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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 is currently a PhD student at Volkswagen AG (Germany). He collaborates with members of Technische UniversitĂ¤t
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.
Technische UniversitĂ¤t Braunschweig
David Wille is currently a PhD student at Technische UniversitĂ¤t 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 UniversitĂ¤t 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.
Dr. Christoph Seidl is Postdoc at the Institute of Software Engineering and Automotive Informatics at Technische UniversitĂ¤t
Braunschweig (Germany) and heads the Working Group on Model-Based Software Engineering. He received his PhD from Technische UniversitĂ¤t
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.
Prof. Dr. Ina Schaefer is head of the Institute of Software Engineering and Automotive Informatics at Technische UniversitĂ¤t
Braunschweig (Germany). After receiving her PhD from Technische UniversitĂ¤t 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.
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.