Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

Jóakim v. Kistowski

Dr. rer. nat. Jóakim v. Kistowski

Chair of Computer Science II

Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg
Informatikgebäude, 1. OG, Raum A110

Telefon 0931/31-80536


List of all publications: Jóakim v. Kistowski

Research Interests

Main research areas:

  • Software Performance Engineering
  • Benchmarking
  • Energy Efficiency
  • System Modeling and Analysis
  • Distributed Architectures
  • Micro-Services

Technology domains:

  • Virtualization
  • Docker
  • Cloud Computing
  • Server Power Systems



An Eclipse-based modeling platform for creation and analysis of load intensity profiles based on the Descartes Load Intensity Model (DLIM).
Univariate Interpolation Library
A Java 8 library for automated configuration and selection of interpolation techniques for univariate datasets.
Univariate Interpolation Library

A micro-service reference test application for model extraction, cloud management, energy efficiency, power prediction, multi-tier auto-scaling.

HTTP Load Generator
HTTP Load Generator for variable load intensities. Supports request scripting and power consumption measurements.

Contributions to Industry-Standard Tools

SPEC Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) v2
Industry-Standard rating tool for energy-efficiency of servers. Required to use for U.S. Energy Star Certification. Under Review for EU Lot9 energy labeling and under review bei Chinese National Institute for Standardization (CNIS).
SPEC Chauffeur WDK
Development Framework for energy-efficiency benchmarking and testing workloads.

Functions and Memberships

Conference and Workshop Organisation


Awards and Scholarships



I am coordinating the efforts for the following regular courses:

  • Grundlagen der Programmierung
  • Software Architecture
  • Praktikum Software-Entwurf und -Qualität
  • Seminar Software Engineering

 I am also involved in teaching the following regular courses:

  • Softwaretechnik
  • Softwarepraktikum

 I have been teaching the following courses in the past:

  • Java-Programmierpraktikum (SoSe 2014)


Selected Reviewer Activities

  • 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, 2018
  • 9th ACM/SPEC Int. Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), 2018
  • IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2018 25th
  • International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 2017
  • 8th ACM/SPEC Int. Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), 2017
  • 27th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), 2016
  • 13th European Workshop on Performance Engineering (EPEW), 2016
  • 11th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS), 2016
  • 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), 2015
  • 12th European Workshop on Performance Engineering (EPEW), 2015
  • Eighth EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTOOLS), 2015
  • 11th International ACM Sigsoft Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA), 2015
  • 6th ACM/SPEC Int. Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), 2015
  • WILEY Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE), 2014
  • Seventh International Workshop on Practical Applications of Stochastic Modelling (PASM), 2014
  • International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2014

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Since Apr 2014

Researcher at the University of Würzburg

Sep 2013 -
Mar 2014

Master Thesis "Modeling the Variation of Load Intensity Profiles"

Apr 2012 -
Mar 2014

Master's Course in Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Apr 2011 -
Aug 2011

Bachelor Thesis "Defining and Measuring Workloads for Elasticity Benchmarking" at Informatics Innovation Center (Cooperation of IBM and KIT)

Mar 2009 - Mar 2014

Research Assistant at the Chair for Software Design and Quality (SDQ), KIT

Okt 2008 -
Mar 2012

Bachelor's Studies in Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008

Internship at the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (Reykjavík, Iceland)

Jun 2008

Abitur at the Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf