Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner

Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry II

General Information

  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner, Dr. Matthias Uflacker
  • 6 ECTS (graded)
  • Initial seminar introduction:October 24, 2019 at 3.15 PM (H 2.58)
  • Enrollment until October 30, 2019
  • Schedule:
    • Introduction: October 24, 2019 (Slides)
    • Workshop at Industry Partner: Thu Nov 28, 2019, Berlin office (tbd.)
    • Intermediate presentations: Jan 2020 (D.E-9/10, Campus 2)
    • Seminar block week: February 10-14, 2020 - Bldg H, 3rd Floor
    • Documentation due: March 20, 2020

About The Seminar

In this seminar, participants will work in teams to gain deep technical understanding and develop solutions for real-world challenges in enterprise computing faced by Zalando, one of Europe‘s biggest e-commerce fashion platforms.

Learning areas include

- Characteristics of enterprise applications, systems, and processes at Zalando

- Hands-on experience with cloud platforms (AWS), SAP tools, data analytics

Block Week

- Presentation: challenge/current situation, insights, initial prototype ideas

- Ideation and Implementation of a prototype

- Test/evaluation with Zalando experts

- Final presentations

- 5 days

The participation in Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry I is recommended as a preparation for this lecture, but not mandatory.



We expect active participation in the team and during the block seminar. Grading will be based on

  • individual engagement during discussions, the project, and team work (25%),
  • the implemented prototype and final presentation (50%),
  • brief documentation of your insights, proposed solution, and the resulting implementation (a written report per team - 15-25 pages LNCS, 25%).