Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Softwaretechnik
Chair for Applied Software Engineering

iPraktikum Team got First Place at SmartHome Deutschland Award 2017

An iPraktikum team of the winter term 2016/17 got first place in the category “best student achievement” (“Beste studentische Leistung”) at the SmartHome Deutschland Award 2017. The nine students worked together with iHaus AG on the topic “Efficient Energy Management in Private Households”.

Within one semester, the students developed an intelligent system that automates the management of energy—an increasingly complex process. The occupants of a smart home can use an intuitively designed app to choose between four different modes. For instance, the Eco Mode ensures the environmental-friendly usage of energy by preferring solar energy and reducing non-required energy consumption to a minimum. Moreover, the occupants can apply a Vacation Mode, a High Availability Mode, and a Money Saving Mode. In addition, the system keeps on informing the occupants about the house status and provides possibilities to make manual adjustments.

As part of an all-day event on May 30, 2017, in the Rotes Rathaus in Berlin, the students presented the project and thereafter received the award for the first place. The SmartHome Deutschland initiative is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and represents a trade-spanning, interdisciplinary communication platform to enable information exchange between regional smart home organizations and representatives of research, development, industry, commerce, and craft.

Join our Software Engineering Essentials MOOC - Starting May 30, 2017

SEECx Poster

We just announced our new massive open online course Software Engineering Essentials (SEECx) on edX that we developed together with the TUM Media Center. The course is 9 weeks long and will start on May 30, 2017. It includes video lectures, quizzes, modeling and programming exercises and focuses on management, development and patterns.


The course is free and open to everyone and you will learn: 

  • methods and techniques to develop software for different domains and platforms
  • analyze requirements and transform the problem statement into models using textual analysis
  • model multiple representations of the system consistently
  • identify design patterns
  • map models to source code
  • integrate source code into an app
  • deliver this app to the customer using build and release management


Introducing Swift to 80+ students

We held the intro course of the iPraktikum on April 19-25, in which we introduced over 80 students to the programming language Swift, concepts of iOS development as well as software engineering workflows they will need in the course. The course took place in the Rechnerhalle to fit all participants in one room at the same time. In 10 sessions, the participants completed interactive in-class exercises as well as homework in cooperation with tutors who are experienced iOS developers.

Zeiss Meditec Customer Sales Representative Assistant App rolled out in Germany and Mexico

In close cooperation with Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, a team of 7 students developed a mobile app that makes the life of ZEISS customer sales representatives easier. As part of the iPraktikum WS16/17, the team used agile development techniques to build the solution sales representatives really needed.

The app is currently being rolled out in Mexico and Germany. During the development process, the team identified two main use cases: ordering and stock taking. Until now, sales representatives were not able to cover these two use cases in a completely digital way. The team interviewed potential users in Mexico and Germany to identify the problems in the existing processes for these two use cases to prototype and develop a new improved solution. The close cooperation between industry partners and the Chair for Applied Software Engineering gives students the chance to work on real life problems with real customers. Even more, the students’ innovative, young and technology-driven approach is a huge opportunity for companies like ZEISS to prototype, develop and rollout new solutions in a fast way.

Carl Zeiss Meditec is happy to be part of the line-up for the iPraktikum summer term 2017 and looking forward to another success story driven by the engagement of young software engineers taking part in the Praktikum.

Tutor in POM (Summer 2017)

We will teach Project Organization and Management (POM) again in the summer semester 2017: it has a focus on software project management with exercises on agile methods, meeting management, retrospectives, release management, continuous integration and continuous delivery

POM has special emphasis on blended, experiential and interactive learning, mixing theory with exercises. We expect more than 400 students. Therefore, we are looking for motivated tutors who help us in the preparation and conduction of exercises. If you are interested, please write a short email to Stephan Krusche.

SIGCSE Workshop „How to Integrate Interactive Learning into Large Classes”

We will give a workshop on the topic How to Integrate Interactive Learning into Large Classes at the SIGCSE 2017. We will present how we teach in the lectures Project Organization and Management (POM) and Patterns in Software Engineering (PSE) lecture and introduce the concept of Interactive Learning. We provide insights into the different interactive learning exercises and show hands-on examples how to apply them for classes with more than 300 students. In case you have friends or colleagues joining the SIGCSE 2017 conference, spread a word about our workshop and recommend to register for it.  The workshop will take place on Saturday March 11, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm in Seattle, Washington.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Andreas Seitz.

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Student assistant wanted: Design of an information system with multiple displays for the ITüpferl

Event at the ITüpferl

We are celebrating 50 years of informatics in Munich and we are looking for a student taking care of an information system including videos, photos and text as well as the design of exhibitions in the ITüpferl. If you don’t know anything about the iTüpferl, find more information at: http://www.in.tum.de/forschung/ituepferl.html




Your tasks:

  • Design of the exhibition for 50 years of informatics in Munich and 10 years of iPraktikum in the ITüpferl
  • Design, installation and maintenance of an information system with multiple displays
  • Supervision of the weekly opening hours (2h) of the ITüpferl
  • Event organization (Schülertag, 50 years of informatics in Munich, Tag der offenen Tür)


We are looking for a motivated student with a workload of 5 hours per week for about 6 months. If you are interested, please write an application email with a short motivation and CV to Andreas Seitz (seitz (at) in.tum.de).

Sign up for the iPraktikum or its related courses for the summer semester!

 We will offer the iPraktikum again in the coming summer semester! We are looking for participants in various roles. Would you like to learn about software engineering in an applied setting while developing a mobile application? Apply as a Developer for the practical course iPraktikum.

If you have already participated in a project at our chair, consider applying for the seminar/practical course Agile Project Management. In this course, you get to take on the role of a Coach and learn about agile project management in a real project.

Are you an experienced iOS developer? Apply to be a Tutor in our introductory courses and teach beginners how to develop in Swift as participant in the (pro)seminar Teaching iOS. You prepare an interactive tutorial and help students during the course.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dora Dzvonyar or ios (at) in.tum.de.

2nd CSE Workshop @ SE 2017

CSEWe are co-hosting the 2nd Workshop on Continuous Software Engineering together with RWTH Aachen and FAU Nürnberg. The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss innovative solutions, ideas and experiences in the area of continuous integration and continuous delivery including workflows, technologies, architecture, testing and culture. We solicit full papers (up to 8 pages) presenting original and evaluated research and short papers (up to 4 pages) describing novel ideas, identified challenges and experience reports. The workshop will take place on February 21, 2017 in Hanover, Germany, in conjunction with the Software Engineering conference 2017. You can find a detailed description of the topics covered and the call for papers can be found on the CSE17 website. We are looking forward to your paper submissions until January 8, 2017 (extended) and great discussions during the workshop!

Tutors wanted: EASE MOOC (Winter 2016/17)

In the upcoming winter semester 2016/17, we will teach a completely new course Essentials of Applied Software Engineering (EASE) as Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The course focuses on software development with exercises on analysis, design, modeling, programming and testing, but also includes project management and design patterns topics.

The course has a special emphasis on active, blended and experiential learning, mixing theory in online videos with online exercises to create an interactive learning experience for participating students. Therefore, we are looking for motivated tutors who help us in the preparation of videos and online exercises.

If you are interested, please write an application email with motivation, CV and TUM Online grade report to Stephan Krusche.