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Established in 1972 and managed by the second generation since 2002, the chair Department of Computer Science 4 deals with fundamental issues relating to the complexes of system software that supports programs or applications and facilitates the programming or operation of computing systems, monitors and controls the execution of programs, operates computing systems reliably and efficiently in a specific manner and implements an abstract machine with all these characteristics — a layer of software, commonly referred to as the operating system or middleware. In this sense, teaching and research at the chair is generally geared towards a resource-aware systems programming in terms of space, time and energy for stationary, mobile, embedded or centralized or distributed systems, whose individual nodes are typically parallel computing systems in the form of multi- or many-core systems.

On Thursday, December 8, the chair celebrated its annual Christmas party. In a cozy atmosphere (many thanks to Judith for this!), the staff enjoyed a wide buffet of antipasti as well as various main dishes before moving on to a large selection of desserts. It continued with a performance of tw...

Our former student assistant Henriette Hofmeier has won the ASQF (Arbeitskreis Software-Qualität und -Fortbildung e.V.) Sponsorship Award 2023 with her master thesis on "Dynamic Reconfiguration of Hardware-Vulnerability Mitigations in the Linux Kernel". The thesis was supervised by Timo Hönig, forme...

Three papers with participation of Prof. Rüdiger Kapitza were published at this year's Middleware conference in Quebec City, Canada: SplitBFT: Improving Byzantine Fault Tolerance Safety Using Trusted Compartments by Ines Messadi, EventChain: A Blockchain Framework for Secure, Privacy-Preserving Even...

As a student, Eva Dengler not only supported us as a tutor, but was also involved in the InvasIC research project. On 1st of November, we welcome her as a new research assistant at our chair, where she will work on the adaptation of energy-constrained real-time systems as part of the Watwa research...

The energy crisis requires a comprehensive analysis of electricity consumption in search of potential savings in university facilities. The several dozen desktop PCs at the chair, which are used daily by both students and scientific staff, came into focus. Since remote access (e.g. via SSH) has b...