Researchers at MDH awarded for most influential paper

May 18, 2018 | Research/Cooperation

Ten years ago, the research paper "A Component Model for Control-Intensive Distributed Embedded Systems" was published. Recently, the same paper was awarded the most influential paper within component-based software development. Senior lecturer Séverine Sentilles and Professor Jan Carlson are two of the authors.

Senior lecturer Séverine Sentilles and Professor Jan Carlson.

– It really came as a surprise, but getting recognition 10 years later feels very good!, says Senior lecturer Séverine Sentilles. 

It was at the ICSA 2018 Conference (International Conference on Software Architecture) that the most influential paper award was recently distributed. The award is distributed to the authors of the paper that had the most influence on the theory or practice of component-based software development, of all the papers that was published during the conference, ten years ago. The paper "A Component Model for Control-Intensive Distributed Embedded Systems", was written by Séverine Sentilles, Jan Carlson, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan, Tomas Bures and Ivica Crnkovic, all researchers and doctoral students at MDH, at the time.

– The paper was part of a major research project called PROGRESS, with over 50 researchers from MDH involved. The report describes a component model that contains guidelines on how to build software. For example, the model is used to define components, determine what a component should look like and what function a component has, says Séverine Sentilles.

In 2008, the paper was presented during the International Symposium on Component Based Software Engineering (CBSE2008). Since then, the paper from MDH is the most cited of all papers presented at the conference that year.

– To receive this award is another proof and acknowledgment that we are doing good and world-leading research at MDH," says Jan Carlson, Professor in Computer Science.


 The article: "A Component Model for Control Intensive Distributed Embedded Systems"