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Nane Kratzke is a professor for computer science at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He his interested in data science, cloud computing, and web scale elastic systems. He holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from Potsdam University, Germany (Model-driven analysis of business process induced flows of knowledge) and a Master degree (Dipl.-Inform., Mobile software agents) from German Federal Armed Forces University, Munich. He was employed at the German think-tank IABG and consulted the German Ministry of Defense and the German Air Force in questions concerning network centric warfare as a consulting software architect. Furthermore, he served as Navy officer in the German navy and executed (in addition to military) functions as project leader, software-architect, and software engineer in several software projects for naval command and control systems.

Additional information regarding his research activities can be found here:

Teaching activities

There is a list of (almost) all lectures I have given so far. In short my teaching activities include:
  • programming for freshman
  • cloud computing
  • databases
  • webtechnologies
  • enterprise architectures

Research activities

You may want to jump to a list of my talks and presentations or research projects to get an impression of my research activities. I am interested in data science, model-based software and system design, web-scale systems, cloud-native application software engineering, shared-nothing and serverless architectures. I am Co-Chair of the following international workshops:
  • CloudWays 2018: (Co-located with the European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing, ESOCC): 2018
I am committee member of the following international conferences:
  • International Conference on Cloud Computing and Service Sciences (CLOSER): 2017, 2018, 2019
  • International Conference on Software Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing (SE-CLOUD): 2018
  • International Conference on WWW/Internet: 2014 - 2018
  • International Conference on Building and Exploring Web Based Environments (WEB): 2016, 2017, 2018
  • International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDS, and Virtualization (CLOUD COMPUTING): 2014 - 2018
  • Winter Simulation Conference 2018 (WSC 2018)
My reviewing activities for international journals can be inspected here:

Publications (chronological order)

