The Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

studies the principles of efficient, dependable, secure, and usable computing systems, as well as their interaction with the physical and social context in which they operate.

We conduct foundational research in relevant areas of computer science and beyond, covering theory, empirical analysis, and data-driven investigation. We seek impact through publications, artifacts, and people.

Peter Druschel wins EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award

For his numerous and valuable contributions to research in computer systems

Derek Dreyer awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

For his project "RustBelt: Logical Foundations for the Future of Safe Systems Programming"

Girls' Day 2017

MPI-INF and MPI-SWS jointly participated in Girl's Day this year!


Paul Francis to give keynote at Oakland '17 Workshop on Privacy Engineering

April 2017
Paul Francis will give the keynote address, entitled "The Diffix Framework: Revisiting Noise, Again," at the Oakland (IEEE S&P) Workshop on Privacy Engineering.

Peter Druschel wins EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award

April 2017
Peter Druschel has received the EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor accorded by EuroSys to systems researchers.

Real-Time Systems group wins 3 best-paper awards in a row

April 2017
The MPI-SWS Real-Time Systems group, led by Björn Brandenburg, has won three consecutive best paper awards at the top three real-time systems conferences.