Our future research areas are built to support the following two main fields: Cyber Physical Systems and Distributed Computing. This also includes topics such as the improvement of technical products by means of modern computer science methodologies towards integrated information and communication technologies (ICT) and mechatronic systems, as well as the involvement of computer science for the development of smallest embedded systems for every-days use. Here, we face novel challenges of scale and complexity in world-wide networks and modern ICT systems, as well as the continuous internationalization of software engineering.
In fundamental research, the Department of Computer Science is continuously engaged in DFG collaborative research centers and research training groups. As such, it is also representative for the internationally renowned and interdisciplinary working Heinz Nixdorf Institute. In more application-oriented research, the department is host for a number of excellent research institutes such as the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²), the Cooperative Computing and Communication Laboratory (C-LAB), and the Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (SICP), that also tie links to the local industry.