Graduate Students and Faculty of EECS SUSU Took Part in the International School of Software Engineering in Rostock University

The fifth international school of software engineering was held at the University of Rostock (Germany) as part of the Erasmus+ PWs@PhD project from  2 October to 13 October 2017. The school was attended by more than 30 graduate students and employees of 10 universities from 6 countries. From the South Ural state University, the school was attended by 6 representatives of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The delegation included the Dean of EECS Gleb Radchenko, associate professor of system programming department Pavel Kostenetskii and a senior lecturer of department of information security Vlada Zhernova, and also 3 PhD students (Ksenia Nikolskaya, Vladislav Iashin and Andrey Averin) from the department of computers and information security department.

There were leading scientists of Germany and Belgium who took a part in the school. The school was devoted to models and modelling in software engineering. The main emphasis was placed on the development of business process models and the creation of the user interface of the software.

Delegates shared by their impressions:

“The most memorable event was a visit to the educational and research laboratories at the University of Rostock. Scientific laboratories are equipped with all kinds of computer equipment and various sensors. For example,12 Kinect sensors and several high-speed cameras are mounted at different angles in a laboratory. With all of these sensors, scientists recreate the motion of video speakers in three-dimensional space and produce a change in the viewing angle of the interlocutor on a multimedia screen that occupies the entire wall. The result is a feeling that both interlocutors are in the same room”, – says associate professor of system programming Pavel Kostenetskii – “Another interesting laboratory is equipped with dozens of sensors that capture the movement of people on the premises, the entire floor and ceiling in it covered with such devices. In addition, we looked at the audience, equipped with the latest technology, in which students study. We saw interesting approaches to the organization of the educational space, which can be repeated at our University”.

Vladislav Yashin, PhD-student of the Department of computer, noted that the visit to the software development center in Schweirin made a great impression on him, and the report of the staff of this center was very interesting and useful.

“I expanded the idea of the user interface, its form, interesting developments because of the participation in the school” – V. Yashin says, – “Many lectures were interesting and memorable. I will apply many of the acquired knowledge in my research and work, such as the paired review and pre-implementation assessment procedures. Undoubtedly, the experience of listening to lectures in English is very valuable.”

“Another important result can be considered established scientific ties” – K. Nikolskaya says – “we met with scientists in the field of information security such as Professor Clemens H. Cap and Professor Thomas Mundt. It was interesting to look at the model of information security courses in Germany and see their projects. It was decided to create a joint study in one of the priority field – the research in the field of blockchain technologies”.

The next school of software engineering within the Erasmus+ PWs@PhD project will be held in February 2018 at the University of Central Lancashire (Great Britain).