Guest talk by Gerald Stieglbauer (AVL List GmbH)

Revolution vs. Evolution: Model-Based Engineering and the Industry

TUE Nov 6th, 2018
13:30 - 15:00
Room: D2.0.030

/ Abstract /

By now, model-based engineering (MBE) has a long tradition in academics
and research. In contrast to this long tradition, however, adoption of
MBE principles in the industry still remains limited. This led to
corresponding debates within the modelling community about the root
causes of this limited adoption. In this talk, the speaker highlights
the importance of these debates and shares his experience gained during
six years of technology knowledge transfer activity from research to
industrial applications. As its central hypothesis, the talk will be
about so-called MBE Micro Injections, for which the speaker has observed
the potential to make the adoption of MBE principles in industry more
successful. Since the idea of MBE Micro Injections comprises not only
technical issues but as well socio-cultural aspects, the speaker will
talk about concrete observations in these directions during past and
ongoing research projects.

/ Bio /

Dr. Gerald Stieglbauer, (male) is AVL’s expert on model-based approaches
such as modeling languages and modeling language design (with special
focus on DSLs), model transformation, and system engineering. He studied
Applied Computer Science at the University of Salzburg, graduated 2003
and received his PhD in 2007. He was awarded with the BMW Scientific
Award (diploma thesis) and the Award of Excellence of the Austrian
Government (PhD thesis). The focus of both theses was in the area of
model-based development and simulation of safety-critical software for
embedded systems. In 2007, he joined the AVL to become responsible for
the development of a model transformation engine for a testbed
configuration system. In 2011, he joined the Research & Technology
department for Instrumentation and Test Systems at AVL’s headquarter in
Graz. Since then, he is technology scout for model-based engineering
(MBE) in support of knowledge transfer from science to AVL and vice
versa. In this context, his focus of interest goes beyond the
technological aspects of MBE and includes especially observations about
socio-cultural aspects of successful strategies aiming at a sustainable
introduction of innovations in industry.