BILD von Karl M. Goeschka (c) Fotostudio Robausch

Karl M. Göschka

Priv.-Doz. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.



Phone: +43 1 58801-18402

Address:
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Information Systems
Distributed Systems Group
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
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Office Hours for Students: by appointment only (email)

OverviewLast update: 01.Sep 2013

Short CV: [ english | deutsch ]
Research: [ Agenda | Publications | Professional Activities ]
Projects: [ Current projects | Past projects | Research partners ]
Students: [ Current Ph.D. Students | Current Master's and Diploma Students | Completed Theses ]
Teaching: [ TISS | Abschlußarbeiten | Verteilte Systeme (Deutsch) | Distributed Systems (English) | Advanced Distributed Systems | Web Engineering | Past Terms ]

Short Curriculum Vitae (english)

Karl Michael Göschka holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree (compareable to M.Sc.) in electrical and control engineering, a Dipl.-Ing. (compareable to M.Sc.) degree in computer science; a Mag.rer.soc.oec (compareable to M.Soc.Ec.Sc.) degree in computer science management, and a doctoral degree in information systems (1999, "Architectures of Web Applications") from the Vienna University of Technology, all with greatest honors. 07/1994 - 09/2000 he was with the Institute of Computer Technology at the Vienna University of Technology as a research and teaching assistant. During this period he also served as a consultant and headed research co-operations with Ericsson, Siemens, the Austrian Federal Railways, and Frequentis. 1996 - 2003 he assisted Prof. Eier with the supervision of ten Ph.D. students. Awards: 3rd prize at the International Mathematical Olympiade 1985; "GIT promotion award" of the ÖVE 1994 and 1999; "appreciation award" of the Ministry of Research and Transport 1998, dissertation award by the Austrian president 1999.

10/2000 - 11/2003 he was Chief Scientist and Director of Corporate Research at Frequentis Austria, responsible for the organization of the new department. The tasks comprised internal consulting in the area of distributed software in highly available systems including voice/data systems. He was also the responsible manager for the international development of the distributed, dependable management-system for Frequentis' voice communication products. In the meantime these efforts resulted in a productline which could improve the co-development of management software end embedded voice system significantly by introducing an innovative modelling approach. 12/2003 - 09/2004 he was a freelance consultant for R&D management and coaching with focus on dependability, distributed systems, component systems, and databases.

In 10/2004 he joined the Institute of Information Systems, first as project leader (co-ordinator) and scientific&technology manager of DeDiSys (Dependable Distributed Systems, 10/2004-11/2007), a specific targeted research project (STREP) funded by the European Commission under the FP6. 09/2005-12/2007 he was also in charge of the participation of the Institute of Information Systems in the project COMPASS (Component based Automotive System Software), a research project funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation, and Technology. 12/2007-08/2013 Assistant Professor, 02/2008-04/2011 project leader and scientific&technology manager of TRADE (Trustworthy adaptive quality balancing through temporal decoupling). 12/2012 he has been awarded "venia docendi" for his habilitation thesis "Adaptive Dependability in Distributed Systems" and since 09/2013 he serves as Associate Professor[1] at the Vienna University of Technology. His research focus is on adaptive dependable and secure distributed systems with particular regard on property balancing with explicit, variable coupling. His research interests further include software architecture, software development processes (with focus on the migration of design artifacts into systems' run-time and the required tool support), as well as Web and Internet technologies including service-oriented computing (SOC).

He authored or co-authored some 115 scientific publications as journal-, book- and conference contributions and co-authored the professional book "Electronic Commerce" (2nd edition, 2003). He chaired or co-chaired several scientific conferences, workshops, panels, and tutorials (more recently at DAIS 2012, ACM SAC 2006-2013, ACM Middleware 2006-2012, IEEE CEC 2011, IEEE EDCC 2010, Safecomp 2007, IEEE ICSOC 2007, EDOC 2007-2009, InterDB-VLDB 2007, IEEE ARES 2006, IEEE HICSS 2005) and has been serving on international programme committees since 1999. He is member of IEEE, ACM, the Austrian Electrotechnical Association (ÖVE), and the Austrian Computer Society (OCG). Since 1996 he is continously lecturing at the Vienna University of Technology and at several Universities of Applied Sciences about databases, Web engineering, distributed systems, and dependability.

In his spare time he enjoys hiking and skiing.

