Microservices 2019 at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Organized by the SEELAB, the 2nd International Conference on Microservices (Microservices 2019) will take place from 19 - 21 February 2019 at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Microservice 2019 is a follow-up to the previous and very successful events Meeting on Microservices 2016 in Bologna, Italy and Microservices 2017 in Odense, Denmark.
Microservices describe an architectural style for creating software systems which directly address the requirements of the digital transformation. Digitalization pioneers such as Netflix, Amazon or Spotify use microservices to make their software solutions more flexible, scalable and more efficient. In addition to a strong practice focus of microservices, there is also a growing scientific community researching more efficient ways to design, implement, and operate microservice architectures using new methodologies and tools.
Microservices 2019 aims to bring together users from practice and academia under the motto "Industry meets Academia: Get ready for the Digital Transformation" and release new synergies in order to further contribute to the challenging yet very promising area of microservices.
The program will comprise invited talks about successful microservice adaptations in industry as well as presentations of reviewed submissions addressing new methods and tools. Further information can be found on the conference website at. The registration will be open in autumn 2018.
Publication at the IEEE CyberSciTech 2017
The paper "Towards User-centered Assistance in Smart Environments based on Device Metadata" written by SEELABs Marius Khan, Sabine Sachweh und Albert Zündorf (Universität Kassel) is accepted on the IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech) 2017. Marius Khan will present the paper at the congress, which is co-located with the IEEE DASC 2017. The CyberSciTech 2017 will be held from 6.-10. November 2017 in Orlando, USA.
The paper introduces a framework, consisting of a Digital Agent and a Device Interface, for a user-centered assistance in smart environments.
MAGMA Tool at ECSA 2017
Philip Wizenty representing SEELAB is going to present his Tool MAGMA in the Tool Demonstration Track at this years 11th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2017). ECSA is the premier European software architecture conference and will be held on 11 – 15 September 2017 at Canterbury, UK.
The paper with the full title "MAGMA: Build Management-based Generation of Microservice Infrastructures" was written by Philip Wizenty, Jonas Sorgalla, Florian Rademacher and Sabine Sachweh. It contributes a mechanism for generating customized services based on a microservice reference architecture leveraging the build management tool maven. The complete tool can be found on GitHub.
Publication at the First International Workshop on Architecting with MicroServices @ ICSA 2017
The paper "Differences Between Model-driven Development of Service-oriented and Microservice Architecture" has been accepted for the First International Workshop on Architecting with MicroServices, which takes place at this year's IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The paper written by Florian Rademacher, Sabine Sachweh and Albert Zündorf (University of Kassel) identifies differences between the established Service-oriented Architecture style (SOA) and the recent Microservice Architecture style (MSA). Starting from the identified differences, implications on model-driven development of MSA are deduced and discussed.
Paper accepted at CHI'17
The paper "Improving Representativeness in Participatory Design Processes with Elderly" written by SEELABs Jonas Sorgalla, Peter Schabsky and Sabine Sachweh was accepted at the Late-Breaking Work session of the renowned ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). The conference takes place in Denver, Colorado, US from 6 to 11 May.
Jointly written with the collegues Miriam Grates and Elisabeth Heite from the Department of Social Science, the paper focuses on a new data-driven approach to increase representativity in participatory design projects by the example of the QuartiersNETZ project.
Two SEELAB paper accepted on the ICIST
Two SEELAB paper are accepted on the 22nd International Conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST), which will be held in Druskininkai, Lithuania on October 13 - 15, 2016.
The authors Christopher Brink, Philipp Heisig and Fabian Wackermann give in their paper "Change Impact in Product Lines: A Systematic Mapping Study" a comprehensive overview of literature, which addresses the integration of product line and change impact analysis concepts. The results are further classified to outline both, the current research stage as well as gaps.
Within the paper "Towards a Model-based Architecture for Road Traffic Management Systems" the authors Florian Rademacher, Sabine Sachweh, Marius Khan and Mirco Lammert propose a model-driven approach to adress challenges like modifiability, heterogeneity, or flexibility, which occur when implementing and operating Road Traffic Management Systems based on Cyber-physical Systems (CPSs).
