Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Merschen


Research Assistant
merschen[at]embedded[dot]rwth-aachen[dot]de

Phone +49 241 80 211
Fax +49 241 80 22150

Address: Ahornstr. 55, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Office: room 2319 (building H)

Research Activities

Within my research activities I currently elaborate on model-based techniques to analyse variant-rich model-based product lines of embedded software. To this end, I apply existing frameworks of the Eclipse framework to analyse Matlab/Simulink models with respect to different challenges. These challenges are mainly related to the complexity of such models which are caused by an increasing number of variants covered by a Simulink model and by historical growth. To manage the complexity I create logical views on Simulink models and link different software development process artefacts (i.e. implementation, requirements and tests) as well as features. Details about the research topic can be found here.

Teaching

Theses

I continuously derive topics for theses from my research activities. If you are interested in a thesis please contact me via email.

Publications


Publikations-Export
[Mer14]
Merschen, D., "Integration und Analyse von Artefakten in der modellbasierten Entwicklung eingebetteter Software", PhD Thesis, Aachen, 2014.

Integration und Analyse von Artefakten in der modellbasierten Entwicklung eingebetteter Software

Bibtex entry :

@phdthesis {  Mer14,
	author = { Merschen, Daniel },
	othercontributors = { Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Integration und Analyse von Artefakten in der
		modellbasierten Entwicklung eingebetteter Software },
	publisher = { Shaker },
	pages = { XIV, 136 S. : graph. Darst. },
	series = { Aachener Informatik-Berichte },
	year = { 2014 },
	address = { Aachen },
	isbn = { 978-3-8440-2601-6 },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)11 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-144218 },
	cin = { 120000 / 122810 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/229247/files/4967.pdf },
}
[MGP+13]
Merschen, D., Gleis, R., Pott, J., and Kowalewski, S., "Analysis of Simulink Models Using Databases and Model Transformations", in Proc. Model-Based Methodologies for Pervasive and Embedded Software : 8th International Workshop, MOMPES 2012, Essen, Germany, September 4, 2012. Revised Papers / edited by Ricardo J. Machado, Rita Suzana P. Maciel, Julia Rubin, Goetz Botterweck, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 69-84.

Analysis of Simulink Models Using Databases and Model Transformations

Bibtex entry :

@inproceedings {  MGP+13,
	author = { Merschen, Daniel and Gleis, Robert and Pott, Julian and
		Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Analysis of Simulink Models Using Databases and Model
		Transformations },
	booktitle = { Model-Based Methodologies for Pervasive and Embedded
		Software : 8th International Workshop, MOMPES 2012, Essen,
		Germany, September 4, 2012. Revised Papers / edited by
		Ricardo J. Machado, Rita Suzana P. Maciel, Julia Rubin,
		Goetz Botterweck },
	publisher = { Springer },
	pages = { 69-84 },
	series = { Lecture Notes in Computer Science },
	year = { 2013 },
	address = { Berlin, Heidelberg },
	organization = { Model-Based Methodologies for Pervasive and Embedded
		Software : 8th International Workshop, Essen (Germany),
		2012-09-04 - 2012-09-04 },
	doi = { 10.1007/978-3-642-38209-3_5 },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)7 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-236314 },
	cin = { 122810 / 120000 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/752299 },
}
[WGM+13]
Wiechowski, N., Gerlitz, T., Merschen, D., and Kowalewski, S., "Ein Ansatz zum merkmalsbasierten Konsistenzmanagement in der Produktlinienentwicklung"Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., 2013, vol. 12, pp. 2502-2516.

