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Q-ImPrESS IDE released

written January 12th, 2011 by krogmann

The Q-ImPrESS IDE is now officially released. The Q-ImPrESS tool chain is available for free download. The release features for example reliability and maintenance analyses of service-oriented software systems. It comes with customised graphical editors, textual editing support, and tree-based editors, a trade-off analysis and many more features.

Updated Screencasts available

written January 12th, 2011 by krogmann

For the upcoming tool release of the Q-ImPrESS IDE, we have prepared updated screencasts which match the latest version of the tooling. All screencasts are freely available. Furthermore, the eSOA showcase (Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture) has been updated and is available together with Q-ImPrESS models.

Industrial Seminar on December 9th 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany

written November 8th, 2010 by krogmann

The third industrial semiar of the Q-ImPrESS project will take place in Karlsruhe on December 9th, 2010. The participation is free of charge.

The industrial seminar will, among others, address the topic of a balanced software design with respect to performance, reliability, and maintenance. Talks on the Q-ImPrESS method and high-quality software engineering are part of the program.


FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe

Date: December 9, 2010
Time: 17:30-20:30

Industrial Seminar on November 30th 2010 in Dortmund, Germany

written October 12th, 2010 by admin

official invitation:

Service orientation for critical infrastructures

Introduction, evaluation and optimisation of service oriented architectures (SOA)

November 30th, 2010, 06:00pm (date changed!)
Freizeitzentrum West, Ritterstraße 20, Dortmund, Germany

Complex software systems nowadays are an integral part of products and services in a multitude of application fields. All of these systems need to be further developed over long periods of time. Service orientation brings the flexibility that is necessary for these systems to adapt themselves to changing requirements. Unfortunately, current standards for service oriented development do not support the analysis of software system regarding their quality of service aspects (e.g. response time behaviour, reliability, maintenance costs). As a result, lots of application domains cannot fully tap into the full potential of SOA.

This seminar addresses itself to software-architects, developers, analysts, quality controllers and technology scouts. These people are enabled to base their decisions to introduce or further develop service oriented architectures on a solid foundation and with it want to save additional expenses for costly reference implementations and prototypes.

Experts of the Q-ImPrESS project partner FZI, Research Center for Information Technology in Karlsruhe, and itemis in Pforzheim & Lünen give an introduction to the project, the latest findings, methods and tools. They demonstrate the use on the basis of 3 case studies in the fields of telecommunication, enterprise-applications and process automation. They also give a preview of further application scenarios.

We look forward to your participation and exchange of ideas.

The seminar is free of charge but a registration is required. If you would like to attend, please add yoursef to the list of attendees.

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The Q-ImPrESS Project

The aim of the project is to enable service orientation in critical application domains with guaranteed quality of service. Example systems from the industry areas of telecommunication, enterprise-applications and process automation already demonstrate the benefits of the project development results for the service orientation.

The Q-ImPrESS project developed methods and tools which are interesting for all enterprises:

  • who want to plan the use of service orientation,
  • who currently use service oriented architectures,
  • who want to pursue further development and optimisation of service oriented architectures.

The developed methods and tools allow forecasting the quality of service, upon which the reachable quality of service can be optimized. For example, the hardware costs caused by over-provisioning (over-dimensioned resources) can be lowered.

The Q-ImPrESS consortium brings together leading European research groups in the field of quality assessment and -forecasting with leading providers of case studies and agile and highly innovative SMEs. An overview of the project partners can be found at the Q-ImPrESS Website.

Q-ImPrESS is an international research projects funded under the European Union’s “Seventh Framework Programme” (FP7).

CfP: Eclipse Summit Europe 2009

written October 6th, 2009 by tysiak

The Q-ImPrESS project consortium wishes to invite you to an upcoming dissemination event at the Eclipse Summit Europe (ESE) 2009 in Ludwigsburg, Germany (October 27 – 29).

Background: Eclipse has become one of the most important software development environments for the industry. But Eclipse is not only a good framework for commercial software development, but also very much for research activities. As Eclipse is open source software, it enables researchers in the field of software engineering to disseminate their results freely as ready-to-try prototypic plug-ins, which can be easily integrated not only into Eclipse itself, but also within Eclipse-based commercial software products (such as Rational Team Concert).

