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The software systems of the future will be characterized by widely distributed, mobile, even ubiquitous use; by the seamless interaction between physical and digital services, data and things; and by continuous adaptation to a rapidly

evolving technology and business context. IT systems that are up to these challenges enable digital enterprises to not just cope with frictional changes in their markets, but to take advantage of new business opportunities as they emerge. In research and industry projects with partners across Europe, paluno develops scientific, yet pragmatic approaches to engineer such complex software systems – for the infrastructures of the future as well as the application landscapes of today.

paluno’s research and transfer paradigm encourages mutal benefit from basic research, applied research and bilateral industry cooperations. Our research teams join competencies covering all phases and layers of software engineering, and bring in experience from application domains as diverse as insurance, automotive, health, energy, and logistics.

2nd paluno Software Technology Summit

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Program online now!

Taking place at Zeche Zollverein, Essen, on June 28th 2018, the event  will bring together digital transformation experts and scientists. High-level industry representatives will inspire the guests by showing their digital strategies. Researchers will present new technological opportunities.
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The size of the Internet of Things (IoT) is steadily increasing. In addition to a broad range of opportunities, this also entails new challenges. These challenges include handling the heterogeneity and high number of connected IoT systems, as well as managing the highly dynamic environment of IoT systems. The recently started EU project ENACT develops solutions to address these challenges. In particular, ENACT address a central challenge, which is detecting and avoiding conflicts if more than one IoT system influences the same environmental variable. The EU is funding the Research & Innovation Action ENACT, which involves eleven partners, granting ca. 5 million EUR for three years. paluno’s ‘Software Systems Engineering’ group, headed by Prof Dr Klaus Pohl, will be funded with ca. 420,000 EUR. UDE leads the development of techniques for the agile operation and adaptation of IoT systems as part of an end-to-end DevOps framework.

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Auf der diesjährigen International Conference on Software Engineering 2018 (ICSE 2018) organisieren Marco Konersmann und Michael Goedicke von paluno gemeinsam mit Kollegen aus Irland, Schweden und Deutschland den Workshop RCoSE 2018 - 4th International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering.



Auf der diesjährigen Konferenz Modellierung 2018 in Braunschweig organisiert Marco Konersmann von paluno gemeinsam mit Kollegen der Universitäten Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart und Paderborn den 4. Workshop "Modellbasierte und Modellgetriebene Softwaremodernisierung".



Auf der diesjährigen Software Engineering 2018 Konferenz organisieren Marco Konersmann und Eric Schmieders von paluno gemeinsam mit der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel und dem Karlsruhe Institute of Technology den 5th Collaborative Workshop on Evolution and Maintenance of Long-Living Software Systems.



Submission deadline extended to January 15 - As a member of our team, you will develop novel visualization approaches and implement these as interactive software systems. Your field of research will be in the area of software visualization. You will contribute to the project SoftwareDynamics²: Fine-Grained Evolution of Software Behavior. The position is available as early as convenient for three years and provides the opportunity for scientific qualification (i.e., to pursue a PhD). 

Please find more Information in the job announcement (German).


Philipp Bohn of paluno’s Software Systems Engineering group (headed by Prof Dr Klaus Pohl), presented a full paper at ICSOC 2017 in Málaga. ICSOC is the International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, which took place for the 15th time. The paper titled “Risk-based proactive process adaptation” is a scientific outcome of the European H2020 lighthouse project “TransformingTransport”, which develops and validates novel solutions for big data in transport and logistics.

More information:
•    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69035-3_25
•    https://transformingtransport.eu/


UNIKATE is the scientific magazine of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). The current issue of UNIKATE marks the 50th anniversary of the magazine. The current issue focuses on high performance computing and cloud computing. The article „Completely private?“ written by Dr. Zoltan Mann, Dr. Andreas Metzger und Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl (paluno research group SSE) discusses challenges and solutions for secure storage and processing of personal data in the cloud. The solutions presented were developed in the research projects iObserve and RestAssured.
Further Information: https://www.uni-due.de/2017-09-14-unikate-cloud


Two workshops at the german E-Prüfungs-Symposium (ePS) in Bremen on September 19th and 20th are organized by paluno's e-assessment expert Dr. Michael Striewe.



A new book on automated grading in programming education has recently been published by Waxmann (http://www.waxmann.com/buch3606).



To support our activities in our "Blended Learning" project, we are looking for a qualified PhD candidates/associate researchers with a strong interest in current research challenges, for example in the area of adaptive e-assessment or learning analytics. The position to be filled (salary classification TV-L 13) is offered as full-time position starting from August 1st and limited to the end of the project on end of 2020.

For further information please see the full job advert.