Short Curriculum Vitae (deutsch)

Karl Michael Göschka hat an der Technischen Universität Wien studiert: Elektrotechnik-Studium (Regelungstechnik) mit Auszeichnung; Informatik-Studium mit Auszeichnung; Informatik-Management mit Auszeichnung; Doktorat zum Thema "Architectures of Web Applications" im Jänner 1999 "sub auspiciis praesidentis" (Auszeichnung durch den Bundespräsidenten); Juli 1994 bis September 2000 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Computertechnik der TU Wien und dabei auch beratend für verschiedene Firmen tätig; Aufbau und Leitung der Forschungskooperationen mit Ericsson, Siemens, den Österreichischen Bundesbahnen und später Frequentis; Von 1996 bis 2003 Betreuung einer Gruppe von bis zu zehn Dissertanten von Prof. Eier; 3.Preis bei der Internationalen Mathematik-Olympiade 1985, GIT-Förderpreis des ÖVE 1994, Würdigungspreis des BMWV 1998, GIT-Preis des ÖVE 1999.

Von Oktober 2000 bis November 2003 Chief Scientist und handlungsbevollmächtigter Direktor der Forschungsabteilung bei der Firma Frequentis; Verantwortlich für Aufbau und Leitung der Abteilung Corporate Research als Stabsstelle der technischen Geschäftsführung; Einführung von Verteilter Software in hochverfügbaren Systemen sowie in integrierten Sprach-Daten-Systemen; Leiter eines internationalen Softwareprojektes der Firma Frequentis mit dem Ziel, eine verteilte, ausfallsichere Software zur Steuerung und Überwachung einer vernetzten Telekommunikationsanlage zu konzipieren, auf verschiedenen Systemplattformen zu realisieren und in die Entwicklung überzuleiten. Die mittlerweile etablierte Produktlinie umfasst auch ein neuartiges Modellierungskonzept, welches den Co-Entwicklungsprozess zwischen dem Embedded Sprach-System und der Management Software deutlich vereinfacht. Dezember 2003 bis September 2004 selbständiger Gewerbetreibender: Forschungsaufträge, Lehrtätigkeit, F&E-Management, Schulungen und Beratung mit Spezialgebiet Ausfallsicherheit, verteilte Systeme, Komponentensysteme und Datenbanken.

Seit Oktober 2004 am Institut für Informationssysteme, leitete er zunächst das Projekt DeDiSys (Dependable Distributed Systems, 10/2004-11/2007), ein EU-Forschungsprojekt (STREP) im 6. Rahmenprogramm, als Koordinator und wissenschaftlicher Leiter. 09/2005-12/2007 auch verantwortlich für die Teilnahme des Institutes für Informationssysteme am Projekt COMPASS (Component based Automotive System Software), ein FIT/IT Forschungprojekt des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie. 12/2007-08/2013 Universitätsassistent, 02/2008-04/2011 Projektleiter des Projektes TRADE (Trustworthy adaptive quality balancing through temporal decoupling). 12/2012 erfolgte die Verleihung der venia docendi im Fach Praktische Informatik für seine Habilitation "Adaptive Dependability in Distributed Systems" und seit 09/2013 ist er Privatdozent an der TU Wien. Sein Forschungsfokus liegt auf zuverlässigen und sicheren verteilten Systemen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der inneren Koppelung als Mittel zur Balance zwischen verschiedenen Systemeigenschaften. Sein weiteres Forschungsfeld umfasst Software Architekturen, Software Entwicklungsprozesse (insbesonders die Migration von Design-Entitäten in die Laufzeit und die dafür erforderliche Werkzeugunterstützung), sowie ganz allgemein Web und Internet-Technologien inklusive Service-orientiertem Computing.

Er ist Autor und Co-Autor von über 115 wissenschaftlichen Publikationen als Beiträge in Büchern, Journalen und zu Konferenzen sowie Autor des Fachbuches "Electronic Commerce" (2.Auflage, 2003); Chair und Co-chair von mehreren wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen, Workshops, Panels und Tutorials (zuletzt DAIS 2012, ACM SAC 2006-2013, ACM Middleware 2006-2012, IEEE CEC 2011, IEEE EDCC 2010, Safecomp 2007, IEEE ICSOC 2007, EDOC 2007-2009, InterDB-VLDB 2007, IEEE ARES 2006, IEEE HICSS 2005); Mitwirkung in Internationalen Programmkomitees seit 1999; Mitglied bei ÖVE, OCG, IEEE und ACM; Er unterrichtet and der TU Wien durchgehend seit 1996 und an mehreren Fachhochschulen in den Bereichen Datenbanken, Web Engineering, Verteilte Systeme und Zuverlässigkeit.

Zu seinen Hobbies zählen Berg- und Skitouren.

Research

Current Research Agenda

My current research focus is on paradigms, concepts, and tools to bridge the dependability and trust gap and compensate for dependability and trust degredation in long-running software and service systems of the future, characterized by cross-organisational heterogeneity, massive scale, and dynamics.

