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M.Sc. Simon Spinner


Tel: +49 721 608-45981

Fax: +49 721 608-45990


Chair Prof. Reussner
Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Building 50.34
Am Fasanengarten 5
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Room 243


My publications are listed on a separate page.

Research Interests

Main research areas:

  • Software Performance Engineering
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Run-Time Performance and Resource Management
  • Online Performance Model Extraction

Technology domains:

  • Virtualization
  • SOA
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Java


  • Cooperation with VMware, Inc.
    Online model-based performance and resource management in virtualized application environments.
  • QPME
    QPME (Queueing Petri net Modeling Environment) is an open-source tool for stochastic modeling and analysis based on the Queueing Petri Net (QPN) modeling formalism.
  • MetASys
    Industrial project developing a method for requirements specification and modelling for large-scale naval systems.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Sep 2012

Researcher in the Descartes Research Group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Oct 2011 - 
Aug 2012

Researcher at the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) in Karlsruhe
Jan 2011 -
Jul 2011

Master Thesis "Evaluating Approaches to Resource Demand Estimation", Best Graduate Award from the Faculty of Informatics

Apr 2009 -
Sep 2011
Master's Course in Computer Science (Information Technology) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Sep 2008 -
Feb 2009
Bachelor Thesis at IBM Research & Development, Boeblingen, Germany

Sep 2007 -
Feb 2008

Internship at IBM Research & Development, Boeblingen, Germany
Sep 2005 -
Feb 2009
Bachelor's Course in Applied Computer Science at the University of Applied Science Offenburg
Jul 2005 Abitur at the Schiller Gymnasium Offenburg