Dr. Klaus Birken receives award as GENIVI’s Most Valuable Contributor

Twice a year, the GENIVI Alliance gives the Most Valuable Contributers Awards to individuals or companies that excel in the GENIVI Alliance through exceptional performance, particularly in the domains of Code Contribution and Technical Leadership. This year, Dr. Klaus Birken, Principal Engineer in the automotive sector at itemis AG in Stuttgart, is among the winners. He is particularly honored for his contribution to the activities of the GENIVI Alliance as initiator and technical lead of the open source project Franca (http://franca.github.io/franca/). This project was initiated to ensure the required interoperability of components and subsystems in the development of a standardized platform for Automotive and Infotainment systems. The central element of Franca is a platform-independent IDL allowing Franca to be used in various environments. The award will be presented as part of the keynote of the GENIVI All-Member-Meeting on April 17 in Munich. Dr. Klaus Birken will also take part on the GENIVI AMM as a speaker with a talk about "Franca for the Web" on April 19. Read more >

itemis provides free licences for academic use

YAKINDU Statechart Tools Professional Edition, released by itemis AG in December 2016, is supplemented by free licences for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff. YAKINDU Statechart Tools is a toolset for software development. It supports the complete development process, from graphical design, through validation and simulation, to the generation of source code for different programming languages such as Java, C or C ++. The toolset is already in use in numerous university projects and for teaching the concept of state machines, for example at the Technical and Economic University of Budapest and the Weizmann Institute of Science. The inventor of statecharts, Prof. David Harel, recommends the toolset for statechart modelling, and especially appreciates its simple and direct use: “I like the YAKINDU statechart tool a lot, especially the fact that it is simple and direct, and is not burdened with some of the more advanced, expensive and heavy features of other professional statechart tools.” itemis AG provides free licences for academic use to support and promote students and teachers. These licences include the complete scope of the toolset, including all additional features of YAKINDU Statechart Tools Professional Edition. Read more >