Junior Professor Dr. Florian Echtler

Die Fakultät Medien und die Bauhaus-Universität Weimar trauern um Prof. Dr. Hagen Höpfner, der am Montag, 1. Oktober 2012, unerwartet verstarb. Die Weimarer Medieninformatik hat er mit seiner Persönlichkeit bereichert und mitgestaltet. Mit Hagen Höpfner verliert die Fakultät Medien einen leidenschaftlich engagierten, kooperativen und geschätzten Kollegen und Hochschullehrer. Dem frühen Tod von Hagen Höpfner stehen wir fassungslos gegenüber. Seinen Angehörigen und Freunden sprechen wir unser tiefes Mitgefühl aus.

Bitte wenden Sie sich bei weiteren Fragen an das Sekretariat Medieninformatik, Frau Glaser, Tel. +49 (0) 3643 58 3710.

Nomination of Patrick Oscity and Markus Postrach for the "Hochschulpreis 2012"

It is a pleasure for us to announce that today (May 9th, 2012), the faculty of Media nominated Patrick Oscity and Markus Postrach with their Gnomobile project for the Hochschulpreis 2012 of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Congratulations!

Election result for the organizers board of GI FG MMS

On May 2nd, 2012 the official results of the election for the organizers board of the GI-section on mobility and mobile information systems (FG MMS) have been announced. Dr. Hagen Höpfner was reelected by the members of this organization. The interdisciplinary group focusses on all aspects of mobile systems including technical issues and business related issues. It, e.g., annually organizes the German-speaking MMS conference that ties research reaching from mobile data processing over business informatics to mobile business models.

Update: During the constituent meeting, which took place on May 8, 2012, Dr. Höpfner was elected vice speaker of FG MMS.

CeBIT 2012

Last year, in 2011, I asked David Wiesner and Jonas Pencke to present their study project results at the CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. The great response motivated them to continue their research and to start their own business. They reimplemented the module system and Jonas, together with David Kleemann (Hamburg) and Andreas Thenn, applied for an Exist-scholarship. The application was accepted and apphoria was born. This year, the apphoria team will present our improvements on their way to fasten up the creation of customized smartphone-apps. Visit them in hall 26, stand A10.

Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification

On January 20th, 2012, Dr. Hagen Höpfner successfully defended his habilitation treatise (Habilitationsschrift) at the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation of the Ilmenau University of Technology. Hence, he successfully passed a three step procedure consisting of a formal review process of the habilitation treatise, a review process judging on his educational ability, and a scientific colloquium. Now we are awaiting the official document attesting Dr. Höpfner's postdoctoral lecture qualification in practical computer science (Habilitation im Fachgebiet Praktische Informatik).

Update: On May 5th, 2012 Dr. Hagen Höpfner received the official document attesting postdoctoral lecture qualification in practical computer science (Habilitation im Fachgebiet Praktische Informatik).

Dr. Hagen Höpfner is now speaker of the GI working group GRUNDIS

As of November 2011 Dr. Hagen Höpfner is the speaker of the organizers board of the working group on foundations of information systems (Grundlagen von Informationssystemen) of the German computer science society (Gesellschaft für Informatik). You might find more information on this working group at http://www.ak-grundis.gi-ev.de.

Winner at the university's poster contest

We are happy to announce that on November 16th, Maximilian Schirmer won the first prize for the presentation of his poster on "Energy Awareness for Context-aware Mobile Computing" in the poster contest during the "Wissenschaftstag 2011" symposium of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Furthermore, the poster was ranked on 4th place (of 12) in the competition for the best poster design.

More information:

BMWi funds Apphoria

Yesterday, on November 14th, 2011, we learned that MyBandApp turns into Apphoria. BMWi accepted our exist proposal and funds the start-up. The MyBandApp project was a research project conducted by the Mobile Media Group in the winter term 2010/2011 at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. After winning certain awards Jonas Pencke and David Wiesner together with two business administration colleagues and Andreas Thenn, who wrote his master's thesis in our group, now continue their success story as Apphoria. The start-up process is supervised by Juniorprofessor Dr. Hagen Höpfner. 

