Research on human-machine-interaction has advanced significantly in recent years according to computer scientist David Ahlström. He spoke to us about stumbling blocks and future potential for improvement.
Veit Frick, Christoph Wedenig, and Martin Pinzger from the software engineering research group (ISYS/SERG) are presenting their results on helping software developers to better understand changes in the source code and their impact at the 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, in Madrid, Spain. The two publications are “Generating Accurate and Compact Edit Scripts using Tree Differencing” and “DiffViz: A Diff Algorithm Independent Visualization Tool for Edit Scripts”.
Preprints of the publications are available at: https://serg.aau.at/bin/view/Main/Publications
Martin Pinzger has been elevated to an IEEE Senior Member. IEEE is one of the world’s largest professional associations for the advancement of technology. Only less than 9% of the more than 400,000 members hold this grade, which requires significant professional maturity and achievements.
Martin joined IEEE as a student member in 2001 and since then has been serving on the program committee of several major IEEE conferences in software engineering, such as ICSE, ASE, and FSE. He also served as the general chair of the IEEE SANER 2017.
Niklaus Wirth, Erfinder der Programmiersprache Pascal, ist einer der bedeutendsten Computerwissenschaftler aller Zeiten. Gemeinsam mit Laszlo Böszörmenyi, der mit ihm geforscht hat, gab er ein Interview zu unüberblickbaren Softwaremonstern und zu den Gefahren der schnelllebigen Start-up-Kultur in der Softwarebranche.
The annotation of the biological samples with quality-controlled data about the donor significantly increases the usefulness of biological material collected in biobanks for medical research.
New Jersey Institute of Technology, 6. April 2017
For her doctoral thesis, Ekaterina Peshkova worked on a natural and intuitive mode of interaction between humans and drones. She expects to complete her work in Klagenfurt this April.
The fridge that autonomously recognises when you’re running out of milk and places a fresh order for you is one example of the vision of smart homes. However, it also helps to demonstrate the limitations of the concept: If I am unwell and don’t feel like drinking coffee, the order for milk will still be placed. Gerhard Leitner has explored how to move from “smart homes” to “wise homes”, which are able to give due consideration to the distinctiveness of the individual and her or his respective current situation.
Softwaresysteme werden ständig weiter entwickelt. Doch wenn am Quellcode geschraubt wird, ist derzeit nicht immer klar, welche Auswirkungen diese Änderungen auf die Ausführung eines Softwaresystems haben. Ein vom Österreichischen Wissenschaftsfonds FWF gefördertes Projekt möchte nun einen detaillierten Blick auf die Evolution von Programmverhalten werfen.