Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

Dr. Matthias Uflacker

Chair Representative

Matthias Uflacker
  Phone: +49 (331) 5509-566
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  Email: matthias.uflacker(at)hpi.de
  Address: August-Bebel-Str. 88, 14482 Potsdam 
  Room: Campus II (Villa), V-2.18
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Short Bio

Dr. Matthias Uflacker is chair representative at the chair of Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, University of Potsdam. His responsibilities include the general coordination and conduction of teaching, research and project activities of the research group. After graduating in Computer Science at Monash University and University of Oldenburg, Matthias received his doctoral degree at HPI under supervision of Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner in 2011. After completion of his doctorate, he joined the newly founded SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam where he was exploring new concepts for enterprise applications based on in-memory database technology. In September 2013, he returned to the Hasso Plattner Institute to direct the department of Professor Plattner. His research interests focus on enterprise data management on latest hardware and the design of modern enterprise applications.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Deutschsprachige SAP Anwendergruppe e.V.


  • Hesse, G., Reissaus, B., Matthies, C., Lorenz, M., Kraus, M., Uflacker, M.: Senska - Towards an Enterprise Streaming Benchmark. Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking for the Analytics Era: 9th TPC Technology Conference, TPCTC 2017, Munich, Germany, August 28, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. bll. 25-40. Springer International Publishing (2018).
  • Treffer, A., Uflacker, M.: Back-in-Time Debugging in Heterogeneous Software Stacks. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering Workshops (ISSREW). IEEE (2017).
  • Lorenz, M., Rudolph, J.-P., Hesse, G., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Object-Relational Mapping Revisited-A Quantitative Study on the Impact of Database Technology on O/R Mapping Strategies. Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2017).
  • Zimmermann, T., Djürken, T., Mayer, A., Janke, M., Boissier, M., Schwarz, C., Schlosser, R., Uflacker, M.: Detecting Fraudulent Advertisements on a Large E-Commerce Platform. Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP, DOLAP, Venice, Italy, March 21, 2017 (2017).
  • Uflacker, M., Schlosser, R., Meinel, C.: Ertragsmanagement im Wandel - Potentiale der In-Memory Technologie. In: Gläß, R. en Leukert, B. (reds.) Handel 4.0: Die Digitalisierung des Handels. Strategien, Technologien, Transformation. In book: Handel 4.0: Die Digitalisierung des Handels. Strategien, Technologien, Transformation, Gabler Verlag (2017).
  • Treffer, A., Perscheid, M., Uflacker, M.: Bringing back-in-time debugging down to the database. 2017 IEEE 24th International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER). IEEE (2017).
  • Hesse, G., Matthies, C., Reissaus, B., Uflacker, M.: A New Application Benchmark for Data Stream Processing Architectures in an Enterprise Context: Doctoral Symposium. Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems. bl. 359--362. ACM (2017).
  • Neves, M., Eckert, F., Folkerts, H., Uflacker, M.: Assessing the performance of Olelo, a real-time biomedical question answering application. Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP) Workshop at ACL'17 (2017).
  • Schlosser, R., Boissier, M.: Optimal Price Reaction Strategies in the Presence of Active and Passive Competitors. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES), Porto, Portugal. bll. 47-56 (2017).
  • Kraus, M., Niedermeier, J., Jankrift, M., Tietboehl, S., Stachewicz, T., Folkerts, H., Uflacker, M., Neves, M.: Olelo: a web application for intuitive exploration of biomedical literature. Nucleic acids research. (2017).
  • Dreseler, M., Kissinger, T., Djürken, T., Eric, L., Uflacker, M., Habich, D., Plattner, H., Lehner, W.: Hardware-Accelerated Memory Operations on Large-Scale NUMA Systems. Eighth International Workshop on Accelerating Analytics and Data Management Systems Using Modern Processor and Storage Architectures (ADMS), in conjunction with VLDB (2017).
  • Boissier, M., Schlosser, R., Podlesny, N., Serth, S., Bornstein, M., Latt, J., Lindemann, J., Selke, J., Uflacker, M.: Data-Driven Repricing Strategies in Competitive Markets: An Interactive Simulation Platform. Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. bll. 355-357. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2017).
  • Matthies, C., Treffer, A., Uflacker, M.: Prof. CI: Employing Continuous Integration Services and GitHub Workflows to Teach Test-Driven Development. 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). bll. 1-8 (2017).
  • Neves, M., Folkerts, H., Jankrift, M., Niedermeier, J., Stachewicz, T., Tietböhl, S., Kraus, M., Uflacker, M.: Olelo: A Question Answering Application for Biomedicine. ACL'17 Demo (2017).
  • Serth, S., Podlesny, N., Bornstein, M., Lindemann, J., Latt, J., Selke, J., Schlosser, R., Boissier, M., Uflacker, M.: An Interactive Platform to Simulate Dynamic Pricing Competition on Online Marketplaces. 21st IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2017, Quebec City, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2017. bll. 61-66. IEEE (2017).
