What is RCE?

RCE is an Open Source distributed, workflow-driven integration environment. It is used by engineers and scientists to design and simulate complex systems (e.g., aircraft, ships, or satellites) by using and integrating their own design and simulation tools.
An overview about RCE and some of its application fields gives this survey article.
If you're interested in contributing to RCE please don't hesitate and contact us. The source code is distributed as a zip archive along with each release. We will provide general public access to our source code repository soon.
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Cite us

If you use RCE in your research project, please cite either the software itself or our reference publication in SoftwareX:

Brigitte Boden, Jan Flink, Niklas Först, Robert Mischke, Kathrin Schaffert, Alexander Weinert, Annika Wohlan, and Andreas Schreiber. "RCE: an integration environment for engineering and science." SoftwareX 15 (2021): 100759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2021.100759.

Brigitte Boden, Jan Flink, Robert Mischke, Kathrin Schaffert, Alexander Weinert, Annika Wohlan, and Andreas Schreiber. (2019). RCE (10.0.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3691675.

You can obtain the preprint of the SoftwareX-article from arXiV.

Work with us

We are always open to working together with users to extend RCE and to apply it to new use cases. For this, we often participate in collaborative research projects. Please contact us at rce@dlr.de.


Clarification of our Version Support / EOL Policy

While we regularly recommend upgrading RCE to the latest release, we would like to introduce more explicit information about RCE's upgrade and versioning policy. This is intended to support RCE users and administrators in their upgrade decisions and planning.

Please note that this policy will be refined and adapted as …

We are Looking For Workflow Samples

As part of the development of RCE, we are involved in a number of research projects. Colleagues working on these projects regularly construct workflows that are far larger and more intricate than anything we envisioned when we started development. While involvement in these projects allows for "keyhole insight" into the …

Newsletter Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of the RCE Newsletter. Via this newsletter we will inform interested users about new releases of RCE, to announce upcoming events, and for general information on current developments. You can find instructions for signing up here. We hope this will be a welcome …