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Prof. Dr. René Peinl

Head of Institute Institute for Information Systems (iisys)

Institute for Information Systems (iisys)
Research Group Leader RG System Integration

Department of Computer Science

Prof. Dr. René Peinl | Hof University of Applies Sciences

Contact details


Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof


Campus Hof | Building G | Room G004

Office hours

Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:00
Registration by email is requested


Resource-efficient artificial intelligence for natural language understanding

Task area

Head of study program master computer science


René Peinl, born in Gera in 1975, grew up in Regensburg, where he studied business informatics at the University of Regensburg. During his studies he worked as an intern or student trainee at the companies OneVision, ProTech, Pallas Soft, pc-plus and BMW.

After graduating in May 2000, he worked for Compaq Computer GmbH in Munich in the eProcurement Competence Center as a development specialist and later as a technical consultant.

From November 2002 to April 2006 he worked as a research assistant in Halle/Saale at the chair of Prof. Dr. Maier in the area of knowledge management and wrote his doctoral thesis on "Multiagent simulation of knowledge transfer in organizations using the example of individual software manufacturers".

From May 2006 to March 2009 he worked as an IT infrastructure architect at REHAU AG+Co, where he was responsible for the implementation of Microsoft Server products, especially SharePoint. From April 2009 to August 2010 he worked as Senior Consultant for SharePoint with focus on system integration and knowledge management at IPI GmbH.

Since September 2010 he teaches as professor for business informatics in the master program "Internet and Web-Science" resp. its successors "Master Informatik", master "Applied Research in Computer Science", as well as all bachelor programs. Furthermore, he leads the research group System Integration at the Institute for Information Systems at Hof University of Applied Sciences.  Since October 2020 he is also the scientific head of the research institute.

Since October 2021 he occupies the new teaching area "resource-efficient artificial intelligence for language understanding".  His research interests include voice assistants, especially in a virtual reality context, as well as industrial internet of things and customization of information systems.


Peinl, R., Purucker, S., Vogel, S. (2022): Dependencies between MES features and efficient introduction. 14th International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems (CENTERIS 2022), 9.-11.11.2022, Lissabon, Portugal

Peinl, R., Wirth, J. (2022): Quality Assurance for Speech Synthesis with ASR. Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys 2022). 01.-02.09.2022. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wirth, J., Peinl, R. (2022): Automatic Speech Recognition in German - A Detailled Error Analysis. IEEE Coins - International Conference on Omni Layer Intelligent Systems. Barcelona, Spain. 01-03.08.2022


Wirth, J., Peinl, R., Puchtler, P. (2021): Neural Speech Synthesis in German. 14th International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC 2021), October 03, 2021 to October 07, 2021, Barcelona, Spain

Puchtler, P., Wirth, J., Peinl, R. (2021) HUI-Audio-Corpus-German:  A high quality TTS dataset. 44th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI2021), September 27 – Oct 1, 2021: Berlin, Germany

Weber, T., Peinl, R. (2021) Technical Lag in OSS Integration. In: World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering & Applied Computing (CSCE‘21), Las Vegas, USA, 26.-29.07.2021

Peinl, R., Wirth, R. (2021) Presence in VR experiences – an empirical cost-benefit-analysis. In: 6th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology (ICICT 2021), London, United Kingdom | February 25 - 26, 2021.


Peinl, R., Puchtler, P. (2020) Evaluation of deep learning accelerators for object detection at the edge. 43rd German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI2020), Bamberg, Germany

Peinl, R., Rizk, B., Szabad, R. (2020) Open Source Speech Recognition on Edge Devices. 10th Intl. Conference on Advanced Computer Information Technologies (ACIT 2020), Deggendorf, Germany.

Peinl, R. (2020) Sprachassistenten und Chatbots - mit dem Computer reden. In: Lang, M., Müller, M.: Von Augmented Reality bis KI - die wichtigsten IT-Themen, die Sie für ihr Unternehmen kennen müssen, Hanser Verlag, Seiten: 143-162


Peinl, R., Perak, O. (2019) BPMN and DMN for Easy Customizing of Manufacturing Execution Systems. 17th Int. Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2019), Vienna, Austria


R. Peinl: Privatleben 4.0 - wie Digitalisierung, das Internet der Dinge und Deep Learning unser Privatleben verändern. In Wolff, D., Göbel, R. Digitalisierung - Segen oder Fluch? S. 225-250, Springer

R. Peinl: IT support for knowledge processes in digital social collaboration. In: North, K., Maier, R., Haas, O.: Knowledge Management in Digital Change. pp 113-127, Springer

T. Dressel, R. Peinl: User-friendly Visualization of Energy Flows in Smart Homes. 11th Intl. Conf. on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC 2018), October 2018, Nice, France

R. Peinl: Digitale Geschäftsmodelle durch Blockchain-Technologie. In: IM+IO - Das Magazin für Innovation, Organisation und Management. AWSI Publishing, Saarbrücken , 2018


R. Maier, R. Peinl: Enterprise Knowledge Infrastructures for Organizational Resilience. 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2017). St. Petersburg, Russia, June 7-9, 2017

R. Peinl: Knowledge Management 4.0 - Lessons Learned from IT Trends. Professional Knowledge Management (WM 2017). Karlsruhe, Germany, April 5-7, 2017


N. Kratzke, R. Peinl: ClouNS - A Reference Model for Cloud-Native Applications. 8th Workshop on Service oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering at EDOC 2016. Vienna, Austria, September 5-9, 2016

R. Peinl: Ungewohnte Perspektiven - freie Software für den Unternehmenseinsatz. iX Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik. Sonderheft Open Source 2016

R. Peinl, F. Holzschuher: F. Pfitzer: Docker cluster management for the cloud - survey results and own solution. Journal of Grid Computing, June 2016, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 265-282

R. Peinl: Semantic Web - State of the Art and Adoption in Corporations. Künstliche Intelligenz. Sonderheft Semantic Web 2016.

