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The Department of Computer Science puts particular attention on the transfer of technology and research. Hence the establishment of our forum, industry meets computer science; a regular platform for the exchange of information and ideas between the local and superregional economy and the research in our department.Moreover, through our renowned research establishments, such as the Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing (PC²), the Cooperative Computing and Communication Laboratory (C-LAB) and the Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (SICP), our future graduates get the opportunity to gain insight into interdisciplinary research, to work hand in hand with scientists and to establish first contacts with our industrial partners.

The Software Quality Lab (s-lab) supports business companies in developing high-grade software products and made it to its own business to assure and measure software quality. Targets are small and medium-sized as well as large companies, which develop challenging software systems, for example for the automotive or financial industry.

Services offered by the s-lab range from planning and realizing research and development projects, over technology studies to joint mentoring of students' bachelor and master theses. These services are complemented by further education for industry, user support and software optimization.

Business companies, the university and students profit in equal measure from the permanent exchange between science and economy: Companies gain competitive advantages through the faster use of innovative software solutions. The university benefits from studying practical challenges by being able to identify new approaches for research as well as application-oriented problems for graduation in an industry-oriented environment. Students receive an excellent practical education, which makes them attractive employees for the business companies.

Five professors of the Department of Computer Science participate in the s-lab; their research groups bundle the necessary scientific and software engineering expertise. The services offered by s-lab are available for all kinds of companies. Already eight associated industry companies and further project partners from different industry sectors provide the practical problems for the s-lab.

The Cooperative Computing and Communication Laboratory (C-LAB) is a joint research and development lab from Atos and the University of Paderborn. In the C-LAB employees from the industry partner and the university - these are computer scientists, engineers, economists and psychologists - realise projects together and share visions, where daily work is characterised by scientific insights and current market requirements.

The area of work of the C-LAB is "Cooperative Computing & Communication" and comprises computer applications and techniques ("Computing") including computer-assisted communication ("Communication"). An important mission for the C-LAB is to make computer and communication techniques a real cooperation instrument ("Cooperative") for people.

Depending on the requirements of the particular project the C-LAB offers analysis, conception and realisation on the three levels business processes, user processes and technologies. The activities of the C-LAB base on solid technology skills, and are supplemented by an overview of novel technological developments, which enable an early consideration of new possible solutions. Specific fields of competence are, for example: Cyber Physical Systems which are used in many application areas such as automotive development, communication technology or robotics, self-optimising systems and Augmented Reality.

Furthermore, the C-LAB offers the opportunity - in many cases in cooperation with national and international industry companies and research centres - to carry out research and development projects. In addition, the C-LAB hosts bachelor and master theses and dissertations of the university on current topics. The theses and projects provide ideal opportunities to achieve scientific insights and at the same time to work on current topics from the industrial practice.

The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) is an interdisciplinary institute of the University of Paderborn and works as competence center of North-Rhine/Westfalia in the field of high performance computing.

The centre’s core group comprises employees of different working areas, who are supported by the research groups of the associated professors. Besides providing high performance systems the central business of the PC2 is research and further development of parallel and distributed computing through national and international projects. The PC2 positions itself as research centre that reaches its goals in close cooperation with partners from economy, industry and science.

As founder member of the Gauß-Allianz e.V. and partner in different projects of D-Grid the PC2 is embedded into the German high performance computing landscape. As innovative centre, the PC2 reacts flexibly and fast to changes and sets research focuses accordingly.