Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn

Developing Data-Driven Software – It’s a Little Different After All

In the lecture, the concept of data-driven software is first sharpened. Then the typical requirements for data-driven software systems will be discussed. These are illustrated with examples. From the requirements, it is derived how software processes for the development of data-driven software systems should look like. In the context of ML/DEV/OPS, it is discussed how the development of “machine learning” components impacts the operation of data-driven systems.

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn

Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn

Adesso SE


Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn holds the Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research focus relates to software processes for the development of data-driven and mobile applications as well as cyber-physical systems. Previously, he held professorships at the Universities of Dortmund and Leipzig.

Volker Gruhn is the founder and chairman of the supervisory board of Dortmund-based Adesso SE. The company, which currently employs 6,300 people, specialises in strategic and technological consulting services in the field of modern software technologies. In addition, he is a member of the advisory board of BiPRO e.V., the university council of the University of Leipzig, the board of trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, the advisory board of Deutsche Bank Essen and the economic council of the BVB.

Volker Gruhn is co-founder of startups in Leipzig and Essen and author and co-author of more than 450 national and international publications and conference papers.