The Heinz Nixdorf Symposium

The Heinz Nixdorf Symposium is an established biennial event of the Heinz Nixdorf Institute during which researchers and practitioners come together to present challenges from industry, discuss contributions from research institutions and develop novel solutions. The Heinz Nixdorf Institute is a research center within the Paderborn University, founded in 1987. Its research is aligned with the program “Dynamics, Mobility, Integration: En-route to the technical systems of tomorrow.” In training and education, the Heinz Nixdorf Institute is involved in many programs of study at the Paderborn University. Today nine professors and 150 researchers work at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute.

10th Heinz Nixdorf Symposium
The 10th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium will take place September, 12th – 13th 2016 in the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn. It is aimed at researchers who conduct research on topics of the SFB 901 “On-The-Fly Computing” in a broad sense, and is devoted to the scientific exchange. The event format is a mixture of keynote talks and workshops in the four research fields mentioned below. Through top-class lectures, interesting workshops and an excellent supporting program we want to make the topics of the SFB even more visible in the corresponding scientific communities. We will not collect any conference fee, so all participants are “charged” only through their travel expenses and accommodation costs.

On-The-Fly Computing

SFB 901 “On-The-Fly Computing” is funded by the DFG as a Collaborative Research Centre since July 2011. The objective of SFB 901 is to develop techniques and processes for the automatic on-the-fly configuration and provision of individual IT services out of base services that are avail­able on worldwide markets. In addition to the configuration and provision of IT services, this involves developing meth­ods for quality assurance and the protection of participat­ing clients and providers, methods for the target-oriented further development of markets, and methods to support the interaction of the participants in dynamically changing markets. Consequently, we have selected four SFB-relevant research fields which will be discussed in the following four workshops at the 10th Heinz Nixdorf Symposium:

“Software Engineering and Machine Learning” 

Organizer: Eyke Hüllermeier, Gregor Engels, Heike Wehrheim

The goal of this workshop is to strengthen the connection between software engineering and machine learning, two subfields of computer science that can cross-fertilize and mutually benefit from each other. We plan to cover both directions, software engineering for machine learning and machine learning for software engineering, with a specific focus on service-oriented architectures and the On-The-Fly Computing paradigm.

“Dynamic Communication Networks”

Organizer: Christian Scheideler, Holger Karl, Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide

In the future, communication networks will be much more diverse and complex than today. They will be hybrid and heterogeneous, self-organizing and self-optimizing, and will make use of information provided both by the network itself and its environment. The aim of this workshop is to discuss current research trends in networking re­search from the systems as well as the algorithmic perspective, with a focus on dynamic and heterogeneous network architectures in general as well as those needed for the On-The-Fly Computing paradigm.

“Security and Cryptography”

Organizer: Johannes Blömer, Eric Bodden

The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss emerg­ing new techniques and methods from cryptography, secure software development, security analysis of software, secure systems design, and identity management suit­able to address the major security and privacy concerns in distributed and de-centralized scenarios in general and in the On-The-Fly scenario in particular.

“Quality Assurance and Economic Design” 

Organizer: René Fahr, Bernd Frick, Burkhard Hehenkamp

This workshop deals with market behavior and mechanism design on electronic and online markets that share features of the On-The-Fly Computing market. We plan to cover empirical as well as theoretical studies that design and evaluate incentives and mechanisms such as contractual solutions, certificates, (customer) feedback systems, service level agreements and service guarantees to reduce these aforementioned behavioral misconducts.