The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest universities in Germany, and thinks in terms of possibilities, not limitations. UDE ranks 17th in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the world’s 150 best universities that were founded in the past 50 years. paluno, the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology, was founded in 2010. With seven professors and more than 100 academic staff members, paluno conducts application-oriented research in close cooperation with prominent partners from industry and research. paluno’s research areas include adaptive systems, mobile computing, cloud services, cyber-physical systems and software product lines. paluno is actively involved in key European initiatives and research projects.