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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.

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...

On September 19 and 20, the fall meeting of the GI Operating Systems Group took place in Erlangen, where current research topics in the German-speaking field were discussed -- with about 120 participants, a new record was set. In three sessions there were a total of 10 presentations on various aspec...

The Adhoc Committee on the Supraregional Research Program in Computer Science of the Federal Ministry of Education and Science recommended the founding of the Chair of Computer Science IV (Operating Systems) in its meeting on March 18, 1970, which was then created by the Bavarian State Ministry of E...