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Future SOC Lab (Service-Oriented Computing)

The HPI Future SOC Lab provides researchers with free of charge access to a powerful IT infrastructure of cutting-edge hardware and software. It aims at enabling and promoting exchange between the research community and industry. We invite researchers from all scientific areas and universities, as well as non-academic research institutions, to use the Lab‘s resources to conduct their research activities. The Lab allows you to keep up with the requirements of your research projects through regular upgrades and support. 


Call for Projects

We invite you to work on your research questions using the HPI Future SOC Lab‘s IT infrastructure.

Researchers can apply to gain access to this infrastructure by submitting project proposals. Project proposals are reviewed and approved by a Steering Committee which is led by the head of HPI, Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, and which comprises representatives from HPI and the industrial partners, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, and SAP.

Submit Project Proposal

A call for projects is issued twice a year, in the first and third quarters respectively. Project proposals can be handed in for new projects as well as for renewed access to infrastructure.

Receive Decision

During the HPI Future SOC Lab Day, the Steering Committee, which comprises representatives from HPI and industry partners, decides which projects will be approved.

Access IT infrastructure Free of Charge

Approved projects are granted access to resources until the next HPI Future SOC Lab Day (about 6 months).

Document Project Results

At the end of the project period, a final report and a poster on the research activities must be submitted.

Visit the HPI Future SOC Lab Day

Meet researchers and gain insights into the latest IT trends.


We regularly share news, present current research projects and inform about the activities at the Lab.

This is how the registration works:

  1. Click on the button left or send an email to futuresoc-lab-news-join(at)hpi.uni-potsdam.de
  2. Agree to confirmation mail. Done!



Project Partners and Industry Partners





Any Questions? Don't hesitate to write us an email: futuresoc-lab-info(at)hpi.de