Here's a selection of possible bachelor and master topics. If you're interested in one of them, don't hesitate to contact us! We'll sit down, have tea, and talk about what we could do together.
- Control flow graph layout
Connect the KIELER layout algorithms to an external tool for control flow graphs used in compiler development.
- SyncCharts and actor model visualization
Develop an integrated viewer for SyncCharts and KAOM models using KLighD, including view management techniques such as focus & context and structure-based editing.
- Validation manager for models
Develop an integrated, flexible and generic validation framework for models (e.g. Esterel or SyncCharts).
- Railway track layout
Use KLighD to visualize railway tracks.
- Transformation from SyncCharts to Esterel
Develop a transformation in Xtend2 to generate Esterel code for SyncCharts.
- Instruments for data visualization
Develop visualizations of data values (e.g. through charts) and integrate them in the KIELER environment.
- Multicore Layout
Find good ways of distributing layout tasks in hierarchical diagrams to the different cores of multicore CPUs. Also, evaluate when a multithreaded approach starts to make sense, and how best to implement it.
- Expression language and modularization
Develop an expression language with a type system for SyncCharts. Implement modularization of SyncCharts models.
- FPGA Statecharts
Development of a Statecharts editor, based on .NET, WPF, MS Silverlight. Synthesis onto FPGAs with a data-flow-based intermediate format.
Integrate the synchronous Quartz language into KIELER for validation purposes and teaching.
- Esterel / SyncCharts Validation
Automate the validation for a (generic) SyncCharts simulator employing the Esterel simulator and the Esterel to SyncCharts transformation.