Dortmund International Winter School 2021

The Dortmund International Winter School is a joint activity of EuroPIM Consortium

It is organized for students of FH Dortmund and international partners.

The workshops take place from November 15th-19th, 2021.

We can offer a limited amount of places. For more information, please contact us via this Email.

The participation is free of any fees.

Workshop registration is required until November 1st 2021 with this link.

The Winter School is organized in different thematic streams:

Certificates are provided to successful participants for every stream.

The respective lecturers will contact the registered participants about the details of the schedule.


Organizer: Lukas Krawczyk (FH Dortmund)

Target Group: Engineers (Information Technology, Embedded Systems, eMobility), Computer Science

Prerequisites: Experience with Embedded Systems, Eclipse and Eclipse Plugin development are desirable, but not essentially required

Available Seats: 18

Venue: EFS 42, Room: A. 3.03

Partners: Robert Bosch GmbH, Vector GmbH, INCHRON AG, Eclipse Fdt., University of Rostock.

Course Description: 

The demands on automotive computing platforms are continuously rising due to the increasing amount of software that is driven by new automotive functionalities. Deploying these applications to computing platforms will introduce several challenges, such as maintaining freedom from interference in safety-critical applications -as required by the ISO~26262 standard,- or meeting constraints such as timing requirements. As the complexity of those systems results in intricate and unforeseen impacts of product and project decisions on the system level, even in late development phases, an early assessment of design decisions will be a key factor for success. This course gives an overview about the recent state of the art in model based systems engineering with focus on the emerging trends in automotive systems and transfers recent findings into teaching. The student will learn how to explore and structure models of automotive systems – especially in the context of hardware/software co-design – and how to map the acquired skills and knowledge to that particular domain. Furthermore, the students will learn about developing and integrating own rudimentary tooling into the APP4MC platform.

Organizer: Sergej Bushuyev (KNUCA Kiev)

Target Group: Project Management

Available Seats: 45

Venue: t.b.a.

Course Description:

This course will introduce to the History of project managementGlobal trends in project management, PM world and PM standards. Furthermore, you will get a full Overview of the PM Methodology based on project phases and Project Organisation and Roles. At last, Agile project management will be presented as well as the IPMA competence model.

The IPMA Level E course – is a full block week course of 40 presence hours. 

For EuroMPM master students: to get the course recognised in your studies, you must pass the final certification/Test on IPMA (UPMA level E). In case you fail the certification, just follow the second possible alternative.

The certification is for free for the registered students.


Organizer: Andreas Becker (FH Dortmund):

Target Group: technical courses of study, including (technical) computer science, electrical engineering and information technology 

Participation requirements: fundamentals of C/C++ (STM programming), smoothing algorithms (filters like median, moving average, Savitzky-Golay), fundamentals of Matlab (Python is also acceptable).

Available Seats: 20

Venue: EFS 42, Room: C.E. 31

Partners: Comnovo

Teaching results/ teaching goals/competences:

Goal: Object tracking path calculation based on data provided. Application of data fusion algorithms to enhance tracking/positioning accuracy. 

Based on the various scenarios a raw data is provided for further investigation in software environments like Matlab or Python. Students should design a data processing algorithm for object path description and evaluate system accuracy while considering system delay. 

Final outcome: Reports from projects based on the initial assumption, requirements, instruction, and data provided (Students send reports for evaluation).

Course Description:

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) is currently used in a wide range of applications, its accuracy and time resolution are limited due to various geographical aspects and weather condition. However, the GNSS is good enough for the outdoor positioning of relatively big objects, it is not of great importance for indoor areas. Modern warehouses and even Industry 4.0 require up-to-date positioning of objects with centimeter accuracy because of e.g. the logistic optimization, safety, and precise tracking. Among various methods for object tracking (e.g. visual algorithms for detection and tracking), the course will give you essential knowledge of the UWB positioning hardware by providing basic issues of the tracking objects like AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle). 

Students will be given instruction for acquiring, processing UWB positioning system at the laboratory: low level configuration of the Tag and Anchors based on the STM-Nucleo development board, point to point ranging, determining accuracy and delay of the ranging process, positioning in 2D/3D environment, data processing from the designed system and acquire other movement parameters for evaluation, e.g. AHRS, encoders. Application of the trilateration algorithm and smoothing data filtration to show the tracking trail of an object. 

Data comes from the UWB positioning system (based on decawave/quorvo modules), i.e. system has 4 reference points (anchors) and a tag (tracked object, e.g. AGV or bike). 

