In the "Smart Factory" of the future, whole production plants, different components and even finished products act and communicate autonomously. The intelligent factory automatically adjusts itself to different situations and conditions. This enables the flexible and highly economical production of highly individualized products in small quantities. The Software Research Day on May 9, made this clear.
The Software Competence Center Hagenberg was represented at the Hannover Fair for Industry (HMI) at the joint stand of Upper Austrian Research (UAR). A broad spectrum of Upper Austrian research competence was shown. SCCH showed the contribution of software to industry 4.0.
At ICST 2017 (International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation), which took place for its 10th anniversary this year in Tokyo, the new topic of the SCCH "Visual Testing" met with great approval. Among other contributions to this topic, the poster received the Best Poster Award.
At this year's Software Quality Days, Rudolf Ramler presented the research on "tool support for selective regression testing" in the scientific part of the conference. The selected publication was awarded by the jury with the “Industrial Experience Best Paper Award”.
This international brokerage event is the place to be for innovative SMEs, research institutions and universities to find partners for technology and research cooperations or business partnerships in pre-organised one-to-one meetings. Attending this B2B event will give you easy access to enterprises and scientists in the field of Industry 4.0 and SMART Factory solutions including resource and energy efficient manufacturing technologies.
IH4.0 is the (R-) evolution, which starts now. The top topic is predictive maintenance and the new developments, especially in the field of technologies, offer countless possibilities and potentials to use. Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler presents current research on the topics of predictive maintenance and predictive analytics.
On 16 February 2017 the owners of the Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH) presented the new SCCH-scientific-director Prof. A Min Tjoa . After a short speech Prof.Tjoa answered in depth questions of the SCCH-staff members. Prof. A Min Tjoa succeeded Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, who held the scientific management of SCCH from 1.2.2010 to 15.2.2017.
We would like to thank Prof. Schewe and wish Prof. Tjoa all the best for the future tasks!
Verena Geist improves tools for formal business descriptions. Faced with the trend towards digitalization in industry and the accompanying flexibility and automation of manufacturing processes, new challenges arise - also for the designers of business processes
BPMN is a widespread standard for business process modeling. At the SCCH an ontology was developed that formalizes the BPMN specification. The ontology can also be used to check a concrete model. The SCCH provides the ontology free of charge for download.
On the 15th of February experts from the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the Software Competence Center Hagenberg will present new research and solutions in the area of software and systems development. You wonder how much digitization your software product development process needs? Find out more at the Experts' Day in the Linz.
On 7th November 2016, the Software Competence Center Hagenberg invited customers to the Anton Bruckner Private University to the annual autumn event. The approximately 100 guests took part in the architectural tour and were then able to enjoy a wonderful musical midst.
Rudolf Ramler held a workshop regarding the topic "Random-Based Testing" on 7th of December. The event was organized and financed by the Software Craftsmanship South Tyrol and the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen.
In early September, the IEEE organized for the 8th time a conference on "Intelligent Systems". This year the conference took place in Bulgaria and focused on the topics decision support systems, neural networks, soft computing, data mining, ontologies, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Two high school students conducted research at Software Competence Center Hagenberg in the realm of the program “Talents: Internships for Students” funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transportation, Innovation and Technology.
At the 30th of September, the 10th Technology Outlook will take place at ETH Zurich. The main topic will be the digitization. The SCCH is represented at that event by Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, who will speak about industry 4.0 - between reality and vision.
In medicine, transportation (fully automated trains, aerospace) and in energy production (atomic power plants), software errors can have severe consequences. The use of formal methods can help to prevent such bugs in advance. In our interview, Dr. Christine Natschläger explains why formal methods will rise in importance in the future and why they continue to play a marginal role.
The Automotive Cluster Upper Austria organized the Innovation Workshop at MAGNA in Graz. The experts from the research focus Data Analysis Systems (DAS) showed how predictive maintenance works and how the "Early Warning Point" can be found.
The 5th international conference on ABZ (ASM, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z) methods took place in Linz from May 23 to 27, 2016. The main focus of the conference was the cross-fertilization of six related state-based and machine-based rigorous methods: Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, Temporal Logics of Actions, Vienna Development Method and Z. These methods share a common conceptual foundation and are widely used in both academia and industry for the design and analysis of hardware and software systems. About 65 researchers from all over the world attended this conference.
In modern enterprises a mass of data is available in many formats and qualities. An automated analysis of this data promises an increase of knowledge and thus the opportunity to optimize different systems.
This book presents a proposal for designing business process management (BPM) systems that comprise much more than just process modelling. Based on a purified Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) variant, the authors present proposals for several important issues in BPM that have not been adequately considered in the BPMN 2.0 standard. It focusses on modality as well as actor and user interaction modelling and offers an enhanced communication concept.
Host, Mr. Dirk Lukaschik, CEO of T-Systems, presented the winners of the E-Award 2016. The submitted projects impressively showed the importance of digitization and how it affects all economic and living areas. This circumstance effects many companies, but also the entire society", says Lukaschik. "In order to line up for the digital transformation, IT organizations need completely new skills, technologies and management approaches.
The HANNOVER MESSE 2016 (www.hannovermesse.de) is the global hotspot for industry 4.0. In April all the drivers of industrial digitization come together in Hannover. Under the motto " Integrated Industry - Discover Solutions " technologies for digitization of factories and energy systems will be shown.
