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AVL is the world's largest privately owned company for development of powertrains (combustion engines, hybrid systems, electric drive) as well as simulation and test systems for passenger cars, trucks and marine engines. AVL has about 3600 employees in Graz (over 700 graduated engineers) and a global network of 45 representations and affiliates resulting in a total of 8600 employees worldwide. AVL's Powertrain Engineering division activities are focused on the research, design and development of various powertrains in the view of low fuel consumption, low emission, low noise and improved driveability. The Advanced Simulation Technologies division develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the powertrain development work. AVL's Instrumentation and Test Systems division is an established manufacturer and provider of instruments and systems for powertrain and vehicle testing including diagnostic sensors, complete engine, powertrain and vehicle test beds.
EclipseSource is a software and service provider specialized in open-source software platforms and technologies in the Eclipse ecosystem. EclipseSource is one of the world-leading expert companies in various Eclipse technologies and offers sponsored open-source development, integration, and developer support, as well as consulting and training on a broad range of Eclipse technologies. In Vienna, EclipseSource focuses in particular on services around the development of modeling tools based on the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and related frameworks, such as Papyrus UML, Xtext, the Graphical Modeling Framework, EMF Compare, EMF Forms, as well as development tools, such as CDT and JDT. EclipseSource supports several international companies in the selection, efficient combination, and integration of adequate Eclipse-based frameworks, as well as in the development and customization of underlying modeling technologies for their domain-specific modeling tools.
The institute’s research is centred on software-language engineering and language-oriented programming, including active development, maintenance, and research on Open Source software artifacts (in particular, the Next Scripting Framework NSF ). The institute participates actively in world-class international (e.g., University of Passau on software product lines) and national collaborations (e.g., University of Vienna on software architecture).