In August, Mag. Markus Manz took over the commercial management of the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) as new CEO. He graduated in economic science and environmental science. Previously he was managing director of tech2b incubator, which is the state's central support institution for start-ups in Upper Austria.
The Johannes Kepler University Linz will host the DEXA Conference from August 26th. Professors Dr. A Min Tjoa and Dr. Roland Wagner founded the Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications 30 years ago.
The CHASE Research Centre (Chemical Systems Engineering) with its four owners - JKU Linz, TU Vienna, UAR and the Association of Company Partners - will start research work in October at the LIT Open Innovation Centre on the JKU site in Linz and will actively support the chemical industry in its initiatives towards Chemistry 4.0. The research centre will be located at the JKU site in Linz.
A Summer School not only for academia but also open to industry and public players, this was the ambition of the IRIXYS Summer School organised by University of Passau, in cooperation with its partners. Bernhard Freudenthaler presented the expertise of SCCH and informed about current EU projects.
With the K-module "S³AI: Security and Safety for Shared Artificial Intelligence", Software Competence Center Hagenberg strives to create the methodological basis for reliable, secure, distributed artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
DI Lisa Ehrlinger speaks on August 2nd 2019 about "Automating Data Quality Measurement with Tools" in the course of the renowned 13th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (MIT CDOIQ) Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The talk provides a comprehensive overview on state-of-the-art DQ tools and reveals potential for functional enhancements of the tools.
Will the advance of artificial intelligence (AI) revolutionize software development, or is the opposite true? This question, along with the future of software engineering and the enormous potential in the application of artificial intelligence, was addressed by some 100 experts at Software Research Day on 15 May 2019 at Linz’s former tobacco factory, an event organized by Software Competence Center (SCCH).
The Hannover Messe Industrie is the worldwide hotspot for industry 4.0 - with 300,000 m² of exhibition space, 220,000 visitors and 6,500 exhibitors. Here, SCCH presented its methods for the intelligent optimization of production processes at the joint stand of the UAR Innovation Network.
Stefan Mohacsi (Atos IT Solutions and Services) and Rudolf Ramler (Software Competence Center Hagenberg) received the Best Industrial Experience Paper Award for their contribution to the scientific track of the Software Quality Days 2019. The conference was held January 15-18, 2019 in Vienna.
On February 7th, SCCH and its partners from H2020 ALOHA project organize an event on the topic of Deep Learning and Embedded Systems. Take part in existing talks from researchers and professionals in this field.
The interplay of automation and energy technology, intralogistics, IT platforms and artificial intelligence is driving the digital transformation of industry forward. HANNOVER MESSE's main theme, "Integrated Industry - Industrial Intelligence", demonstrates the potential of this development.
More than a hundred guests accepted SCCH's invitation to visit the tobacco factory in Linz. In addition to a visit to the Strada del Start-up, the program also included a guided tour of the former "Tschickbude".
The aim of the project is to investigate the scientific and technical basis for the detection, diagnosis and prediction of faults in technical systems. In particular, the research of robust learning algorithms will be used to create the basis for a software platform that can be used as generally as possible to analyze the state of technical systems.
The aim of the Interreg Alpine Space project "Smart Villages" is to prepare communities in the Alpine Space to recognise and exploit the opportunities offered by digitisation. Various cities throughout Europe are already calling themselves Smart Cities. This approach is now to be applied to rural communities as well.
From October 16 to 18, the scientific director of the SCCH, Prof. Dr. A Min Toja, took part in the information trip to Bremen. Top scientists from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the University of Bremen and innovative companies such as OHB SE and Blackout Technologies UG attended the event.
On October 16th, around 100 participants gathered information about the participation opportunities on Horizon 2020 as the last round of tenders is currently underway, with the highest endowment of 30 billion euros. Keynote Speaker, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bernhard A. Moser showed how Artificial Intelligence influences our lives.
The focus of the event was on data acquisition, data evaluation and data analysis in production. Together with the speakers Günther Lamprecht and Werner Schlapak, Mario Pichler gave a lecture entitled "From the data grave to the value-adding process".
At the 5th of June the Software Research Day took place. The main topics was about quality. Quality in different fields like quality in data, IT security, the reliability of predictions and forecasts, and the quality of the performance of models for deep learning and artificial intelligence.
From April 23rd to 27th, 2018, SCCH was represented at HANNOVER MESSE, the world's most important industrial trade fair. Nine non-university research institutions presented themselves together with Upper Austrian Research GmbH at a joint stand.
Language technology to enhance software and system security
Security is among the most pressing problems in computing today, with high profile breaches receiving notable media coverage and increasingly also impacting daily life. In his speech, Dr. Stefan Brunthaler showed measures to overcome security problems.
This year's Innovation Forum is dedicated to high-calibre presentations, discussions and the exchange of best practices. Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler will talk about Big Data, Internet of Things and AI. What is already feasible and where is the journey going?
Current neural network architectures for artificial intelligence are very powerful, but also very complex and computationally intensive. However, numerous applications in industry, medical technology and security are based on so-called embedded systems with limited possibilities for the implementation of algorithms.
From 23rd to 27th April, Upper Austria's non-university research institutions will be presented at the UAR Innovation Network joint stand at the “Hannover Messe Industrie”. SCCH presents its research results on Artificial Intelligence.
