Software development processes always consists of the iteration implementation and but often the iteration optimization. In the implementation phase the focus rely on the functional requirements whereas in the optimization phase the developer concentrates on the non-functional requirements — also considered as qualities. Therein, the objective is that satisfaction of particular quality requirements in a running system is to be optimized while the functional system behaviour is preserved. Nowadays the quality energy efficiency is more important than ever because mobile devices get more and more powerful but their accumulators do not. The aim of this student thesis is to conduct a study amongst Android software developers to investigate recurring patterns in program code indicating bad energy consumption on the running mobile application. In addition refactorings shall be defined to resolve those patterns with regard to better energy efficiency while the functional behaviour is preserved. A detailed description of this topic can be found here (german).
The junior research group Qualitune is searching up to three students for the shot and post production of an image video documenting research results from the ResUbic research cluster. Click here to read more (task description in German).
Die Nachwuschforschergruppe Qualitune sucht derzeit bis zu drei Studenten für die Aufnahme und Postproduktion eines Image-Films zu Forschungsergebnissen des ResUbic Forschungs-Clusters im Rahmen einer SHK-Tätigkeit. Mehr lesen.
On Tuesday, November 20th, Claas Wilke will present recent results from the QualiTune research group at the Eclipse Demo Camp in Dresden. The demo camp takes place at the TU Dresden, Fakultät Information and starts at 7:00 PM in room INF/E023.
Claas Wilke will talk on qMark, our new energy profiling infrastructure for Android applications. As the Eclipse Demo Camp is mainly designed for demonstrations, the talk will focus on a demonstration of the Eclipse-integrated profiling tools of qMark.
Further information on the Eclipse Demo Camp and the program can be found at http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_November_2012/Dresden.
Today, QualiTune participates at the “Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik (Informatik2012)”. At the “Workshop zur Entwicklung energiebewusster Software / First Workshop for the Development of Energy-aware Software (EEbS 2012)“, Claas Wilke will present his current work “Energy Labels for Mobile Applications”.
A paper by Christian Piechinick, Sebastian Richly, Sebastian Götz, Claas Wilke, and Uwe Aßmann on Using Role-Based Composition to Support Unanticipated, Dynamic Adaptation – Smart Application Grids won a best paper award on this years International Conference on Adaptive and Self-adaptive Systems and Applications (Adaptive2012).
Yesterday, Federal Minister Anette Schavan visited the Technische Universität Dresden to announce the new research funding program Zwanzig20. During their visit, Minister Schavan, as well as Minister-President Tillich (Saxony) and Minister-President Haseloff (Saxony-Anhalt) took a look at lastest research results from projects at the TU Dresden, including QualiTune:
Two new videos are now available that present the latest results from the QualiTune research project. The first video summarizes the work of Claas Wilke who is focusing on comparing the power of mobile applications:
The second video demonstrates how a NAO can be directly controlled via Microsoft’s Kinect:
To demonstrate the combination of robot software engineering and the aggregation of cloud services into on demonstrator, we created the Mighty Chuck, a new football oracle predicting football matches based on web-services providing statistics on probabilities on the involved teams. We tested the service for tormorrow’s match of Germany vs. Italy: