20.03.13 A Flood of Papers and Other Mysteries
A Research Network Brings Light into the Chaos of Scientific Research

Stacks of paper pile up on any scientist’s desk – a sheer number topics and authors, publications that are relevant and many others that are not. Especially scientists who are at just starting their research career often have...


20.03.13 Working Without Detours
Direct Data Access to Compressed Data

Data compression – a standard procedure and a time-consuming one when handling the data: compressing, unzipping, searching, editing, recompressing, and starting all over again the next time. Used everywhere, requiring computation...


20.03.13 No Roads Lead to Profiles
Data Protection in Digital Rights Management

User profiles – created by Internet transactions and generated for marketing and sales purposes. What is highly interesting for some people is unwanted by many users. Even software licenses, installed on a private computer,...


20.03.13 it's OWL – There’s Always a Next Game
A Leading Cluster Steps up Production

it's OWL – Intelligent Technical Systems East Westphalia-Lippe – is the catchphrase that will be shaping the region in the years to come. 127 local companies, 6 universities, 10 university-related competence centers and 30...


20.03.13 Intelligent Switches
Wireless, Efficient Building Control Systems

In manufacturing plants and private home, intelligent building control systems are used to control numerous systems such as lighting, air conditioning and window blinds. To control the systems accordingly, network nodes transmit...


20.03.13 Structures in Chaos
Formations of Autonomous Robots in Unsafe Areas

Unexplored ocean floor terrain, foreign planets and dangerous regions in crisis areas – these are situations far from any familiar human environment. In the future, people will have to perform challenging tasks in these areas,...


20.03.13 Putting Limits on Infinity
Safe Navigation in Complex Systems

Can navigation networks with an infinite number of system conditions be programmed to be safe? So safe that they always meet all the safety requirements? It's difficult! New traffic systems are emerging while the traffic...


23.08.11 The new CRC (Collaborative Research Centre) in the Computer Science Department at the University of Paderborn
The CRC “On-The-Fly Computing” started up in July

The German Research Foundation DFG approved the establishment of the Department of Computer Science’s Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “On-The-Fly Computing”, starting on the 1st of July 2011. The research facility  is...


13.07.11 Data from the proximate neighborhood
The research group Computer Networks researches aggressive Caching

Paderborn. Presently in the society of communication, nearly everyone owns at least one mobile phone which they use actively for different reasons. For a long time the mobile phone has been more than just a tool for...


14.06.11 The Software Whisperer
Junior Professor Steffen Becker foretells the quality of component-based software in Paderborn

Junior Professor Steffen Becker joined the Software Engineering group within the Department of Computer Science in April 2010 and, apparently, he likes his new home,  “A software engineer surely likes to work in Paderborn!”...


14.04.11 All data at one glimpse
The Department of Computer Science is researching the medical visualization of coronary heart diseases

Paderborn. Coronary heart diseases are the most common cause of death in industrial nations. When the coronary vessels in the human body are plied with debris (“plaque”) the administration of oxygen to the heart is downgraded it...


22.03.11 Back to the roots
Computer Scientists of the University of Paderborn are researching on self-stabilization of overlay-networks

Paderborn. Professor Dr. Christian Scheideler of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Paderborn develops self-stabilizing algorithms for overlay networks. In line with a research project of the DFG he is...


21.03.11 Lifelong Learning in social Networks
The Department of Computer Science takes part in an EU Project for extra-occupational knowledge acquisition

Paderborn. The human being does not only learn during his schooldays or the professional education: The significance to acquire knowledge beyond these stages is getting more and more important in the lives of each individual....


14.01.11 Using internet resources efficiently
Junior professor Dr. Patrick Briest develops algorithms for combinatorial pricing

Paderborn. Patrick Briest has been at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Paderborn since September 2009. Originally from Bottrop, Germany, Briest is a member of the research group on algorithms and complexity...


25.10.10 Solving Problems together

Paderborn. Agents are known to computer scientists as units operating autonomously within a system. That they can do much more than work on their own is what Markus Eberling, Thomas Kemmerich and Michael Baumann...


25.10.10 Watching security in consumer energy-usage data
For junior professor Dr. Christoph Sorge, data protection is written large

Paderborn. Christoph Sorge moved to Paderborn only 8 months ago. "I really like this city. I was surprised - in a good way," says the 30-year-old. The reason for his move: since March of this year, Christoph Sorge...


24.08.10 Predicting the Future of Markets
s-lab develops automatic market, trend, and mood internet analysis for firms

Paderborn, Germany. For private internet users, a search engine can be a big help when trying to quickly gather relevant information. But when the goal is to gather multiple views on a topic, the search can take a long time. For...


21.07.10 The next round of the duel
Computer must beat man at the game of Go

Paderborn, Germany. The best chess players in the world are computers. More and more often they succeed at beating human elite players. What has come to seem so easy for computers in chess is still much more difficult in the...


28.06.10 Achieving maximum coverage
Project team FLYNET develops prototype for flying wireless sensor network

Paderborn, Germany. Originally, sensor networks were developed as early detection systems in the military to monitor pipelines or country borders. Today, networks consisting of a number of wireless sensors that communicate by...


26.05.10 Replacing the second radiologist
PC² accelerates automatic breast cancer diagnosis

Researchers of the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) at the University of Paderborn have set themselves a challenging goal: the team around project leader Prof. Dr. Marco Platzner and Tobias Beisel, research...



Contact: Patrizia Höfer, Institut für Informatik, 05251 60-3341, hoefer[at]upb.de