Dipl.-Inform. Nikolas Herbst

Chair of Software Engineering (Informatik II)
Department of Computer Science
University of Würzburg

Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg

Informatikgebäude, 1.OG, Room A107/8

Phone: +49 (931) 31 83059

Email: nikolas.herbst∂uni-wuerzburg.de

Former Homepage DESCARTES Research Group


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Research Interests

Main research areas:

  • Software Performance Engineering
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Run-Time Performance and Resource Management
  • Component-based Software Engineering

Technology domains:

  • Distributed Component-based Systems
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Benchmarking
  • Elasticity
  • Workload Forecasting


Invited Talks

Functions and Memberships



  • BUNGEE IaaS Could Elasticity Benchmarking Framework
  • LIMBO Load Intensity Modeling Framework
  • WCF Workload Cassification & Forecasting Tool


I am coordinating the exercises on the master's lecture "Performance Engineering & Benchmarking of Computersystems" and the exercises on the bachelor's lecture "Operating Systems" by Prof. Samuel Kounev, University of Würzburg.

I am involved in supervising students during multiple practical courses and seminars since summer term 2012. The practical courses and seminar are/were, among others:

  • (KIT) Practical Course Qualität von Anwendungen auf Cloud-Großrechner IBM z10
  • (KIT) ProSeminar Inside Eclipse
  • (KIT) Seminar Big Data, Architektur und Performance

Selected Reviewer Activities


  • ACM Computing Surveys
  • WILEY Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
  • WILEY Software: Practice and Experience
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • IEEE Cloud Computing
  • Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software
  • Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing


    • IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE)
    • IEEE International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)
    • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
    • IEEE/USENIX/SPEC International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC)
    • ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE)
    • ACM SIGSOFT International Conference on Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA)
    • European Workshop on Performance Engineering (EPEW)
    • European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)

    Curriculum Vitae / Resume

    since April 2014 Doctoral reseacher at the Chair of Software-Engineering (Informatik II) headed by Prof. Samuel Kounev, University of Würzburg

    Jan 2013 - June 2013

    FZI Research Center for Information Technology scholarship holder
    Oct 2012 - March 2014 Doctoral reseacher and member of the Descartes Research Group (funded by the Emmy Noether Programme) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
    Sep 2006 - Sep 2012 Master of Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Apr 2008 -  Apr 2012 IT responsible at Hotel Erbprinz, Ettlingen
    Apr 2011 - May 2012 Research Assistant at the Informatics Innovation Center (Cooperation of IBM and KIT)
    Aug 2008 - Sep 2008 Internship at Avaloq Evolution AG, Zurich
    Apr 2007 Internship at Siemens AG, Postal Automation, Konstanz
    Aug 2006 Abitur at the Heinrich-Suso Gymnasium, Konstanz

    Last Update: May 29, 2017