Stefan Niemczyk (M.Sc.)

Researcher/PhD Student
Address Wilhelmshöher Allee 73
34121 Kassel
Room 1406B
Telephone +49 561 804-6280
Telefax +49 561 804-6277
Office Hours:

by appointment

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  • Niemczyk, Stefan; Opfer, Stephan; Fredivianus, Nugroho; Geihs, Kurt (2017): ICE – Self-Configuration of Information Processing in Heterogeneous Agent Teams. In: 12th Dependable, Adaptive, and Trustworthy Distributed Systems Track of the 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (accepted).
  • Niemczyk, Stefan; Fredivianus, Nugroho; Geihs, Kurt (2017): On-the-Fly Transformation Synthesis for Information Sharing in Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems. In: Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems Track of the 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (accepted).
  • Opfer, Stephan; Niemczyk, Stefan; Geihs, Kurt (2016): Multi-Agent Plan Verification with Answer Set Programming. In: Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Model-Driven Robot Software Engineering (MORSE 2016).
  • Niemczyk, Stefan; Geihs, Kurt (2015): Adaptive Run-Time Models for Groups of Autonomous Robots. In IEEE (Ed.): 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, pp. 127–133.
  • Atzmüller, Martin; Baraki, Harun; Behrenbruch, Kay; Comes, Diana; Evers, Christoph; Hoffmann, Axel et al. (2014): Die VENUS-Entwicklungsmethode - Eine interdisziplinäre Methode für soziotechnische Softwaregestaltung. Edited by Axel Hoffmann, Stefan Niemczyk. Zentrum für Informationstechnik‐Gestaltung (ITeG); Kassel University.
  • Geihs, Kurt; Evers, Christoph; Niemczyk, Stefan (2014): SEMAT and VENUS: Different Perspectives? In: Socio-technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems: Springer International Publishing, pp. 233–244.
  • Geihs, Kurt; Evers, Christoph; Niemczyk, Stefan (2014): VENUS meets SEMAT – How do they compare? In: ASSE 2014 Argentine Symposium on Software Engineering. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Geihs, Kurt; Niemczyk, Stefan; Roßnagel, Alexander; Witsch, Andreas (2014): On the socially aware development of self-adaptive ubiquitous computing applications. In itit 56, p. 33.
  • Niemczyk, Stefan; Kirchner, Dominik; Witsch, Andreas; Opfer, Stephan; Geihs, Kurt (2014): Distributed Sensing in a Robotic Soccer Team. In: CPSWeek 2014 - International Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks. Berlin.
  • Niemczyk, Stefan; Kniewel, Romy; Schulz, Thomas; Söllner, Matthias (2014): Meet-U: Mobile Social Network. In: Socio-technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems: Springer International Publishing, pp. 247–260.
  • Söllner, Matthias; Voss, Amanda; Niemczyk, Stefan; Geihs, Kurt; Leimeister, Jan Marco (2014): Investigating the Impact of Different Research Designs on Empirical Results. In: European Conference on Information Systems 2014. Israel, Tel Aviv (AIS-Journals Joint Author Workshop).
  • Kirchner, Dominik; Niemczyk, Stefan; Geihs, Kurt (2013): RoSHA: A Multi-Robot Self-Healing Architecture. In: 17th Annual RoboCup International Symposium.
  • Witsch, Andreas; Skubch, Hendrik; Niemczyk, Stefan; Geihs, Kurt (2013): Using Incomplete Satisfiability Modulo Theories to Determine Robotic Tasks. In: IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE.
  • Behrenbruch, Kay; Kniewel, Romy; Niemczyk, Stefan; Schmidt, Ludger (2012): Akzeptanz technikferner Nutzergruppen für innovative Smartphone-Apps. In VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (Ed.): Useware 2012: Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion (Kaiserslautern 2012), vol. 2179. Düsseldorf: VDI-Verlag (VDI-Berichte), pp. 65–74.
  • Comes, Diana; Evers, Christoph; Geihs, Kurt; Hoffmann, Axel; Kniewel, Romy; Leimeister, Jan Marco et al. (2012): Designing Socio-Technical Applications for Ubiquitous Computing - Results from a Multidisciplinary Case Study. In: 12th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems. Stockholm: Springer.
  • Weise, Thomas; Niemczyk, Stefan; Chiong, Raymond; Wàn, Mù (2011): A Framework for Multi-Model EDAs with Model Recombination. In: Proceedings of the 4th European Event on Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Continuous Parameter Optimisation (EvoNUM’11), Applications of Evolutionary Computation ‐ Proceedings of EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, and EvoSTOC, Part 1 (EvoAPPLICATIONS’11), vol. 6624: Springer-Verlag GmbH: Berlin, Germany, pp. 304–313.
  • Niemczyk, Stefan; Weise, Thomas (2010): A General Framework for Multi-Model Estimation of Distribution Algorithms. University of Kassel, Fachbereich 16: Elektrotechnik/Informatik, Distributed Systems Group.
  • Weise, Thomas; Niemczyk, Stefan; Skubch, Hendrik; Reichle, Roland; Geihs, Kurt (2008): A Tunable Model for Multi-Objective, Epistatic, Rugged, and Neutral Fitness Landscapes. In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO’08): ACM Press: New York, NY, USA, pp. 795–802.


  • NICER: The LOEWE research cluster NICER (Networked Infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response) is exploring how infrastructureless information and communications technology can establish links between people in the event of a crisis, thus enabling them to work together to overcome the crisis.
  • Carpe Noctem Cassel: The purpose of Carpe Noctem Cassel is to provide a sophisticated testbed for the Distributed Systems Research Group and to give students the opportunity to get first-hand experience in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Therefore, the team participates in international tournaments of the RoboCup Research Foundation. Team Member since 2007

Past Projects:

  • VENUS: The goal of VENUS is to explore the design process of future networked, ubiquitous systems, which are characterized by situation awareness and self-adaptive behavior. Thus, the project focuses on the interactions between the new technology, the individual user and the society. The goal of VENUS is the creation of a comprehensive interdisciplinary development methodology for the design of ubiquitous computing systems.