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In December, the European Commission presented a coordinated plan prepared with Members States to foster the development and use of AI in Europe. The BDVA, of which the working group of Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl is an active member, welcomes the plan of the EU.



Since smart contracts can autonomously transfer values and rights on a blockchain, they are an attractive target for cyberattacks. The working group of Prof. Dr. Lucas Davi has developed a solution for protecting smart contracts in cooperation with NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH.



In cooperation with Siemens AG, the Software Engineering chair of Prof. Heisel develops a tool for the vulnerability assessment of software systems. A particular focus is put on the combination of current research results in the field of software security with industrial applications.



The lighthouse project TransformingTransport (TT) is participating in the ICT 2018 in Vienna on December, 4-6. The ICT is the most important European event for research and innovation in information and communication technology and is organized by the European Commission. Live demonstrations will show how Big Data can be used for real-time decision making in the transport sector.



Dr. Thorsten Weyer will present fundamental approaches for specifying highly automated self-learning systems at a meeting of the Requirements Engineering group of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI, German Informatics Society). The meeting will take place on November 29-30, 2018 in Nuremberg.


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paluno the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology is one of the largest research institutes for software engineering in Germany. Ten professors and more than 100 scientists conduct excellent applied and basic research here. They investigate and test principles, methods, and tools for developing software-based technologies.