Welcome to MCSE
MCSE: Modelling for Continuous Software Engineering (previously known as ARE: Architecture-driven Requirements Engineering) has been started in February 2013 and is headed by Prof. Anne Koziolek. Since 2021, we have been a member of the KASTEL — Institute of Information Security and Dependability and we are renaming the research group to MCSE. The group is part of Software Design and Quality.
21 December 2023
Three papers by SDQ members have been accepted at next year's ICSE conference:ICSE 2024 webpage
On December 7, the SDQ Winter Day will take place starting at 3:45 pm at the Infobau (50.34) in front of room 325. In addition to presentations from research and industry, there will be free mulled wine, punch and waffles. There is also an opportunity to discuss thesis topics with members of the group. More information about the program can be found on: https://sdq.kastel.kit.edu/wiki/SDQ_Winter_Day.
The Symposium on Software Performance (SSP) brings together researchers and practitioners interested in software performance, where "performance" is understood both in a classical sense as "the amount of useful work accomplished by a software system compared to the time and resources used", as well as in a broader sense as "the manner in which or the efficiency with which a software system reacts or fulfills its intended purpose". The scope of SSP spans measurement, modeling, benchmark design, and run-time management. The focus is both on classical performance metrics such as response time, throughput, and resource utilization, as well as on the relationship of such metrics to other software quality attributes including but not limited to scalability, elasticity, (energy) efficiency, dependability (in terms of availability and reliability), resilience, security, and privacy. Topics of interest include the design of metrics, benchmarks, and tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis, as well as the development of methodologies, techniques and tools for modeling, measurement, load testing, monitoring, profiling, workload characterization, and run-time management of software systems with respect to the mentioned quality attributes.
This year we celebrate 20 years of Palladio. We will look back at the beginnings of Palladio, reflect the current developments and plan the future of Palladio.
SSP 2023 https://www.performance-symposium.org/2023/is supported by the GI special interest group "Softwaretechnik".
23 May 2023
Modern cyber-physical systems (CPS), such as cars or production plants, are full of electronic and mechanical components that are controlled by software. The system as a whole can only function if all these parts interact perfectly. Designing such systems poses the challenge of keeping the system architecture consistent att all times. New methods will be developped in a Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich) Consistency in the View-Based Development of Cyber-Physical Systems (Convide) at KIT, with a budget of 11 million € over four years.
Prof. Anne Koziolek is a principal investigator in this CRC. Other members are, with members coming from the faculties of Informatics, Electrical Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering. Furthermore, TU Munich, TU Dresden, and the University of Mannheim will participate in the CRC.
21 June 2023, The award has been given to a member of the Institute of Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL). The association of software engineers in Karlsruhe (Verein der Karlsruher Software-Ingenieure e.V./VKSI) awards students for excellent bachelor’s and master’s theses every year. This year, Kai Marquardt (from the group Modelling for Continuous Software Engineering, Prof. Anne Koziolek) receives the VKSI award for an excellent master thesis https://publikationen.bibliothek.kit.edu/1000143548 on youth development and teaching in informatics. In his thesis, he introduces an innovative approach to introduce and motivate topics of informatics through interdisciplinary online courses with the goal to engage young students, especially young women, in the subject. Results of the master thesis have been presented at the prestigious ICSE conference paper https://publikationen.bibliothek.kit.edu/1000155705
The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and the Stifterverband fund Tandem Teaching Fellowships for the development, further development and implementation of transferable and future-proof digital teaching and examination formats.
Steffen Becker and Anne Koziolek won such a fellowship for their project "Transfer of an innovative programming education with Mini Programming Worlds (TiPMin)". Details about the project can be found at: https://www.stifterverband.org/bwdigifellows/2023_becker_koziolek. The corresponding PDF can be downloaded here: 005 PM MWK Fellowships fuer digitale Hochschullehre in Baden-Wuerttemberg vergeben.pdfNews Page
Anne Koziolek was awarded one of the best reviewer awards at the 16th European Conference on Software Architecture, held in September 2022 in Prague.
The award recognizes "an outstanding job providing balanced, actionable, and thorough reviews; stimulating discussion; and maintaining a positive perspective on the reviewed work".
The 18th International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA'21) awarded the ICSA'21 10-years Most Influential Paper Award to the paper "PerOpteryx: automated application of tactics in multi-objective software architecture optimization" by Anne Koziolek, Heiko Koziolek, and Ralf Reussner.
ICSA is the premier venue for practitioners and researchers interested in software architecture, in component-based software engineering and in quality aspects of software and how these relate to the design of software architectures. ICSA has a strong tradition as a working conference, where researchers meet practitioners and software architects can explain the problems they face in their day-to-day work and try to influence the future of the field.ICSA Homepage
10-years Most Influential Paper Awards for Prof. Dr. Anne Koziolek from International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE'20), International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA'21) and International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE'21).
The International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE'21) awarded the paper "Detection and solution of software performance antipatterns in Palladio architectural models" by Catia Trubiani and Anne Koziolek the "ICPE 2021 10-years Most Influential Paper Award".
The International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA'21) awarded the "ICSA'21 10-years Most Influential Paper Award" to the paper "PerOpteryx: automated application of tactics in multi-objective software architecture optimization" by Anne Koziolek, Heiko Koziolek, and Ralf Reussner.
The International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE'20) awarded the paper "Automatically Improve Software Architecture Models for Performance, Reliability, and Costs Using Evolutionary Algorithms" by Anne Koziolek (Martens), Heiko Koziolek, Steffen Becker and Ralf Reussner the "ICPE 10-years Most Influential Paper Award".ICPE 2021 Homepage
The International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE'20) awarded the paper "Automatically Improve Software Architecture Models for Performance, Reliability, and Costs Using Evolutionary Algorithms" by Anne Koziolek (Martens), Heiko Koziolek, Steffen Becker and Ralf Reussner the "ICPE 10-years Most Influential Paper Award".ICPE 2020 Homepage
Two awards and two honorable mentions have been given to members of the Institute of Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL). The association of software engineers in Karlsruhe (Verein der Karlsruher Software-Ingenieure e.V./VKSI) award students for excellent bachelor’s and master’s theses every year. This year, Larissa Schmid (from the group Modelling for Continuous Software Engineering, Prof. Anne Koziolek) receives the VKSI award for an excellent thesis on foundations of software engineering. Her master’s thesis has the title "Modeling and Simulation of Message-Driven Self-Adaptive Systems". Sebastian Hahner (from the group Dependability of Software-intensive Systems, Prof. Ralf Reussner) receives the award for an excellent thesis in applied software engineering. His master’s thesis has the title "Domain-specific Language for Data-driven Design Time Analyses and Result Mappings for Logic Programs". Honorable mentions for their final theses go to Dominik Fuchß and David Monschein.
10 August 2021VKSI homepage