• München, fortiss GmbH
  • Collage Thesis
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Who are we?

fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for the development of software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munichfortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munich. The institute currently employs around 150 employees, who collaborate on research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany, and Europe. Research is focused on state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools of software development, systems & service engineering, and their application to reliable, secure cyber-physical systems. fortiss has the legal structure of a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH). Its shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (as majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

You will work within fortiss’ field of competence “Model-Based System Engineering” (MBSE), which is researching methods and tools to tackle the enormous complexity in engineering safety critical software-intensive systems such as cars and planes. Our approaches base on the abstraction provided by models and the automation of design and validation activities.

Thesis topic description:

Context: In today’s systems engineering, many domain experts are usually working together on the same product but in different models and views on the system. Information can overlap between these models and such overlaps must be kept consistent for a successful development. Multi-model consistency management becomes difficult if the models belong to different parties and contain confidential data that must not be revealed to other unauthorized parties while the data still needs to be exchanged for consistency checks.

Task: You will conduct a state-of-the-art analysis of current approaches in multi-model consistency management and other fields for comparison, e.g., multi-user database systems; both under the aspect of confidentiality handling. This is followed by conceptual work on how to transfer found solution ideas from the other research field to the multi-model consistency management environment.
  • Background knowledge acquisition (~0.5 month)
  • Conducting the literature review including analysis (~1.5 months)
  • Conceptually transferring the found idea(s) in other research fields to multi-model consistency management (~1 month)
  • Evaluation and documentation of the thesis (~1 month)

Your profile:

  • Interest in the topic and motivation to dive into this research field.
  • Being at the end of a Bachelor's degree at Technical University of Munich with programming background, preferably B.Sc. Informatics (TUM).
  • Good communication and writing skills in German and English.
  • Beneficial but not mandatory: background knowledge about systems engineering, model-based systems engineering, and/or consistency management.

Our offer:

  • An international and dynamic work environment with highly qualified and motivated colleagues.
    An optional workplace in Munich-Schwabing (very easy to reach by public transport: U6 Nordfriedhof).
    Flexible working conditions, e.g., home office and free coffee and beverages.
    Direct cooperation with Technical University Munich (Chair of Software and Systems Engineering).
    Please notice that this thesis is not remunerated (like any other thesis at TUM).

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Please submit your application with a detailed CV and a current transcript of records on by indicating the following job ID.
Job-ID: MBSE-BAC-08-2023
Contact: Sebastian Bergemann
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