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Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH)

 Contact data
StreetSoftwarepark 21 
ZIP, City, Region 4232 - Hagenberg (Upper Austria) 
Phone+43 7236 3343 800 
Fax+43 7236 3343 888 
EmailSend Email
 Contact person

Dr. Klaus Pirklbauer (CEO)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 51-250  number of researches: 65

 Central aim of organisation
application-oriented software research services for industrial applications

 Briefly describe your organisation
As the only independent research center in Austria combining research in data science and software science Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) plays an important role for research and development for industrial applications.
Within the orientation on AI-driven software systems and engineering there are 4 interdisciplinary research foci:
1) Data Analysis Systems (DAS)
DAS develops methods for automatic data analysis (sensor data, etc.) for the purpose of knowledge acquisition, model refinement, and optimization. The spectrum of applications includes process analysis, process optimization, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, fault detection and diagnosis, virtual sensors, disruption prognosis and optimized control systems in the process industry and in production, production and maintenance of machines, and energy management.
2) Knowldege-Based Vision Systems (KVS)
KVS develops analysis methods for image data on the basis of Computational Intelligence. KVS researches logic-based and knowledge-based modeling of quality criteria and cognitive aspects in aesthetic evaluation. Rigid and deformable geometric structures are analyzed via registration. KVSís research results are applied to motion analysis and tracking of objects and persons as well as to quality inspection for textured or shiny surfaces and 3D structures. Application areas are in industry as well as in security and biomedical applications.
3) Software Analytics and Evolution (SAE)
SAE employs modern analytical and design approaches in Software Engineering with the goal of facilitating the creation and continuing development of complex technical software systems over long time frames while simultaneously ensuring utmost quality. This involves analytical and model-based approaches for automatic generation of software from domain models as well as potential end-user programming via domain-specific programming languages. The various research aspects in the research focus SAE pursue the long-range vision of tool-supported analysis of program code and storage of the results in abstract, long-lasting domain models. These models then serve the enterprise in the efficient generation of test cases and technical documentation as well as in automatic porting to other software technologies and programming languages.
4) Secure Software Analytics (SSA)
SSA addresses methods for secure software analytics with a focus on secure code, the correct transition of secure software architectures to code, and monitoring security properties of software in the field. Typical applications are software systems of industrial applications, in particular systems of systems and cyber-physical systems.

In addition Rigorous Methods in Software Engineering (RSE) researches the use of rigorous methods for improved software quality. This focus is currently mainly focusing on basic research.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - IT Security and Encryption     
   - Standardisation     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
   - Industrial Application     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Video Processing     
   - Pattern Processing     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Databases, Database Management     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)     
   - Software Engineering and Testing     
   - Semantic Systems     
   - Advanced Systems Architecture     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Automation     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Artificial Intelligence     
   - Sensor Technology     
   - Data Mining     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     
   - Reliability     

 ICT keywords
big data, comet, control and optimization, domain-specific languages, formal methods, knowledge extraction, software testing, software quality assurance, AI, artifical intelligence, high performance computing, software testing, model-based testing, risk-based testmanagement, software architecture analysis, domain-specific languages, knowledge-extraction from source code, redocumentation, software analysis, software analytics and evolution, secure software, secure software analytics, software maintenance, software refactoring, software generation, model-based development, analysis of structured text (Fortran, PL/SQL), analysis of legacy software systems, automation of source code documentation, quality inspection, biomedical image analysis, metal surfaces, high performance computing, embeddes systems, image understanding, visual bag of words, cell-tracking, high dynamic range imaging, event-driven vision, discrepancy norm, 3D Visual Discomfort Database, prognosis, control and optimization, data analytics, data centric technologies, knowledge representation and semantics, big data, knowledge representation, data management, model-based software development, generating code artifacts from models, business process modeling, formal methods (Abstract State Machines, Event-B), specification, software certification, software quality assurance, requirements engineering, IT security
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)
Stimulation and Support Projects

 RTD Experience
Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH) is a non-profit, application-oriented research facility owned
to equal shares by Upper Austrian Research GmbH, Johannes Kepler University Linz and the Association
of Company Partners of Software Competence Center Hagenberg.SCCH was established as a competence center in 1999. Since then we focus on developing new scientific research results and bringing them into application in the industry. Currently our largest part is within the COMET competence center program for excellent technologies. We are coordination and partner in severeal national and international research projects. Additionally we are open for contracted research for the industry outside of funding programs. In the frame of the funding programs SCCH is evaluated by international experts every second or third year. These evaluations focus on scientific as well as economic aspects. A large network of scientific partners assures additional knowledge.

As a scientific research organisation publications in the form of journals articles and conference contributions are a matter of fact. For more details please see our web site www.scch.at!

 Inserted / Updated
2009-07-27 / 2018-06-25