13th Annual Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing

The Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing 2018 is the annual symposium of the HPI Research School and is taking place for the thirteenth time. It outlines new trends in the area of Service-oriented Computing and highlights recent work of select Research School members.

When, Where, Who & What?

Hasso Plattner Institute
Potsdam | April 18 - 20, 2018

The Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing: Connecting Industry & Academia

As the HPI Research School is an interdisciplinary undertaking of the HPI research groups, the Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing covers a wide range of topics concering SOC, which include but are not limited to: cloud computing, {software, platform, infrastructure} as a service, service description, discovery and composition, service deployment, platform configuration and capacity planning, monitoring, service middleware, service-oriented architectures (SOAs), service management, information as a service, service development and maintenance, novel business models for SOAs, economical implications of web services and SOAs, service science, mobile and peer-to-peer services, data services, quality of service, exception handling, or service reliability and security.

Excellent speakers – both from industry and academia – leaders in their respective field of research, are invited to talk about their latest projects and resulting outcomes.

The Doctoral Symposium: Connecting Ph.D. Students from all over the World

Over the years the HPI Research School has been expanded to a state in which we are excited to - in addition to our members from HPI Potsdam, Germany - welcome colleagues from University of Cape Town, South Africa; the Technion, Israel; and Nanjing University, China. The Doctoral Symposium which takes place on Wednesday, April 18, is also part of the 13th Annual Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing.


Subject to change.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (Doctoral Symposium)


09:30 – 10:15 Keynote
  Dr. Maria Keet, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa
More Effective Ontology Authoring with Test-Driven Development
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Session DS-1
  Mina Rezaei, PhD Student, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
Survival-GAN: An Adversarial Framework for Multiple Clinical Tasks
  Vladeta Stojanovic, PhD Student, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
Interactive Visualization for Facility Management 4.0
  Anesu Marufu, PhD Student, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Exploring Malware in Resource-Constrained Auction-Augmented Microgrids
  Du Dapeng, PhD student, Nanjing University, China
Depth Images Could Tell Us More: Enhancing Depth Discriminability for RGB-D Scene Recognition
  Oren Kalinsky, PhD Student, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Efficiency of Join Queries through Algorithms and Hardware
  Lukas Pirl, PhD Student, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
Software Fault Injection for the Internet of Things
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:30 Ice Cream & Poster Session
13:30 – 15:00 Session DS-2
  Roman Kaplan, PhD Student, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Processing in Memory Architecture for Machine Learning and Bioinformatics
  Leonid Azriel, PhD Student, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Using Scan Side Channel to Detect IP Theft
  Hao Rui, PhD Student, Nanjing University, China
Recommendation and Clustering System for Crowdsourced Bug Reports
  Selvas Mwanza, PhD Student, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Algorithmically Detecting and Tracking Socio-Political Problems in South Africa Using Social Media Data
  Augustine Takyi, PhD Student, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Detection of Malicious Nodes using Collaborative Neighbour Monitoring in DSA Networks
  Thomas Brand, PhD Student, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
Focus with Adaptive Monitoring
15:00 Social Event: Guided Tour through Sanssouci Park and Dinner

Thursday, April 19, 2018 (Symposium with Industry & Academia)

HS1 (Lecture Building)

12:00 – 12:10Opening of the Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze, HPI, Potsdam
12:10 – 12:30Elevator Pitches
HPI Research School “Service-Oriented Systems Engineering”, Potsdam
PhD Students Introduce Their Work
12:30 – 13:00Keynote
Divesh Srivastava, PhD, AT&T Labs-Research, USA
The Confounding Problem of Private Data Release
13:00 – 13:20Coffee Break
13:20 – 14:20Session 1: Algorithmics
Dr. Heiner Ackermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, Department of Optimization
Coping with Hard Problems in Practice – An Efficient Algorithm for a Packing Problem in Sawmills
Yoshiki Ohshima, PhD, CEO Vision, Inc.
Shadama: A Massively-Parallel Particle Simulation Environment for Everyone
Prof. Assaf Schuster, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Recent Advances in Complex Event Processing
14:20 – 14:30Group Photo
14:30 – 14:50Coffee Break
14:50 – 16:10Session 2: Analytics
Elena Poughia, Managing Director of Dataconomy Media GmbH and Founder & Head Curator of Data Natives
Ex Machina: Artificial Creativity
Qiao Yu, PhD Student, Nanjing University, China
False-name Proof Mechanism for Path Auction in Social Networks
Dr. Jan Schaffner, VP, Head of SAP Innovation Center Network
Scala-based Cloud Application Development Kit for SAP Cloud Platform
Prof. Dr. Martin Monperrus, Ph.D., Professor of Software Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chair of the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program - WASP
The Future of Automated Program Repair
16:10 – 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30Session 3: Systems & Threats
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus
The Insane Memory Hierarchy – or Why It Makes Sometimes Sense to Do Algorithmically Useless Work To Improve the Performance
Werner Haas, CTO, Cyberus Technology GmbH, Dresden
Meltdown/Spectre: The Dark Side of the Microprocessor
Sven Köhler, PhD Student, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
Tools for Adaptive Work-Package Choice in Middleware
18:30Social Event: Boat Trip to Glienicke Palace and Dinner

Friday, April 20, 2018 (Symposium with Industry & Academia)

HS1 (Lecture Building)

09:30 – 10:00Keynote
Jens Mönig, SAP Research
Reinventing on Purpose
10:00 – 10:20Coffee Break
10:20 – 11:20Session 4: Future in Computing
Alexa Gorman, Global VP of SAP.iO Fund & Foundry in Europe at SAP
SAP.iO: Driving Corporate Innovation with Startups
Dr. Luise Pufahl, Research Assistant, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
Modeling and Executing Batch Activities in Business Processes
Christiane Bauer, SAP
SAP Young Thinkers – Inspire and Prepare the Next Generation
11:20 – 11:40Coffee Break
11:40 – 13:00Session 5: From CS to Digital Health
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Adaptive Memory Protection for Many-Core Systems
Prof. Christopher Longhurst, CIO, UCSD Health, Clinical Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics, UCSD School of Medicine
Trends in Health Informatics
Wanjiru Mburu, PhD Student, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Needs Assessment Findings for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Communication Tool
Prof. Lawrence Friedman, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UCSD Health and UCSD School of Medicine
The Digital Revolution and Transformation of the US Health Care System
13:00Closing Remarks

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 IT-Systems Engineering

The Hasso Plattner Institute for IT-Systems 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. Since October 2005, the HPI runs the Research School on “Service-Oriented Systems Engineering”, an international Ph.D. school with 25 Ph.D. students in Potsdam and 25 Ph.D. students at University of Cape Town in South Africa, Technion in Israel, and Nanjing University in China.

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.