Category Archives: 3.3.2 AMOS

2015 AMOS Project Testimonial by Elektrobit GmbH

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH is an industry partner of ours and a repeat participant in the AMOS projects. In 2015, Elektrobit sponsored two projects, one on a car sharing service and one on a software engineering tool. The sponsors of the car sharing service write to us:

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH was an industry partner for the AMOS 2015 project “CroudTrip!”. We are a software company which focusses on the automotive market. Our software covers the whole range from driver assistance software to high end infotainment solutions. The idea behind CroudTrip! is that people can request rides without significant upfront planning and that drivers can offer seats in their cars for those rides. The system will then search for matches and bring passengers and drivers together.

We initiated the AMOS project to evaluate the CroudTrip! idea and to see what is possible. The team developed an app which handles the destination entry and the car offering. Additionally the team created a back-end server which matched the potential partners and performed the routing. The results achieved exceeded our expectations by far since a fully working prototype was the end result. After the project ended, the team was invited to a company internal faire to show their results and it got a lot of positive feedback.

Below, please find some photos from the AMOS team’s participation in the Elektrobit innovation faire.

DATEV Appreciation of Students for AMOS 2015 Projects

DATEV eG sponsored two AMOS projects this last summer. They went the extra mile to show their appreciation towards our students for their hard work in these projects: Each student received a document about their participation expressing our industry partner’s satisfaction about it.

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2015 AMOS and ARCH Project Testimonial by DATEV eG

DATEV eG is a strong industry partner and a repeat participant in the AMOS projects. In 2015, DATEV sponsored two projects, one on cloud computing, and one on offline communication. The sponsors of the cloud computing project write to us:

Die DATEV eG hat 2015 im Rahmen von AMOS 2015 das Projekt “Cloud Migration und Vergleich” initiiert und begleitet. Ziel des Projekts war die Verprobung der Migration von existierendem Anwendungscode auf Public Cloud Plattformen sowie der Vergleich der Alternativen. Entstanden sind neben der auf drei Plattformen laufenden Anwendung ein wertvoller Bericht mit den Migrationserfahrungen. Dieser beinhaltet neben der Beschreibung der aufgetretenen Probleme und der bewältigten Hindernisse die dazu passenden Lösungen. Außerdem beinhaltet er Empfehlungen zur Auswahl von Technologie und Architekturen zur Vermeidung von Vendor-Lockin. Die Zusammenarbeit mit dem engagierten, mit fundierten Kenntnissen ausgestatteten und ergebnisorientiert ausgerichteten Studententeam der FAU war für uns lehrreich und hat uns wertvolle Erkenntnisse aus einer bewusst nicht von DATEV-Erfahrungen geprägten Perspektive gebracht. AMOS-Projekte sind für uns auch zukünftig eine gute Plattform, um relevante Themenstellungen, die etwas abseits der gerade im Fokus stehenden Aktivitäten liegen, von zukunftsorientiert denkenden jungen Fachkräften bearbeiten zu lassen.

This project was a larger than normal project, as an AMOS team joined forces with an ARCH team to make sure that both aspects, architecture and implementation, were covered. Kudos to the two teams, AMOS 1 and ARCH 1, for a superb job and making an important industry partner happy!

Impressions from the 2015 AMOS Demo Day

On July 15th, 2015, the AMOS Demo Day took place, with a total of 50 students and industry partners in attendance.

This year six teams presented the results of their hard work, supported by industry partners and members of the OSR Group, managed by Prof. Dirk Riehle and his team. To the students the AMOS Demo Day was an experience they would not want to have missed, working, discussing and developing in groups with different cultures and backgrounds.

This year AMOS Demo Day was organized as a fair. It was a very good experience!

We would like to say thank you to all participants of this special day.

Below, please find some photo impressions:

AMOS Demo Day 2015

AMOS Demo Day 2015


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Invitation to the 2015 AMOS Project Demo Day

On July 15th, from 10:15 to 11:45 Uhr, this year’s AMOS Projects will be demoing their project results to the public. The location is Room 00.136, which is a room on the ground floor of the Mensa building (located in the back behind the Cafeteria). Please register using this form so that we can plan appropriately.


