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DLR Software Institute and Smart Systems Hub - Big Data research as linking element 

A few weeks ago, the new DLR software institute was announced and will be established at TU Dresden. The aim of the new Dresden DLR institute is the strategic  research and development to support the virtual system capability of the German aerospace industry in the areas of hardware, software and application systems. The focus is on research for innovative technologies for application-oriented implementation in the areas of production technology and robotics, systems and simulation as well as virtual reality. In the recent past, there have been many very successful scientific activities at the TU Dresden in the fields of software development, High Performance Computing, Big Data, 5G-Lab, Internet of Things, and Internet security on which the new DLR Institute can build.

Prof. Wolfgang E. Nagel, scientific coordinator of ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig emphasizes excellent opportunities to develop new innovative fields of application,  content wise and methodically with the research areas of Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing and Big Data (see here for original press release).

Furthermore, current activities are ongoing to establish additionally a „Smart Systems Hub“ at the TU Dresden (Smart Systems Hub press release). Digital hubs are a new form of "digital ecosystems" designed to promote the collaboration and cooperation of start-ups, established companies and science, to give digital transformation a strategic boost. The first digital hubs were presented at the National IT Summit in November 2016. Dresden hopes to be included in the circle of the twelve planned digital hubs in the coming year with the topic "Smart Systems Hub - Enabling IoT" (Internet of Things), thereby giving the entire Free State Saxony, with its technological strengths, access to this future initiative. The government will support this project on a sustained basis (see also the press release of the Free State of Saxony).

The aim of the planned "Smart Systems Hub - Enabling IoT" is to further develop digital future industries and to significantly advance the digitization of the lead industries in Germany. For this purpose, competences in the areas of hardware, software and connectivity are bundled to create intelligent systems for the age of digital industries. In Saxony, there are great opportunities to transform the strengths of mechanical engineering, vehicle construction, semiconductor technology and microelectronics into the next generation through the targeted use of software and IT developments, thereby defining and shaping new markets. The fields of application range from industry 4.0, connected car and electro mobility to cyber physical systems for smart products, cities and infrastructures. With its proven expertise TU Dresden can make a decisive scientific contribution. 

Wir laden Sie herzlich zu einem sehr spannenden Vortrag von Herrn Ingo Leusing von der Generali Versicherung im Rahmen unseres ScaDS-Kolloquiums ein.

Vortragstitel: Das Data Lake als Rückgrat der Digitalisierung bei der Generali. Blick hinter die Kulissen einer großen Versicherung durch die Darstellung von spannenden Big Data Use-Cases.

We are happy to invite you to an upcoming talk by Dr. Matthieu Schapranow from the HPI Potsdam within the ScaDS colloquium.

Title: Analyze Genomes - A Federated In-Memory Database Computing Platform Enabling Real‐Time Analysis of Big Medical Data

Speaker: Dr. Matthieu Schapranow

Location: ScaDS-Offices in Leipzig, Ritterstrasse 9-13, 14:30h


In an increasing number of cases, medical experts discover roots of complex dis-eases, such as cancer, within the human genome. Therefore, analyses of the individual genetic code of each patient are the foundation of the precision medicine approach. However, the acquisition of the genetic profile is very time-consuming, e.g. due to the high number of required process steps, the sheer amount of data, and the use of individual data formats.

Together with experts from life sciences, such as medical experts, biologists, and geneticists, researcher of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) have developed the cloud platform „Analyze Genomes“ (

It builds upon latest in-memory technology to enable new perspectives for precision medicine in the clinical routine. The platform enables a completely new way of working. Medical experts and researchers are no longer slowed down by long-running data processing steps. Instead they can test and verify their hypotheses in real time. Through the integration and combination with worldwide sources of medical knowledge manual and time-consuming searches in the Internet are omitted. As a result, precise treatment decisions can be made always on the basis of the latest available, worldwide medical knowledge for the patient’s sake.


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We are happy to invite you to an upcoming presentation within the ScaDS colloquium by

Prof. Dr. Felix Freiling, University Erlangen,  on forensic computing.

Topic: Using Science to Solve (Cyber)Crime - Case Studies in Forensic Computing

Read more...Prof. Dr. Felix Freiling talks in Leipzig Jan 19th, 2017

Wir suchen an der Universität Leipzig baldmöglichst eine/n Mitarbeiter/in zur Forschung/Entwicklung im Themenbereich Big Data insbesondere zur Graphanalyse. Die Arbeiten erfolgen innerhalb des BMBF-Projekts BIGGR in Kooperation mit dem Unternehmen GmbH und dem Kompetenzzentrum für Big Data (

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