  • Schapranow, M.-P., Uflacker, M., Sariyar, M., Semler, S., Fichte, J., Schielke, D., Ekinci, K., Zahn, T.: Towards An Integrated Health Research Process: A Cloud-based Approach. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Big Data. bl. 2813--2818. IEEE (2016).
  • Matthies, C., Kowark, T., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Agile metrics for a university software engineering course. IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). IEEE (2016).
  • Kowark, T., Matthies, C., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Lightweight Collection and Storage of Software Repository Data with DataRover. 31st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2016), Demo Track (2016).
  • Matthies, C., Kowark, T., Richly, K., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: How Surveys, Tutors, and Software Help to Assess Scrum Adoption in a Classroom Software Engineering Project. The 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Software Engineering Education and Training Track, Austin, Texas, USA (2016).
  • Kowark, T., Richly, K., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Incremental, Per-Query Ontology Matching with RepMine. 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Demo Track, Montreal, Canada (2016).
  • Boissier, M., Meyer, C., Djürken, T., Lindemann, J., Mao, K., Reinhardt, P., Specht, T., Zimmermann, T., Uflacker, M.: Analyzing Data Relevance and Access Patterns of Live Production Database Systems. Proceedings of the 25th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. bl. 2473--2475. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2016).
  • Matthies, C., Kowark, T., Richly, K., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: ScrumLint: Identifying Violations of Agile Practices Using Development Artifacts. 9th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2016, in Conjunction with the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Austin, Texas, USA (2016).
  • Treffer, A., Uflacker, M.: The Slice Navigator: Focused Debugging with Interactive Dynamic Slicing. Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Program Debugging. bll. 1-6. IEEE, New York, NY, USA (2016).
  • Schlosser, R., Boissier, M., Schober, A., Uflacker, M.: How To Survive Dynamic Pricing Competition in E-commerce. Proceedings of the Poster Track of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016), Boston, USA, September 17, 2016 (2016).
  • Matthies, C., Kowark, T., Uflacker, M.: Teaching Agile the Agile Way — Employing Self-Organizing Teams in a University Software Engineering Course. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) International Forum 2016, New Orleans, LA (2016).
  • Boissier, M., Meyer, C., Uflacker, M., Tinnefeld, C.: And all of a sudden: Main Memory Is Less Expensive Than Disk. In: Rabl, T., Sachs, K., Poess, M., K. Baru, C., en Jacobsen, H.-A. (reds.) Big Data Benchmarking. bll. 132-144. Springer International Publishing (2015).
  • Schwalb, D., Dreseler, M., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: NVC-Hashmap: A Persistent and Concurrent Hashmap For Non-Volatile Memories. In-Memory Data Management Workshop (IMDM), in conjunction with VLDB (2015).
  • Schwalb, D., Kossmann, J., Faust, M., Klauck, S., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Hyrise-R: Scale-out and Hot-Standby through Lazy Master Replication for Enterprise Applications. Proceedings of the 3rd VLDB Workshop on In-Memory Data Mangement and Analytics (IMDM), in conjunction with VLDB 2015 Kohala Coast, Hawaii (2015).
  • Klauck, S., Butzmann, L., Mueller, S., Faust, M., Schwalb, D., Uflacker, M., Sinzig, W., Plattner, H.: Interactive, Flexible, and Generic What-If Analyses Using In-Memory Column Stores. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Hanoi, Vietnam (2015).
  • Fähnrich, C., Denecke, K., Adeoye, O., Benzler, J., Claus, H., Kirchner, G., Mall, S., Richter, R., Schapranow, M.-P., Schwarz, N.G., Tom-Aba, D., Uflacker, M., Poggensee, G., Krause, G.: Surveillance and Outbreak Response Management System (SORMAS) to support the control of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Euro Surveillance. (2015).
  • Haeger, F., Kowark, T., Uflacker, M.: Experience and Knowledge Transfer Through Special Topic Coaching Sessions. In: Plattner, H., Meinel, C., en Leifer, L. (reds.) Design Thinking Research - Making Design Thinking Foundational. bll. 187-201 (2015).
  • Plattner, H., Uflacker, M.: Eine Neue Welt. ManagementKompass In-Memory Analytics, Frankfurt Business Media. 15-19 (2015).
  • Butzmann, L., Klauck, S., Mueller, S., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H., Sinzig, W.: Generic Business Simulation Using an In-Memory Column Store. Datenbanksysteme für Business, Technologie und Web (BTW), 16. Fachtagung des GI-Fachbereichs "Datenbanken und Informationssysteme" (DBIS) (2015).
  • Meyer, C., Boissier, M., Michaud, A., Vollmer, J.O., Taylor, K., Schwalb, D., Uflacker, M., Roedszus, K.: Dynamic and Transparent Data Tiering for In-Memory Databases in Mixed Workload Environments. International Workshop on Accelerating Data Management Systems Using Modern Processor and Storage Architectures - ADMS @ VLDB 2015 (2015).
