Software Architectures and Enterprise Systems

Research team in this area is constituted mainly from the Lasaris lab and focuses primarily on the following topics:
  • Software engineering in particular support to software development practices (e.g. agile methodologies), quality concerns in software development and empirical methods with the application of data-mining and machine learning to automate and improve processes;
  • Software architecture modeling, software reliability, accountability, software service construction and provision;
  • Enterprise systems from requirement analysis through design, architectures, software development to deployment and maintenance – object-oriented analysis and design, modern and agile methods of software development with appropriate tooling, business process modeling and management including processes in crisis management and public administration;
  • Smart Infrastructures & Smart Cities to provide analysis and simulations to increase the level of “smartness” and to support the design and development taking into account qualitative concerns (reliability, privacy, security) for smart metering, smart grids and other applications;
  • Critical information infrastructure security and reliability Complex Event Processing (CEP) as a concept and technology suites for enterprise systems with massive data flow processing requirements, specifically in security-related netflow monitoring, computer infrastructure maintenance, surveillance and fraud-detection systems;
  • User interfaces and interactions for exploratory visual data analytics, semantic knowledge modeling, web-based collaboration techniques, eg. for security-related applications;
  • Mobile applications particularly as front-ends to enterprise systems, focused on all mainstream platforms such as Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile;
  • Person-Centered Approach in communication, teamwork, leadership and management;

Partners in Research, Teaching and Projects

Lasaris
  • collaborates with numerous industrial partners ranging from SMEs to global companies, mostly in the IT sector;
  • fosters continuous cooperation with University spin-offs such as MycroftMind and companies located in CERIT Science Park;
  • supports students' enterpreneurship and innovative business in cooperation with South-Moravian Innovation Center and the Technology Transfer Office;
  • It leads the Czech Academic Expert Group for Smart Metering and Smart Grids;
  • within the Masaryk University, the research group cooperates mainly within the Czech Cybercrime Center of Excellence at Institute of Computer Science;
  • collaborates with renowned universities abroad, particularly a long-term partnership with the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna, University of Novi Sad, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology;
  • is taking part to yearly academic personnel exchanges to foster research opportunities with the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and Vilnius University;
  • (co)organizes competitions, trainings and other events for high-school and university students such as Czechitas events and Olympiads in Informatics, including international ones.

Opportunities

  • Common R&D projects with industry incl. third-party/grant financing
  • Common R&D projects with academia
  • Bachelor- and Master theses with industrial partners
  • Activities for innovative businesses and start-ups

Contact

Assoc. Prof. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D.
Location:
Rooms A302-A306
Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Botanická 68a, 60200 Brno, Czech Republic
e-mail: pitner(atsign)fi(dot)muni(dot)cz: pitner(atsign)fi(dot)muni(dot)cz
http://lasaris.fi.muni.cz