Welcome to Rick Rabiser’s Homepage

Welcome to Rick Rabiser’s Homepage

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. (Curriculum Vitae) rrabiser
Professor for Software Engineering in Cyber-Physical Systems,
Head of the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab,
Head of the Christian Doppler Lab VaSiCS,
JKU-Head of the JKU/Dynatrace Co-Innovation Lab,
Linz Institute of Technology,
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria,
Altenberger Strasse 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria

Email: rick–dot–rabiser–at–jku–dot–at
Phone: +43 732 2468 4363
Adminstrative Assistant: Ursula Schwarzgruber
Email: ursula–dot–schwarzgruber–at–jku–dot–at
Phone: +43 732 2468 9494
Office: LIT Open Innovation Center (ground floor)
Institute Homepage: Homepage at the LIT CPS Lab

Information for Students

I have no explicit office hours, but if you need anything, e.g., information on the courses I teach or about available projects, Bachelor’s theses, and Master’s theses, or just want to chat, do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail at any time and we will arrange an appointment. Information on courses is available in KUSSS.

Research Interests

  • Variability Management and Systems and Software Product Lines
  • Software Maintenance and Evolution
  • Automated Software Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Requirements Monitoring
  • Usability and User Interface Design
  • Industry/Academia Collaborations
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

Expertise

  • Systems and Software Product Lines
  • Variability Modeling and Management
  • (User-Centered) Product Derivation
  • (Systematic) Literature Studies and Surveys
  • Usability Studies/User Studies
  • Industry-Academia Collaboration
  • Monitoring of Software(-intensive) Systems
  • Domain-Specific Languages
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

Word Cloud of my publication titles

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Current Work/Projects/Collaborations

(last update: Aug 12, 2021)

Topics for theses (Bachelor, Master) and practica (e.g., Software Engineering, Computational Engineering) are available in all these projects)

TraVarT: An Approach for Transforming Variability Models (Dissertation Kevin Feichtinger (supervisor: Rick Rabiser))

Heterogeneous Multi-Dimensional Variability Modeling in Cyber-Physical Production Systems using Deltas (Dissertation Hafiyyan Sayyid Fadhlillah (supervisors: Rick Rabiser, Alois Zoitl))

  • Hafiyyan Sayyid Fadhlillah, Philipp Bauer, Ernst Blecha, Kevin Feichtinger, Antonio Gutierrez, Michael Oberlehner, Lisa Sonnleithner, Bianca Wiesmayr, Alois Zoitl
  • JKU Projects: CDL VaSiCS and LIT CPS Lab (CPSforEP and SECPS Groups)
  • Partners: Primetals Technologies, Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • H. S. Fadhlillah, K. Feichtinger, L. Sonnleithner, R. Rabiser, and A. Zoitl: Towards Heterogeneous Multi-Dimensional Variability Modeling in Cyber-Physical Production Systems. 4th Intl. Workshop on Variability and Evolution of Software-intensive Systems (VariVolution), 25th ACM International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2021), ACM, 2021.
    • H. S. Fadhlillah, B. Wiesmayr, M. Oberlehner, R. Rabiser, and A. Zoitl: Towards Delta-Oriented Variability Modeling for IEC 61499. 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), IEEE, 2021.
    • R. Rabiser and A. Zoitl: Towards Mastering Variability in Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Production Systems. Procedia Computer Science, 2nd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing (ISM 2020), vol. 180, pp. 50-59, 2021.
    • CDL VaSiCS

Better Control Software Design (Bad Smells, Metrics, Design Patterns, etc. for IEC 61499; Dissertation Lisa Sonnleithner (supervisors: Alois Zoitl, Rick Rabiser))

Graph Mining from (4diac/IEC 61499) function block networks: modularity analysis, variability mining, clone detection/similarity analysis

Clone Detection in 4diac/IEC 61499 (Bachleor Thesis Elene Kutsia)

A Variability Modeling Body of Knowledge

  • Kevin Feichtinger, Kristof Meixner, Stefan Biffl, Rick Rabiser
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: TU Vienna
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • K. Feichtinger, K. Meixner, R. Rabiser, and S. Biffl: A Systematic Study as Foundation for a Variability Modeling Body of Knowledge. 47th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), IEEE, 2021.
    • VarBoK

A Reusable Set of Real-World Product Line Case Studies for Comparing Variability Models in Research and Practice

  • Kevin Feichtinger, Kristof Meixner, Stefan Biffl, Rick Rabiser
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: TU Vienna
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • K. Meixner, K. Feichtinger, R. Rabiser, and S. Biffl: A Reusable Set of Real-World Product Line Case Studies for Comparing Variability Models in Research and Practice. 4th Workshop on Experiences and Empirical Studies on Software Reuse (WEESR), 25th ACM International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2021), ACM, 2021.
    • Case Studies

