Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI


15 years of HPI Research School - Alumnus Dr. Mohammed AbuJarour

In celebration of its 15th anniversary this year, the HPI Research School looks back on an exciting success story. In addition to its expansion from the original Research School for Service-Oriented Systems Engineering to the Research School for Data Science and Engineering, the HPI Research School now has three international offices in Cape Town, Haifa and Nanjing. We are particularly proud of the excellent research environment and the close supervision of the scholarship holders by our professors and postdocs.

On the occasion of our anniversary, we would like to present some success stories of scholarship holders. Number 2 is Dr. Mohammed AbuJarour, who completed his PhD at the HPI Potsdam in December 2011 on "Enriched Service Descriptions: Sources, Approaches, and Usages". His thesis was honored with "magna cum laude".

Dr. Mohammed AbuJarour

Dr. Mohammed AbuJarour
(Foto: Dr. Mohammed AbuJarour)

During his dissertation, AbuJarour was supervised by Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann and examined the concept of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and especially the descriptions of the so-called web services of different service providers. Often web services are not provided with the correct and necessary descriptions for placement in public service registers by providers. Within the project, a so-called "crawler" was developed as a solution to this problem. The crawler is a program that automatically searches for web services on public websites. It registers these in the directory and assigns additional textual comments to the corresponding web services.

Today AbuJarour is Co-Founder & CTO of ui-first and Founder & General Manager of Place4Share GmbH. In his daily work, he is primarily concerned with technical consulting for customers from Germany and the creation of co-working spaces for young entrepreneurs and talents from developing countries.

Short biography

  • 2018 – today: Co-Founder & CTO, ui-first
  • 2019 - 2020: Founder & General Manager, Place4Share GmbH
  • 2019 - 2020: Professor for Software Engineering, HTW Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 – 2019: (Senior) Software Engineer, SAP Innovation Center Potsdam, Germany
  • 2008- 2011: Ph.D. in IT-Systems Engineering, Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany, Grade: Very Good
  • 2006 – 2007: M.Sc in Computer Science, Max-Planck-Institut for Computer Science / Saarland university, Germany
  • 2005 – 2006: Research & Desvelopment Engineer, Palnet (ISP), Palestine
  • 2005: Freelancer - Software Developer, Mobile Solutions, Palestine
  • 2004: Internship at GIS Department, Jordanian Electrical Power Company, Jordan
  • 2001 -2005: B.Sc in Computer Information Technology, Arab American University - Jenin


  • Enriched Service Descriptions: Sources, Approaches, and Usages
  • Automatic Sampling of Web Services
  • Discovering Linkage Patterns among Web Services using Business Process Knowledge
  • Enriched Service Descriptions Using Business Process Configurations
  • Improving Service Discovery through Enriched Service Descriptions
  • Revealing Hidden Relations among Web Services Using Business Process Knowledge
  • Dynamic Tags for Dynamic Data Web Services
  • Towards a Diamond SOA Operational Model
  • Posr: A Comprehensive System for Aggregating and Using Web Services
  • Collecting, Annotating, and Classifying Public Web Services
  • Web Services and Business Processes: A Round Trip

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