The ultimate idea here is to move into run-time what previously could only be done by modifying an application off-line during design-time. The vision is a convergence of software development tools with middleware (including traditional fault tolerance and adaptivity concepts), to compensate for dependability degradation by re-engineering running software.

In particular I follow two major research directions: First, to explicitly balance or trade competing dependability and security properties of the overall system according to the respective situation (context, failure scenarios, current user needs), in order to achieve the desirable degree of (short-term) adaptivity and (long-term) evolution. This trading is based on the measures provided by software sensors and is flexibly performed as interaction between infrastructure and application (or even the end user), thereby following the architectural model of an adaptive control loop.

Second, to focus on the strength of coupling between the system's constituents as the most promising approach to adaptively regulate and control its overall dependability and trust properties (based on the outcome of the trading), e.g., through

  • run-time selection and reconfiguration of traditional dependability (e.g., epidemic replication) and security protocols,
  • run-time architectural (re-)configurations,
  • run-time accessible and manipulable requirements (constraints), respectively a run-time processable design-view (model).

My general interests consequently involve software architectures, software development processes (including project management), as well as Web and Internet technologies including service-oriented computing (SOC) and pervasive computing. More generally, I am also interested in databases, distributed systems, and in technical applications, e.g., voice-data convergence, automotive, control-engineering.

Publications and Professional Activities

The following list provides links to some of my references in the respective library databases:

Projects

List of Research Projects

TRADETrustworthy adaptive quality balancing through temporal decoupling (IRIAN)02/2008-04/2011
COMPASSComponent Based Automotive System Software (Decomsys/Elektrobit, UAS Technikum Wien)09/2005-12/2007
DeDiSysDependable Distributed Systems (EU FP6 Research Project with 8 Partners)10/2004-11/2007
VBnessVirtual Business (Siemens)03/2001-12/2003
DTMSDistributed Telecommunication Management System (Frequentis)10/2000-09/2004
VOILAVoice Over IP Laboratory for Air traffic control (Frequentis)08/2000-06/2004
EAIEnterprise Application Integration (Ericsson)09/1999-12/2003
OEBBNew Architecture for the Distributed Ticket Sales System (ÖBB)06/1999-09/2000
VIPASA virtual personal assistant (Siemens)12/1998-02/2001
QoSQuality of Service in VoIP networks (Ericsson)04/1997-01/2002
DemenetDatabase-backed Web Application for the Demeter Project (EU Project Demeter in FP4)12/1996-06/1998

Partner Organisations from Research and Industry

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Students

Ph.D. students

  1. Filipe Campos (Universidade do Minho, external advisor, 2015) Fault- Tolerant Service Integration.
  2. Markus Jung (TUV, secondary advisor, 2014) An integration middleware for the Internet of Things.

Ph.D. students (assistant advisor)

  1. Günther Starnberger (TUV, 2011) Trading Dependability, Performance, and Security in First-Price Sealed-Bid Online Auctions with Temporal Decoupling.
  2. Dietmar Schreiner (TUV, 2009, Component Based Communication Middleware for AUTOSAR).
  3. Lorenz Froihofer (TUV, 2007) Middleware Support for Adaptive Dependability through Explicit Runtime Integrity Constraints.
  4. Johannes Osrael (TUV, 2007) Replication Techniques for Balancing Data Integrity with Availability.
  5. Jürgen Falb (TUV, 2005) A Model-Driven Method for the Development of Nomadic Interactive Systems.
  6. Klaus Darilion (TUV, 2004) Event-Based Radio Signaling using the Session Initiation Protocol.
  7. Wolfgang Schützelhofer (TUV, 2004) A Semantic-Meta-Model for the Formal Specification and Verification of Business-Domains with XML.
  8. Robert Smeikal (TUV, 2004) Trading Consistency for Availability in a Replicated System.
  9. Rudolf M. Liebhart (TUV, 2003) A Speech-Act based Approach to Describe User Interfaces Device Independent.
  10. Wolfgang Radinger (TUV, 2003) An Examination of Processes for Software Component Engineering and Integration.
  11. Paul Smutny (TUV, 2003) Commercial Off-the-Shelf Computer Technology for Safety Critical Voice Communication Systems.
  12. Wolfgang Kampichler (TUV, 2002) Measurement of Voice Readiness in Local Area Communication Systems.
  13. Dan Temmer (TUV, 2001) Multi Agent Environments and their Impact on the Internet and specially on Ecommerce - A critical View.

List of Completed Master's, Diploma, and Bachelor Theses

Institutions

TUVVienna University of Technology
UAS-TUniversity of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Technikum Wien
UAS-CUniversity of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Campus Wien

Teaching

Current Teaching at the Vienna University of Technology

[Some of the informations below are provided in german only and are primarily intended as local service.]

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