R. Peinl: Überblick über Docker-Cluster-Technologien - Tools und Trends. ObjektSpektrum. Online Special "Microservices und Docker", 04/2016

R Peinl, E Sultanow, C Brockmann: Towards Mobile Modeling of Knowledge and Business Processes. 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 4133-4142


R. Peinl, F. Holzschuher: Querying a Graph Database - language selection and performance considerations. Journal of Computer and System Sciences 12/2015; 81(8)

F. Holzschuher, R. Peinl: Proxied Authentication in Single Sign-On Setups with common Open Source Systems. Open Identity Summit 2015, Berlin 11/2015

R. Peinl, C. Ochsenkühn: Collaborative process maturing support by mining activity streams. 15th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (iKnow '15), Graz, 10/2015

R. Peinl, C. Ochsenkühn: Social Media-integrated Collaboration Systems for Business Use. 2nd European Conference on Social Media, ECSM 2015, Porto, Portugal; 07/2015

R. Peinl: Supporting Knowledge Management Instruments with Composable Micro-Services. Wissensgemeinschaften - ProWM 2015, Dresden, Germany; 06/2015

F. Holzschuher, R. Peinl: The Docker ecosystem needs consolidation. 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2015, Lissabon, Portugal; 05/2015


J. Pawlowski, M. Bick, R. Peinl, S. Thalmann, R. Maier, L. Hetmank, P. Kruse, M. Martensen, H. Pirkkalainen: Social Knowledge Environments, Business Information Systems. 02/2014

F. Holzschuher, R. Peinl: Performance optimization for querying social network data, Joint EDBT/ICDT 2014 Workshop GraphQ, Athens, Greece; 03/2014

R. Peinl: Architecture of web applications. it - Information Technology 01/2014; 56(3):87-89.


 R. Peinl, Eldar Sultanow: Big Data, Analytics und Cloud - Begriff, Technologien und Perpektiven, NEW Solutions. 07/2013; 2013(06-07):12-19.

F. Holzschuher, R. Peinl: Performance of graph query languages: comparison of cypher, gremlin and native access in Neo4j, Joint EDBT/ICDT 2013 Workshop GraphQ, Genua, Italy; 03/2013

R. Peinl, L. Hetmank, M. Bick, S. Thalmann, P. Kruse, J. Pawlowski, R. Maier, I. Seeber: Gathering Knowledge from Social Knowledge Management Environments: Validation of an Anticipatory Standard, 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Leipzig, Germany; 02/2013

F. Holzschuher, R. Peinl: Approaches and challenges for a SSO enabled extranet using Jasig CAS, Open Identity Summit 2013, Kloster Banz, Germany; 09/2013

R. Peinl, P. Schüler: Teile und herrsche - Berufliche und private Daten auf Smartphones und Tablets trennen, c’t Magazin für Computertechnik, 01/2014 (16.12.2013), S. 172-176


S. Thalmann, L. Hetmank, P. Kruse, R. Peinl, I. Seeber, J. Pawlowski, M. Bick, R. Maier, E. Schoop.: Manifesto for a Standard on Knowledge Exchange in Social Knowledge Management Environ­ments, 13th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Cartagena, Spain; 09/2012

S. Thalmann, R. Peinl, L. Hetmank, P. Kruse, I. Seeber, R. Maier, J. Pawlowski, M. Bick: Ontology-based Standardization on Knowledge Exchange in Social Knowledge Management Environments, 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies (i-KNOW 2012), Graz, Austria; 09/2012

M. Bick, L. Hetmank, P. Kruse, R. Maier, J. Pawlowski, R. Peinl, E. Schoop, I. Seeber, S. Thalmann: Manifesto for a Standard on Meaningful Representations of Knowledge in Social Knowledge Management Environments, Multi-Konferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik, MKWI 2012; 01/2012


R. Peinl, R. Maier:  SimKnowledge – Analyzing Impact of Knowledge Management Measures on Team Organizations with Multi Agent-Based Simulation, Information System Frontiers; 13(5):621-636

 R. Peinl: Wissensreifung als Analyse- und Kommunikationsinstrument – ein Erfahrungsbericht, Professionelles Wissensmanagement - WM 2011

R.  Peinl: Mehr Innovationskraft durch integrierte IT-Infrastrukturen, pages 386-408; ISBN: 978-3-86329-431-1

R. Peinl: Knowledge Management Instruments, iKnow - International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies

R. Peinl: Unified Information Access, Informatik Spektrum; 2011(34):594-597


R. Peinl: Dokumenten-Treffpunkt – Neuerungen in Microsofts SharePoint Server 2010, c't magazin für computertechnik

As part of the Institute for Information Systems, the research group Systems Integration deals with the possibilities of networking information systems on a technical level, but also of relating the contents of the different systems to each other.

  • With the goal of developing speech assistance systems that work without access to cloud resources and thus in a privacy-friendly manner, we research the topics of speech recognition, text understanding, and speech synthesis, especially in German. This also includes topics such as chatbots and dialog management.
  • For Industry 4.0, we are developing flexible, digital manufacturing workstations that support employees in the production halls as best as possible in their work. We are currently working on the topic of "Highly Customizable Manufacturing Execution System" (HiCuMES) as part of the ERDF projects "Economy in SMEs 4.0" and "Digital Transformation of SMEs with AI".
  • Virtual Reality opens up new potentials for learning applications, esp. in areas that are expensive, dangerous or difficult to do in physical reality. We are researching highly immersive and interactive learning applications, e.g. in the field of electrical engineering and nursing.