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Since 1 January 2021, the chair for Software Design and Quality is part of the KASTEL institute as the Dependability of Software-intensive Systems group. Please visit our new homepage at https://dsis.kastel.kit.edu.

Descartes Project

The Descartes Project was started in July 2009 by Dr.-Ing. Samuel Kounev. The project aims to develop a novel methodology for building and managing enterprise software systems. We envision a new generation of enterprise  system platforms and services that will be self-aware and autonomic. They will be self-aware in the sense that they will be aware of  changes  that occur in their environment and will be able to predict the effect of such changes on their performance. They will be autonomic in that they will automatically adapt to ensure that system resources are utilized efficiently and performance requirements are continuously satisfied. The Descartes project will provide the means to realize this vision using online performance models generated dynamically from the evolving system configuration and exploiting these models for autonomic performance and resource management.

The Descartes project is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the Emmy Noether Programme with the purpose to provide outstanding young researchers with the opportunity to rapidly qualify for a leading position in science and research.

Contact: Samuel Kounev
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