Testing of Highly Configurable Cyber-Physical Systems

MODEVAR: Variability modeling language the community can agree on

  • David Benavides, Thomas Thüm, Chico Sundermann, Philippe Collet, Mathieu Acher, Don Batory, Kevin Feichtinger, Rick Rabiser, and many more
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: University of Sevilla, Uni Ulm, University of Rennes, Université Côte d’Azur, and many more
  • Publications/Further Information:

Investigate and improve relation of research and practice in Software Engineering, particularly in Systems and Software Product Lines

  • Klaus Schmid, Rick Rabiser, Martin Becker, Goetz Botterweck, Matthias Galster, Iris Groher, Danny Weyns
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: Uni Hildesheim, SE WIN JKU, Fraunhofer IESE, Canterbury University NZ, KU Leuven, Lero/Trinity College Dublin
  • Publications/Further Information:

REMINDS Open Source

SECPPS (Software Engineering in Cyber-Physical Production Systems)

IFAC Technical Committee 3.1 on “Computers for Control”

  • Lisa Sonnleithner, Antonio Gutierrez, Hafiyyan Sayyid Fadhlillah, Rick Rabiser, Alois Zoitl, a.o.
  • JKU Projects: LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group and CPSforEP Group) and CDL VaSiCS
  • Cooperation with: TU Munich, a.o.
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • Static Code Analysis
    • Control Software Architecture
    • Assessment of modularity and reuse using quality indicators
    • Conduction of international questionnaire studies
    • IFAC TC 3.1

Usability Studies of Software Engineering Tools

JKU/Dynatrace Co-Innovation Lab

  • Rick Rabiser, Dario Romano, 2 Post-Docs (full time) to be hired
  • JKU Projects: Co-Innovation Lab, LIT CPS Lab (SECPS Group)
  • Partners: JKU, Dynatrace Austria
  • Publications/Further Information:
    • The aim of this lab is to perform trans-disciplinary, original scientific research between industry and academia on recent computer science topics, particularly from the areas of software engineering, artificial intelligence, and data science.
    • Concrete Topics: Distributed Data Platforms and/or Real-Time Data Analytics
    • Co-Innovation Lab
    • Dynatrace Research

Current Calls

As a member of the steering, organizing, program (and/or other) committees for these events I cordially invite you to submit your research to:

Services for Research Communities

(only recent, please refer to my CV for the full list)

Steering Committee Memberships

Program Committee Memberships (only last 5 years)

SWQD 2017, VaMoS 2017, RESACS@REFSQ 2017, VACE 2017, ICSR 2017, SEKE 2017, SPLC 2017, SBES 2017, SWQD 2018, VaMoS 2018, VSPL Track@SAC 2018, ICSR 2018, SEsCPS’18@ICSE 2018, SEKE 2018, RESACS@RE 2018, SPLC 2018, Doct Symp@SPLC 2018, Configuration Workshop 2018, SBES 2018, SWQD 2019, VaMoS 2019, VSPLE Track@SAC 2019, SEsCPS@ICSE 2019, SEKE 2019, SPLC 2019, MODEVAR@SPLC 2019, WEESR@SPLC 2019, SASI4@ECSA 2019, Workshop on Configuration 2019, SBES@CBSOFT 2019, Software Quality Days 2020, VaMoS 2020, SPLC 2020 (Research Track), SPLC 2020 Doctoral Symposium, VariVolution@SPLC 2020, Workshop on Configuration 2020, SASI4@ECSA 2020, Software Quality Days 2021, VaMoS 2021, SE 2021, ACM Student Research Competition at ICSE 2021, SEKE 2021, INDIN 2021, SPLC 2021, VM4ModernTech@SPLC 2021, VariVolution@SPLC 2021, WEESR@SPLC 2021, MODEVAR@SPLC 2021, SWQD 2022, VaMoS 2022, SE 2022, Feb 21-25, Berlin. Germany

Organizing Committee Memberships (only last 5 years)

Reviewer for Journals and Magazines

Information and Software Technology (IST), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Science of Computer Programming (SCP), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), Software Quality Journal (SQJ), Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM), IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC), Computer Languages, Systems and Structures (COMLAN), ACM Computing Surveys, Journal of Universal Computer Science (Special Issue on Knowledge-based Configuration), ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Springer Computing (COMP)

(Guest) Editor for Special Sections/Issues in Journals

Awards/Honorable Mentions

Other/Misc

  • JKU Young Computer Scientists -- Program Manager
  • Professional Member of ACM
  • Member of Euromicro
  • Member of the Euromicro Board of Directors (Director for Austria)
  • Member of the Euromicro Executive Office (Publicity Secretary)

Personal Interests/Hobbies

  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Photography