Joint Meeting of the German Research Training Groups


The annual meeting of German Research Training Groups (RTG) traditionally held for more than 20 years brings together young researchers from Germany and beyond to present and discuss their work, share ideas and network and start potential collaborations.

Jun 4, 2023 — Jun 7, 2023
Schloss Dagstuhl
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Workshop proceedings are available from DuEPublico


  • Research presentations and poster session by funded researchers
  • Invited talk by Thomas Huckle, TU Munich “Bits and Bugs - a Review of Software Failures in Computational Science”
  • Invited talk by Johannes Köster, University of Duisburg-Essen “Reproducibility and beyond: towards sustainable data science”

Participating RTGs

RTG 2050 (Privatheit und Vertrauen für mobile Nutzende), RTG 2193 (Anpassungsintelligenz von Fabriken im dynamischen und komplexen Umfeld), RTG 2236 (Unsicherheit und Randomisierung in Algorithmen, Verifikation und Logik), RTG 2428 (Continuous Verification of CYber-Physical Systems), RTG 2475 (Cyberkriminalität und Forensische Informatik), RTG 2535 (Wissens- und datenbasierte Personalisierung von Medizin am Point of Care), HPI DSE (Data Science and Engineering)


Sunday, June 4th
arrival starting from 3pm, diner around 6pm

Monday June 5th

7:30 - 8:45   Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15   Welcome and Introduction   CS + HS
9:15 - 10:15   Keynote Johannes Köster   CS
10:15 - 11:00   RTG-2475 presentation session   RTG2428
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee break
11:15 - 12:15   RTG-2236 presentation session   RTG-2475
12:15 - 13:45   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   DFG Information Session –> slides hereHS
15:00 - 15:45   RTG-2193 presentation session   RTG-2236
15:45 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45   RTG-2050 presentation session   RTG-2193
16:45 - 17:45   Project Ideation Workshop –> slides here   CS
18:00 - 20:00   Diner

Tuesday June 6th

7:30 - 8:45   Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45   RTG-2535 presentation session   RTG-2050
9:45 - 10:30   RTG-2428 presentation session   HPI-DSE
10:30 - 10:35   Dagstuhl Picture
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:15   Workshop continued
12:15 - 13:45   Lunch
13:45 - 14:30   HPI-DSE presentation session   RTG-2535
14:30 - 15:15   AMA (ask me anything)    tba
15:15 - 15:30   Coffee
15:30 - 17:30   Open-Air Poster and Demo Session
18:00 - 20:00   Diner

Wednesday June 7th

7:30 - 8:45    Breakfast 
9:00 - 10:00   Keynote Thomas Huckle   HS
10:00 - 11:15   Workshop final presentations   tba
11:15 - 11:30   Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15   Feedback Session and Goodbyes   tba
12:15   Lunch and Departure


Thomas Huckle and Tobias Neckel: Bits and Bugs - a Review of Software Failures in Computational Science

Abstract: In this talk we describe and anlayse software failures mainly related to problems in the field of Scientific Computing, e.g. in mathematical modeling, in classical numerical analysis, in scheduling and synchronization, and in data analysis. As examples we present e.g. the crash of the Ariane 5, the PATRIOT missile defense incident and other military failures, fly-by-wire problems like BOEING 737-max, recent autonomous driving accidents, the London Millenium Bridge wabbling and more.

Johannes Köster
Reproducibility and beyond: towards sustainable data science

Abstract: Reproducibility is an important topic in data science and computational research in general. It is however not the only objective to strive for when ensuring that data analyses or computational results in general are of high quality and sustained value for the researcher and the community. In this talk, I put reproducibility in the context of other important objectives that together help to achieve such a sustained value. Then, I present exemplary solutions for taking care of these in data analysis and scientific software engineering.

How to get there:

See directions on the website of Schloss Dagstuhl here