Best Paper

Best Paper

Wang Chen, David Wille, Kenny Wehling, Dorina Petriu
(Other winners: Christoph Seidl and Ina Schaefer)

Reducing Variability of Technically Related Software Systems in Large-Scale IT Landscapes

The Best Paper Award goes to authors Kenny Wehling, David Wille, Christoph Seidl and Ina Schaefer for their paper, "Reducing Variability of Technically Related Software Systems in Large-Scale IT Landscapes"



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Congratulations to the Authors!

Kenny Wehling

Volkswagen AG

Kenny Wehling is currently a PhD student at Volkswagen AG (Germany). He collaborates with members of Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) in a joint research project to reduce variability in large-scale IT landscapes. He received his Master's degree from Technische Hochschule Wildau (Germany) and graduated with honors. His main research interests are variability in enterprise architectures and automated techniques to identify and reduce unnecessary variability in such architectures.

David Wille

Technische Universität Braunschweig

David Wille is currently a PhD student at Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany). He will defend his PhD thesis on reverse engineering variability information from existing model-based software variants in November 2018. He received his Master's degree from Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) and graduated with honors. His main research interests are reverse engineering variability relations from existing artifacts, model-based techniques and software product lines.

Christoph Seidl

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Dr. Christoph Seidl is Postdoc at the Institute of Software Engineering and Automotive Informatics at Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) and heads the Working Group on Model-Based Software Engineering. He received his PhD from Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). His main research interests are model-based techniques and domain-specific languages with a special focus on evolving software product lines and software ecosystems.

Ina Schaefer

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Prof. Dr. Ina Schaefer is head of the Institute of Software Engineering and Automotive Informatics at Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany). After receiving her PhD from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany) she was a Postdoc at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden). Her main research interests are verification and test methods for evolving software systems comprising large numbers of variants.


Winner's Testimonial

We enjoyed collaborating on this work and are proud of the results that we have achieved together. We would like to thank everyone who supported us in this work, financially as well as with continued interest in our ideas and solutions. We also thank the CASCON best paper selection committee for honoring our work. We believe that our paper demonstrates an industrially relevant technique to efficiently identify and execute restructuring potential for grown large-scale IT-landscapes. Overall, our work provides a scientifically well-founded approach that was positively evaluated with realistic industrial scenarios and convinced domain experts at our industry partner. With the growing demand for modern and flexible IT architectures, the number of companies facing the challenge of restructuring their existing architectures will grow. Thus, receiving the best paper award for our work shows to us that our efforts are targeting a relevant topic and our continued effort will have growing impact on industry.