In the January/February 2018 Issue of IEEE Software is a contribution of Atif Mashkoor and Miklos Biro available. It covers the topic Software Safety and Security Risk Mitigation in Cyber-physical Systems.
On April 13th it's time again! Visitors can gain a unique insight into research. At the Long Night of Research, the SCCH will show two different areas of application for software use. One example is how to predict the condition of a machine and optimize maintenance, and in the second example we show how to use data glasses optimally in production operations.
The IoT4CPS project aims to develop guidelines, methods and tools for secure IoT-based applications in the areas of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and Industry 4.0. IoT4CPS focuses on the development, production and operation of safe components and applications for connected and autonomous vehicles.The workshop will be held in Vienna, at 1st of February 2018.
In the course of the digital transformation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are suddenly on everyone's lips. Systems that learn independently from large amounts of data are reality. On November 16th, the Future Network Event will show you how these technologies can be used in a way that will benefit your bottom line. Speakers from SCCH will inform about the latest developments.
2nd Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests
VST 2018 is an unique event bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners for exchanging experiences, solutions and new ideas in applying methods, techniques and tools from software analysis, evolution and reengineering to advance the state of the art in test development and maintenance.
The Data Analysis Systems (DAS) group and the FLLL of the Johannes Kepler University Linz cooperate in the field of dissertations. The paper on Machine Learing/Deep Learning, which was presented at the ICLR 2017, originates from this cooperation.
What are the challenges that mobility of the future poses for security?
The 3rd event on the subject of automotive computing will take place in the Softwarepark Hagenberg on November 14th. Modern vehicles are increasingly developing into highly complex, mobile IT systems. New, smart features are constantly being added to the range of autonomous vehicles. Get to know safety-relevant aspects at the event.
Greiner Packaging and P&T Connected are the new partners in the proKNOW project, which is concerned with gaining knowledge from industrial processes. The goal is to develop and adapt methods for fusion and evaluation of data from different sources (sensors, raw material parameters, etc.) and to support detailed process analysis and optimization in industrial applications.
Google, Facebook, Netflix or Amazon are already relying on machine learning. These technologies can also be used in a broad range of industrial environments - but companies are reluctant to do so. It is important not to lose any time, as a look at the state of the art reveals. The SCCH experts and a COMET partner in the current issue of "Computer & Automation" explain what is important.
From 27. to 28. September, the International Forum Mechatronics takes place in Linz, Austria. The focus is on current trends and challenges in a digitized production of the future as well as the importance of mechatronics for the development and realization of innovative machines and systems or automated production systems. The SCCH presents Augmented Reality applications and fields of application of Predictive Maintenance.
The second event of the event series for IT experts at Softwarepark Hagenberg on "Automotive Computing" was a complete success! On June 22, 2017, around 60 industry experts took the opportunity to address the question: "What are the opportunities for data analysis in the automotive sector?"
In order to boost the digital transformation in Upper Austria, the government is encouraging 14 innovative research projects in the field of digitization with a total funding volume of EUR 5.68 million. The Software Competence Center Hagenberg is involved in two projects.
"IT is a key technology in digital change. The intensive expansion of innovation competence in the area of IT is of tremendous importance for the state of Upper Austria and is crucial for future economic growth", says LH-Stv. Dr. Michael Strugl.
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”.
On April 25, Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler will speak at the IDC Digital Business Forum 2017 in Vienna. The IDC Digital Forum Events Series 2017 is a platform for information exchange and networking for CxOs and LoB executives of leading local companies.
More and more data enables more and more possibilities, but without a strategy you will be lost in the flood of data. It's not about the data itself, but about what you make of them. How to achieve business success and gain a strategic advantage by systematically evaluating your data. Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler speaks about Smart Data Analytics at the BIG DATA 2017.
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.
IH4.0 is the name of the (r-)evolution in the field of maintenance. The new developments, especially in the field of technologies, offer countless opportunities and potentials that need to be exploited. Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler presents current research results on predictive maintenance and predictive analytics. Visit the maintenance days 2017 (04-06 April, Klagenfurt).
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 MAINTENANCE DAYS are a popular meeting place for experts and practitioners from the maintenance industry. Networking, exchange of experience and knowledge are the focal point. SCCH was also represented with a booth.
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?
Dr. Julian Mattes and his research partners have published a new paper with the title "Associating approximate paths and temporal sequences of noisy detections: Application to the recovery of spatio-temporal cancer cell trajectories".
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.
BI in the Area of Conflict between Data Technology and Business
1st Roundtable in Linz on 12 October 2015. The TDWI Roundtable offers interested parties a neutral, manufacturer-independent and advertising-free platform in which thoughts and ideas in the data warehouse and BI environment are presented and discussed and in which professionals can get to know each other.
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.
At the 22nd Innovation Day of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy in Berlin-Pankow on 11 June, more than 300 companies and research institutions from all over Germany presented a selection of new products, processes and services. The development was mainly supported by subsidies from the Central Innovation Programme Mittelstand (ZIM) or which were developed using research results of the industrial joint research projects and non-profit industry research institutions in East Germany, which are also supported by the BMWI.
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 March 31, 2015 the research project INDYCO (Integrated Dynamic Decision Support System Component for Disaster Management Systems) was successfully completed after two and a half years of project duration. INDYCO was funded by Austria (FFG) and Germany (AiF) in the transnational EraSME funding programme with a budget of about 1.5 million €.
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.
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.