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Software for production

IT is key technology in digital change

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.

SCCH shows virtual welding glasses

At the largest industrial fair

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.

Best Poster Award for SCCH

What you see is what you test

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.

Research Visit AIST Kansai

In Osaka

Group of AIST Kansai in Osaka, Japan, and presented SCCH’s latest research results on automated test case generation and localization testing. 

SCCH receives Best Paper Award

Software Quality Days

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”.

For completing the habilitation!

Congratulations

Dr. Bernhard Moser finished his habilitation at the Johannes Kepler University Linz with great sucess.

B2B Meetings

Technology cooperation days

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.

Top Topic Predictive Maintenance

Future-oriented maintenance

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.

 

 

New Scientific Director

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!

Flash of inspiration

Business Process Management

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

Simplify the BPMN Specification

Ontology available

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.

Challenges and potential of digitalization

Expert Day

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.

Insights in research

And conference visit

Philipp Mattes attended an orientation day at the SCCH and he had the opportunity to attend the ERP-Future conference.

Modern architecture and music

SCCH customer reception

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.

 

 

Random-Based Testing

Workshop in Bolzano

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.

Retrospect

IEEE Intelligent Systems

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.

For DAS team

New researcher

Since September 1st, Dr. Florian Sobieczky reinforced the Data Analysis Systems team. He studied mathematics and physics. He focuses his research on the topic Predictive Modeling.

 

Trying their hands at research

FFG Talents

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.

Discover IT

New magazine online

Browse in the new SCCH magazine. In addition to facts and figures you will find also some exciting reports in this issue.

Digital society in the future

Technology outlook and megatrends

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.

Formal Methods

For Safety-Critical Systems

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.

SCCH presented Predictive Analytics

Finding the "Early Warning Point"

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.

Extract knowledge from software

Automatic solution available

The experts at SCCH have developed a tool called eKNOWS that enables automatic extraction and analysis of expertise directly from source code.

ABZ 2016

Rigorous Methods’ Experts met in Linz

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.

Success Factor Data Analysis

Learn more about Big Data

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.

Best Paper Award

At the OAGM conference

Bernhard Moser and Christian Motz won the Best Paper Award of the OAGM/AARP 2016 (Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition).

New book

Hagenberg Business Process Modelling Method

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.

Software for Disaster Management

Awarded with the E-Award

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.

Meet the SCCH at the HANNOVER Messe 2016

World stage for networked industry

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.

Systems Engineering

As driver for the smart factory

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.

For your Industrial Project

Evaluate the Suitability of a Formal Method

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?

A Graphical User Interface For A Cosy Home

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.

No nanoparticle shall evade us!

New process developed for measuring nanoparticles

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.

Tackling the Software Crisis

Research Success in Advanced Computing

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. 

Jobs for students in July

Internship

SCCH offers an interesting summer job for students. The requirements for the internship are: interest in scientific subjects, curiosity and good programming skills in JAVA.

IMAGINE 2015

Conference for IT-Innovation

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.

START-IT online

New issue

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. 

Digital Networked Data

New member

Since January 2015 Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler is a new member of the board of DnD .

Congratulations

To the SCCH running team!

We congratulate our running team to a great performance at the Linz Marathon.

Get in touch with research

Internship in July 2015

SCCH offers an interesting internship in the field of Software Analytics and Evolution. Required is a good knowledge in JAVA programming.

SMEs and Big Data

Within the framework of Bits of Tomorrow

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?

New project: RePhrase

Refactoring Parallel Heterogeneous Applications

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.

Advanced computing research boosts productivity and performance

Project ParaPhrase

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.

Software Competence Center Hagenberg

Wins eAward

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.

 

Wide-Ranging applications for Motion Analysis

Extracting information from motion patterns

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.

Best Paper Award

At Software Quality Days

Our contribution "Improving Manual Change Impact Analysis with Tool Support: A Study in an Industrial Project" was awarded in the category Best Paper for Industrial Experience.

Minimize risk & improve quality

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.

Call for Papers

Mathematical Modeling of Event-Based Sampling

IEEE International Converence on Event-based Control, Communications & Signal Processing

We invite you to send your paper for the Special Session SS05 within the EBCCSP 2015. The conference takes place from June 17 to June 19 in Kraków.

 

 

Project PROSAM

Started in December

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”.

Software is an important part of the Chain of Innovation

15th anniversary

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.

Officially opened

At the 13th of October

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

International Snow Science Workshop

In Banff, Canada

Dr. Mario Pichler presented the paper ABOUT PROBABILISTIC GRAPHICAL MODELS IN PROBABILISTIC AVALANCHE SCIENCE: THE CASE OF STOP OR GO at the 2nd of October 2014.

Insight research

For pupils during the holidays

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.

DEXA 2014

In Munich

At the DEXA, the SCCH presented 4 scientific publications.

SCCH Running-Team

Linz Marathon

At SCCH an enthusiastic running team has come together. All runners mastered well the Linz marathon and had a lot of fun - regarding our slogan "enjoy-IT".

New app facilitates organization of events

Bizzify

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.

 

Simplify the BPMN Specification

With an ontology

The Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is quite extensive. Within the framework of the research project Vertical Model Integration (VMI) all syntactic rules have been collected in an ontology. 

Landing Gear System

New Case Study

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.

Automatic extraction of expert knowledge

Roadshow

Together with TIM the SCCH will organise a roadshow, which concentrates on the automatic analysis and extraction of expert knowledge. The venues of the roadshow are: Attnang-Puchheim, Braunau and Linz

Getting a taste of research

Sarah Riener of the Technical College in Leonding and richard Bäck of the Technical College in Perg spent their summer internship at SCCH.

Boiled down

SCCH customer evnent with cooking show

This year the SCCH customer event took place at kitchen show-room. About 100 guests took the opportunity to prepare a delicious menue under the guidance of a star rated cook.