In the upcoming HWS 2020, the InES offers two international Master Team Projects. These are:

AI Drone Pilot: With the ongoing trend towards drones in many areas of applications like shipping and delivery, geographic mapping, disaster management, weather forecasting and so on it is of critical importance to have safe, reliable and fast drone control system. This Master Team Project will get you a hands-on experience with drone software systems in combination with AI concepts in a playful environment. You and your international team will develop a drone flight control system on top of a virtual simulation environment and participate in an internal competition for the best AI pilot.

Current SlideSet - Demo Video

Agile IOT Engineering: Smart home devices are a continuously growing market. While there have been 1.5 million smart home devices in the U.S in 2012, their numbers have risen to 45 million devices in 2018. But continues growth does not come without challenges. There exists no single data- and service model to control all devices. You and your team will implement IoT apps in combination with state-of-the-practice programming frameworks. Therefore you will develop visual automation flows for your smart home scenario, integrate available IoT devices and web services. The novelty of this project is the possibility to generate all necessary software adapters in an automated way.

Current SlideSet - Tool Video

Project Sponsor

The MTP will be organized by the Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES) in cooperation with the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania, The MTP will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Heiner Stuckenschmidt.

Project Goal

The subject matter of both Master Team Projects between students of the Babes-Bolyai University and the University of Mannheim will be the implementation of a software prototype.

Project Setup

  • Total duration: 6 months
  • For the project „AI Drone Pilot, we are looking for 4 students from Mannheim working together with 4 students from Cluj University
  • For the project “Agile IoT Engineering”, we are looking for 2-3 students from Mannheim working together with 2-3 students from Cluj University
  • In the previous years these Team Projects have always gone along with a trip to Romania to get to know the other part of your Team. Unfortunately this year due to Corona it seems very unlikely that there will be this trip. But we don’t want to rule out the possibility completely.

If you want to know more about previuous trips, please consult one of our previous student reports.

Students who would like to participate in the “AI Drone Pilot” MTP are required to have programming experience (e.g. Python). It would be beneficial to have some experience in machine learning. This MTP is open to M.Sc. Business Informatics and M.Sc. Data Science students.

Students who would like to participate in the “Agile IoT Engineering” MTP are required to have programming experience (e.g. Java, JavaScript). It would be beneficial to have some experience in software architectures (e.g. event-driven services or microservices). This MTP is open only to M.Sc. Business Informatics students..

Required skills for both MTPs are experience in version control systems (e.g. git), an open-minded character, outstanding teamwork abilities, and great communication skills. This project is a great opportunity to refine these skills, make experiences in an international software development context, and of course, have a lot of fun!

If you are interested in participating in one of the MTP or have any question, please contact/apply to Lars Hoffmann ( by September 04, 2020 (e.g. CV and Transcript of Records and Project Preference).