POTSDAM, Germany, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) has announced that it will be offering scholarships to ten new researchers at its international Research School. Beginning in the upcoming winter semester, the young researchers will be joining the current 25-member team at the Potsdam Research School. Qualified candidates, who are planning a PhD or who already hold one, may submit their application until August 15th to the HPI Research School (http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/research_school)
The HPI Research School, with its branches at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (eight researchers), the Technion in Haifa, Israel (fourteen researchers), and the University of Nanjing, China (nine researchers), is dedicated to the field of "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering." The scholarship holders investigate this comprehensive topic area from the perspective of their individual disciplinary backgrounds. Based on the HPI model, introduced in 2005, the junior researchers are mentored by all professors rather than only by one.
"This enables each of our PhD students to get to know the problem areas, conceptual models, and approaches of the other disciplines," explained HPI Director Prof. Christoph Meinel, pointing out one of the fundamental advantages. This further helps support content-based communication and fruitful collaboration with other researchers and experts.
The research field "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" focuses on - to put it simply - loosely interlinked service programs that exchange data in a standardized way. They are gradually replacing the previously used, closely interconnected, software applications and processes. "In the event of change, a flexible reconfiguration can be carried out and the necessity of essential, expensive reprogramming prevented," said Prof. Andreas Polze, coordinator of the Research School.
SOURCE: Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI)
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