Open Distributed Systems

Research Profile

Complimentary to the development of new theoretical approaches, the implementation of toolkits and systems and the validation of our approaches in concrete use cases plays a central role: According to Marc Andreessen’s motto “software is eating the world”, ODS builds software systems in the tradition of the Internet/Web community, internationally leading universities and IT companies. This combination of basic research and applied systems development enables a direct feedback loop between our research questions and their practical evaluation in a mutually stimulating process which is the basis of our research philosophy.

ODS researches and teaches in close  in close cooperation Fraunhofer FOKUS, DCAITI, the  Weizenbaum Institute and Objectives 3 and 5 of the Berlin University Alliance.