Recent News

by Michal Antkiewicz on April 7, 2017

The research focus of our lab has changed and we are changing the name to reflect that. The Generative Software Development Lab (GSD Lab) is now officially renamed to Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Lab (WISE Lab).

We will archive the GSD Lab website, which will remain available at the current address

Good bye and welcome!

by Michal Antkiewicz on March 13, 2017

For details, see Release 0.4.5 post.

by Michal Antkiewicz on January 9, 2017

GSD Lab members (from Autonomoose Team) were involved in the successful Renesas autonomous car demonstration at CES 2017.

  • Renesas provided the Lincoln MKZ car and their computing hardware (RDrive and R-Car chips).
  • Autonomoose Team created the autonomy stack software.
  • BlackBerry QNX AVIC provided the QNX real-time operating system.
by Michal Antkiewicz on September 19, 2016

This is a simultaneous release of all clafer tools. For details, see Release 0.4.4 post.

by Michal Antkiewicz on August 31, 2016

Two solvers by a University of Waterloo team Jia Hui (Jimmy) Liang, Chanseok Oh, Vijay Ganesh, Krzysztof Czarnecki, and Pascal Poupart received the first prizes in two tracks of the SAT Competition 2016.

Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Jia Hui (Jimmy) Liang and prof. Krzysztof Czarnecki!

The solver called "MapleCOMSPS" won the main track and placed second in the application track, whereas the solver called "MapleCOMSPS_LRB" won the application track. For more information about the solvers, visit MapleSAT website.

For more details about the competition, see The Results of SAT Competition 2016.

by Michal Antkiewicz on May 20, 2016

This is the first release of ClaferMPS. For details, see Release 0.4.3 post.

by Michal Antkiewicz on May 10, 2016

On May 25, 2016, we are beginning a 5-lecture technical course on Automotive Software Engineering with AutoSAR. Registration is required.

The main topics of the course include

  • Characteristics of embedded automotive software
  • AUTOSAR architecture
  • AUTOSAR methodology and concepts
  • OSEK real0time operating system
  • Concepts of modeling software components with Matlab Simulink/TargetLink
by Leonardo Passos on March 21, 2016

In this paper, we propose a novel approach for calculating the Truck Factor (TF) of a target system. TF is a proxy for knowledge concentration, stating the minimal number of developers that have to be hit by a truck (or quit) before a project is incapacitated. We propose a novel (and automated) approach for estimating TF-values, which we execute against a corpus of the 133 most popular projects in GitHub. We later survey developers as a means to assess the reliability of our results.

by Michal Antkiewicz on December 22, 2015

This is a major release of all clafer tools. For details, see Release 0.4.3 post.

by Michal Antkiewicz on October 20, 2015

This is a major release of all clafer tools. For details, see Release 0.4.2 post.