Abend der offenen Tür / Open House Night

Are you a Bachelor or Master student in Computer Science or related programs? Wondering what all those professors and research assistants are actually doing when they don't teach one of your classes? What will you be doing to write your Bachelor's or Master's thesis? What is life as a doctoral student like? And what is this thing called "research"?

Come to our Open House Night and find out!

Every few months, another computer science chair will open their doors to their research labs and offices, the professor will be there to explain to you what their research goals are, and actual PhD students will be there to tell you about their current research projects.

And if you still need another reason - of course there is free food and drinks!

The Open House Night usually takes place on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm till 7pm during the semester at the Computer Science Building, Ahornstr. 55 (directions).

So come by, and bring your fellow students. This is for you!

Food and drinks for the events are kindly provided by Microsoft EMIC.

Next Open House Nights

Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 5:30pm-7pm: Prof. Wolf, Lehrstuhl Parallele Programmierung
The event takes place at the German Research School for Simulation Sciences, Schinkelstr. 2a
Nov 2011, 5:30pm-7:00pm: Prof. Lakemeyer & Prof. Jarke, Knowledge-Based Systems Group & Information Systems & Databases
Tue, Jan 17, 2012, 5:30pm-7pm: Prof. Seidl, Data Management and Data Exploration Group

Past Open House Nights

  • April 2008: Prof. Katoen, i2 (Software Modeling and Verification)
  • May 2008: Prof. Borchers, i10 (Media Computing and Human-Computer Interaction)
  • June 2008: Prof Spaniol, Prof. Wehrle, i4/LuFgi4 (Distributed Systems)
  • July 2008: Prof. Kobbelt, i8 (Computer Graphics and Multimedia)
  • November 2008: Prof. Ney, i6 (Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition)
  • June 2009: Prof. Kowalewski, i11 (Embedded Systems)
  • October 2009: Prof. Rumpe, i3 (Software Engineering)
  • June 2011: Prof. Wehrle, i4 (Communication and Distributed Systems)
  • July 2011: Prof. Kobbelt, i8 (Computer Graphics)

Sample posters from past Open House Nights

Information for Organizers

Senior Advisor

Student Volunteers

  • Joachim Kurz
  • Katrin Hölldobler
  • Katja Frank
  • Christoph Will


Coordinating Faculty

URL for the Open House Night:

  • http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/adot ("Abend der offenen Tür")

Poster Materials


  • Rolls are ordered from the Studentenwerk Aachen. Contact anita.abelshausen{AT}stw.rwth-aachen.de.
  • Pick them up on the day of the Open House night from the A55 Mensa kitchen in the Computer Science Building before 3pm - the kitchen is closed afterwards!


  • Have the hosting institute of that month fill out his form: Ausleihen von Messematerialen
  • Email Mr Walbeck at RWTH logistics (Fahrdienst{AT}zhv.rwth-aachen.de) to get a car and driver for delivery and returning of the tables. Include your phone number in your email!
File Description File size Downloads Last modified
Poster.pdf i10 AdoT Poster 5955 kB 2825 2008-10-27 11:42
EMIC_logo.pdf Microsoft Logo (PDF) 6 kB 3043 2008-10-27 11:42
EMIC_logo.ps Microsoft Logo (PS) 169 kB 2900 2008-10-27 11:42
messemat.pdf Messematerialien Vertrag 60 kB 5612 2008-10-27 11:43

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