In May and July 2020, two additional specialists were recruited for the ViP+ AuRora project. This will strengthen and expand the skills of our research and development team in the areas of software architecture\-development by Julian Scholle (Cybernetics, Informatics) and robot application development by Erik May (Mechatronics).
The Chair of Software Engineering, headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Ortmeier, presented its OPTIRob demonstrator at this year's Hannover Messe. The trade fair appearance took place as part of the joint stand "Research for the Future" of the federal states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia from April 1 to 5, 2019.
We are offering various lectures and projects in the current winter semester. You can find an overview of our lectures here.
We were also pleasantly surprised by the number of participants in the first lecture in Clean Code Development. We even had to change rooms for the first lecture because the number of students was so large. This seemed to be a first lesson in agile room requirements engineering.
Our two workshop papers "Commits as a Basis for API Misuse Detection" by Sebastian, Robert and Frank and "Who plays with Whom? ... and How? Mining API Interaction Patterns from Source Code" by Robert, Sebastian and Frank have both been accepted for the 7th International Workshop on Software Mining in Montpellier, France, which takes place at the same time as ASE 2018.
Furthermore, our paper "Programmers do not Favor Lambda Expressions for Concurrent Object-Oriented Code" by Sebastian, Robert and Frank, which was published in the Springer journal "Empricial Software Engineering", was invited and accepted for presentation at the 26th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE) in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.
Robert Heumüller and Jacob Krüger are currently taking part in the student research competition at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2018.
Our paper "Programmers do not Favor Lambda Expressions for Concurrent Object-Oriented Code" by Sebastian Nielebock, Robert Heumüller and Frank Ortmeier has been accepted for publication in the Springer journal "Empirical Software Engineering".
As part of the "Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum Magdeburg" project, we took part in the regional conference of the Hamburg Competence Center on January 24.
Under the motto "Digital Voraus", we were given an insight into the work of the center, visited its demonstrators and discussed topics such as "IT security" and "law" in the working groups.
Software is increasingly permeating all areas of life. This also applies in particular to the automotive sector. All major manufacturers are facing upheaval in the wake of new mobility concepts.
This ranges from electromobility and autonomous driving to new usage concepts. These challenges require bright minds who can think in an interdisciplinary way, have the will to break new ground and are always willing to combine practical requirements and theoretical concepts to create pioneering innovations. With this in mind, Volkswagen and the Faculty of Computer Science at Otto von Guericke University have introduced a new practice-oriented study and qualification concept as a pilot project for the 2017/18 winter semester. An individual curriculum is put together for each student from the range of computer engineering subjects, which can be adapted as required during the course of their studies.
A unique feature of this cooperation is that each student is assigned a mentor duo consisting of a professor from OvGU and a manager from Volkswagen. During their studies, university courses and practical assignments in the specialist departments complement each other.
This results in "synergetic effects of cooperation for both the university and Volkswagen," says Prof. Ortmeier. On the one hand, there is a direct transfer of knowledge from the university to the company. At the same time, the long-term cooperation also continuously brings new impulses and current research questions to the university. This mutual benefit is already so clear that Volkswagen intends to strategically roll out the pilot "practice-integrated studies" further and also establish it in other departments. "We are consistently aligning our training and degree course portfolio with the new digital requirements of the automotive industry. We are delighted that Otto von Guericke University is supporting us on this path with this new cooperation," says Andreas Strutz (Head of Training and Further Education at Volkswagen).
Our paper "Towards API-specific Automatic Program Repair" by Sebastian Nielebock was accepted for presentation at the PhD Symposium of the 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE).
Saxony-Anhalt receives a federally funded competence center to help SMEs with the digital transformation.