Ein Ansatz zum merkmalsbasierten Konsistenzmanagement in der Produktlinienentwicklung

Bibtex entry :

@inbook {  WGM+13,
	author = { Wiechowski, Norbert and Gerlitz, Thomas and Merschen, Daniel
		and Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Ein Ansatz zum merkmalsbasierten Konsistenzmanagement in der
		Produktlinienentwicklung },
	booktitle = { Informatiktage 2013 : smart life - dank Informatik ;
		fachwissenschaftlicher Informatik-Kongress 22. und 23.
		M{\"a}rz 2013 B-IT Bonn-Aachen International Center for
		Information Technology, Bonn / Gesellschaft f{\"u}r
		Informatik (Hrsg.). [Red.: Ludger Porada] },
	publisher = { Gesellschaft f{\"u}r Informatik e.V. },
	pages = { 2502-2516 },
	volume = { 12 },
	series = { GI-Edition : lecture notes in informatics },
	year = { 2013 },
	address = { Bonn },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)8 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-204229 },
	cin = { 120000 / 122810 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/226820 },
}
[MDH+12]
Merschen, D., Duhr, Y., Hedenetz, B., and Kowalewski, S., "Evolutionsunterstützung für komplexe, modellbasierte Software-Produktlinien", in Proc. Embedded-Software-Engineering-Kongress (ESE), 2012, ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS und MicroConsult, pp. 65-71.

Evolutionsunterstützung für komplexe, modellbasierte Software-Produktlinien

Bibtex entry :

@inproceedings {  MDH+12,
	author = { Merschen, Daniel and Duhr, Yves and Hedenetz, Bernd and
		Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Evolutionsunterst{\"u}tzung f{\"u}r komplexe, modellbasierte
		Software-Produktlinien },
	booktitle = { Embedded-Software-Engineering-Kongress (ESE) },
	publisher = { ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS und MicroConsult },
	pages = { 65-71 },
	year = { 2012 },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)7 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-236316 },
	cin = { 122810 / 120000 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/752298 },
}
[MDR+12]
Merschen, D., Duhr, Y., Ringler, T., Hedenetz, B., and Kowalewski, S., "Model-Based Analysis of Design Artefacts Applying an Annotation Concept", in Proc. Proceedings 198 Software Engineering 2012 - Fachtagung des GI-Fachbereichs Softwaretechnik : 27. Februar - 2. März 2012 in Berlin / Jähnichen, Stefan [Hrsg.] ; Küpper, Axel [Hrsg.] ; Albayrak, Sahin [Hrsg.], Bonn, 2012 in GI-Edition : Proceedings, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pp. 169-180.

Model-Based Analysis of Design Artefacts Applying an Annotation Concept

Bibtex entry :

@inproceedings {  MDR+12,
	author = { Merschen, Daniel and Duhr, Yves and Ringler, Thomas and
		Hedenetz, Bernd and Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Model-Based Analysis of Design Artefacts Applying an
		Annotation Concept },
	booktitle = { Proceedings 198 Software Engineering 2012 - Fachtagung des
		GI-Fachbereichs Softwaretechnik : 27. Februar - 2. M{\"a}rz
		2012 in Berlin / J{\"a}hnichen, Stefan [Hrsg.] ; K{\"u}pper,
		Axel [Hrsg.] ; Albayrak, Sahin [Hrsg.] },
	publisher = { Gesellschaft f{\"u}r Informatik e.V. },
	pages = { 169-180 },
	series = { GI-Edition : Proceedings },
	year = { 2012 },
	address = { Bonn },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)8 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-198213 },
	cin = { 120000 / 122810 },
	url = { http://subs.emis.de/LNI/Proceedings/Proceedings198/article6657.html },
}
[MPK12]
Merschen, D., Pott, J., and Kowalewski, S., "Integration and Analysis of Design Artefacts in Embedded Software Development", in Proc. IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference workshops (COMPSACW), 2012 : 16 - 20 July 2012, Izmir, Turkey / sponsored by IEEE; IEEE Computer Society. Ed.: Xiaoying Bai ..., Piscataway, NJ, 2012, IEEE, pp. 503-508.