New Funding by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for the Project „FreshAir“
The SEELAB research group of the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund (Fachhochschule Dortmund) will be funded until April 2018 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the German government supports therefore the SEELAB with its scientific field of digital enterprise-platforms and machine learning applications.
An infrastructure will be developed within the project „FreshAir“ to realize a permanent monitoring and reduction of the concentration of ammoniac and corrosive gas in animal barns. Our concept primarily focuses on barns for swine, but has potential to be extended for other animals like cattle. Three research associates of the SEELAB are involved in the work packages of the project. Head of this project is Prof. Dr. Sabine Sachweh, whereas the contact person is Marius Khan. Partner of the project is the medium-sized company Barntec UG.
SEELAB paper accepted for PROMOTE workshop
The SEELAB paper "Using Cross-Dependencies during Configuration of System Families" has been accepted at the 1st International Workshop on Process, Methods and Tools for Engineering Embedded Systems in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
The authors Christopher Brink, Philipp Heisig and Sabine Sachweh address the topic of configuring embedded systems while considering different system parts (e.g. software, hardware, operating system). Therefore, the paper provides a grammar to describe dependencies between these system parts as well as modeling approaches and algortihms for a combined configuration.
SEELAB is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for the project “Digital Street”
The SEELAB research group of the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund (Fachhochschule Dortmund) will be funded until July 2017 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the German government supports therefore the topic area “digital street” of the SEELAB. A system will be developed to process traffic data in real time and for realizing applications such as traffic census or traffic control. Intelligent algorithms for detecting vehicles help to aggregate data in a Smart-Data-Platform.
Head of this project is Prof. Dr. Sabine Sachweh, whereas the contact person of the project Florian Rademacher states: “The project Digital Street and the related applied research facilitates our knowledge in the main topic digitization”. The Communication Network Institute within the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the technical university Dortmund as well as the company Wilhelm Schröder GmbH are partner of the project.
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SEELab paper accepted for the 9th European Conference on Software Architecture
The SEELab is going to attend this year's European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) held in Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia to present its publication titled “Design of a Domain-Specific Language based on a technology-independent Web Service Framework“. The ECSA is the premier European software architecture conference, providing researchers, practitioners, and educators a platform to present and discuss the most recent, innovative and significant findings and experiences in the field of software architecture research and practice.
The paper, written by Florian Rademacher, Martin Peters and Sabine Sachweh, covers the protocol-independent provision of web services and their declaration using a domain-specific language (DSL). Additionally, a code generator for the DSL is introduced and evaluated. It produces all boilerplate code necessary to offer a certain service implementation to external clients via arbitrary web service technologies.
Nowadays web services gain more and more importance in allowing a standardized access to remote information without being tied to a specific form of presentation. The majority of such data interfaces is either based on the architectural REST style following World Wide Web specifications or the more protocol-oriented SOAP, which allows the definition of XML transfer structures. In this paper we introduce an extensible framework for the abstraction of technological differences between service technologies like REST and SOAP. It provides the basis for the design of a domain-specific language, which allows the technology-independent declaration of web services. A code generator derived from the DSL grammar translates the service declarations into corresponding framework elements and creates stub methods for the implementation of the services' business logic.
We are proud to announce our project "QuartiersNETZ: Ältere als (Ko-)Produzenten von Quartiersnetzwerken im Ruhrgebiet" has been selected as "Gesundheits- und Dienstleistungsregion von morgen" by the german Federal Ministry of Education and Research!
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Move to Otto-Hahn-Straße
We moved to our new location at the Otto-Hahn-Straße 23 in Dortmund. The new environment gives us the possibility to install an intelligent laboratory for further research in the field of interaction. Furthermore the move offers us the opportunity to make the latest hard- and software accessible to university students.
Best Research Paper Nominations
Our published research paper "Scaling Parallel Rule-based Reasoning“ has been nominated for the best research paper award at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2014!