • Lisa Sonnleithner, Antonio Gutierrez, Hafiyyan Sayyid Fadhlillah, Rick Rabiser, Alois Zoitl, a.o.
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group and CPSforEP Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: TU Munich, a.o.
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • Static Code Analysis
    • Control Software Architecture
    • Assessment of modularity and reuse using quality indicators
    • Conduction of international questionnaire studies
    • IFAC TC 3.1

Usability Studies of Software Engineering Tools

JKU/Dynatrace Co-Innovation Lab

  • Rick Rabiser, Dario Romano, 2 Post-Docs (full time) to be hired
  • JKU Projects: Co-Innovation Lab, LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group)
  • Partners: JKU, Dynatrace Austria
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • The aim of this lab is to perform trans-disciplinary, original scientific research between industry and academia on recent computer science topics, particularly from the areas of software engineering, artificial intelligence, and data science.
    • Concrete Topics: Distributed Data Platforms and/or Real-Time Data Analytics
    • Co-Innovation Lab
    • Dynatrace Research