Prof. Dr. René Wörzberger

Professor of Software Architectures and Systems

University of Applied Sciences TH Köln


Since 2017, I work as a professor in the field of software architectures, software systems, and software engineering. Prior to that, I have worked as an IT architect and project manager at Deutsche Post DHL Group and NTT Data.


  • Software Architectures
  • Large Scale Web Applications
  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud Computing


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2010

    RWTH Aachen University

  • Diploma in Computer Science, 2004

    RWTH Aachen University

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University of Applied Science TH Köln

Mar 2018 – Present Cologne, Germany
Teaching and research in the field of

  • Software Architectures
  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud Computing


University of Applied Science HSD

Sep 2017 – Feb 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany
Taught software engineering

IT Architect and Project Manager

Deutsche Post DHL Group

Jul 2014 – Jun 2017 Bonn, Germany
Responsibilities included

  • Architecting large-scale web applications
  • Project management

IT Architect

NTT Data Deutschland

Feb 2010 – Jun 2014 Cologne, Germany
Responsibilities included

  • Lead developing and architecting web applications
  • Acting as Scrum Master
  • Developing and operating continuous integration pipelines

PhD Student and Lecturer

RWTH Aachen

Jan 2005 – Dec 2009 Aachen, Germany
Responsibilities included

  • Researching in the field of business process management systems
  • Giving lectures in software engineering
  • Acquiring funding


I give diverse lectures and lab courses at Technische Hochschule Köln dealing with software architectures, software engineering and cloud computing.

Software Management in Computer Science & Engineering (Bachelor’s program) including topics like

  • Git Deep-Dive
  • Test Automation with JUnit, Mockit, Selenium and JMeter
  • Continuous Integration with GitLab
  • Cloud Computing with Google Cloud
  • Container Virtualization with Docker
  • Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

System Design Lab Course in Computer Science & Engineering (Bachelor’s program) including topics like

  • End-to-end software development process in small teams
  • Source-code management and issue tracking with GitLab
  • Documentation with AsciiDoc

Large and Cloud-based Software Systemes in Computer Science & Engineering (Master’s program) including topics like

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Quality-driven software design
  • Constituents and patterns of large-scale web applications
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtualization technologies
  • API and protocol technologies

Client Server Basics in study program Code & Context (Bachelor’s program)

  • Web fundamentals and front-end programming (HTML, CSS, Javascript etc.)
  • Backend-Programming with Java, Spring, SQL and NoSQL databases

DevOps in study program “Code & Context” Code & Context (Bachelor’s program)

  • Git Deep-Dive
  • Linux
  • Networking
  • Container Virtualization and Orchestration
  • Cloud Computing


Adaptable and Human-Centered Environment for the Administration of Development Processes

Within the collaborative research center IMPROVE (SFB 476), the AHEAD project aims at building a universal administration system for …

Dynamic Process Management Based Upon Existing Systems

The subproject T6 of the Transferbereich 61 follows the former subproject B4 of the SFB 476 IMPROVE. The aim of the project T6 is to …


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DYPROTO – tools for dynamic business processes

In this article, we present research results about tools for supporting dynamic business processes. This research work has been conducted in a three-year cooperation between our department and an IT service provider for insurance companies. Our partner’s process management system (PMS) is rather aligned with static processes, whose structure is not changed at process run time. Therefore, we contribute an approach for obtaining dynamic process execution support based on this static PMS by automatically augmenting existent WS-BPEL process definitions and run time data. Dynamically changeable processes are presented to process participants as graphical models by a process model editor. This editor aids process participants with performing dynamic changes inasmuch as it is aware of explicit and implicit technical and professional process knowledge and detects violations against this knowledge in dynamically changed process instance models. We delineate how explicit process knowledge can be graphically modelled and exploited in automatic checks using OCL-constrained and integrated meta-models. Checks versus explicit knowledge are complemented by checks versus implicit knowledge which is contained in other process definition and process instance models. These checks include process similarity computations based on graph grammar formalisms and tools.

Support for modeling an monitoring of engineering design processes

Engineering design processes are highly complex and dynamic inasmuch unforeseen changes occur frequently at process runtime. In this paper we present the process management system PROCEED that aids process managers and process participants in planning and enacting the work processes in plant design projects. It is based on the commercial lifecycle engineering tool Comos. PROCEED exceeds the state of the art in process management in several ways. The models used to represent running design processes incorporate aspects of project plans and workflow instances to reflect the current planning and execution states of work processes. Workflow definitions are used to define best practices for repetitive process parts and are enacted to guide process participants. PROCEED ensures consistent changes of process models even at process runtime. A process manager can resort to numerous progress measures in order to get exact quantitative information about the performance of a process.

Management dynamischer Geschäftsprozesse auf Basis statischer Prozess-Managementsysteme (Dissertation)

In dieser Arbeit wird ein Prozessmanagementsystem beschrieben, das auch dynamische Prozesse unterstützt. Dynamische Änderungen können von Prozessbeteiligten über strukturelle Änderungen an Modellen bereits laufender Prozesse durchgeführt werden.


  • Betzdorfer Str. 2, 50679 Köln (Cologne)
  • room ZN-06-07 (6th floor, heading north)
  • Tuesday 14:45 to 15:45
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