The Q-ImPrESS consortium in cooperation with the Eclipse Foundation wishes to promote Eclipse as a link between research and commercial software projects. Although on very short notice, the Eclipse Foundation has generously enabled us to organize activities for the upcoming ESE2009. We have the possibility to arrange for a poster wall, accompanied by a (unfortunately small due to time constraints) “Birds of a feather” event, which will create awareness for “Eclipse in research” and hopefully result in further continuous and sustainable activities. We would also like to present a variety of grant programs (such as FP7 or ITEA2) and show usable and Eclipse-based results of the respective research projects.

We would like to invite fellow research projects to contribute to this event by submitting
- project posters for individual research projects (max size: 115cm x 115cm)
- project presentations or screencasts (2-5 minutes, please add contact data, to be shown in an endless presentation loop)

Project information will be posted to the ESE website prior to the conference. Deadline for submission of these posters is Friday, October 9th – due to time constrains this deadline is sharp and no extension can be granted. It should be noted that at least one project member must be registered for the conference in order to display your poster. Please submit your project information directly to Allison Kelly from the Eclipse Foundation:

We are sorry that there is not very much time left until the deadline. However, we wanted to use this chance to create awareness in the research community as well as the Eclipse community, as we feel that there are great potential benefits for both sides.

We (the Q-ImPrESS consortium) would like to thank the Eclipse Foundation for generously making it possible to organize these events on very short notice.

If you have any further questions, please send a message to: johannes.tysiak@itemis.de

WP7: Demonstrators shall illustrate Q-ImPrESS methods and tools

written September 9th, 2009 by koziolek

The methods and tools developed in the scope of the Q-ImPrESS project are currently being applied on industrial-sized systems to assess the severity of their underlying assumptions, to quantify the scalability of the method in relation to the system size, and to analyse their usability for regular developers.


ABB Industrial Demonstrator

The ABB demonstrator represents a system from the area of process automation systems. Such systems control and supervise industrial processes (e.g., power generation, oil refineries, chemical plants, etc.). They visualize complex time-dependent processes involving different materials and allow human intervention.

Ericsson Telecommunication Demonstrator

Ericsson Telecommunication Demonstrator

The telecommunications demonstrator by Ericsson investigates a possibility of integrating SOA concepts with existing core network legacy systems. The idea of the demonstrator is to create a SOA-based extension of one of telecommunications systems’ basic services – call control. Call control decodes addressing information and routes calls from one end point to another. Call control node is an exemplary core network legacy system which performs call control service in the network. The SOA-based extension supplements functionality of the call control node and provides added functionality as a service to the call control. Supplemented functionality, implemented by the extension, is too complex to be implemented within the legacy systems that comprise call control itself.

Details about the application of Q-ImPrESS methods and tools will follow shortly…

QUASOSS workshop attracts 25 participants

written August 28th, 2009 by koziolek


Members of Q-ImPrESS have organized and held the 1st International Workshop on the Quality of Service-Oriented Software Systems (QUASOSS’09) at the 7th Joint ESEC/FSE Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on August 25th. The workshop featured 7 talks from Q-Impress members as well as external researchers and was attended by 25 participants. Antonia Bertolino from Pisa gave a keynote on testing service-oriented systems. A closing panel discussion among researchers and participants from industry rounded up the workshop. Several photos of the event have been published at the QUASOSS website.

Q-ImPrESS Project supported by ej-technologies

written July 8th, 2009 by tysiak

The Q-ImPrESS consortium would like to thank ej-technologies for supporting the project. Ej-Technologies has generously granted the consortium access to a license for JProfiler. The award-winning Java profiler can be used to compare the results of the quality prediction methods developed within the scope of Q-ImPrESS to the actual performance of the running system, measured by JProfiler.

For further information about JProfiler, please visit:

E-SOA Showcase Screencasts ready

written May 4th, 2009 by tysiak

The Q-ImPrESS consortium has completed the first version of the Enterprise SOA Showcase. The E-SOA Showcase is a non-trivial service oriented system, which allows the public demonstration of the Q-ImPrESS methods and tools once they are released. The showcase is a set of exemplary applications from the domain of order and supply chain management.

In the Screencasts section of this website, you will find two screencasts which give an overview and a demonstration of the E-SOA showcase applications.

New Q-ImPrESS Website

written May 4th, 2009 by tysiak

Welcome to the new Q-ImPrESS Website. Here you can find all information concerning the Q-ImPrESS research project.

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