Bernhard Wally

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Here we present the overall objectives and approach of the SAPERE (" Self-aware Pervasive Service Ecosystems ") project, focussed on the development of a highly-innovative nature-inspired framework, suited for the decentralized deployment, execution, and management, of self-aware and adaptive pervasive services in future network scenarios. © Selection and(More)
The usability of remote controls for home entertainment systems like TV sets, set-top boxes, satellite receivers and home entertainment centers has reached overstraining complexity: about eight to ten remote controls with about sixty to eighty push-buttons each are typical for a home entertainment system setting today. To be able to harness the ever growing(More)
As a matter of convenience, many current consumer devices switch to reduced energy consumption modes when not active in use, to be instantly ready for use upon explicit user invocation. Therefore the " standby " energy dissipation of electric appliances and devices have remarkably raised energy consumption in homes, offices and buildings. To overcome this(More)
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are often cumbersome to customize to a client's needs. Model-driven approaches promise to simplify these attempts. In this work we present an ERP prototype based on the Resource-Event-Agent (REA) business ontology that follows a "model-at-runtime" approach: one may customize the ERP system during runtime by(More)
Quality function deployment (QFD) is a method for quality assurance developed for application in production processes. One prominent tool for implementing QFD is the House of Quality (HoQ), whose basic design principles have been left unchanged for the last decades. Modern concepts for handling product variability, most notably feature models, represent(More)
Sophisticated business rule engines provide a way to enable users with a non-software-engineering background to take action during the runtime of e.g. an enterprise information system: rules for customers can be defined, based on the turnover realized through them. The REA accounting model defines a concept for the modeling and excecution of business(More)