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HPI Symposium at SAP Next-Gen 2017

The HPI "Research School on Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" presents itself to the academic community in the NYC area, providing a forum for exchange and discussion of ideas among industry and academia.

The symposium will be held at the 48th floor of the 10 Hudson Yards building (Picture: SAP)

When, Where, Who & What?

SAP Next-Gen, 10 Hudson Yards
New York City | October 9 - 10, 2017

Trends in Service-Oriented Computing: Big Data, Machine Learning, and Beyond

The HPI Research School for "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" is the HPI graduate school, founded in 2005, with branches in Cape Town, Haifa and Nanjing. The HPI Research School has dedicated itself to the field of "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering." The focus is on the design and implementation of service-based architectures. 

These architectures target various research problems from software engineering, system modeling and analysis, as well as the adaptability and integration of applications. "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" represents a synthesis of best practices in object orientation, component-based development, distributed computing, and business process management. It also targets the integration of business needs and IT. The topics of the HPI Research School thus have a unique potential not only in terms of academic research but also in industrial application.

To foster collaboration and scientific exchange, the HPI Research School will hold a symposium on "Trends in Service-Oriented Computing: big data, machine learning, and beyond" at SAP Next-Gen, New York City.


Monday, October 9, 2017

09:30 – 10:00Opening

Prof. Andreas Polze, Hasso Plattner Institute
Introduction to HPI Research School on Service-Oriented Computing

10:00 – 12:00Ph.D. Student Talk Session I: Data Analysis
Julian Risch, Hasso Plattner Institute
What Should I Cite? Cross-Collection Reference Recommendation of Patents and Papers
Sankalita Mandal, Hasso Plattner Institute
A Framework for Integrating Real-World Events and Business Processes in an IoT Environment
Davide Mottin, Hasso Plattner Institute
Graph exploration via Multifidelity Active Search
Hazar Harmouch, Hasso Plattner Institute
Cardinality Estimation: An Experimental Survey
12:00 – 13:00Lunch
13:00 – 13:45Invited Presentation
Prof. Juliana Freire, New York University
Democratizing Urban Data Exploration
14:00 – 16:00Ph.D. Student Talk Session II: Systems
Christoph Matthies, Hasso Plattner Institute
Data-Driven Software Development Processes
Sven Köhler, Hasso Plattner Institute
Tools for Adaptive Work-Package Choice in Middleware
Sona Ghahremani, Hasso Plattner Institute
Model-Driven Self-Adaptation in Large Dynamic Architectures
Tatiana Gayvoronskaya, Hasso Plattner Institute
Blockchain Technology and Applications
16:00 – 17:00Invited Presentation
Prof. Craig Gotsman, New Jersey Institute of Technology
A Survey of Data Science and Related Research at NJIT
17:00 – 17:30


Prof. Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute
HPI: A Bright Future Perspective

18:00Social Event

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10:00 – 11:00Keynote

Ann Rosenberg, SAP Next-Gen
The Vision of SAP Next-Gen

11:00 – 12:00Poster Session
12:00 – 13:00Lunch
13:00 – 14:00Keynote
Prof. Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institute
Rethinking Business Process Management
14:00 – 16:30Ph.D. Student Talk Session III: Analysis & Interfaces
Christian Bartz, Hasso Plattner Institute
Towards Semi-Supervised End-to-End Scene Text Recognition
Oliver Schneider, Hasso Plattner Institute
Spatial Haptic Interaction for Blind Users
Erik Scharwächter, Hasso Plattner Institute
Anomaly Detection in Massive Collections of Time Series
Thomas Staubitz, Hasso Plattner Institute
Peer Assessment and Teamwork in Scalable Learning Environment

Vladeta Stojanovic, Hasso Plattner Institute
Interactive Visualization for Facility Management

16:30 – 17:00Closing Remarks
Prof. Andreas Polze, Hasso Plattner Institute
17:00Social Event

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 Digital Engineering

The Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital 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.

11 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.

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.