The top floor of building Otto-Hahn-Str. 16 is our new home since the last relocation.

BaaS Model-House: Movie Presentation at ITEA Event 2016

The Model-House movie was presented at April, 28th, 2016, during the Eureka Innovation Week in Stockholm, Sweden, with very good responses.

PG ExcitingErgoRides: Gamescom-Exhbitors 2015

That's the exhibition booth of the student project group "ExcitingErgoRides".
The visitors were very impressed, particularly those trying a ride on the ergometer.
The project group was organized and supervised in cooperation with the Schüchtermann-Schiller’schen Kliniken, one of the greater German heart centres.

The assembling of ergometer, movement simulation platform and Kinect observer, as depicted here, is subject of the succeeding project group "Gamification 4 Rehabilitation".

Project Medolution

August 2015:

We are a member of the consortium of the international EU/Eureka/ITEA project Medolution.
The project is funded by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF).
Medolution’s vision is that the cost of healthcare can be reduced while improving the quality of life of patients. The project aims to create smart environments that integrate professional and user created data. This leads to relevant information to support patients and healthcare professionals in their decision making on diagnosis, treatment and further monitoring; from reactive to preventive.
Medolution’s main technical challenges are: to deal with the enormous amounts of heterogeneous data and data sources, to integrate and combine data, and to extract relevant information from them. Medolution must do this while ensuring safety and reliability of the devices in the patient’s environment that produces and consumes this data as well as ensuring security and privacy.
An important approach is the notion of a Big Dependable System (BDS) which is a dependable system as well as a large networked systems connecting devices that themselves may not be dependable. Dependability of the complete system emerges from the right management and orchestration.
The German subproject particularly aims to an improved support of artificial hearts. Heart failure today is a major public health problem with a patient population of at least 10 million in Europe and approximately 5 million in North America. Because of organ-shortage, increasingly the therapy of choice will be left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. The majority of patients cannot be discharged, at home yet, under quality of life conditions with ‘traditional’ LVADs, having a fixed pump speed. However, novel technical developments allow for this now. Medolution allows monitoring of the patient activity and environment, in addition to the monitoring of medical complications and technical functioning of the pump.

Project BaaS

March 2015:
The project BaaS participated in the common summit of the two EU research programs ITEA and ARTEMIS at March, 10th and 11th, in the Congress Center Berlin and won the ITEA Exhibition Award. The building automation laboratory of our research group contributed to that substantially by means of our building automation model house.
The congress is organised by ITEA (EUREKA Cluster for software-intensive systems and services) and ARTEMIS (Industry Consortium for embedded and cyber-physical systems) and concentrates on the presentation of about 60 projects in the domain of Smart Industry.

August 2013:
We are a member of the consortium of the international EU/Eureka/ITEA project BaaS.
The project is funded by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF).
The BaaS project targets the need for comprehensive and open cross-domain management and control services in today’s buildings.

The main innovations of the project include flexible integration mechanisms for existing building systems, the abstraction of monitoring and control functions facilitating the aggregation and transformation of building-related information on different levels, mechanisms for combining different sources of information in a comprehensive building model, and goal-oriented control services.
The innovations shall lead to increased business value by enabling the creation of smart monitoring and control services, as well as a comprehensive building information ecosystem.


Since December 2008, the TU Dortmund is member of the Webservices standardization initiative OASIS. In particular, our group contributes there to the standardization of DPWS / WS DD as a voting member of the OASIS Web Services Discovery and Web Services Devices Profile (WS-DD) Technical Committee.

Project OSAmI

Juli 2008:
We are a member of the consortium of the international EU/Eureka/ITEA project OSAmI.
A short description of the German subproject is here.
The project is funded by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF)

Opensource / Public domain software for service-oriented embedded systems

We are member of the WS4D initiative which brings service-oriented technology to application domains of embedded systems (see

We participate - together with our Dortmund Partner - Materna Information & Communication - in the standardisation process of DPWS at OASIS as a member of the WS-DD initiative.

Together with Materna - Information & Communication, Dortmund, we developed the Microjava - based Web Services For Devices Server Implementation Java Multi Edition DPWS Stack (JMEDS) which can be downloaded from, too.

NEW: Nov. 13th, 2007 - the software is available.

A further member of the initiative is the Universität Rostock, which applied gSOAP and developed a "C"-based DPWS stack. Moreover Axis was applied and a Standard Java Edition based DPWS-Stack was developed.

It has to be mentioned, that Microsoft Windows Vista already contains a compatible DPWS implementation.

Furthermore it has to be mentioned, that the well-known French Automation System company Schneider Electric developed a "C"-based DPWS implementation, too.

Project SIRENA

October 2006:
At the annual ITEA Symposium, held in Paris on 5 and 6 October 2006, the SIRENA project was attributed the prestigious 'ITEA Achievement Award 2006' for outstanding contribution to the EU - EUREKA - ITEA programme.
The Dortmund Partners, Materna Information & Communication and the RvS-Group of the Computer Science Department of the University of Dortmund, made strong contributions.
Particularly, we developed the Model-based Management Approach and the Tool MoBaSeC providing for the automated management of embedded Web Service Systems.
Moreover, a lightweight Microjava-based Web Service Stack was developed in Dortmund.
The project has been funded by the German Federal Minister for "Bildung und Forschung".

October 2003:
We are a member of the international project SIRENA.
The project homepage is here.
Information regarding the Dortmund tasks is here.