  • Denecke, K., Mall, S., Fähnrich, C., Perscheid, C., Adeoye, O.O., Benzler, J., Claus, H., Kirchner, G., Richter, R., Schapranow, M.-P., Schwarz, N., Reigl, L., Tom-Aba, D., Gidado, S., Waziri, N.E., Uflacker, M., Krause, G., Poggensee, G.: „Surveillance and Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS)“ ermöglicht Kontrolle von Ebola-Infizierten in Westafrika. 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi) (2015).
  • Haeger, F., Kowark, T., Krüger, J., Vetterli, C., Übernickel, F., Uflacker, M.: DT@Scrum: Integrating Design Thinking with Software Development Processes. Understanding Innovation - Building Innovators (2014).
  • Neves, M., Herbst, K., Uflacker, M., Plattner, H.: Preliminary evaluation of passage retrieval in biomedical multilingual question answering. BioTxtM 2014, Fourth Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Health and Biomedical Text Processing (2014).
  • Treffer, A., Uflacker, M.: Dynamic Slicing with Soot. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on the State of the Art in Java Program Analysis. bll. 1-6. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2014).
  • Plattner, H., Schwalb, D., Mueller, S., Wust, J., Uflacker, M., Faust, M.: The Impact of Columnar In-Memory Databases on Enterprise Systems. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment Volume 7 Issue 13, Hangzhou, China. bll. 1722-1729 (2014).
  • Haeger, F., Kowark, T., Uflacker, M.: Pay it forward - Planning and Assessment of a Coaching Seminar for Global-Design Team Alumni. The 10th NordDesign Conference, Espoo, Finland (2014).
  • Kowark, T., Zeier, A., Uflacker, M.: An Instrument for Real-Time Design Interaction Capture and Analysis. Design Thinking: Understand – Improve – Apply (2011).
  • Kowark, T., Uflacker, M., Zeier, A.: Towards a Shared Platform for Virtual Collaboration Analysis. The 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP '11) (2011).
  • Uflacker, M., Zeier, A.: A semantic network approach to analyzing virtual team interactions in the early stages of conceptual design. Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 88-99. (2010).
  • Bog, A., Uflacker, M., Zeier, A., Domschke, M.: Managing Globally Distributed Engineering Teams: A Case Study on Virtual Industrial Engineering. 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IE&EM), Beijing, China (2009).
  • Zeier, A., Schapranow, M.-P., Krüger, J., Uflacker, M., Müller, J.: noFilis !CrossTalk 2.0 as Device Management Solution, Experiences while Integrating RFID Hardware into SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IE&EM), Beijing, China (2009).
  • Uflacker, M., Skogstad, P., Zeier, A., Leifer, L.: Analysis of virtual design collaboration with team communication networks. 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'09), Stanford, CA, USA (2009).
  • Uflacker, M.: Implementation of a Service Platform to Evaluate Virtual Team Communication. Proceedings of the 3rd Ph.D. Retreat of the HPI Research School on Service-oriented Systems Engineering, Technical Report, Vol. 27, Universitätsverlag Potsdam, Germany (2009).
  • Uflacker, M., Zeier, A.: A platform for the temporal evaluation of team communication in distributed design environments. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD'09), Santiago, Chile (2009).
  • Uflacker, M., Zeier, A.: Capturing Team Information Spaces with Resource-based Information Networks. IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet, Freiburg, Germany (2008).
  • Ploskonos, A., Uflacker, M.: A Classification Schema for Process and Method Adaptation in Software Design Projects. In Proceedings of the DESIGN 2008, 10th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2008).
  • Uflacker, M., Zeier, A.: Extending the Situated Function-Behaviour-Structure Framework for User-Centered Software Design. Third International Conference on Design Computing & Cognition, Atlanta, USA (2008).
  • Uflacker, M., Zeier, A.: A Graph-based Approach to Assessing Multi-modal Team Communication in Global Organizations. IEEE Symposium on Advanced Management of Information for Globalized Enterprises (AMIGE'08), Tianjin, China (2008).
  • Uflacker, M.: A Resource-Oriented Information Network Platform for Global Design Processes. Proceedings of the 2nd. Ph.D. retreat of the HPI Research School on Service-Oriented Systems Engineering, Technical Report, Vol. 23, Universitätsverlag Potsdam, Germany (2008).
  • Uflacker, M., Busse, D.: Complexity in Enterprise Applications vs. Simplicity in User Experience. Proceedings of HCI International 2007, Peking, China (2007).
  • Uflacker, M.: A Task-oriented Approach to User-Centered Design of Service-Based Enterprise Applications. Proceedings of the Fall 2006 Workshop of the HPI Research School on Service-Oriented Systems Engineering, Technical Report, Vol. 18, Universitätsverlag Potsdam, Germany (2007).
  • Uflacker, M.: Resource-oriented Knowledge Sharing in User-centered Design Communities. Proceedings of the 10th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems, Seoul (2007).
  • Uflacker, M.: A reference methodology for the user-centric development of business process applications. Proceedings of the Ninth World Conference on Integrated Design & Process Technologies (IDPT'06), San Diego (CA) (2006).