Germany : 8 Ph.D. grants available at Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI)

Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) is a privately financed institute affiliated with the University of Potsdam. The Institute's founder and benefactor Professor Hasso Plattner, who is also co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of SAP AG, has created an opportunity for students to experience a unique education in IT systems engineering in a professional research environment with a strong practice orientation.
In 2005, HPI initiated the research school in "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" under the scientific supervision of Professors Jürgen Döllner, Holger Giese, Robert Hirschfeld, Christoph Meinel, Felix Naumann, Hasso Plattner, Andreas Polze, Mathias Weske, and Patrick Baudisch.
We are expanding our research school and are currently seeking
8 Ph.D. students (monthly stipends 1400/1500/1600 Euro)
and 2 Postdocs (monthly stipend 1800 Euro)
Positions will be available starting October 1, 2010.
The stipends are not subject to income tax.
The main research areas in the research school at HPI are:
Service-Oriented Geovisualization Systems (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner)
Modeling and Verification of Self-Adaptive Service-Oriented Systems (Prof. Dr. Holger Giese)
Tools and Methods for Software Engineering in Service-Oriented Systems (Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld)
Security Engineering of Service-Based IT-Systems (Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel)
Service-Oriented Information Integration (Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann)
Evolutionary Transition of Enterprise Applications to Service-Orientation (Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner)
Operating System Abstractions for Service-Oriented Computing (Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze)
Services Specification, Composition, and Enactment (Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske)
Quantitative Evaluation and Optimization of Service-Oriented Systems (Prof. Dr. Werner Zorn)

Prospective candidates are invited to apply with:
Curriculum vitae and copies of degree certificates/transcripts,
A short research proposal,
Writing samples/copies of relevant scientific papers (e.g. thesis, etc.),
Letters of recommendation.
Please submit your applications to the coordinator of the research school:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze
Universität Potsdam
Postfach 90 04 60
14440 Potsdam, Germany
Successful candidates will be notified by September 15, 2010 and are expected to enroll into the program on October 1, 2010.
For further information, do not hesitate to contact the office:
Telephone +49-331-5509-220
Telefax +49-331-5509-229
Email: office-polze(at)
Application Deadline : 30 June 2010

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