Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

Simon Spinner

Dr. rer. nat. Simon Spinner

Now at IBM Research and Development Labs in Böblingen

Chair of Computer Science II

Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg
Informatikgebäude, 1. OG

Email: simon.spinner@uni-wuerzburg.de

List of all publications: Simon Spinner

Research Interests

Main research areas:

  • Software Performance Engineering
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Run-Time Performance and Resource Management
  • Online Performance Model Extraction

Technology domains:

  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Systems


  • Google Faculty Research Award
    On-the-fly resource demand estimation during system operation
    Efficient Algorithms and Methods for Online Extraction of Performance Models in Virtualized Environments (funded by DFG)
  • VMware Academic Research Award
    Online model-based performance and resource management in virtualized application environments.
  • LibReDE
    LibReDE is an open-source library for resource demand estimation providing a set of ready-to-use implementations of common estimation approaches.
  • Descartes Modeling Language
    A modeling language for online performance and resource management.
  • QPME
    QPME (Queueing Petri net Modeling Environment) is an open-source tool for stochastic modeling and analysis based on the Queueing Petri Net (QPN) modeling formalism.
  • MetASys
    Industrial project developing a method for requirements specification and modelling for large-scale naval systems.


I am involved in teaching the following regular lecture: Software-Technik.

Supervised Theses:

  • Jürgen Walter. Parallel Simulation of Queueing Petri Net Models. Master's thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), October 2013.
  • Can Alexander Yavuz. Überwachung des effektiven Kontrollflusses einer mehrschichtigen Anwendung. Bachelor's thesis (in German), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), April 2013.

Selected Reviewer Activities

  • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2014
  • IEEE/IFIP Network Operations And Management Symposium (NOMS), 2014
  • International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2013
  • International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2013
  • International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2013
  • International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2012
  • International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), 2012
  • International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA), 2012

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Since Apr 2014

Doctoral Researcher at the University of Würzburg

Nov 2014 - Feb 2015 Internship at VMware, Inc., Palo Alto, USA

Sep 2012 - Mar 2014

Doctoral Researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Jul 2013 - Oct 2013 Internship at VMware, Inc., Palo Alto, USA

Oct 2011 - 
Aug 2012

Doctoral Researcher at the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) in Karlsruhe
Jan 2011 -
Jul 2011

Master Thesis "Evaluating Approaches to Resource Demand Estimation", Best Graduate Award from the Faculty of Informatics

Apr 2009 -
Sep 2011
Master's Course in Computer Science (Information Technology) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Sep 2008 -
Feb 2009
Bachelor Thesis at IBM Research & Development, Boeblingen, Germany

Sep 2007 -
Feb 2008

Internship at IBM Research & Development, Boeblingen, Germany
Sep 2005 -
Feb 2009
Bachelor's Course in Applied Computer Science at the University of Applied Science Offenburg
Jul 2005 Abitur at the Schiller Gymnasium Offenburg