Research Spotlight

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model-Integrated Smart Production

The Christian Doppler Laboratory (CDL) Model-Integrated Smart Production (CDL-MINT) contributes to the foundations of software and systems modeling in general and in particular for smart Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPPS).

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Study on Microservice Decision Making

Call for reviewers for microservices decision models. Any feedback using our review system is highly appreciated. Both practitioners and academics are highly welcome to contribute.

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Microservice Dashboard

A dashboard for microservice monitoring and management, which can be configured to stakeholder needs and which supports the integration of different backend systems.

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Sustainability in Software Product Line Engineering

We present a comprehensive analysis of 8 published case studies on the meaning of sustainability in the context of product line engineering.

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Variability Management in Software Product Lines

We report on a survey in which we analyzed 37 existing variability management tools identified using a systematic literature review to understand the tools’ characteristics, maturity, and the challenges in the field.

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  • Kepler Tribune: Gegen das Vergessen

    Demenz ist eines der Phänomene und Probleme einer zunehmend alternden Gesellschaft unserer Zeit. Bislang gelten die meisten Formen von Demenz als unheilbar. Doch neue Forschung weckt neue Hoffnungen.

Department Overview

The Department of Business Informatics – Software Engineering was established in 1987 at the faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of Johannes Kepler University Linz. The department sees its mission in research and education in both Business Informatics and Software Engineering. Both fields are seen as interdisciplinary areas that must integrate technical, business management and social science contents.

The department conducts both application-oriented and basic research, whereby application-oriented research dominates. Our research methods pursue an engineering-scientific approach; this means development from the exemplary, design-oriented and descriptive on to the fundamental, abstract and explanatory – in other words, from practice to theory.

We conduct the major share of our research and development projects in cooperation with other university and non-university research facilities and with companies. An important aspect of the strategic orientation of the department is its international networking with university and non-university research facilities and with partner companies.

Related Departments:  Department of Business Informatics - Communication Engineering, Department of Business Informatics - Data and Knowledge Engineering, Department of Business Informatics - Information Engineering