Student Theses and Projects: Model Transformation and Semantic Web Technologies


Thesis (BA/MA/DA/IDP), Reference-number:2017-149

Advisor(s): Mohammadreza Basirati


Systems are becoming more complex and consequently their requirements too [1]. Product service system (PSS) [2] is a sample of such transformation, which integrates products and services into one system functioning as a whole (an example are car sharing systems). Development of PSS intensifies cross-functional collaborations among higher number of teams and departments. To this end, higher number of stakeholders with different expertise have to collaborate with each other. As part of the collaborative research center (SFB768) [3], we aim to develop tool, which facilitates collaboration in context of a PSS development. In this thesis, you analyze design or/and develop a tool that can ease information sharing between experts from different domains by employing semantic web technologies.

[1] Northrop, Linda, et al. Ultra-large-scale systems: The software challenge of the future. CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST, 2006.
[2] Mont, Oksana K. "Clarifying the concept of product–service system." Journal of cleaner production 10.3 (2002): 237-245.
[3] Poovendran, R. A. D. H. A. "Cyber–physical systems: Close encounters between two parallel worlds [point of view]." Proceedings of the IEEE 98.8 (2010): 1363-1366.


  • Performing literature review on conflict management
  • Performing a interviews or survey
  • Identifying common conflict types in practice
  • Identifying common conflict identification methods and tools • Identifying common conflict resolution methods
  • Identifying effects of conflict on project success 


  • Motivation to convey qualitative research methods
  • Interest in complex systems like product service systems

This thesis can be adopted based on your interests. 

Further Information

Please send your application including our application form, "Notenauszug" from TUMonline, and cv to Please note that we can only consider applications with complete documents.


Announcement date: 26.01.2018