Distributed Systems

Projects at the department

The department currently engages in large-scale projects funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and European Union. In addition, we are working on joint projects in cooperation with national and international partners from both industry and research institutions.

In cooperation with Hirschmann, ASSERT seeks to develop routing and scheduling algorithms for IEEE Time-Sensitive Networks. 

Contact: Frank Dürr


ASSERT Project Page

Clams is a cloud modeling language developed in cooperation with Bosch GmBh. The language allows to describe cloud applications as component-based system through well-known Cloud Computing Patterns in a combination with sequence diagrams. It is open source and available as OpenClams at GitHub.

Contact: Frank Dürr


Clams Project

With the aim to achieve fast, scalable, and resource efficient graph processing applications, dGAP explores new optimized partitioning strategies to distribute graphs across multiple machines efficiently. 

Contact: Michael Schramm, Heiko Geppert


dGAP Project

During the first period of the DFG project Integrated Controller Design Methods and Communication Services for Networked Control Systems, a network model has been designed that distinguishes between deterministic (reliable) transmissions for guaranteeing stability, and opportunistic (unreliable) transmissions for optimizing quality of control. Based on this model, the work of the second funding period is focused on the following goals: On the one hand, the complexity of the targeted networked control systems is increased to cover a larger set of control systems. On the other hand, methods for controller replication are investigated to increase the robustness of the networked control system.

Contact: Frank Dürr


NCS Project

PerSiVal seeks to enable the visualisation of complex biomechanical simulations, specifically of a human arm, directly on the body of a person to be observed in a virtual or augmented reality setup.

Contact: Johannes Kässinger


PerSiVal Project

In the first phase of the DFG project PERCEPT II, we intend to propose several load shedding approaches that drop either input events or a portion of the internal state of a single CEP operator application to reduce the overload on the operator and increase its throughput. In the second phase, we explore how to control load shedding in a graph of connected operators. 

Contact: Frank Dürr



The EU funded RENergetic project researches the efficiency, community involvement, and socio-economic viability of urban energy islands.

Contact: Sonja Klingert


RENergetic Project

In cooperation with key players from industry and academia, the EU funded project DETERMINISTIC6G addresses three central challenges of future deterministic end-to-end communication enabled by 6G: (1) A new architecture for 6G systems for predictable performance; (2) Data-driven awareness of stochastically evolving network performance, with time synchronization over heterogeneous domains; (3) Leveraging novel digital twins of both 6G networks and cyber-physical systems to anticipate circumstances impacting determinism of networks and safety of cyber-physical systems.

Contact: Frank Dürr



The DFG funded project MAKI  aims to improve the existing infrastructure of the Internet by combining the underlying mechanisms of communication systems efficiently. A central concept is “transition technology", by which the network automatically makes use of all available connecting mechanisms, such as LTE, Bluetooth or WIFI as befits the respective context of use.


MAKI Project

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