The wide-ranging discussion on Industry 4.0 (the smart factory) has made it ever clearer that the digitization and so the modeling of products along with their manufacture will be core components of future production. This requires the use of models for more and more aspects of product development and production. 30 participants followed the invitation of the SCCH to this experts workshop at the beginning of March.
The quality of software and its development processes can be considerably enhanced by using formal engineering methods. Formal methods can be introduced gradually, in customisable ways, with less effort for a start than many will assume. There exist many different methods, each of which suitable for certain project types, settings, and quality goals. But how do you choose the right method for your company or project?
Successful Cooperation with Windhager Zentralheizung
Together with central heating manufacturer Windhager from Seekirchen near Salzburg, a SAE team led by Mario Winterer implemented the graphical user interface for Windhager's new generation of solid fuel heating systems. This application allows both residents and service technicians comfortable access to heating and hot water functions.
The GUI framework Qt, where the SAE team has extensive professional expertise, has been chosen as base technology for the application.
After months of intense development work, the team was able to release the first modules into an intensive field testing phase.
In the realm of the project “Nanoparticle Tracking”, funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, researchers at Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) have succeeded in significantly improving the analysis of nanoparticle samples.
Following on from the highly successful EU ParaPhrase project, the University of St Andrews has obtained substantial further funding from the Europeon Union under the Horizon 2020 programme to study advanced computing. The 3.5M Euro RePhrase project is coordinated by Professor Kevin Hammond of the University of St Andrews, and brings together 8 leading academic and industry partners from the UK, Austria, Italy, Spain, Hungary and Israel. It aims to tackle one of the most pressing problems in computer science: how to produce effective software for emerging "parallel" computer platforms, that promise significantly increased performance at significantly reduced cost and energy usage.
IMAGINE is a conference series on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It takes place annually. IMAGINE brings together the world of ICT in Austria and shows the excellence in research, development and applications with a look into the future. So the IMAGINE also serves always as a radar for the ICT of the future research funding program of bmvit. As part of the Imagine Dr. Josef Pichler will present the project interface designer within the framework of Industry 4.0.
The main topic of the current issue of the SCCH magazine is the start of the new COMET phase. At the beginning of 2015, the SCCH started in the new COMET phase. Find out more about the planned projects in this issue.
For small and medium enterprises, the question arises, how much effort they can drive sensibly to systematically develop their data. To evaluate them and to make them productive in the sense of the company. The questions are many and varied: What is Big Data for small and medium-sized businesses? Which areas of application have already proved, that could be developed? Where are the problems and where are the solutions?
The RePhrase project aims to produce new software engineering tools, techniques and methodologies for developing data-intensive applications in C++, targeting heterogeneous multicore/manycore systems that combine CPUs and GPUs into a coherent parallel platform.
A world-leading team of academic researchers and industrial experts from across Europe are celebrating the conclusion of a four year research collaboration tackling the challenges posed by the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet.The € 4.2M ParaPhrase project brought together academic and industrial experts from across Europe to improve the programmability and performance of modern parallel computing technologies.
On 28. January 2015 the winners of the business award eAward were crowned. A large awards ceremony in the T-Center in Vienna honored especially economical, customer-friendly and innovative IT projects from Austria.
Automated motion analysis is an innovative technology that extracts information from motion patterns in objects or persons and processes such information using special mathematical methods. New developments in sensor technology and greater availability of computing power enables the analysis and optimization of ever more complex motion problems in industry, sports and medicine, e.g., motion analysis of stomach cancer cells for the purpose of precise diagnosis and therapy.
A research project delivers valuable knowledge especially for small and medium-sized IT companies.
An innovative research project is currently being conducted across province boundaries. The Institute for Computer Science of the University of Innsbruck, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (OÖ) and five companies are exploring smart testing. The goal is to improve quality in software development by targeted localization of faults and side effects.
On December 1st, 2014 the 2.5-year research project PROSAM (Intelligent fault prognosis systems for anticipative maintenance strategies) has been started under the coordination of the Software Competence Center Hagenberg. The project is funded by the FFG under the funding program “ICT for the future”.
The Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) invited for its birthday party in Hagenberg. Günther Gessert and his Theremin delighted the guests with a futuristic performance that emphasized the power of innovation and future orientation of the research center.
The K-Project "Impacts " was opened in the conference rooms of the Johannes Kepler University Linz . Nearly 80 guests - including many representatives of partners and funding bodies as well as representatives from politics and business - took part in the inaugural event.Also SCCH is a partner in the newly launched K-Project
Students at the HTL (technical college) for Information Technology in Ybbs/Donau completed their internships at SCCH under the program “Talents: Internships for Students 2014”, which was funded by the Austrian Association for the Promotion of Research (FFG) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transportation, Industry and Technology BMVIT.
Event managers can breathe a sigh of relief, for evntogram labs in cooperation with Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) has developed an app that profoundly facilitates the organization of events.
Frederic Boniol and Virgine Wiels have worked out a case study for the ABZ 2014 conference as “a benchmark for techniques and tools dedicated to the verification of behavioral properties of systems”. The case study is titled “Landing gear system” and presents the requirements for the digital part of a landing gear system for aircraft.