Knowledge and Software Engineering Laboratory

Welcome to the Knowledge and Software Engineering Laboratory website.

As part of the Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC) at the University of South Australia we specialise in high-level descriptions of programming, interoperability of integrated systems, and advanced knowledge technologies.

KSE OverviewStudents interested in performing an Honours or vacation scholarship project with the Knowledge and Software Engineering Lab are welcome to contact us. Some potential projects are listed in UniSA’s Research Projects Booklet under ‘ACRC: Knowledge and Software Engineering Laboratory.’

Latest news:

4 August 2017: Congratulations to Georg Grossmann, Markus Stumptner, and their colleagues at the Queensland University of Technology for being awarded Best Paper at the 2017 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM). The paper Analysing an Industrial Safety Process through Process Mining: A Case Study uses data analytics and process mining to extract insights on the execution of safety processes from the logs of a ‘Permit to Work’ system of an Australian asset-intensive organisation.

  • [PDF] A. Pika, A. H. M. ter Hofstede, R. K. Perrons, G. Grossmann, M. Stumptner, and J. Cooley, “Analysing an Industrial Safety Process through Process Mining: A Case Study,” in Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Managment (WCEAM’17), 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{WCEAM17/PikaHPGSC,
      author = {Anastasiia Pika and Arthur H.M. ter Hofstede and Robert K. Perrons and 
              Georg Grossmann and Markus Stumptner and Jim Cooley},
      title = {Analysing an Industrial Safety Process through Process Mining: A Case Study},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Managment (WCEAM'17)},
      year = 2017,
      publisher = {Springer},
      note = {in press},
    }

24 March 2017: KSE Lab is partnering with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) to the deliver the next generation of autonomous vehicles as part of the DeepRay Glider Robust Autonomy project. The project was recently awarded funding through DST Group’s Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (CERA) Program to investigate robust decision making by the DeepRay autonomous underwater vehicle in complex real-world environments. Its outcomes will enable the DeepRay Glider to adapt to a constantly changing environment, allowing on-the-fly updates of mission goals to reflect chosen priorities and make intelligent decisions to achieve those goals.

8 March 2017: It was recently announced that the iMove Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) was granted $55 million funding over the next 10 years. The iMove CRC aims to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, and improve national productivity and competitiveness through the development of advanced digital vehicle technologies. KSE Lab is looking forward to contributing the iMove CRC.

1 February 2017: Congratulations to lab members John Wondoh, Georg Grossmann, and Markus Stumptner for being awarded Best Paper at APCCM 2017 for the paper titled: Dynamic Temporal Constraints in Business Processes. The paper investigates the handling of temporal constraints that may change during the execution of a business processes.

  • [DOI] J. Wondoh, G. Grossmann, and M. Stumptner, “Dynamic Temporal Constraints in Business Processes,” in Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, 2017, p. 34:1–34:10.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{APCCM17/WondohGS,
      author = {Wondoh, John and Grossmann, Georg and Stumptner, Markus},
      title = {Dynamic Temporal Constraints in Business Processes},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference},
      year = {2017},
      series = {ACSW '17},
      pages = {34:1--34:10},
      publisher = {ACM},
      acmid = {3014848},
      articleno = {34},
      doi = {10.1145/3014812.3014848},
      isbn = {978-1-4503-4768-6},
      location = {Geelong, Australia},
      numpages = {10}
    }

December 2016: Look out for our papers and presentations in 2017 at the APCCM and ACSC conferences (part of the Australasian Computer Science Week). The APCCM paper looks at dynamic temporal constraints for business processes, while the ACSC paper investigates custom visualisation of ontologies.

APCCM 2017:
John Wondoh, Georg Grossmann, and Markus Stumptner.
Dynamic Temporal Constraints in Business Processes

ACSC 2017:
Felix Burgstaller, Martin Stabauer, Rebecca Morgan, and Georg Grossmann
Towards Customised Visualisation of Ontologies

November 15th: At the Data-to-Decisions Conference held recently, the Integrated Law Enforcement (ILE) Team, of which KSE Lab is a member, was awarded the National Security Impact Award. This award recognises the team making the greatest contribution to national security outcomes: now and in the future. The ILE program of the D2D CRC aims to provide police forces and analysts with uniform access to integrated information located in diverse data sources. The award acknowledges that the platform developed to date has significant potential to enhance the work of intelligence analysts from a range of agencies.

For more information about the KSE Lab take a look at our About page or browse our current and past research Projects as well as our Publications.