Jürgen Röthig

My (Professional) History of Life

Years of Learning

I hätt gern an Globus. - Wie groß soll er denn sei? - Ganz kloi, wo blos Bada-Württeberg druff isch!

As a native Swabian from Obereisesheim, a village near and nowadays part of Neckarsulm (Stadt Neckarsulm) in the rural district of Heilbronn (Landkreis Heilbronn, Stadt Heilbronn), federal state of Baden-Württemberg (Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg), where I was born and went to school (Wilhelm-Maier-Schule Obereisesheim, Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Neckarsulm), I emigrated in 1985 to my "Baden exile" to Karlsruhe (Stadt Karlsruhe), in order to start my studies in Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe (UKA). After receiving the Master (Topic of my Master's thesis: Graphical Simulation and Evaluation of the Future Standard for High-Speed Networks - DQDB (Graphische Simulation und Bewertung des zukünftigen Standards für Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetze - DQDB)) in August 1991, since when I may decorate myself with the title of a computer scientist ("Diplom-Informatiker"), I worked as a research assistant in the high performance networking group (High Performance Networking) at the Institute of Telematics (ITM) of the University of Karlsruhe within the high-speed communications and network management areas. During that time I wrote a thesis (Topic: Cooperative, Adaptive Resource Management in ATM Networks (Kooperatives, adaptives Ressourcen-Management in ATM-Netzwerken), inventory UniBib), for which I received my PhD ("Dr. rer. nat.") from the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe in October 1994.

Years of Travel

Afterwards I arrived in the Rhine area at Cologne (Stadt Koeln), where I was employed from January 1995 on at the German Aerospace Research Establishment Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) as a research scientist at the DLR location Cologne-Porz. The communication technologies section, where my employment started, is as a part of the "Projektträger Informationstechnik" for the German Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (BMBF) responsible for project management and project funding within the area of information technology. That time, these were my tasks as well. In August 1996, I moved to the fundamental tasks section of the "Projektträger Informationstechnik" where I was responsible for some web server activities and especially for the information service of the German Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (BMBF) about the Initiative Information Society Germany Initiative Informationsgesellschaft Deutschland (IID) until leaving the DLR in February 1998.

On March 1st, 1998, I returned again to the area of my former activities, to Baden-Württemberg, but this time to the Palatinate (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis), and started a new employment as research staff member within the C&C Research Laboratories Europe (CCRLE) of NEC Europe (NEC) in Heidelberg (Stadt Heidelberg), where a new research lab was established in late 1997. That place, I was responsible for the participation of NEC in the IthACI project (Internet and the ATM: Experiments and Enhancements for Convergence and Integration), which was funded by the EU within the European ACTS programme and which was performed together with various partners of public research and industry during a two years period.

After successful completion of the IthACI project and with the end of my timely limited contract with NEC in February 2000, I took some time off for about half a year, before I started a new job as "project manager" with Lufthansa Systems (LH Systems) in the "Network Services" department located in Kelsterbach near Frankfurt airport in September 2000. Here, I took care of the OptA project (Optimization of Antique Infrastructure). But well, the network infrastructure which was in use there, as well as the purely adminitrative project management tasks which were my duty without any technical challenges, did not satisfy my requirements so that I ended that job after half a year and thus still during the probation period, in March 2001.

Years of Teaching

From September 2001 to July 2002, I had a teaching position at the University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden Fachhochschule (FH) in the Department of Media Management Fachbereich Medienwirtschaft (FB MW). There, in summer semester 2002, I gave lectures on "Einführung in die Rechnertechnik" (Introduction to Computer Technology, for students in their 1st term) as well as "Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik 1 und 2" (Computer and Communication Technology 1 and 2, for students in their 2nd and 3rd term).

In February 2003, I was appointed to a professorship at the University of Cooperative Education Berufsakademie Karlsruhe (BA KA), where I had given lectures since October 2002. Since then, I teach students of "Computer Science" within the areas of "Web-Engineering", "Multimedia" and "Communication and Network Technology". Moreover, in September2003, I also moved my place of residence to Karlsruhe (Stadt Karlsruhe), after I had commuted some time from the Palatinate to the respective location of my job (Kelsterbach, Wiesbaden, Karlsruhe).

Collected Information about my Professional Experience


Although the occupation with electronic computing machines is part of my job, I was interested in computers my whole life. Thus, you may find special information about my

My (Private) Interests

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Anything Else

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Post scriptum


Jürgen Röthig; jr@jroethig.de; last update: October 12, 2003