Lectures from Prof. Lars Grunske

Wednesday 13th April, 2016 – GSSI – Room B (9.30 – 12.30)

Lecture I :”Architecture Optimization vs . Cargo Cult – Why it is hard to thoroughly optimize industrial size architecture specifications”

Abstract: There is currently a significant interest in architecture optimization methods from industry and academia. However, the existing state of the art approaches produces suboptimal results and future innovations are required to leverage the result at an industrial scale. This tutorial will present the current state of the art and highlight direction for further improvement of these methods. There is currently a significant interest in architecture optimization methods from industry and academia. However, the existing state of the art approaches produces suboptimal results and future innovations are required to leverage the result at an industrial scale. This presentation will present the current state of the art and highlight direction for further improvement of these methods and discuss gaps as well as recommendations for future research specifically targeted at optimizing the performance of the search algorithm itself. The presentation will be based on a systematic literature review that has been performed by the presenter and which analyzes 188 approaches from the different research communities. Based on this survey, a taxonomy will be presented which is used to classify the existing research. Furthermore, the systematic analysis of these approaches helps our community in consolidating the existing research efforts and deriving a research agenda for future developments.

Thursday 14th April, 2016 – GSSI – Room B (9.30 – 12.30)

Lecture II: “How to get your paper accepted at a major service/software engineering conference”

Abstract: Software and service engineering conference​s​ are becoming more and more competitive. Therefore, young researcher​s​ often have ​​​​problems​ getting their papers accepted, because they are inexperienced and do not know how program committees decide.To ​solve ​this problem this talk will answer two questions 1) how should you design a research project that fulfills international academic standards? and 2) how should ​you ​present the research results in a paper that satisfy potential reviewers? The conclusion of the talk will be that only a ​good ​combination of a great research project with good results and a well written paper will​ ​​increase​ your chances to get your papers accepted.

Bio: Lars Grunske is currently Professor for Software Engineering at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Potsdam (Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Software Systems Engineering) in 2004. He was Professor at the University of Stuttgart, Junior Professor at the University of Kaiserslautern, Boeing Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland from 2004-2007 and a lecturer at the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia from 2008-2011. He has active research interests in the areas of modelling and verification of systems and software. His main focus is on automated analysis, mainly probabilistic and timed model checking and model-based dependability evaluation of complex software intensive systems.