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M.Sc. Simon Spinner


Tel: +49 721 608-45981

Fax: +49 721 608-45990


Chair Prof. Reussner
Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Building 50.34
Am Fasanengarten 5
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Room 243


My publications are listed on a separate page.

Research Interests

Main research areas:

  • Software Performance Engineering
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Run-Time Performance and Resource Management
  • Online Performance Model Extraction

Technology domains:

  • Virtualization
  • SOA
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Java

Selected Reviewer Activities

  • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2014
  • IEEE/IFIP Network Operations And Management Symposium (NOMS), 2014
  • International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2013
  • International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2013
  • International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2013
  • International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2012
  • International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), 2012
  • International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA), 2012


  • Cooperation with VMware, Inc.
    Online model-based performance and resource management in virtualized application environments.
  • QPME
    QPME (Queueing Petri net Modeling Environment) is an open-source tool for stochastic modeling and analysis based on the Queueing Petri Net (QPN) modeling formalism.
  • MetASys
    Industrial project developing a method for requirements specification and modelling for large-scale naval systems.


I am involved in teaching the following regular lecture: Performance Engineering of Enterprise Software Systems.

Supervised Theses:

  • Jürgen Walter. Parallel Simulation of Queueing Petri Net Models. Master's thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), October 2013.
  • Can Alexander Yavuz. Überwachung des effektiven Kontrollflusses einer mehrschichtigen Anwendung. Bachelor's thesis (in German), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), April 2013.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Sep 2012

Researcher in the Descartes Research Group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Oct 2011 - 
Aug 2012

Researcher at the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) in Karlsruhe
Jan 2011 -
Jul 2011

Master Thesis "Evaluating Approaches to Resource Demand Estimation", Best Graduate Award from the Faculty of Informatics

Apr 2009 -
Sep 2011
Master's Course in Computer Science (Information Technology) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Sep 2008 -
Feb 2009
Bachelor Thesis at IBM Research & Development, Boeblingen, Germany

Sep 2007 -
Feb 2008

Internship at IBM Research & Development, Boeblingen, Germany
Sep 2005 -
Feb 2009
Bachelor's Course in Applied Computer Science at the University of Applied Science Offenburg
Jul 2005 Abitur at the Schiller Gymnasium Offenburg