Tom Frotscher Wins 2013 b+m SSEP Award for Thesis on Kieker’s OPAD

Tom Frotscher wins the 2013 Software & Systems Engineering Award (b+m SSEP) for his Master’s thesis on “Architecture-Based Multivariate Anomaly Detection for Software Systems”. Since 2011, the annual b+m SSEP jury elects an excellent thesis submitted to the Kiel University’s Computer Science Department based on scientific quality and practical relevance . Tom’s thesis, supervised jointly by the Universities in Kiel and Stuttgart, extends the initial work on Kieker’s Online Performance Anomaly Detection (OPAD) approach by Tillmann Bielefeld who received the b+m SSEP in 2012. Tom’s thesis was again conducted in close collaboration with Xing AG, whose well-known  business networking platform served as the case study system. Continue reading

Kieker’s Development in Five Minutes

Using the tool Gource (, we created a nice visualization showing the development of Kieker in only five minutes. The video contains parts of our Git history and shows not only how the project has grown since 2008, but also how many different developers already contributed to the project.

Thanks to Fenil Conic (@fenilconic) for the music (Hollywood Reality 3).