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:

Congratulations to Dr. John Wondoh who recently had his PhD conferred.

We wish him the best in his future endeavours.

10 October 2017: BDVA 2017 is fast approaching! This year it is being held in Adelaide, Australia: hosted by the University of South Australia. Running from the 7th-10th November, it is not too late to participate.

KSE Lab is taking part with a paper and a demonstration accepted based around Rebecca‘s work on VizDSL, a graphical language for describing complex data visualisations.

25 September 2017: We would like to welcome two new members to our lab: Dr. Karamjit Kaur and Dr. Leslie Sikos.

Dr. Kaur is continuing our research into Industrial Ecosystem Interoperability and Big Data, while Dr Sikos is involved in a new project on Network Knowledge Provenance, funded by the Australian Defence Next Generation Technologies Fund.

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.
    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.

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.