• 335 Citations
1983 …2019

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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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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.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    67 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., Sep 2017, In : ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. 16, 5s, 20 p., 160.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    181 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

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    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

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  • 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

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  • 18 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)


    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