Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Applied Computer Science

EU Big Data Value Association (BDVA)

paluno (SSE research group, Prof. Klaus Pohl) represents the UDE as the academic partner and founding member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA). The 24 founding members include companies such as Atos, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBM, Indra, Intel, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Orange, SAP, Siemens, Software AG, and Thales. The BDVA is the industry-led counterpart to the European Commission in the implementation of Big Data PPP – a public-private partnership (PPP) on Big Data. One of the main activities of the BDVA is to define and update the Strategic Research Agenda of the Big Data PPP. paluno is actively involved in shaping the SRIA, especially in relation to questions concerning software engineering for Big Data, and the training of future data engineers.

DFG Priority Programme 1593: iObserve Project

As part of the DFG Priority Programme 1593 (Design For Future – Managed Software Evolution), the SSE research group (Prof. Klaus Pohl), together with the University of Kiel and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is developing new observation and modelling techniques for cloud software in the iObserve joint project. In particular, the UDE is focusing on issues of data protection in the cloud. If cloud systems are used for data processing, then software components can be shifted dynamically – including between data centres – due to the cloud elasticity. These shifts are not known at the time of development, since they are only triggered during runtime in order to optimize performance, availability and costs. The dynamic shifting of components (such as databases or analysis modules) can therefore lead to privacy violations. The solution approach is the model-based monitoring of cloud systems during runtime for compliance with privacy requirements.

BMBF Research Initiative “Software Platform Embedded Systems XT”

In the BMBF research initiative SPES XT “Software Platform Embedded Systems XT”, the SSE research group (Prof. Klaus Pohl), together with leading research institutions and companies in the German high-tech sector, is expanding the methodology developed in the SPES 2020 (2009-2012) project for the engineering of embedded systems. UDE’s research partners in SPES XT include Airbus, Audi Electronic Venture, Bosch, Cassidian, Daimler, Siemens, the Technical University of Munich, fortiss, Fraunhofer IESE and FOKUS and OFFIS e.V. The UDE is particularly involved in the subprojects “Modular Proof of Safety”, “Variant Management”, “Networking of Software Systems” and “Early Validation of Development Artefacts”, and manages the work in the cross-section project ”Systematic Transition into Practice”. The results of the project will be published in the common anthology “Advanced Model-Based Engineering of Embedded Systems”, which was published by Springer in late 2016. To promote the dissemination of the results of SPES XT, the BMBF has approved the dedicated technology transfer project.