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René Reiners

  • Diplom-Informatiker
  • Research Associate / PhD Candidate
  • 32PublicationsNumber of items in René's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 21Followers

Research interests

Human-Computer Interaction Ubiquitous Computing Design Patterns Pattern Languages Collaboration


In 2000, I started my studies in the subject of computer science at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. My major interests lay and still lie in the field of rapid prototyping, ubiquitous computing, interaction techniques and media informatics. After my diploma in 2006, I worked as organizational developer at the REWE-Information Systems at Cologne, Germany where I gathered lots of practical experience concerning software development processes and techniques as well as insight into requirements engineering and project management issues. By starting my work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology in Sankt Augustin, Germany in December 2007, I got more and more envolved into large EU projects including task management, dissemination activies and development. From mid 2008 I took over project management for a nationally funded project providing an information portal for hearing-impaired students. The project Vibelle ( is based on an open source CMS with many customized and newly developed extensions. The basic (web) technologies used are PHP, JavaScript and MySQL. Together with former project and the current ones, we try to find new ways of interaction in smart ubiquitous environments and the formulation and gathering of knowledge in pattern languages.

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Recent publications

  • Realizing Smart City Scenarios with the ALMANAC and DIMMER Platforms

    • Vinkovits M
    • Jahn M
    • Reiners R
  • TrustMUSE: A Model-Driven Approach for Trust Management

    • Vinkovits M
    • Reiners R
    • Zimmermann A

Professional experience

Research Associate / PhD Candidate


November 2007 - Present

Software Developer / Organizational Developer

REWE Information Systems

August 2006 - December 2007(a year)


Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin

November 2007 - Present


Aachen University of Technology (RWTH)

October 2000 - July 2006(6 years)