The contribution "Requirement analysis for integrated engineering – Mechanisms and practical demands" (atp edition 55(4), pp.28-35)  will be awarded with the atp-award 2012 in the category "Hochschule". Atp edition is a peer-reviewed professional and scientific magazine for automation technology. The award gains additional weight by the fact, that atp edition itself recently has been honored as German "Professional Media of the Year” ("Fachmedium des Jahres") in the category "Construction / Production / Industry".
The winning paper discusses on the basis of practical industrial applications the need for improved integration of data and functions from software tools for the automation of processes in the engineering of industrial plants. Strengths and limitations of three approaches for integration mechanisms in software tools are investigated, and requirements for the integration of heterogeneous tools are identified. A derived software solution – the Automation Service Bus – has been presented in a follow-up contribution.
"To us the honor is proof and incentive to keep doing top-notch research on the junction between university and industry and supporting the company partner of the laboratory, die lower Austrian logi.cals GmbH  developing highly innovative solutions for automation engineering”, stated laboratoy lead Stefan Biffl.
The award will be presented at the congress Automation 2013  (June 25/26 in Baden-Baden) to Thomas Moser by the atp-editor-in-chief Prof. Leon Urbas . Dr. Thomas Moser developed the award-winning research contribution as a PostDoc researcher in the area of Semantic Integration at the Christian Doppler research laboratory "Software Engineering Integration for flexible Automation Systems" (CDL-Flex ) together with his co-authors, Prof. Stefan Biffl and Dr. Richard Mordinyi.
 Biffl, S., Mordinyi, R., & Moser, T. (2012). Anforderungsanalyse für das integrierte Engineering - Mechanismen und Bedarfe aus der Praxis. atp edition, 5, 28-35.