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Distributed and Self-organizing Systems
Distributed and Self-organizing Systems

About us

Verteilte und Selbstorganisierende Rechnersysteme... a premier talent space for wildly exciting research, education, and innovation in distributed Web-based collaboration.

Who we are

Innovation has a strong tradition in Chemnitz. The foundations for the close link between engineering, science and culture in the south-west of Saxony, which still has a determining influence on study and research at Technische Universität Chemnitz, go back to the 16th century. What is now Technische Universität Chemnitz had its foundation with the establishment of the Royal Mercantile College (Königliche Gewerbschule) in 1836, which catered to the region's demand for a well-trained workforce.

The Professorship Distributed and Self-organizing Systems (VSR) started its work in Oct 2007, when Prof. Gaedke from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (at the IT-Management and Web Engineering Research Group, University of Karlsruhe) was appointed. The VSR is one of 14 professorships in the department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany.

VSR is known to be a place for future-obsessed do´ers and non-linear thinkers. Research and development projects with VSR feel and look like a thrilling experience: Our projects are fast, evolutionary, and transparent for our customers and partners. We focus on your benefits and business value. We are committed to deliver results in continous incremental steps - that means you see benefits within weeks. Customers and partners belong to our team that builds solutions for success - there are no secrets for customers and partners, you can just walk into VSR's labs and see how we are doing.

The mission of VSR is to advance knowledge in distributed Web-based collaboration, and to ensure the delivery of wildly exciting services and products in research and education on a national, European and international level while maintaining our uncompromosing team-spirit.

What we do

The Distributed and Self-organizing Systems Group (VSR) conducts teaching and research in distributed computing with particular emphasis on software architectures, components and services, and protocols and development technologies for Web-based distributed systems. VSR investigates the application of these technologies for agile development and evolution of Web-applications and to support massively distributed collaboration.

In the Web-applications context the group has a vast experience in the domain of Web Engineering, and secure and federated Web applications. The group is also well-known for their work on Restful data integration, component and link composition, and information management in the context of mass collaboration. The current research focus is on linked data, compliance, and micro-blogging as development principles for self-organizing, federated Web-based applications.

In short: We help our enterprise customers and partners to realize the next level of Web-based collaboration.

How we work

Here at VSR, we work in a team-oriented way, applying agile practices and methods, including test driven development. Our development process is supported by a set of approved software, like TeamCity for Continuous Integration (CI) and Visual Studio as development environment.

Our projects are usually managed using Scrum. The infrastructure we are working with includes powerful servers, a private cloud system, modern development machines, a revolutionary multi-touch computer and serveral mobile devices.

Our customers and partners

BaumerMicrosoft Research CambridgeARCsolutionscm|d - corporate mind developmentIBM - Deutschland

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