M.Sc. Tobias Heß

At the core of my research lies the analysis of configurable systems by means of knowledge compilation, first and foremost binary decision diagrams. Therein, my research is aimed at improving the scalability of binary decision diagrams to enable the analysis of real-world systems. Naturally, I am also interested in the concrete problems (SAT, #SAT, QBF) the analyses are composed of.

Research Projects

Optimal Binary Decision Diagrams for Information Visualization, Model Analysis, and Logic Operations

Eclipse Plugin for Feature Oriented Software Development

Academic Service

I served as a (sub)reviewer for

  • Journals: EMSE (A), TOSEM (A*)
  • Other Journals: AUSE (B), SoSyM (B)
  • Conferences: GPCE'21 (B), SPLC'21 (B), VaMoS'22 (B), ISSTA'22 (A), SPLC'22 (B)

I served as chair at

Teaching

Winter Term 2022/23

  • Rahmenprogramm Proseminar

Old Teaching

  • Proseminar "Binary Decision Diagrams"

  • Teaching Assistant, "Paradigmen der Programmierung" (ST16, ST17, ST18)
  • Teaching Assistant, "Einführung in die Informatik 1 - Grundlagen" (WT17/18, WT18/19, WT19/20, WT20/21)
  • Teaching Assistant, "Einführung in die Informatik 2 - Vertiefung" (ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20)

Publications

2023

8.
Sundermann, Chico; Heß, Tobias; Nieke, Michael; Bittner, Paul Maximilian; Young, Jeffrey M.; Thüm, Thomas; Schaefer, Ina
Evaluating #SAT Solvers on Industrial Feature Models (Journal Extension)
Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) (To Appear)
2023
Publisher: Springer

2022

7.
Heß, Tobias; Müller, Tobias; Sundermann, Chico; Thüm, Thomas
ddueruem: A Wrapper for Feature-Model Analysis Tools
Proc. Int'l Systems and Software Product Line Conf. (SPLC), Page 54-57
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
September 2022
DOI:10.1145/3503229.3547032
ISBN:9781450392068
File:pdfhttps://github.com/SoftVarE-Group/Papers/raw/main/2022/2022-SPLC-Hess.pdf

2021

6.
Krieter, Sebastian; Arens, Rahel; Nieke, Michael; Sundermann, Chico; Heß, Tobias; Thüm, Thomas; Seidl, Christoph
Incremental Construction of Modal Implication Graphs for Evolving Feature Models
Proc. Int'l Systems and Software Product Line Conf. (SPLC), Page 64-74
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
September 2021
DOI:10.1145/3461001.3471148
ISBN:9781450384698
File:pdfhttps://github.com/SoftVarE-Group/Papers/raw/main/2021/2021-SPLC-Krieter.pdf
5.
Sundermann, Chico; Heß, Tobias; Engelhardt, Dominik; Arens, Rahel; Herschel, Johannes; Jedelhauser, Kevin; Jutz, Benedikt; Krieter, Sebastian; Schaefer, Ina
Integration of UVL in FeatureIDE
Proc. Int'l Workshop on Languages for Modelling Variability (MODEVAR), Page 73-79
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
September 2021
DOI:10.1145/3461002.3473940
ISBN:9781450384704
File:pdfhttps://github.com/SoftVarE-Group/Papers/raw/main/2021/2021-MODEVAR-Sundermann.pdf
4.
Heß, Tobias; Sundermann, Chico; Thüm, Thomas
On the Scalability of Building Binary Decision Diagrams for Current Feature Models
Proc. Int'l Systems and Software Product Line Conf. (SPLC), Page 131-135
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
September 2021
DOI:10.1145/3461001.3474452
ISBN:9781450384698
File:pdfhttps://github.com/SoftVarE-Group/Papers/raw/main/2021/2021-SPLC-Hess.pdf
3.
Sundermann, Chico; Nieke, Michael; Bittner, Paul Maximilian; Heß, Tobias; Thüm, Thomas; Schaefer, Ina
Applications of #SAT Solvers on Feature Models
Proc. Int'l Working Conf. on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems (VaMoS)
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
February 2021
DOI:10.1145/3442391.3442404
ISBN:9781450388245
File:pdfhttps://github.com/SoftVarE-Group/Papers/raw/main/2021/2021-VaMoS-Sundermann.pdf

2020

2.
Heß, Tobias
Binary Decision Diagrams for the Analysis of Large Feature Models
Master's Thesis
Master's Thesis
University of Ulm, Germany
November 2020

2016

1.
Heß, Tobias
The Valued Workflow Satisfiability Problem and Its Solving With an Evolutionary Algorithm
Bachelor's Thesis
Bachelor's Thesis
University of Ulm, Germany
November 2016