  1. [Kra2019] Kratzke, N. (2019). Smart like a fox: How clever students trick dump programming assignment assessment systems. ResearchGate more
  2. [TMK2019] Torkura, K. A., Meinel, C., & Kratzke, N. (2019). Don’t Wait to be Breached! Creating Asymmetric Uncertainty of Cloud Applications via Moving Target Defenses. ResearchGate more
  3. [WK2018] Westerlund, M., & Kratzke, N. (2018). Towards Distributed Clouds - A review about the evolution of centralized cloud computing, distributed ledger technologies, and a foresight on unifying opportunities and security implications. In Proc. of the 16th Int. Conf. on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018). ResearchGate more
  4. [KQ2018a] Kratzke, N., & Quint, P.-C. (2018). Preliminary Technical Report of Project CloudTRANSIT - Transfer Cloud-native Applications at Runtime. Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. ResearchGate more
  5. [Kra2018c] Kratzke, N. (2018). About the Complexity to Transfer Cloud Applications at Runtime and how Container Platforms can Contribute? In M. Helfert, D. Ferguson, V. M. Munoz, & J. Cardoso (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Services Science (revised selected papers). Springer. ResearchGate more
  6. [Kra2018b] Kratzke, N. (2018). About being the Tortoise or the Hare? A Position Paper on Making Cloud Applications too Fast and Furious for Attackers. In Proc. of the 8th Int. Conf. on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2018, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal). ResearchGate more
  7. [QK2018a] Quint, P.-C., & Kratzke, N. (2018). Towards a Lightweight Multi-Cloud DSL for Elastic and Transferable Cloud-native Applications. In Proceedings of the 8th Int. Conf. on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2018, Madeira, Portugal) (pp. 400–408). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006683804000408 ResearchGate more
  8. [Kra2018a] Kratzke, N. (2018). About an Immune System Understanding for Cloud-native Applications - Biology Inspired Thoughts to Immunize the Cloud Forensic Trail. In Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf. on Cloud Computing, GRIDS, and Virtualization (CLOUD COMPUTING 2018, Barcelona, Spain). ResearchGate more
  9. [KQ2018b] Kratzke, N., & Quint, P.-C. (2018). Technical Report of Project CloudTRANSIT - Transfer Cloud-native Applications at Runtime. Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. ResearchGate more
  10. [Kra2018d] Kratzke, N. (2018). A Brief History of Cloud Application Architectures. Applied Sciences, 8(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/app8081368 ResearchGate more
  11. [KQ2016b] Kratzke, N., & Quint, P.-C. (2017). Investigation of Impacts on Network Performance in the Advance of a Microservice Design. In M. Helfert, D. Ferguson, V. M. Munoz, & J. Cardoso (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Services Science (revised selected papers). Springer. ResearchGate more
  12. [KQ2017a] Kratzke, N., & Quint, P.-C. (2017). Understanding Cloud-native Applications after 10 Years of Cloud Computing - A Systematic Mapping Study. Journal of Systems and Software, 126(April), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.01.001 ResearchGate more
  13. [QK2017] Quint, P.-C., & Kratzke, N. (2017). Towards a Description of Elastic Cloud-native Applications for Transferable Multi-Cloud-Deployments. In Proceedings of the 1st Int. Forum on Microservices (Microservices 2017, Odense, Denmark). ResearchGate more
  14. [Kra2017a] Kratzke, N. (2017). Smuggling Multi-Cloud Support into Cloud-native Applications using Elastic Container Platforms. In Proceedings of the 7th Int. Conf. on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2017) (pp. 29–42). ResearchGate more
  15. [Kra2017b] Kratzke, N. (2017). The #BTW17 Twitter Dataset - Recorded Tweets of the Federal Election Campaigns of 2017 for the 19th German Bundestag. Data, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/data2040034 ResearchGate more
  16. [QK2016a] Quint, P.-C., & Kratzke, N. (2016). Overcome Vendor Lock-In by Integrating Already Available Container Technologies - Towards Transferability in Cloud Computing for SMEs. In Proceedings of CLOUD COMPUTING 2016 (7th. International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDS and Virtualization). ResearchGate more
  17. [KH2016] Kratzke, N., & Hanemann, A. (2016). Public Cloud Services an der Fachhochschule Lübeck: Betrachtungen zu wirtschaftlich sinnvollen Einsatzgebieten in Lehre und Forschung. Impulse - Aus Forschung Und Lehre Der FH Lübeck, 19(1). more
  18. [QK2016b] Quint, P.-C., & Kratzke, N. (2016). Taming the Complexity of Elasticity, Scalability and Transferability in Cloud Computing - Cloud-Native Applications for SMEs. International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, 9(3&4), 389–400. ResearchGate more
  19. [KQP+2016] Kratzke, N., Quint, P.-C., Palme, D., & Reimers, D. (2016). Project Cloud TRANSIT - Or to Simplify Cloud-native Application Provisioning for SMEs by Integrating Already Available Container Technologies. In V. Kantere & B. Koch (Eds.), European Project Space on Smart Systems, Big Data, Future Internet - Towards Serving the Grand Societal Challenges. SCITEPRESS. ResearchGate more
  20. [KP2016] Kratzke, N., & Peinl, R. (2016). ClouNS - a Cloud-Native Application Reference Model for Enterprise Architects. In 2016 IEEE 20th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW) (pp. 1–10). https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOCW.2016.7584353 ResearchGate more
  21. [KQ2016a] Kratzke, N., & Quint, P.-C. (2016). ppbench - A Visualizing Network Benchmark for Microservices. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2016) (pp. 223–231). https://doi.org/10.5220/0005732202230231 ResearchGate more
