Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

    Nikolas Herbst

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

    Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg

    Informatikgebäude, 1.OG, Room A111

    Phone: +49 (931) 31 83059

    Email: nikolas.herbst∂

    Former Homepage DESCARTES Research Group


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    Research Interests

    Main Research Topics:

    • Software Performance Engineering
    • Benchmarking
    • Elasticity
    • Workload Forecasting
    • Autonomic Computing
    • Run-Time Performance and Resource Management
    • Component-based Software Engineering

    Technology domains:

    • Distributed Component-based Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Computing
    • Mirco-Services



    Invited Talks

    Functions and Memberships

    • SPEC Research Group, Cloud Working Group
      Elected Vice Chair & Release Manager
    • SPEC Research Group Newsletter Editor
    • ICPE Steering Committee
      Publicity & Administration Assistant
    • ACM Student Member
    • ACM Sigsoft Student Member

    Conference and Workshop Organisation

    • 1st Workshop on Self-Aware Computing (SeAC) @ ICAC 2017 as Chair
    • 1st Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Performance (HotCloudPerf) @ ICPE 2018 as Chair

    • ACM/SPEC ICPE 2018, Artifact Evaluation as PC
    • 4th International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps (QUDOS 2018) as PC



    • TELESCOPE Hybrid Forecaster for Seasonal Time Series
    • BUNGEE IaaS Could Elasticity Benchmarking Framework
    • LIMBO Load Intensity Modeling Framework
    • WCF Workload Cassification & Forecasting Tool



    From summer term 2014 to summer term 2017, I was coordinating the exercises on the master's lecture "Performance Engineering & Benchmarking of Computersystems" and the bachelor's lecture "Operating Systems". Starting in winter term 2017/18, I am reading the lecture "Operating Systems", and starting in summer term 2018, the lecture "Performance Engineering & Benchmarking of Computersystems".

    I am involved in supervising students during multiple practical courses and seminars since summer term 2012.



    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: Dec 12, 2017


      Lehrstuhl für Informatik II (Software Engineering)
      Am Hubland
      97074 Würzburg

      Tel.: +49 931 31-86601

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      Hubland Süd, Geb. M2