11th Annual Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing

The Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing 2016 is the annual symposium of the HPI Research School and is taking place for the eleventh time. It outlines new trends in the area of Service-oriented Computing and highlights recent work of select Research School members.

When, Where, Who & What?

Hasso Plattner Institute
Potsdam | April 6 - 8, 2016

The Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing - Connecting Industry & Academia

As the HPI Research School is an interdisciplinary undertaking of the HPI research groups, the Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing covers a wide range of topics concering SOC, which include but are not limited to: cloud computing, {software, platform, infrastructure} as a service, service description, discovery and composition, service deployment, platform configuration and capacity planning, monitoring, service middleware, service-oriented architectures (SOAs), service management, information as a service, service development and maintenance, novel business models for SOAs, economical implications of web services and SOAs, service science, mobile and peer-to-peer services, data services, quality of service, exception handling, or service reliability and security.

Excellent speakers – both from industry and academia – leaders in their respective field of research, are invited to talk about their latest projects and resulting outcomes.

The Doctoral Symposium - Connecting Ph.D. Students from all over the World

Over the years the HPI Research School has been expanded to a state in which we are excited to - in addition to our members from HPI Potsdam, Germany - welcome colleagues from University of Cape Town, South Africa; the Technion, Israel; and Nanjing University, China. The Doctoral Symposium which takes place on Wednesday, April 6, is also part of the 11th Annual Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing.


Subject to change.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 (Doctoral Symposium)

Room: H.E-51 (Main Building)

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Müller, HPI und Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Community Detection and Community Outlier Mining in Attributed Graphs
10:00-10:15Coffee Break
10:15-12:15Session DS-1
Daniel Richter, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Expect Errors: Relaxing System Properties to Increase Availability
Richard Maliwatu, Ph.D. student, University of Cape Town
Wireless Mesh Routing in White Space
Tim Felgentreff, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Object-constraint Programming
Xu Ming, Ph.D. student, Nanjing University
Topic Modeling: Customers' Feedback Information Analysis
Anja Jentzsch, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Exploring Linked Data Graph Structures
Ran Ben Basat, Ph.D. student, Technion
Heavy Hitters in Streams and Sliding Windows
Prof. Dr. Avinoam Kolodny, The Andrew and Erna Viterbi faculty of Electrical Engineering Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
The Role of Interconnect in Power-Efficient Computing
14:00-15:00Session DS-2
Alexandra Ion, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Integrating Mechanisms into Metamaterials
Bao Nianyuan, Ph.D. student, Nanjing University
EASY: Efficient Adaptive Scheduler on YARN
Ekaterina Bazhenova, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Decision Process Mining and Refining
15:00-15:30Best Paper Session
Martin Krejca, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Robustness of Ant Colony Optimization to Noise
15:30-16:00Poster & Ice Cream Session
HPI Research School
Ph.D. Students Share Their Ideas - Poster Session
17:00Social Event
Alternative City Tour

Thursday, April 07, 2016 (Symposium with Industry and Academia, Doctoral Symposium contd.)

Room: HS3, HS Foyer (Lecture Building)

09:15-09:30Opening of the Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute, Director
Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze, Hasso Plattner Institute, Speaker of the Research School
09:30-10:00Elevator Pitches
HPI Research School
Ph.D. Students Introduce Their Work - Elevator Pitch
Richard P. Gabriel, Researcher, IBM Research, California
Writing a Writer
10:45-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:20Session DS-3
Wu Xiaotong , Ph.D. student, Nanjing University
The Tradeoff between Statistical Privacy and Utility
Naama Kraus, Ph.D. student, Technion
Fishing in the Stream: Similarity Search over Endless Data
Anesu M.C. Marufu, Ph.D. student, University of Cape Town
Cheating Malware in a Resource-Constrained Auction-Based Microgrid
Pedro Lopes, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Engineering a Spatial Input and Output device using Muscle Stimulation
Dave Probert, Ph.D. , Windows Kernel Architect, Microsoft
Isolated User-Mode, a New Security Architecture for Windows
14:15-15:15Session 1
Dr. Sebastian Kiebusch, CEO, Saxon IT Services, Dresden
The Future of Governmental IT in Saxony
Dr. Albert Maier, Chief Architect Information Governance & Data Quality, IBM Analytics Development
Open Source based Information Governance Services for Next Generation Analytics
15:15-15:30Coffee Break
15:30-16:00Invited Talk
Thomas Harrer, CTO IBM Systems Hardware Sales DACH, IBM Executive Architect, IBM Academy of Technology and Technical Expert Council Central
Evolution in IT with Open Collaboration
16:00-16:30IBM Power8 Celebration
Wolfgang Wendt, Vice President Hardware Sales, IBM Systems Europe
16:30-17:30Session 2
Dr.techn. Markus Jobst, Vienna University of Technology
Service-Oriented Mapping: Requirements in Modern Cartography
Dr. Guido Salvaneschi, Software Technology Group, Technical University of Darmstadt
Dealing with Change in a Principled Way: The Reactive Programming Approach
17:30-17:45Coffee Break
17:45-18:45Session 3
Dr. Matthias Kunze, Senior Business Process Manager, Zalando SE
Monitoring End-to-End Business Processes in a Microservices Architecture
Lena Feinbube Ph.D. Student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Experimentally Evaluating the Dependability of Complex Software Systems
19:30Social Event
Dinner at HPI Main Building Foyer

