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Archive of SAP HANA Database Campus Open House Events

This is an archive of previous open house events. The latest event, along with more information, can be found here.


We, the SAP HANA Student Campus, invite students, professors, and faculty members to our second Open House Day at SAP's headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. Throughout your day in Walldorf, you will get an overview of database research at SAP, meet the architects of SAP HANA and learn more about academic collaborations. There are a couple of interesting presentations by SAP HANA developers and academic partners. Current students and PhD candidates will present their work and research. For external students and faculty members it is a great chance to find interesting topics for internships and theses.

The event will take place on June 24th, 2015, during 09:00-17:00 in building WDF03 (Robert-Bosch-Straße 30/34, 69190, Walldorf, Germany) Room E4.02. We will meet in the lobby of Building WDF03 between 09:00-09:30. Driving directions are attached to the end of this post. Free lunch and snacks are arranged for all attendees.

  • 09:00-09:30: Arrival
  • 09:30-10:00: Check-in
  • 10:00-10:15: Opening
  • 10:15-11:15: Keynote
    • Dr. Alexander Böhm (SAP HANA Architect)  – From Theory to Practice: Developing an Enterprise-Class DBMS at SAP
  • 11:15-12:00: Poster session
  • 12:00-12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45-13:00: Short guided tour through the Campus
  • 13:00-14:30: Session 1 Academic
    • Prof. Dr. Guido Moerkotte (University of Mannheim) – Requirements, Architecture, and Design in Database Management Systems
    • Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer (University of Freiburg) – Indexing for Bi-Temporal Data
  • 14:30-15:00: Break & poster judging
  • 15:00-16:30: Session 2 – SAP
    • Ingo Müller (PhD Student, SAP) – Cache-Efficient Aggregation: Hashing Is Sorting
    • Martin Weidner (SAP) – SAP Velocity
    • Hinnerk Gildhoff (SAP) – SAP HANA Spatial Engine
  • 16:30-17:00: Best posters & Closing

The entire event will be held in English.

MAP: SAP Headquarters in Walldorf, Building WDF03 in Walldorf

By participating you agree to appear in photos and videos taken during the event and published on SCN and CareerLoft.

Looking forward to seeing you in Walldorf,

The SAP HANA Student Campus team



The first open house event took place on June 5th, 2014, during 10:00-16:00, at Robert-Bosch-Straße 30/34 (69190, Walldorf, Germany), Building WDF03, Room E4.02. The agenda was the following:

  • 09:30-10:00: Check In
  • 10:00-13:00:
    • Keynote by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Lehner (Technische Universität Dresden, Dep. of Computer Science), titled "Challenges and Trends in Main-memory centric data processing".
      • Discussion
    • Talk by Frank Koehler (SAP AG), titled "C++? C++!".
      • Discussion
    • Appetizer session with an overview of all presented topics.
    • Poster session.
  • 13:00-14:00: Lunch break.
  • 13:30-14:00: Short guided tour through the Campus
  • 14:00-15:45:
    • Invited talk by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Sanders (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Fakultät für Informatik), titled "Algorithm Engineering @ SAP Hana and KIT".
      • Discussion.
    • Presentation by Dipl.-Inform. Jonathan Dees (PhD student at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, SAP AG), titled "Algorithmic Challenges for fast SQL Query Execution and Building a Product".
      • Discussion
    • Presentation by Lars Volker (SAP AG) and Minji Lee (Master Student, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), titled "SAP HANA SPATIAL - Innovation delivered!"
      • Discussion
  • 15:45: Award Presentation.
  • 16:00: Closing
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