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Welcome to the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology

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.

2nd paluno Software Technology Summit

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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. Read more



The submission to the International Cross-Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security (CD-ARES' 2013) titled "A Framework for Combining Problem Frames and Goal Models to Support Context Analysis during Requirements Engineering" written by Nazila Gol Mohammadi, Thorsten Weyer, Klaus Pohl together with Azadeh Alebrahim and Maritta Heisel was accepted by the program committee for publication in the conference proceedings.


Today (June, 6) the German national weekly newspaper "DIE ZEIT" contains an UDE insert due to the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen ten years ago. Klaus Pohl speaks about his work at paluno on page 7.

UDE insert (pdf)


The Integrated FP7-project FInest, a use case project on transport and logistics, received excellent ratings from the reviewers during its final review meeting. The ultimate aim of the FInest project is to develop a Future Internet enabled ICT platform to improve support and optimise the collaboration and integration within international transport and logistics business networks.

For more information about FInest please visit: http://www.finest-ppp.eu/


paluno – University of Duisburg-Essen was co-organiser of the ICSE (The International Conference on Software Engineering) 2013 in San Francisco. It is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of software engineering. Klaus Pohl was Program Co-Chair of the ICSE 2013.