Integration and Analysis of Design Artefacts in Embedded Software Development

Bibtex entry :

@inproceedings {  MPK12,
	author = { Merschen, Daniel and Pott, Julian and Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Integration and Analysis of Design Artefacts in Embedded
		Software Development },
	booktitle = { IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications
		Conference workshops (COMPSACW), 2012 : 16 - 20 July 2012,
		Izmir, Turkey / sponsored by IEEE; IEEE Computer Society.
		Ed.: Xiaoying Bai ... },
	publisher = { IEEE },
	pages = { 503-508 },
	year = { 2012 },
	address = { Piscataway, NJ },
	organization = { IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications
		Conference workshops, Izmir (Turkey), 2012-07-16 -
		2012-07-20 },
	doi = { 10.1109/COMPSACW.2012.94 },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)7 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-236330 },
	cin = { 122810 / 120000 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/752306 },
}
[MPB+11]
Merschen, D., Polzer, A., Botterweck, G., and Kowalewski, S., "Experiences of Applying Model-based Analysis to Support the Development of Automotive Software Product Lines", in Proc. VaMoS 1́1 : fifth International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-intensive Systems ; 27 -29 January, 2011, Namur, Belgium ; proceedings / Krzystof Czarnecki ... (eds.), New York, NY, 2011, ACM, pp. 141-150.

Experiences of Applying Model-based Analysis to Support the Development of Automotive Software Product Lines

Bibtex entry :

@inproceedings {  MPB+11,
	author = { Merschen, Daniel and Polzer, Andreas and Botterweck,
		G{\"o}tz and Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Experiences of Applying Model-based Analysis to Support the
		Development of Automotive Software Product Lines },
	booktitle = { VaMoS 1́1 : fifth International Workshop on Variability
		Modelling of Software-intensive Systems ; 27 -29 January,
		2011, Namur, Belgium ; proceedings / Krzystof Czarnecki ...
		(eds.) },
	publisher = { ACM },
	pages = { 141-150 },
	year = { 2011 },
	address = { New York, NY },
	doi = { 10.1145/1944892.1944910 },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)8 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-191093 },
	cin = { 122810 / 120000 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/120031 },
}
[PMB+11]
Polzer, A., Merschen, D., Botterweck, G., Pleuss, A., Thomas, J., Hedenetz, B., and Kowalewski, S., "Managing Complexity and Variability of a Model-based Embedded Software Product Line", Innovations in systems and software engineering, vol. 2011, pp. 1-15, 2011

Managing Complexity and Variability of a Model-based Embedded Software Product Line

Bibtex entry :

@article {  PMB+11,
	author = { Polzer, Andreas and Merschen, Daniel and Botterweck,
		G{\"o}tz and Pleuss, Andreas and Thomas, Jacques and
		Hedenetz, Bernd and Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { Managing Complexity and Variability of a Model-based
		Embedded Software Product Line },
	journal = { Innovations in systems and software engineering },
	publisher = { Springer },
	pages = { 1-15 },
	volume = { 2011 },
	year = { 2011 },
	address = { London },
	issn = { 1614-5054 },
	doi = { 10.1007/s11334-011-0174-z },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)16 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-066950 },
	cin = { 122810 / 120000 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/191115 },
}
[PMT+10]
Polzer, A., Merschen, D., Thomas, J., Hedenetz, B., and Kowalewski, S., "View-Supported Rollout and Evolution of Model-Based ECU Applications", in Proc. 7th International Workshop on Model-based Methodologies for Pervasive, New York, NY, 2010, ACM, pp. 37-44.

View-Supported Rollout and Evolution of Model-Based ECU Applications

Bibtex entry :

@inproceedings {  PMT+10,
	author = { Polzer, Andreas and Merschen, Daniel and Thomas, Jacques and
		Hedenetz, Bernd and Kowalewski, Stefan },
	title = { View-Supported Rollout and Evolution of Model-Based ECU
		Applications },
	booktitle = { 7th International Workshop on Model-based Methodologies for
		Pervasive },
	publisher = { ACM },
	pages = { 37-44 },
	year = { 2010 },
	address = { New York, NY },
	doi = { 10.1145/1865875.1865881 },
	typ = { PUB:(DE-HGF)8 },
	reportid = { RWTH-CONV-190350 },
	cin = { 122810 / 120000 },
	url = { http://publications.rwth-aachen.de/record/119190 },
}

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