Computer Science Colloquium: Modeling and Simulating Software Architectures – The Palladio Approach

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2:30pm

Location:   2359|0.09, Ahornstr. 55

Speaker: Dr. rer. nat. Robert Heinrich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Too often, software designers lack an understanding of the effect of design decisions on such quality attributes as performance and reliability. This necessitates costly trial-and-error testing cycles, delaying or complicating rollout. Quantitative architecture simulation approaches to software design enable software engineers to model quality of service in early design stages. This talk presents the first simulator for software architectures, the Palladio approach. Key concepts of the Palladio approach are a domain-specific modeling language for software architecture quality and the corresponding development process. Robert Heinrich describes how quality information can be used to calibrate architecture models from which detailed simulation models are automatically derived for quality predictions to systematically answer questions about scalability, hardware resources, and efficiency.

The computer science lecturers invite interested people to join.

Person of contact:  Prof. Bernhard Rumpe


About the Spreaker:

Dr. rer. nat. Robert Heinrich is head of the Quality-driven System Evolution research group at the Software Design and Quality (SDQ) chair, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He holds a doctoral degree from Heidelberg University. His research interests include quality modeling and simulation across several domains, such as production automation systems, information systems and business processes.