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New PhD: Dr. Nikolaus Huber


Nikolaus Huber, member of the Emmy Noether Research Group "Descartes" (Dr. Kounev), received his PhD. Congratulations![more]

New PhD: Dr. Fabian Brosig


Fabian Brosig, member of the Emmy Noether Research Group "Descartes" (Dr. Kounev), received his PhD. Congratulations![more]

Descartes Research Group relocating to Würzburg


Starting from April 1st, the Descartes Research Group is moving to the University of Würzburg where a new Chair on Software Engineering is being established.[more]

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award


Nikolas Herbst from the Descartes Research Group at SDQ and FZI receives an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the academic year 2014-2015.[more]

Einladung zum SDQ Winterday 2013


Weihnachtliches Ambiente, Kekse und Glühwein kostenlos am Mittwoch, den 4.12. ab 15:00 Uhr – alle Studentinnen und Studenten sind herzlich eingeladen![more]

RELATE ITN Multi-Skills Training Camp


4th RELATE ITN Multi-Skills Training Camp held in London, October 9-11, 2013.[more]

Dagstuhl Seminar on Self-Aware Computing


A new Dagstuhl Seminar on model-driven algorithms and architectures for self-aware computing systems co-organized by the Descartes Research Group has been tentatively scheduled.[more]

VMware Academic Research Symposium


Talk on online model-based performance and resource management in virtualized environments by Samuel Kounev at the 2013 VMware Academic Research Symposium.[more]

FZI Best Diploma Thesis Prize


Nikolas Herbst from the Descartes Research Group wins the FZI Best Diploma Thesis Prize[more]

Two Papers accepted at IEEE MASCOTS 2013


Two papers of the Descartes Research Group, one on storage systems modeling and one on performance prediction in virtualized environments, will be presented at IEEE MASCOTS 2013.[more]

Elasticity in Cloud Computing: What It Is, and What It Is Not


A new discussion provoking paper of the Descartes Research Group clarifies the confusion around the use of the term "elasticity" in cloud computing.[more]

Journal Article on Descartes Meta-Model (DMM)


New article on "DMM Application Architecture Meta-Model", published in the Elsevier Science of Computer Programming Journal (SciCo), is now available.[more]

Cloud Usage Patterns


A new textual and visual formalism for describing common cloud usage scenarios, the work on which has been driven by the Descartes Research Group, was published by SPEC RG.[more]

Cooperation with Salesforce.com


A new cooperation of the Descartes Research Group with Salesforce.com, one of the leading providers of cloud services, launched.[more]

Several Group Members Recognized by SPEC President


Qais Noorshams, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Samuel Kounev from the Descartes Research Group recognized by SPEC's President for outstanding service to SPEC in 2012.[more]

Proceedings of HotTopiCS 2013 online


The proceedings of the International Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Services, co-organized by our group, are available online.[more]



The 3rd RELATE ITN Multi-Skills Training Camp took place at Charles University Prague (Czech Republic) from April 17th to 19th, 2013.[more]

Volume 10 of the Karlsruhe Series on Software Design and Quality released


Modelling Event-Based Interactions in Component-Based Architectures for Quantitative System Evaluation.[more]

New Journal Article


New article on "Modeling Event-based Communication" is now available.[more]

SPECtacular Award 2012


Qais Noorshams receives SPECtacular Contributor Award 2012 from the Standard Performance Evaluation Coorporation (SPEC) for technical leadership.[more]

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