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    Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

    Chair of Software Engineering

    The Chair of Software Engineering is headed by Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev. Our research is aimed at developing novel methods, techniques and tools for the engineering of dependable and efficient computer-based systems, including both classical software systems and cyber-physical systems. Our major focus areas include: software design, modeling and architecture-based analysis; systems benchmarking and experimental analysis; and autonomic and self-aware computing. Our research is inspired by the vision of Self-Aware Computing Systems, designed with built-in model learning and reasoning capabilities enabling autonomic and proactive decision making at run-time.

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    Unternehmen könnten Geld und Zeit sparen, wenn sich die Leistungsfähigkeit ihrer Software-Systeme in einem automatisierten Prozess abbilden ließe. An diesem Ziel arbeiten Informatiker unseres Lehrstuhls in Kooperation mit Forschern der ABB AG.

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    The Chair of Software Engineering (Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev) is starting a new collaboration with Google as part of a Google Research Award on the topic of "On-the-fly resource demand estimation during system operation".

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    Dr.-Ing. Fabian Brosig received this year's Best Dissertation Award at KIT's (Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology) Faculty of Informatics, sponsored by Uniserv GmbH (2500 €), for his PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Samuel Kounev.

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    The Chair of Software Engineering made major contributions to a Technical Report on a research agenda for performance-oriented DevOps published by the SPEC as part of its ongoing collaboration with the SPEC RG DevOps Performance Working Group.

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    LIMBO, a tool for load intensity pattern modeling, is now part of the SPEC RG's tool repository. BUNGEE, a benchmarking framework for cloud elasticity, is now released under open source license. Both tools were presented at the 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS) 2015.

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    Im Rahmen des Programms „Großgeräte der Länder“ wird für die Forschung am Lehrstuhl II die Einrichtung eines Rechen- und Netzwerkclusters zum Aufbau von Cloud-Systemen durch das Land Bayern und die Universität Würzburg finanziert.

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    The Dagstuhl Seminar 15041 on "Model-driven Algorithms and Architectures for Self-Aware Computing Systems", co-organized by Prof. Samuel Kounev from Jan 18-23, brought together 45 international experts from the areas of software engineering, systems modeling & analysis, autonomic computing, and data center resource management. The presentations are available for download from the seminar website. The report on the seminar is now published.

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    Jóakim v. Kistowski, doctoral researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering (Informatik II), wins this year's GFFT Prize 2015 for Best Master Thesis, given by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungstransfers e.V.

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    The RELATE Winter School on Engineering and Provisioning of Cloud Applications – Research and Entrepreneurship was successfully hosted by the Department of Computer Science. The event brought together Researchers and practitioners to share and present their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-Progress Research in the area of cloud computing and service Engineering.

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    The "RELATE" FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev, is organizing a “Winter School on Engineering and Provisioning of Cloud Applications – Research and Entrepreneurship” in Würzburg from February 17-20, 2015. The event is sponsored by the European Commission and is open to any interested participants from industry and academia (registration is free).

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    Lehrstuhl für Informatik II (Software Engineering)
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg

    Phone: +49 931 31-86601
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