Friday, April 08, 2016 (Symposium with Industry and Academia)

Room: HS3, HS Foyer (Lecture Building)

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Panagiotou, Professor for Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics, University of Munich, Department for Mathematics
Quantifying Systemic Risk in Inhomogeneous Networks
10:00-10:15Coffee Break
10:15-11:15Session 4
Prof. Dr. Idit Keidar, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Transactional Data Structure Libraries
Prof. Ulrike Rivett, Department of Information Systems, iCOMMS, University of Cape Town
ICT for Development – Is it Working?
11:15-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:00Invited Talk
Dr. Alexander Schmidt, Azure Key Vault, Microsoft
Azure in Your Datacenter: Microsoft Azure Stack
12:00-12:40Session 5
Fang Chunrong, Ph.D. student, Nanjing University
Kikbug: A Novel Crowdsourced Testing System
Thijs Roumen, Ph.D. student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Linespace: A Sensemaking Platform for the Blind
12:40-13:00Closing Remarks

The HPI Research School

In October 2005, the HPI started its Research School on “Service-Oriented Systems Engineering”, a graduate school based on the model of the DFG (German Research Foundation) “Graduiertenkolleg”.

The Vision of the Research School

Design and implementation of service-oriented architectures impose numerous research questions from the fields of software engineering, system analysis and modeling, adaptability, and application integration. Service-Oriented Systems Engineering represents a symbiosis of best practices in object orientation, component-based development, distributed computing, and business process management. It provides integration of business and IT concerns. Service-Oriented Systems Engineering denotes a current research topic in the field of IT-Systems Engineering with high potential in academic research as well as in industrial application. Supported by an internationally renowned grant, PhD students at our college participate in joint activities such as lectures, seminars, winter schools and workshops.

The Members of the Research School

The professors of the HPI with their research groups are supporting pillars for our PhD school. With its interdisciplinary structure, the research college on Service-Oriented Systems Engineering interconnects the HPI research groups and fosters close and fruitful collaborations.

In context of the Research School, the different groups at HPI work on the following topics:

On the website of the Research School, please find latest information about the Ph.D. students, their research interests, joint projects, and events:

Hasso Plattner Institute for IT-Systems Engineering

The Hasso Plattner Institute for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) at the University of Potsdam is unique in Germany for two key reasons: It was the first university institute in Germany financed entirely by private funds, and it is a prime example of a successful public-private partnership. The Hasso Plattner Institute offers the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in “IT-Systems Engineering” that emphasizes on the ability to design, develop, and control large, complex, and distributed IT systems. A particular specialty of the HPI is the strong engineering orientation that intensively incorporates industrial projects in its curriculum.

10 Research Groups shape the profile of the HPI in IT-Systems Engineering. At the HPI, 480 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled and about 100 research assistants and Ph.D. students are researching in their respective field. Since October 2005, the HPI runs the Research School on “Service-Oriented Systems Engineering”, an international Ph.D. school with 25 Ph.D. students in Potsdam and 25 Ph.D. students at University of Cape Town in South Africa, Technion in Israel, and Nanjing University in China.

The Hasso Plattner Institute tightly cooperates with scientific partners, both nationally and internationally. Among the partners – apart from renowned European universities – are the Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, as well as Technical University of Beijing in China. Furthermore, the HPI cooperates with renowned major IT companies, such as EMC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Siemens, and T-Mobile.