January 13th, 2016  |  Published in Research


Within the BMBF-funded project “Lehre hoch Forschung”, several measures to establish research-oriented teaching at a much earlier stage than in traditional university teaching are implemented at KIT – both in individual institutes as well as in the central institutions.

TECO / the Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems is involved in the subproject “Servicestelle Projektorientierte Lehre”, that deals with the creation and development of new course structures. These are a practical software development course (“Praxis der Software-Entwicklung (PSE)”) and a practical research course (“Praxis der Forschung (PdF)”).

In “Praxis der Forschung”, students are deeply involved in current research. They go through all phases of a research project, including planning and writing a short proposal, always with the goal to publish the results at the end of the 1-year project. “Praxis der Forschung” is very successful so far: Since its start, at TECO alone, a number of papers partially or completely covering the research from the student projects have been successfully published, one was even awarded the “Best Paper Award” of the conference.
Another notable success is that so far two former undergraduate students decided to pursue PhD studies at TECO as a result of their participation in “Praxis der Forschung” and are currently working as full-time employees at TECO.


  • 2012 – today


  • Various other computer science chairs at KIT


  • Creation and development of a practical software development course (“Praxis der Software-Entwicklung (PSE)”)
  • Creation and development of a practical research course (“Praxis der Forschung (PdF)”)


For TECO’s activities regarding the master’s course “Praxis der Forschung” within “Lehre Hoch Forschung”, please contact

For general info on “Lehre Hoch Forschung”, please contact



Matthias Budde, Sarah Grebing, Erik Burger, Max Kramer, Bernhard Beckert, Michael Beigl, Ralf Reussner (2016) Praxis der Forschung: Eine Lehrveranstaltung des forschungsnahen Lehrens und Lernens in der Informatik am KIT, Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre(74), p. 55-79, pdf


The following publications all include work done by TECO students in the course of their “Praxis der Forschung” projects. For a list of all publications (including those of other chairs), please look here.

Vincent Diener, Michael Beigl, Matthias Budde, Erik Pescara (2017) VibrationCap: Studying Vibrotactile Localization on the Human Head with an Unobtrusive Wearable Tactile Display, 21st International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2017), p. (To appear)

Anja Bachmann, Christoph Klebsattel, Andrea Schankin, Till Riedel, Michael Beigl, Markus Reichert, Philip Santangelo, Ulrich Ebner-Priemer (2015) Leveraging Smartwatches for Unobtrusive Mobile Ambulatory Mood Assessment, Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, doi:10.1145/2800835.2800960

Markus Scholz, Lukas Kohout, Matthias Horne, Matthias Budde, Michael Beigl, Moustafa Youssef (2015) Device-Free Radio-based Low Overhead Identification of Subject Classes, 2nd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA-15), co-located with ACM Mobisys

Andrei Miclaus, Till Riedel, Michael Beigl (2014) End-user installation of heterogeneous home automation systems using pen and paper interfaces and dynamically generated documentation, 2014 International Conference on the Internet of Things (IOT), p. 19-24, IEEE, slides [expand], doi:10.1109/IOT.2014.7030109

Andrei Miclaus, Till Riedel, Jack Unseld, Michael Beigl (2014) Semantic Web Based Context-Adaptable Generation of Product Specific Documentation, Proceedings of Web of Things Workshop, ACM, pdf

Matthias Budde, Julio De Melo Borges, Stefan Tomov, Till Riedel, Michael Beigl (2014) Leveraging Spatio-Temporal Clustering for Participatory Urban Infrastructure Monitoring, The First International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (UrbIoT'14), Best Paper Award, url

Matthias Budde, Julio De Melo Borges, Stefan Tomov, Till Riedel, Michael Beigl (2014) Improving Participatory Urban Infrastructure Monitoring through Spatio-Temporal Analytics, 3rd ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp’14) - Co-located with the ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2014), pdf

Michael Hauber, Anja Bachmann, Matthias Budde, Michael Beigl (2013) jActivity: Supporting Mobile Web Developers with HTML5/JavaScript based Human Activity Recognition, 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2013), pdf, doi:10.1145/2541831.2541873

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