Dr. Hella Ponsar

Senior Researcher
Institute for Software & Systems Engineering
Phone: +49 821 598 2176
Fax: +49 821 598 2175
Email: ponsar@informatik.uni-augsburg.de
Room: 3041 (N)
Address: Universitätsstraße 6a, 86159 Augsburg

curriculum vitae

Since 2011   Senior Researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering
2005-2011    Researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering
2000-2005    Diplom studies in the field of computer sciences at University Augsburg

 

Awards

  • Award of the Swabian Economy 2012 (IHK Schwaben)

 

Self-Administration

  • Student counseling for study program Computer Science in Engineering
  • Examination board for Bachelor and Master Computer Science in Engineering
  • Admission commission for Master Computer Science in Engineering
  • Several appointments committees

Research Interests

In general:

  • How to deal with long-living software systems? Can the aging be prevented?

  • How can self-organizing systems be systematically designed despite their unpredictable behavior?

  • How can we test/measure self-organizing systems? How can we handle their huge state spaces?

  • How can we guide ensembles in multipotent systems?

I am involved in the following research areas and projects:

Academic Services

Organization Committee

  • Conferences: 
    • SASO 2016 in Augsburg: Local Arrangement Chair
    • SASO 2017 in Tucson: Program Co-Chair
  • Workshops: 
    • QA4SASO at SASO 2014 in London
    • QA4SASO at SASO 2016 in Augsburg
    • QA4SASO at SASO 2017 in Tucson
  • Spring School & Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium:
    • First Spring School on Trustworthy Self-Organizing Systems 2013 in Augsburg
    • Co-Chair of DDC'13 in Augsburg
    • DDC'15 joint event with Second Spring School on Trustworthy Self-Organizing Systems in Augsburg

 

Reviewer for Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, TAAS 2010, 2017, 2019
  • Assurances for Self-Adaptive Systems, ASAS 2011
  • Compendium for the DFG Priority Programme 1183 Organic Computing 2011
  • Organic Computing – Technical Systems for Survival in the Real World 2017

 

Program Committee for Conferences & Symposia

  • Subreview: ICICT 2014 in Kochi
  • ADAPTIVE 2014 in Venice
  • Subreview: EUC 2015 in Porto
  • SASO 2015 in Boston
  • SEAMS 2017 in Buenos Aires
  • Subreview: SASO 2017 in Tucson
  • ADAPTIVE 2018 in Barcelona
  • SASO 2018 in Trento
  • ISoLA 2018 in Limassol

 

Program Committee for Workshops

  • Track on Organic Computing ISoLA 2006 in Paphos
  • SAOS'13 at ARCS 2013 in Prague
  • SISSY'14 at SASO 2014 in London
  • SAOS'14 at ARCS 2014 in Lübeck
  • SISSY'15 at ICAC 2015 in Grenoble
  • SAOS'15 at ARCS 2015 in Porto
  • QA4SASO at SASO 2015 in Boston
  • SAOS'16 at ARCS 2016 in Nuremberg
  • SISSY'16 at ICAC 2016 in Würzburg
  • SAOS'17 at ARCS 2017 in Vienna
  • SISSY'17 at ICAC 2017 in Columbus
  • eCAS'17 at SASO 2017 in Tucson
  • SISSY'18 at SASO 2018 in Trento
  • SAOS'18 at ARCS 2018 in Braunschweig
  • SAOS'19 at ARCS 2019 in Copenhagen

Courses

Current Term

(applied filters: | Semester: current | Lehrende: Hella Ponsar | Typen: )
name semester type
Softwaretechnik WS 2019/20 Vorlesung
Seminar zu Software- und Systems Engineering (Bachelor) WS 2019/20 Seminar
Übung zu Softwaretechnik WS 2019/20 Übung

 

Former Courses

  • Self-organizing, adaptive Systems
  • Quality Assurance in Software Engineering
  • Seminar on „Modern Construction Paradigms for innovative Software Systems“
  • Seminar on „Security in the Context of the World Wide Web“
  • Seminar on „Advanced Topics in Software Engineering

 

 

Publications

Hella Ponsar
2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

2019

Oliver Kosak, Felix Bohn, Felix Keller, Hella Ponsar and Wolfgang Reif. 2019. Maple: ensemble programming for multipotent systems.
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Oliver Kosak, Constantin Wanninger, Alwin Hoffmann, Hella Ponsar and Wolfgang Reif. 2019. Multipotent systems: combining planning, self-organization, and reconfiguration in modular robot ensembles. DOI: 10.3390/s19010017
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2018

