paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology

Research Highlights

  • The extensive national and international research activities of paluno produced numerous research results. In addition to a large number of research publications, they include:
  • A patented installation and calibration technique for indoor localization. This technique allows a fingerprinting approach to be installed in a few minutes rather than days. The spin-off Locoslab GmbH is improving the techniques until they are ready for the market.
  • Development of two complementary prediction techniques to facilitate the proactive adaptation of service-based systems: SPADE predicts the quality of the service composition during execution and identifies imminent failures before they occur. PROSA combines historic and ­current monitoring data obtained from service execution with results obtained from online tests.
  • Development of an architecture method to systematically identify architectural patterns for given quality requirements and support management of the relationships between the quality requirements and the structures of the software architecture across multiple steps of refinement.
  • Development and validation of concepts for automated, context-sensitive real-time information retrieval techniques based on adaptation of context-awareness, information retrieval and web search methods.
  • The UML4PF tool as an Eclipse Plugin provides UML profiles for pattern and model-based ­requirements engineering and supports model consistency with automatic validation.
  • Elimination of certain attack vectors on continuous integration services by encapsulating them in a virtualization environment and thereby supporting open source projects, which can particularly benefit from continuous integration.
  • Development of a continuous modeling approach for the development of embedded systems based on the SPES XT Modeling Framework and validation with several industry partners.

Continuing Education

CampusLab is a programme developed by paluno to provide continuing education for employees in the latest practical IT topics. CampusLab facilitates systematic knowledge transfer by offering a customer-specific course programme tailored to the different phases of the software process. The programme includes academic modules and modules specifically related to practice in the form of lectures, exercises and labs.

paluno plays an active role within the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB e. V.). IREB’s aim is to provide a certification model with syllabuses and exams in order to foster standardization in training and continuing ­education in requirements engineering. Over 15,000 certificates have been issued so far.