M.Sc. Michael Zimmermann

Research Associate and Ph.D. Student

Address: Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Universitätsstraße 38
70569 Stuttgart
Telephone: +49 (0)711 685-88 202
Room: 1st floor, room 1.318
Consultation hour : By arrangement via e-mail.
e-Mail: michael [dot] zimmermann [at] iaas [dot] uni-stuttgart [dot] de



Service Platform for intelligently optimizing Applications in Production and Manufactory

Ongoing works and software projects


OpenTOSCA is a runtime environment for TOSCA-based applications. It enables the fully-automated deployment and management of Cloud applications written in TOSCA.


Conference Papers

  1. Falkenthal, Michael; Baumann, Felix W.; Grünert, Gerd; Hudert, Sebastian; Leymann, Frank; Zimmermann, Michael: Requirements and Enforcement Points for Policies in Industrial Data Sharing Scenarios. In: Proceedings of the 11th Advanced Summer School on Service Oriented Computing, 2017 ( pdf).
  2. Baumann, Felix W.; Odefey, Ulrich; Hudert, Sebastian; Falkenthal, Michael; Zimmermann, Michael: Cyber-physical System Control via Industrial Protocol OPC UA. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences (ADVCOMP 2017) ( pdf).
  3. Zimmermann, Michael; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Falkenthal, Michael; Leymann, Frank; Saatkamp, Karoline: Standards-based Function Shipping - How to use TOSCA for Shipping and Executing Data Analytics Software in Remote Manufacturing Environments. In: Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE 21st International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2017) ( pdf).
  4. Képes, Kálmán; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Fischer, Markus Philipp; Leymann, Frank; Zimmermann, Michael: Policy-Aware Provisioning Plan Generation for TOSCA-based Applications. In: Proceedings of The Eleventh International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies (SECURWARE 2017) ( pdf).
  5. Panarello, Alfonso; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Leymann, Frank; Puliafito, Antonio; Zimmermann, Michael: Automating the Deployment of Multi-Cloud Applications in Federated Cloud Environments. In: Proceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS), 2017.
  6. Zimmermann, Michael; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Leymann, Frank: A TOSCA-based Programming Model for Interacting Components of Automatically Deployed Cloud and IoT Applications. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 2017 ( pdf).
  7. Falkenthal, Michael; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Christ, Maximilian; Endres, Christian; Kempa-Liehr, Andreas W.; Leymann, Frank; Zimmermann, Michael: Towards Function and Data Shipping in Manufacturing Environments: How Cloud Technologies leverage the 4th Industrial Revolution. In: Proceedings of the 10th Advanced Summer School on Service Oriented Computing, 2016 ( pdf).
  8. Wettinger, Johannes; Binz, Tobias; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Kopp, Oliver; Leymann, Frank; Zimmermann, Michael: Unified Invocation of Scripts and Services for Provisioning, Deployment, and Management of Cloud Applications Based on TOSCA. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2014) ( pdf).

Demo Papers

  1. Falkenthal, Michael; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Képes, Kálmán; Leymann, Frank; Zimmermann, Michael; Christ, Maximilian; Neuffer, Julius; Braun, Nils; Kempa-Liehr, Andreas W.: OpenTOSCA for the 4th Industrial Revolution: Automating the Provisioning of Analytics Tools Based on Apache Flink. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Internet of Things, 2016 ( pdf).

Workshop Papers

  1. Zimmermann, Michael; Falkenthal, Michael; Leymann, Frank; Baumann, Felix W.; Odefey, Ulrich: Automating the Provisioning and Integration of Analytics Tools with Data Resources in Industrial Environments using OpenTOSCA. In: Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE 21st International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops and Demonstrations (EDOCW 2017) ( pdf).