• P.O. Box, Deparment of Mathematics and Computer Science

    5600 MB Eindhoven


  • 324 Citations
1983 …2019
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Research profile

Lou Somers is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His courses revolve around information systems and databases, software engineering and project management. His research interests include performance modeling, design optimization, scheduling and management of complex, software-intensive systems.

Academic background

Lou Somers received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Nijmegen. For three years, he worked as a systems engineer at Philips Data Systems, partly on the design and development of a system for distributed databases and a user interface management system. In addition to his work at TU/e, Lou is also Software team leader at Océ technologies. Lou has managed the development of the software package ExSpect supporting the formal specification and simulation of Information Systems. He has also been involved in several Dutch and European projects, including PROOFS, EDISCAN and MATCH.

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Research Output 1983 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)
57 Downloads (Pure)

Simultaneous analysis and design based optimization for paper path and timing design of a high-volume printer

Swartjes, L., Etman, L. F. P., van de Mortel-Fronczak, J. M., Rooda, J. E. & Somers, L. J. A. M., 1 Feb 2017, In : Mechatronics. 41, p. 82-89 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Industrial applications
3 Citations (Scopus)
169 Downloads (Pure)

Online scheduling of 2-re-entrant flexible manufacturing systems

van Pinxten, J. H. H., Waqas, U., Geilen, M. C. W., Basten, A. A. & Somers, L., 1 Sep 2017, In : ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. 16, 5s, 20 p., 160.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Flexible manufacturing systems
6 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A blueprint for system-level performance modeling of software-intensive embedded systems

Hendriks, M., Basten, T., Verriet, J. H., Brasse, M. H. H. & Somers, L. J. A. M., 2016, In : International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer. 18, 1, p. 21-40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Embedded systems
Computer systems
Computer simulation
Computer programming languages

La modélisation multidisciplinaire : Etat d'avancements et attentes du projet néerlandais TWINS

Stappers, F. P. M., Somers, L. J. A. M. & Reniers, M. A., 2009, In : Génie Logiciel. 88, p. 26-35

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Consistency in model integration

Hee, van, K. M., Sidorova, N., Somers, L. J. A. M. & Voorhoeve, M., 2006, In : Data & Knowledge Engineering. 56, 1, p. 4-22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Complex systems
Life cycle


Software project management

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Student theses

A meta model for the mapping of hierarchical message structures

Author: Boer, E., 30 Apr 1999

Supervisor: Somers, L. (Supervisor 1), de Crom, P. (Supervisor 2), van Eijk, P. H. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Hofman, W. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Analyse van het druk- en HC-signaal bij verbranding van propaan met luchtovermaat in een Otto-motor

Author: Weusten, E., 30 Sep 2001

Supervisor: Baert, R. (Supervisor 1) & Somers, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Analysis of concurrent state machines in embedded copier software

Author: Ploeger, S., 31 Aug 2005

Supervisor: Groote, J. (Supervisor 1) & Somers, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis of scheduling problems by means of INA/ExSpect

Author: Peters, N., 30 Nov 1994

Supervisor: Somers, L. (Supervisor 1), van der Aalst, W. (Supervisor 2) & Voorhoeve, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

An integration of MOVIE and ExSpect

Author: Beelen, T., 1 Feb 1993

Supervisor: Somers, L. (Supervisor 1), Stut, W. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Verkoulen, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master