  22. [Kra2015a] Kratzke, N. (2015). Sperrvermerke bei Abschlussarbeiten. Informatik-Spektrum, 38(5), 409–413. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00287-015-0888-7 ResearchGate more
  23. [KQ2015a] Kratzke, N., & Quint, P.-C. (2015). How to Operate Container Clusters more Efficiently? Some Insights Concerning Containers, Software-Defined-Networks, and their sometimes Counterintuitive Impact on Network Performance. International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services, 8(3&4), 203–214. Retrieved from http://www.thinkmind.org/download.php?articleid=netser_v8_n34_2015_8 ResearchGate more
  24. [KQ2015] Kratzke, N., & Quint, P.-C. (2015). About Automatic Benchmarking of IaaS Cloud Service Providers for a World of Container Clusters. Journal of Cloud Computing Research, 1(1), 16–34. Retrieved from http://jccr.uscip.us/PublishedIssues.aspx ResearchGate more
  25. [Kra2015b] Kratzke, N. (2015). About Microservices, Containers and their Underestimated Impact on Network Performance. In Proceedings of CLOUD COMPUTING 2015 (6th. International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDS and Virtualization) (pp. 165–169). ResearchGate more
  26. [Kra2014a] Kratzke, N. (2014). Lightweight Virtualization Cluster - Howto overcome Cloud Vendor Lock-in. Journal of Computer and Communication (JCC), 2(12). https://doi.org/10.4236/jcc.2014.212001 ResearchGate more
  27. [Kra2014b] Kratzke, N. (2014). A Lightweight Virtualization Cluster Reference Architecture Derived from Open Source PaaS Platforms. Open Journal of Mobile Computing and Cloud Computing (MCCC), 1(2), 17–30. ResearchGate more
  28. [Kra2014d] Kratzke, N. (2014). CloudTRANSIT - Sichere, plattformunabhängige und transferierbare IT-Services mittels einer generischen Cloud Service Description Language. Impulse - Aus Forschung Und Lehre Der FH Lübeck, 18(1). more
  29. [Kra2012b] Kratzke, N. (2012). Cloud Computing Costs and Benefits. In I. Ivanov, M. van Sinderen, & B. Shishkov (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Services Science (pp. 185–203). Springer New York. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2326-3_10 ResearchGate more
  30. [Kra2012d] Kratzke, N. (2012). What Cost Us Cloud Computing? - A Case Study on How to Decide for or against IaaS based Virtual Labs. In CLOSER (pp. 451–456). ResearchGate more
  31. [Kra2012a] Kratzke, N. (2012). Virtual Labs in Higher Education of Computer Science. Education, 2, 239–246. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.edu.20120207.04 ResearchGate more
  32. [GKK2012] Gronau, N., Kopecny, A., & Kratzke, N. (2012). An Interdisciplinary Approach on Operational Knowledge Process Modeling and Formal Reasoning. In Modeling and Analyzing knowledge intensive business processes with KMDL - comprehensive insights into theory and practice (pp. 39–49). Potsdam: GITO Verlag. ResearchGate more
  33. [Kra2012c] Kratzke, N. (2012). Are Cloud Enabled Virtual Labs Economical? - A Case Study Analyzing Cloud based Virtual Labs for Educational Purposes. In CSEDU (2) (pp. 353–362). ResearchGate more
  34. [Kra2011c] Kratzke, N. (2011). Cloud Computing Costs and Benefits - An IT Management Point of View. In Cloud Computing and Service Science. Springer. more
  35. [Kra2011a] Kratzke, N. (2011). Overcoming Ex Ante Cost Intransparency of Clouds - Using System Analogies and a Corresponding Cost Estimation Model. In CLOSER (pp. 707–716). ResearchGate more
  36. [Kra2011b] Kratzke, N. (2011). Cloud-based IT Management Impacts - Qualitative Weaknesses and Strengths of Clouds. In CLOSER (pp. 145–151). more
  37. [GSK2011] Gerstner, C., Siegfried, R., & Kratzke, N. (2011). Agent-Based Simulation of Joint Fire Support Teams‚ Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Scenarios. In C. Guttmann, F. Dignum, & M. Georgeff (Eds.), Collaborative Agents - Research and Development (Vol. 6066, pp. 56–67). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22427-0_5 ResearchGate more
  38. [GSK2010] Gerstner, C., Siegfried, R., & Kratzke, N. (2010). Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Modeling Joint Fire Support Teams. In Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (Vol. 3, pp. 338–341). https://doi.org/10.1109/WI-IAT.2010.203 ResearchGate more
  39. [KK2009] Kruger, M., & Kratzke, N. (2009). Monitoring of reliability in Bayesian identification. In Information Fusion, 2009. FUSION ’09. 12th International Conference on (pp. 1241–1248). ResearchGate more
  40. [LMKL2009] Lucke, C., May, M., Kratzke, N., & Lechner, U. (2009). How Do System and Enterprise Architectures Influence Knowledge Management in Software Projects? - An Explorative Study of Six Software Projects. In EMISA (pp. 69–82). ResearchGate more
  41. [Kra2007] Kratzke, N. (2007). Modellbasierte Analyse interorganisationaler Wissensflüsse. GITO-Verlag, Berlin. ResearchGate more
  42. [Kra2006] Kratzke, N. (2006). Modell-basierte Identifikation interorganisationaler Wissensflüsse. Informatik - Forschung Und Entwicklung, 20(4), 196–208. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00450-005-0210-z ResearchGate more
  43. [Kra2005a] Kratzke, N. (2005). Dezentrales und Modell-basiertes Vorgehensmodell für das interorganisationale Wissensmanagement. In Entwicklung innovativer Dienstleistungen (pp. 137–149). Fraunhofer, Stuttgart. more
  44. [Kra2005c] Kratzke, N. (2005). Automatisierte Ableitung von Personen- und Organisations-bezogenem Ausbildungsbedarf mittels Modellbasierter Verfahren. In DeLFI (pp. 459–468). more
  45. [Kra2005b] Kratzke, N. (2005). Ganzheitliche Entwicklungsbegleitung komplexer Waffensysteme der Marine. In GI Jahrestagung (Vol. 2, pp. 210–214). more