Study project @ the 7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context 2011

In September 2011 we together with our students presented the results of the project "Sensor Data Visualisation" at the 7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context 2011 (CONTEXT’11) in Karlsruhe, Germany. The project itself took place in the Summer Term 2011 and aimed on analysing smart phone's sensor data in a distributed environment. The picture shows the system running in our lab. 

Dr. Hagen Höpfner is now "GI-Vertrauensdozent"

As of the end of July 2011 Dr. Hagen Höpfner is the BU's contact person (Vertrauensdozent) for the German computer society (Gesellschaft für Infomatik). So, if you have any issues related to this, feel free to contact him.

Success at the "Ideenwettbewerb Jena-Weimar"

Yesterday, on June 29th, 2011, Jonas Pencke and David Wiesner were awarded with the special award of the city of Weimar (Sonderpreis der Stadt Weimar) at this year's ideas competition Jena-Weimar (Ideenwettbewerb Jena-Weimar).

We at the Mobile Media Group are very proud of Jonas and David as they started their success story from the results of our MyBandApp project. Congratulations and good luck for continuing the good work.

More information on this award:

SEmT-pre project gets funded

We are happy to announce that our SEmT-pre project has been chosen for funding by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In cooperation with Professor Dr.-Ing. Guido Morgenthal (professorship for modeling and simulation of structures at the Institute of Structural Engineering) we will use the grant in order to explore the state of the art in the area of smartphone-based approaches for measuring the mechanical behavior of structures.

More information can be found here:

Open book on MyISAM implementation techniques in German

Some years ago Prof. Dr. Hagen Höpfner (Juniorprofessor) started writing a German textbook on the interna of MySQL. Due to a lack of time he had to stop the entire project. However, he almost finished his research and writing on MyISAM. MyISAM is a default storage plugin for MySQL. It is quite old but frequently used and available as open source. He decided to compile the written stuff in form of a "beta-book". You might download version 0.1 from here. Feel free to contacting him if you want to help finishing or translating the text or if you want to use the figures for lectures or research.

Nomination of Jonas Pencke and David Wiesner for the "Hochschulpreis 2011"

It is a pleasure for us to announce that today (April 13th, 2011), the faculty of Media nominated Jonas Pencke and David Wiesner with their MyBandApp project for the Hochschulpreis 2011 of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Congratulations!

Update: On October 12th, 2011, Jonas and David officially received the Hochschulpreis during the university's matriculation ceremony.

Study Project MyBandApp at CeBIT 2011

In the winter term 2010/2011 the Mobile Media group at the Media Department of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offered a study project called "MyBandApp". The aim was and is to create an easy way to generate smart phone apps (independent of the smart phone's operating system) for musicians. Jonas Pencke and David Wiesner, both students in our master program "Medieninformatik", worked on this topic and finally presented their awesome results at the CeBIT 2011 in Hannover. We are proud to have such successful students here in Weimar. Here are some links about the CeBIT presentation of Jonas and David.


Master Student at the BTW Student Workshop

We are happy to congratulate Andreas Thenn. His paper on "Temporale Aspekte beim inhaltsbasierten Cachen von mobilen Medienobjekten" (using temporal aspects for content bases caching of mobile media objects) has been selected for a presentation at the 6th student workshop that took place in conjunction with the 14th conference on business, technology, and web (BTW 2011) in Kaiserslautern, Germany on March 1st, 2011. The presented work is part of the master thesis Andreas is working on in our group.


The research group "Mobile Media" of the Media Department at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has been established in March 2010. At this time Dr. Hagen Höpfner represented the respective Junior-professorship as a guest researcher. As of August 11, 2010 he is Juniorprofessor for Mobile Media.