Time Content
10:15-10:20 Welcome by Prof. Riehle
10:20-10:30 By project, thank you to students and industry partners
10:30-11:45 Demos and posters, fair-style (wie eine Messe)

All projects welcome you at their booth for demos and questions and answers.

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This Summer 2015 Semester’s Industry Speakers

The summer semester 2015 is shaping up nicely with several industry guest speaker appearances in our AMOS and PROD courses. Below is the line-up. Typically, these presentations are open to the public. In this case, they are not, because out class rooms are too full to accommodate any guests.

  • 2015-05-19: Matt Richards of OwnCloud on “Hard Software Marketing Choices” in PROD
  • 2015-06-24: Rolf Kintscher of Senacor on “Challenging Scrum” in AMOS
  • 2015-07-01: Diamantis Gikas of Siemens Automation on “Lessons from the Agile Trenches” in AMOS
  • 2015-07-08: Felix Mannewitz of Siemens Legal on “Open Source Governance” in AMOS

We are grateful to our industry partners for providing such an amazing line-up of speakers and we can’t wait to see and hear them in action!

The AMOS Project Summer 2015 Line-up

We are happy to announce the following five AMOS projects for the upcoming semester:

  1. Cloud computing—Porting an existing software to all major cloud computing platforms (with DATEV)
  2. Consumer app—Developing a mobile app for ride sharing including a server component (with Elektrobit)
  3. Software engineering tool—Tracking changes and predicting impact for traceability (with Elektrobit)
  4. Business software—Developing a simple business software with secure communication (with DATEV)
  5. Cross-platform app—Developing a cross-platform app for five major platforms (with Develop Group)

More details can be found in the StudOn section of The AMOS Project (2015). (You need to log in.)

Teaching Time Slots for Summer 2015

For clarification purposes, here are the precise teaching time slots for the upcoming summer semester 2015:

  • AMOS—Wednesdays: Lecture 10:15-11:45 Uhr, Exercises: 12:15-15:45 Uhr
  • ARCH—Thursdays: Lecture + exercises 14:00-17:00 Uhr
  • KOLL—Mondays: Seminar 12:15-13:45 Uhr
  • PROD—Tuesdays: Lecture + exercises 14:00-17:00 Uhr

There is still inconsistent information flying around; we hope the systems will have sorted out themselves soon.

Heads-up on Summer 2015 Course Organization

During the upcoming summer semester (SS15) we will be teaching our usual courses AMOS, ARCH, and PROD. We will have 10 ECTS projects available for AMOS and ARCH, but not for PROD. We will post the project descriptions soon as we are nearing completion. If you are curious, you can already learn more about available projects on the StudOn sections of the courses.

All three courses are Master-level courses. For this coming summer semester, for the last time we will accept Bachelor students to support backwards compatibility, however, please be advised that these courses require performance on a Master student level. If you are a Bachelor student, you may want to delay participation until you started your Master’s degree.

Also, all our courses are available to all students across the engineering faculty, as well as IIS students. We welcome not only INF and IIS, but also MT, ME, CE, IUK, etc. students. In general, we are open to everyone who wants to take it, we simply may not have been able to figure out how to input this into UnivIS (yet).

If you liked MAD for your Bachelor, you’ll love AMOS for your Master’s Degree

Students: Several students asked us whether they could take AMOS in their Master program even though they had taken MAD for their Bachelor degree. Of course you can take AMOS! They are different courses. Expect AMOS to be the same fun and then some more! AMOS differs from MAD in a couple of key dimensions:

  1. We work with industry partners who bring real-world expertise to the classroom
  2. While projects are provided by industry, you will keep the rights to your work
  3. AMOS is taught in English (your team may choose their own language, e.g. German)

and most importantly:

  1. We choose industry projects and partners with the goal of creating startups!

If you are interested in taking AMOS with the goal of creating your own company after you finish your degree, please let us know in advance. We actively support and guide student startups through our structured Startupinformatik program.