Sven Körner's dissertation "RECAA - Werkzeugunterstützung in der Anforderungserhebung" received the Ernst-Denert-Preis for practically applicable research in software engineering. The award took place during the conference Software Engineering and Management 2015 in Dresden.
Körner's dissertation describes a toolset that anayse requirements texts in the English language for linguistic flaws. Once corrected, the tools automatically translate the requirements into system models. System models ares an important part of software design. If the models are changed, the requirements text is automatically adapted, keeping both consistent. The toolset thus automates critical and errorprone tasks in software development.