Category Archives: Students

NS Summer School ’17

Following our collaboration with the University of Antwerp (see our older post), two members of our research group, Marek Suchánek and Peter Uhnák, participated in the Normalized Systems Summer School 2017 in Antwerp. During this very exciting event they learned how to design, analyze, create and customize Normalized Systems and worked on their own projects related to the NS theory and tooling, specifically about visualization, evolvable documents and conceptual modelling. Together with Dr. Robert Pergl, prof. Jan Verelst and prof. Herwig Mannaert they also discussed further broadening and intensifying of the collaboration between CCMi & FIT CTU in Prague, the NSX spin-off and also Faculty of Applied Economics – the largest faculty of the University of Antwerp.

This opens new prospects of  interesting theses topics, research projects and other challenging opportunities. We want to repeat NS Summer School with more students again the next year, as well as to improve and deepen our collaboration continually over time.

Are you interested? Please check theses offer page or contact us by email (perglr, suchama4) directly…

Interesting Ph.D. topic from our allied institute

** PhD Position in Value Co-Creation at the **
** Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) **

As a key player in research and innovation in Luxembourg, the
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST,
covers with its 630 employees the domains of materials, environment
and IT. As an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) and with
its interdisciplinary impact-driven approach, LIST contributes to
the development of Luxembourg’s economy and society.

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We visited Formetis Consultants

FormetisFormetis Consultants, our Dutch industrial partner and sponsor invited our students working on enterprise engineering topics into their headquarters in Boxtel, The Netherlands. We presented our work, got valuable feedback and support from the CEO Steven van Kervel. Prof. Jan Dietz also came to see our progress. The involved topics were:

  • The CIAO! App – a diploma thesis of Bc. Roman Lánský focused on designing a simple messaging and task management application based on the PSI theory and implementing a prototype.
  • Transformation of DEMO models into BPMN – a diploma thesis of Bc. Ondřej Mráz, which continues the work of Štěpán Heller, MSc.: an effort to bring the DEMO rigour into the BPMN world and vice versa: providing an intuitive visualisation of DEMO transactions.
  • Ongoing work on the Action Model in Formetis DEMO Engine done by Bc. Marek Skotnica as his diploma thesis.
  • Bc. Peter Uhnák presented our DynaCASE project and we discussed the synergies with the DEMO Engine.



We also had a very nice social event with great Belgium beer! :-). Thank you, Formetis, for your kind support and hospitality!

Interested? Check the offered topics and/or contact

ESUG 2015

We were present at this year’s European Smalltalk Users’ Group flagship event, which was held in Brescia, Italy. Although the weather was very hot, the conference was COOL! So many big things running in Smalltalk! Iceland’s mobile network, processors manufacturing and, of course, many business systems. Pharo really rocks, Pharo 5 is under massive development, cool stuff planned. Amazing things — you definitely need to check the GT Tools! More things retweeted on @RobertPergl.

Our DynaCASE project was present by its main programmers — Peter Uhnák and Honza Blizničenko — and got a lot of attention from the community. Michal Balda presented his Querier — a new database query system for Pharo inspired by NotORM.

Sad that you missed it? Do not dispair! ESUG 2016 will be in Prague, organised by FIT & CCMi ;-).

New courses at FIT

In cooperation with the CCM we were prepared two new unique items at FIT, which we recently from the summer semester 2015:

Subject MI-NSS is the result of collaboration with the University of Antwerp and will be taught by professors directly from Antwerp.

Subject BI-OOP is part of our activities within the Pharo Consortium.

Courses are now in the form of elective courses from the new bachelor accreditation will be BI-OOP compulsory subject of Software Engineering study program.