Fakultät für Informatik

TU München - Fakultät für Informatik
Software- and Systems Engineering Research Group


Proseminar (IN0013) im Sommersemester 2012
Software Engineering for ICT-Systems for Sustainability
(Dr. Birgit Penzenstadler, Dr. Daniel Méndez Fernandez)



  • [19.04.2012] Next advisors' presentations (25.05.2012) will be held at 13:00 in the room 1.11.18 ("Konrad Zuse").
  • [09.02.2012] Topics list is lined out and to be detailed.
  • [07.02.2012] Registration on TUMonline is open.
    The seminar will be integrated with the MSc seminar RE4ICT4ES
    to provide the opportunity for students' collaboration across different stages of the curriculum.
  • [03.02.2012] The web site is online.
    Registration on TUMonline will be open soon.
    Meeting for topic assignment: Thursday, 9th of February, 11:30 in 00.11.038
    Date and Time of the weekly seminar: Wednesday 8:30-10:00
    Topics and organisation details will be provided soon.


For organizational issues, take a look here.

The most cited definition of sustainable development is to "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy their own needs." Sustainability aspects can be brought to bear both during the development and use of software systems. We distinguish four aspects of sustainability:

  • Development process aspect: Sustainability in the initial software development process (with responsible use of ecological, human, and financial resources).
  • Maintenance process aspect: Sustainability of the soft- ware system during its maintenance period until replacement by a new system (with continuous monitoring of quality, knowledge management).
  • System production aspect: Sustainability of the software system as product with respect to its use of resources for production (using green IT principles and sustainably produced hardware components).
  • System usage aspect: Sustainability in the usage processes in the application domain triggered by the software system as product (responsible in impact on environment, using green business processes).

The goal of the Bachelor's proseminar is to lay the foundation in supporting sustainability in software engineering. To this end, we will actively discuss definitions of sustainability as well as principles, terms, approaches, and methods to achieve a support of the different dimensions of sustainability in software engineering.


Supervisor of this proseminars is Prof. Manfred Broy. Advisors are:

For any further questions, contact Dr. Birgit Penzenstadler.


The participants of the proseminar will learn how to elaborate scientific topics in self-guided manner and to present their results in front of the seminar as well as in a short essay. For that, students are required to conduct their own literature study on the basis of introductory (given) references.

Examination Criteria

All participants are expected to actively participate in the seminar sessions and discussions. Every student will give a presentation of 20 minutes and 15 minutes discussion. In addition, each student is required to deliver an essay of 5-8 pages in given style (document templates and LaTeX style files will be provided).

Topics covered in this seminar

An overview of relevant topics can be found here.

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