Hint: Position estimation can be obtained by Nelder-Mead or the least square methods. 

Organizer: Andreas Becker (FH Dortmund):

Target Group: Embedded Systems Engineering / Digital Transformation / Light Laboratory of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Participation requirements:fundamentals of C/C++, fundamentals of Linux, fundamentals of electrical engineering, fundamentals of UML 

Available Seats: 10

Venue: EFS 42, Room: A. 1.03

Partners: Hella 

Teaching results/ teaching goals/competences:

Goal: Robust setup of a single-board computer for rapid prototyping purposes in the context of automotive software / hardware. Setup shall be robust against hard shutdowns due to user misuse and power supply issues.

Final outcome: SW and/or HW solution, test setup, test report, documentation of solution

Organizer: Christian Reimann (FH Dortmund):

Target Group: Project Management, Digital Transformation, Business & Business Computing, (Industrial) Engineers, Computer Science 

Available Seats: 28

Venue: EFS 42, Room: A. 1.02

Course Description

Digitalization in private and professional domains is influencing intensely and sometimes even revolutionizing people’s life, the way they interact with systems, the way they interact between  each other, the way a society changes. Within this course those influences will be addressed from two different viewpoints. From an analytical perspective, former and current developments and their influences will be analyzed and then projected on future trends. From a constructive perspective, those potential influences of e.g. a product or service currently in development will be taken into account to shape the prospective solution.

Learning outcomes:


  • Knows relevant theoretical foundations, area: computer science and society
  • Know methodical background of case studies and surveys
  • Is aware of critical limitations of methods for evaluating impact


  • Can analyze the impact of changes in information technology on individuals, environment and society, based upon a given past scenario
  • Can evaluate, analyze (and within limits predict) the impact of new products/services on individuals, environment and society, during the concept and development phase
  • Can conduct methodologically structured evaluations (e.g. field observation, lab tests) and surveys

Competence attitude

  • Can discuss impacts of changes in information technology on individuals, environment and society with experts
  • Can advise during product/service development potential impacts of product/service structure/features on individuals, environment and society
  • Understands scientific publication in the related areas

The project "Virtual Master Cooperation Data Science(ViMaCs) aims to build a virtual learning and lab infrastructure for a digital teaching and module portfolio in the field of "Data Science". 

The Winter School, based on the ViMaCs project funded by DAAD, is covering such topics as: 

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics 
  • Business Intelligence and Decision Making 
  • Cloud Based Data Processing Systems 
  • Data Acquisition and Processing. 

 The Winter School addresses Master Students from Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FH Do), National University “Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic” (NU-ZP), West Ukrainian National University (WUNU), Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA) and Lviv Polytechnic National University (LPNU). The master student from other universities are also welcomed to take part in the event. 

Lecturers and workshops will be taught in English.  The Winter School 2021 is free of charge. 

The Winter School will be held at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany – on-site participation. 

ATTENTION! In order to be able to participate in the on-site Winter School all students must be either vaccinated by one of the recognized in Germany vaccines or be recovered from COVID-19 during the last 6 months. 

MANDATORY! All participants must register until 01.11.2021 via this link

A series of trainings will be offered at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts during the Training week from the 15th to the 19th of November 2021.  

The Training Week is covering such topics as: 

  • Open Communities of Practice (OpenCoPs) 
  • Introduction to Agile 
  • Jira Software 
  • Confluence 
  • MS Teams 
  • and others 

With the training on OpenCoPs, participants will gain knowledge on what it is, how it functions and what is needed for its proper operation. Furthermore, with Confluence, MS Teams and Jira trainings the attendants will gain insights of tools that facilitate a collaborative working environment, manage the work by using a ticketing system and help with the community management in the OpenCoPs. 

Overall, the trainings complement each other, providing knowledge on a good working environment in the OpenCoPs and any "agile" team. This training is specifically helpful for your collaboration in our projects.  

The Training Week addresses teachers, lecturers, trainers and academic staff from our European, Azerbaijan, Ukrainian, Kazakhstan and Palestinian partners.   

The Training Week is free of charge and will be held in English. 

The Training Week will be held as a hybrid event in Dortmund and via the online platform Microsoft Teams. The instructions and access data will be sent to the registered participants in a separate email closer to the event. 

Make sure you are registering for the Training week for teachers via this link.

Click here to fill out the reinbursement form.