Benedikt Eberhardinger, Hella Seebach, André Reichstaller, Alexander Knapp and Wolfgang Reif. 2018. Adaptive tests for adaptive systems: the need for new concepts in testing for future software systems.
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Benedikt Eberhardinger, Gerrit Anders, Hella Seebach, Florian Siefert, Alexander Knapp and Wolfgang Reif. 2018. An approach for isolated testing of self-organization algorithms. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74183-3_7
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André Reichstaller, Benedikt Eberhardinger, Hella Seebach, Alexander Knapp and Wolfgang Reif. 2018. Applying deep learning for imitating adaptive agent behavior in statistical software testing.
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Benedikt Eberhardinger, Hella Ponsar, Gerald Siegert and Wolfgang Reif. 2018. Case study: adaptive test automation for testing an adaptive Hadoop resource manager. DOI: 10.1109/QRS-C.2018.00092
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Benedikt Eberhardinger, Hella Ponsar, Dominik Klumpp and Wolfgang Reif. 2018. Measuring and evaluating the performance of self-organization mechanisms within collective adaptive systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03424-5_14
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Benedikt Eberhardinger, Hella Seebach, Dominik Klumpp and Wolfgang Reif. 2018. Test case selection strategy for self-organization mechanisms.
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2016

Benedikt Eberhardinger, Axel Habermaier, Hella Seebach and Wolfgang Reif. 2016. Back-to-back testing of self-organization mechanisms. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47443-4_2
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Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Hella Seebach, Benedikt Eberhardinger, Michael Hübschmann and Wolfgang Reif. 2016. Combining PosoMAS method content with Scrum: agile software engineering for open self-organising systems. DOI: 10.12694/scpe.v16i4.1127
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Oliver Kosak, Constantin Wanninger, Andreas Angerer, Alwin Hoffmann, Andreas Schierl and Hella Seebach. 2016. Decentralized coordination of heterogeneous ensembles using Jadex.
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Gerrit Anders, Florian Siefert, Alexander Schiendorfer, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Benedikt Eberhardinger, Oliver Kosak and Wolfgang Reif. 2016. Specification and design of trust-based open self-organising systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29201-4_2
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Gerrit Anders, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Wolfgang Reif, Elisabeth André, Jörg Hähner, Christian Müller-Schloer and Theo Ungerer. 2016. The social concept of trust as enabler for robustness in open self-organising systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29201-4_1
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Oliver Kosak, Constantin Wanninger, Andreas Angerer, Alwin Hoffmann, Alexander Schiendorfer and Hella Seebach. 2016. Towards self-organizing swarms of reconfigurable self-aware robots.
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Wolfgang Reif, Gerrit Anders, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Elisabeth André, Jörg Hähner, Christian Müller-Schloer and Theo Ungerer (Ed.). 2016. Trustworthy open self-organising systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29201-4
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2015

Benedikt Eberhardinger, Gerrit Anders, Hella Seebach, Florian Siefert and Wolfgang Reif. 2015. A framework for testing self-organisation algorithms.
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Benedikt Eberhardinger, Gerrit Anders, Hella Seebach, Florian Siefert and Wolfgang Reif. 2015. A research overview and evaluation of performance metrics for self-organization algorithms. DOI: 10.1109/sasow.2015.25
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Florian Nafz, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Wolfgang Reif. 2015. Controlling software-induced self-organizing behavior.
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Hella Seebach, Lenz Belzner, Marco Gribaudo, Anabelle Klarl, Michele Loreti, Ugo Montanari, Laura Nenzi, Rocco De Nicola, Christophe Scholliers, Petr Tuma and Martin Wirsing. 2015. Modelling, specification, and programming for collective adaptive systems. DOI: 10.4230/DagRep.4.12.68
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Axel Habermaier, Benedikt Eberhardinger, Hella Seebach, Johannes Leupolz and Wolfgang Reif. 2015. Runtime model-based safety analysis of self-organizing systems with S#. DOI: 10.1109/sasow.2015.26
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2014

Sven Tomforde, Jörg Hähner, Hella Seebach, Wolfgang Reif, Bernhard Sick, Arno Wacker and Ingo Scholtes. 2014. Engineering and mastering interwoven systems.
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Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Hella Seebach, Benedikt Eberhardinger and Wolfgang Reif. 2014. PosoMAS: an extensible, modular SE process for open self-organising systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13191-7_1
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Sven Stumm, Alwin Hoffmann, Hella Seebach, Bernd Kuhlenkötter and Wolfgang Reif. 2014. Towards combining layout and process models for mixed assembly facilities.
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Benedikt Eberhardinger, Hella Seebach, Alexander Knapp and Wolfgang Reif. 2014. Towards testing self-organizing, adaptive systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44857-1_13
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2013

Florian Nafz, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Hella Seebach and Wolfgang Reif. 2013. Formal modeling and verification of self-* systems based on observer/controller-architectures. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36249-1_4
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Gerrit Anders, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Lukas Klejnowski, Michael Wißner, Stephan Hammer, Florian Siefert, Hella Seebach, Yvonne Bernard, Wolfgang Reif, Elisabeth André and Christian Müller-Schloer. 2013. Reference architectures for trustworthy energy management, desktop grid computing applications, and ubiquitous display environments.
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2012

