Obama visits Hannover, our students attending

It was a bit tricky to get to the lecture today, due to the visit of President Obama in Hannover.

Also students from out University had a chance to attend Obama’s speech. Of course they were excused for not attending to my lecture.


And the following speech in full length:


EffiSynth project: Open doctoral researcher position

I am looking for qualified applicants for a doctoral researcher position in the DFG-fundend project EffiSynth — Design of Energy Effficient Mechatronic Systems based on Automated Controller Synthesis and Trajectory Planning.

Please submit your application via email by November 1st 2015. The position is to be filled by January 2015. The position is for two years, but, if possible, may be extended.

For more information also see the German description of the position.

The goal of this project is to develop methods and tools for engineers to design energy efficient mechatronic systems, for example production systems, that optimize the reuse of braking energy in the system.

This interdisciplinary research project will be carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Mechatronic Systems in Hannover (Jens Kotlarski). I am seeking candidates with a background on model-based software engineering and/or formal methods. Knowledge of mechanical- or control engineering or robotics is a plus. Required is a masters degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a related field of study.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.

Video online: UbiBots – Model Based Software Engineering for Ubiquitous Cyber-Physical Systems

The final presentation video of the project course “UbiBots – Model Based Software Engineering for Ubiquitous Cyber-Physical Systems” is now uploaded to YouTube.

The video presents the results of a master project course conducted at the Software Engineering group of the Leibniz Universität Hannover (http://www.se.uni-hannover.de/) in 2015.

In this course, a group of students used the ScenarioTools tool suite (http://scenariotools.org/) to specify the behavior of an advanced driver assistance system based on Car-to-X communication. The main example regarded in the course was the warning of drivers as they pass a narrow lane caused by roadworks.

Then an execution infrastructure was developed to execute the scenario-based specification on RaspberryPi-based and Java-enabled robots (Pi2Go).

See also the project website: http://ubibots2015.scenariotools.org/
See also a paper publication of the topic (scenarios@run.time): http://jgreen.de/wp-content/documents…