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The software systems of the future will be characterized by widely distributed, mobile, even ubiquitous use; by the seamless interaction between physical and digital services, data and things; and by continuous adaptation to a rapidly

evolving technology and business context. IT systems that are up to these challenges enable digital enterprises to not just cope with frictional changes in their markets, but to take advantage of new business opportunities as they emerge. In research and industry projects with partners across Europe, paluno develops scientific, yet pragmatic approaches to engineer such complex software systems – for the infrastructures of the future as well as the application landscapes of today.

paluno’s research and transfer paradigm encourages mutal benefit from basic research, applied research and bilateral industry cooperations. Our research teams join competencies covering all phases and layers of software engineering, and bring in experience from application domains as diverse as insurance, automotive, health, energy, and logistics.

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Taking place at Zeche Zollverein, Essen, on June 28th 2018, the event  will bring together digital transformation experts and scientists. High-level industry representatives will inspire the guests by showing their digital strategies. Researchers will present new technological opportunities.
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The program of the second paluno Software Technology Summit 2018 is set! On June 28, you can expect keynote speeches and presentations on digitization and modern software technologies.

Here you will find the program and other useful information



To support our research activities, we are looking for two PhD candidates/associate researchers (salary classification TV-L 13) in the area of “Software Engineering for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems”. As part of our competent and motivated team, you will work in a fascinating, national and international research environment. You will prototypically implement and implement your research results in close cooperation with our industrial partners. Your tasks include, among others, participating in European and national research projects, publishing and disseminating research results at internationally renowned scientific conferences and journals, as well as supporting teaching activities. Each of the two positions also provides the opportunity to pursue further academic qualification (i.e., to earn a PhD degree).


Detailed information can be found in the full job advert.


Prof. Dr. Michael Goedicke und Dr. Marco Konersmann organisieren die Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe "Architekturen" der Gesellschaft für Informatik.



Dr. Andreas Metzger represented the European Big Data lighthouse project "TransformingTransport" at this year's TRA. As technical coordinator, he gave a panel lecture on the project. The project partner also had a booth at the event.



A new visualization approach for the processing of vehicle movement data received an award as one of the best papers at PacificVis 2018 conference.





Marco Konersmann defended his doctoral thesis for the doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) on 23 March 2018 with highest honors.



On March 15 and 16, 2018, the steering group of the European lighthouse project TransformingTransport met at paluno in Essen. The project members presented their results from the individual subprojects and coordinated the next steps. Scientists from Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl’s research group presented a prototype of the productivity cockpit they are developing together with the Port of Duisburg. The real-time data provided by the productivity cockpit makes it easier to monitor and control the processes in the terminal.



Dr. Thorsten Weyer presentetd in his keynote at this year's REConf that the digital transormation will create new, big challenges for requirements engineering. He made clear that the self-conception and job profile of future requirements engineers will have to change.




From 06.-09. March 2018, the Software Engineering (SE)  conference of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) takes place in Ulm. The paluno working group "Software Systems Engineering" is represented with three lectures.



Bringing scientific findings about embedded system engineering into industrial practice is the aim of the project SPEDiT (Software Platform Embedded Systems - Dissemination and Transfer). At the beginning of February, the project participants met to present their working results.