Hella Seebach. 2012. Konstruktion selbst-organisierender Softwaresysteme.
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J. Sudeikat, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Hella Seebach, Wolfgang Reif, W. Renz, T. Preisler and P. Salchow. 2012. On the combination of top-down and bottom-up methodologies for the design of coordination mechanisms in self-organising systems. DOI: 10.1016/j.infsof.2011.08.005
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Dominik Haneberg, Alwin Hoffmann, Hella Seebach, Michael Vistein and Wolfgang Reif. 2012. Towards model-based evolution for robot-based automation.
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2011

Florian Siefert, Florian Nafz, Hella Seebach and Wolfgang Reif. 2011. A genetic algorithm for self-optimization in safety-critical resource-flow systems. DOI: 10.1109/eais.2011.5945915
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Florian Nafz, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Gerrit Anders and Wolfgang Reif. 2011. Constraining self-organisation through corridors of correct behaviour: the restore invariant approach. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-0348-0130-0_5
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Gerrit Anders, Hella Seebach, Florian Nafz, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Wolfgang Reif. 2011. Decentralized reconfiguration for self-organizing resource-flow systems based on local knowledge. DOI: 10.1109/ease.2011.8
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Alwin Hoffmann, Florian Nafz, Andreas Schierl, Hella Seebach and Wolfgang Reif. 2011. Developing self-organizing robotic cells using organic computing principles. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20760-0_11
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Peter Fischer, Florian Nafz, Hella Seebach and Wolfgang Reif. 2011. Ensuring correct self-reconfiguration in safety-critical applications by verified result checking. DOI: 10.1145/1998642.1998646
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Hella Seebach, Florian Nafz, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Wolfgang Reif. 2011. How to design and implement self-organising resource-flow systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-0348-0130-0_9
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Hella Seebach. 2011. Konstruktion selbst-organisierender Softwaresysteme.
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2010

Florian Nafz, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Simon Bäumler and Wolfgang Reif. 2010. A formal framework for compositional verification of organic computing systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16576-4_2
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Hella Seebach, Florian Nafz, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Wolfgang Reif. 2010. A software engineering guideline for self-organizing resource-flow systems. DOI: 10.1109/saso.2010.26
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Jan Sudeikat, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Hella Seebach, Wolfgang Reif, Wolfgang Renz, Thomas Preisler and Peter Salchow. 2010. A wave-like decentralized reconfiguration strategy for self-organizing resource-flow systems [Extended Abstract].
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Jan Sudeikat, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Hella Seebach, Wolfgang Reif, Wolfgang Renz, Thomas Preisler and Peter Salchow. 2010. Design and simulation of a wave-like self-organization strategy for resource-flow systems.
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Hella Seebach, Florian Nafz, Jörg Holtmann, Jan Meyer, Matthias Tichy, Wolfgang Reif and Wilhelm Schäfer. 2010. Designing self-healing in automotive systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16576-4_4
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Gerrit Anders, Florian Siefert, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Hella Seebach, Florian Nafz and Wolfgang Reif. 2010. Structuring and controlling distributed power sources by autonomous virtual power plants.
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2009

Florian Nafz, Frank Ortmeier, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Wolfgang Reif. 2009. A generic software framework for role-based organic computing systems. DOI: 10.1109/seams.2009.5069078
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Florian Nafz, Frank Ortmeier, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Wolfgang Reif. 2009. A universal self-organization mechanism for role-based organic computing systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02704-8_3
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2008

Matthias Güdemann, Florian Nafz, Frank Ortmeier, Hella Seebach and Wolfgang Reif. 2008. A specification and construction paradigm for organic computing systems. DOI: 10.1109/saso.2008.66
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Florian Nafz, Frank Ortmeier, Hella Seebach, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer and Wolfgang Reif. 2008. Implementing organic computing systems with agent service.
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Florina Nafz, Frank Ortmeier, Hella Seebach and Wolfgang Reif. 2008. Organic computing for health care systems. DOI: 10.5220/0001044402860290
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2007

Hella Seebach, Frank Ortmeier and Wolfgang Reif. 2007. Design and construction of organic computing systems. DOI: 10.1109/cec.2007.4425021
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2006

Matthias Güdemann, Florian Nafz, Andreas Pietzowski, Wolfgang Reif, Benjamin Satzger, Hella Seebach and Theo Ungerer. 2006. Applications and architectures in organic computing.
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Florian Nafz, Matthias Güdemann, Wolfgang Reif and Hella Seebach. 2006. Applications in organic computing.
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Matthias Güdemann, Florian Nafz, Wolfgang Reif and Hella Seebach. 2006. Towards safe and secure organic computing applications.
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Institute for Software & Systems Engineering

The Institute for Software & Systems Engineering (ISSE), directed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reif, is a scientific institution within the Faculty of Applied Computer Science of the University of Augsburg. In research, the institute supports both fundamental and application-oriented research in all areas of software and systems engineering. In teaching, the institute facilitates the further development of the faculty's and university's relevant course offerings.

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