The 2018 AMOS Projects Line-up

We proudly present an early list of AMOS 2018 projects. More are in the pipeline and will be added to this post as they become available before the semester starts.

Table of contents

  1. AMOS classic: A mobile app for machine set-up (with Bosch)
  2. AMOS classic: A tool for managing non-functional requirements (with msg systems)
  3. AMOS classic: A mobile app for test driver communication (with IAV Engineering)
  4. AMOS classic: A blockchain-based app for soccer bets (with Senacor)
  5. AMOS startup: A digital whiteboard for contractors (with Maler Scholten)
  6. AMOS classic: A billing engine for container infrastructures (with DB Systel)
  7. AMOS classic: A conversational interface for your tax declarations (with Adorsys)

An AMOS classic project is a classic AMOS project of 6-9 students. An AMOS startup project is a project of 3 students aimed at creating a startup as part of our Startupinformatik program.

Please learn more about these projects below.

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Ph.D. student hard at work

Nick, depicted here while at work, has a student job offer. Please talk to him if you are interested in his research.

Student job: Literature research on open source governance

We are looking for a student worker to help with literature review research on open source governance in companies.

This is the ideal position for an IIS student to see if PhD level research is for you.

Job tasks:

  • Work with a PhD researcher to set up literature review framework
  • Read provided literature
  • Read research paper summaries
  • Search for additional literature
  • Analyze identified literature using qualitative data analysis (QDA)

Job prerequisites:

  • Be available for 15-19 hours per week
  • Very good knowledge of English language, especially written (knowledge of German not required)
  • Familiarity / knowledge of qualitative data analysis (QDA) strongly preferred
  • Students who have taken our Nailing Your Thesis (NYT) course will have a priority

To apply, please send to including the following:

  • sample of your writing, preferably a research sample that includes a literature review
  • resume (Lebenslauf) / CV
  • transcript of records

Students jobs in open hardware project by Institute of Photonic Technologies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

FAU’s own Institute of Photonic Technologies in Erlangen is looking for students to work on one of their open hardware projects, here SDL-ONE. Learn more in the following slide and contact the project manager if interested!

Final Thesis: A DSL for Configuring Continuous Deployment Pipelines for Android Apps

Abstract: Die Anwendungsentwicklung für mobile Plattformen wie Android oder iOS spielt heutzutage eine immer wichtigere Rolle, da der Konsum von digitalen Inhalten zum großen Teil auf diesen stattfindet. Damit Entwickler agil auf Kundenanforderungen und Feedback reagieren können, setzen sie während der Entwicklung häufig auf Continuous Delivery (CD) Infrastrukturen. Das Bereitstellen einer angemessenen CD-Infrastruktur verursacht jedoch einen erheblichen Aufwand und setzt ein entsprechendes Know-how bei der Realisierung dieser Infrastruktur voraus. Die automatisierte Umsetzung einer CD-Lösung könnte Entwicklern einen hohen Zeit- und Arbeitsaufwand ersparen, sodass ihr Fokus bei der eigentlichen Applikationsentwicklung verbleiben kann. Um eine Generalisierung zu ermöglichen, werden eine Vielzahl von Deployment Pipelines für die Android Plattform analysiert und daraus ein einheitliches semantisches Modell gebildet. Darauf aufbauend wird die sogenannte Android Continuous Delivery DSL Engine entwickelt, die unter Verwendung einer domänenspezifischen Sprache (DSL), eine entsprechende CD-Infrastruktur generiert. Die hierdurch erzeugte Deployment Pipeline soll generisch auf eine Vielzahl von Android-Applikationen anwendbar sein. Zur Evaluierung werden verschiedene CD-Infrastrukturen unter Verwendung der DSL Engine erzeugt. Dabei wird deren gewünschte Verhaltensweise anhand von unterschiedlichen Open Source Android-Applikationen geprüft und bewertet. Zum Abschluss wird gezeigt, dass die entwickelte DSL Engine eine sinnvolle Unterstützung für Entwickler von mobilen Plattformen darstellt.

Keywords: DevOps, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Android

PDFs: Master Thesis, Work Description

Reference: Maximilian Fischer. A DSL for Configuring Continuous Deployment Pipelines for Android Apps. Master Thesis, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2018.

Experiences with Inner Source at Bosch and Paypal (Industry Talk)

Danese Cooper of Paypal and Georg Grütter of Bosch will report in 20min snippets each about their experiences with introducing inner source to their software development organizations. Both are looking forward to engage with the audience Q&A style.

Date and time: Feb 8th, 4pm (sharp)
Location: Martensstr. 3, 91058 Erlangen
Room: 02.152-113 (2nd floor, “blaues Hochhaus”)
Availability: Open to the public

Directions: Set your navigational device (GPS) to Martensstr. 3 in Erlangen (Süd). Street parking is available (but not always easy). Martenstr. 3 is the “blaues Hochhaus” and recognizable as such. Room 02.152 is on the second floor of the high-rise.

Open position in OpenIMIS project of GIZ

The GIZ, the German society for international collaboration, is looking to staff its promising OpenIMIS project. OpenIMIS is (to be) an open source project for single-payer health insurance software systems in developing countries. It is currently being organized as a community of practice.

You will be responsible for the support, strategic development and identification of new ICT application approaches for social protection. This currently involves participating in the development of an open source management information system for health insurance (openIMIS) with international partners. In order to position and embed digitalization into social protection, you will connect with colleagues in Germany and abroad and provide advice on innovative, implementable instruments and approaches.

Learn more at

Call for Presentations: InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2018

We, the Open Source Research Group at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, are actively involved with the InnerSource Commons – a group of practitioners and researchers working on and with inner source.

We are happy to forward to you the call for presentations for the InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2018. Please consider sharing your inner source story!

This is to announce the opening of the call for presentations at the InnerSource Commons Summit Spring 2018. The summit comprises all aspects of InnerSource – the use of open source inspired development practices within the confines of a company or  other institution.

Submission deadline: February 28th, 2018

Submission form:

Summit date: May 16th – 18th, 2018 near Stuttgart, Germany (near Stuttgart)

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Newsletter (to FAU Students) 2018-01

Hello everyone, and welcome back to our Newsletter!

  1. Summer semester teaching
  2. AMOS and Startupinformatik
  3. Softwarecampus and startup funding
  4. Research assistant (student job)
  5. Visual designer (student job)
  6. Programming student jobs
  7. Mitarbeiterstellen (Ph.D. position)
  8. Past issues and impressum

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Upcoming Talk on Analysis by Synthesis by Graphics Hardware by Marc Stamminger

We will host a talk on “Analysis by Synthesis by Graphics Hardware” in NYT, our course on how to perform research (free and open to the public):

  • by: Marc Stamminger
  • about: Analysis by Synthesis by Graphics Hardware
  • on: 2018-01-31, 14:30 Uhr
  • at: Cauerstr. 7/9, H6

Abstract: Visual Computing is about the synthesis of images with a computer (rendering) as well as the reconstruction of 3D models from an image (computer vision). “Analysis-by-synthesis” combines the two: to reconstruct the shape of an object, we start with some object and adapt its shape until its rendering looks like the input image. In the talk I will explain this principle in more detail, will show how this is related to AlgoKS and will present results obtained with this approach.

Speaker: Marc Stamminger is a professor for visual computing at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2002. His research is focused on real-time visual computing, in particular real-time rendering and visualization, augmented and mixed reality, and digital image forensics.