Research Divisions

Autonomous Systems and Sensor Systems

Autonomous Systems and Sensor Systems

Self-learning and assurable methods for autonomous systems in the areas of behavior planning, trajectory planning, adaptive modular data fusion, object recognition, semantic marking and tracking. Efficient implementation of massively parallel AI algorithms on neuromorphic hardware.

Business Model and Service Engineering

Business Model and Service Engineering

Reference architectures for cloud-based value-added networks, with particular attention to industry specifics; Standardized service descriptions of IT services and their ontological description as the basis for the acquisition and evaluation of IT-induced changes; comprehensive modelling of business models and processes.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Automated (re-)configuration and production planning for further transition to flexible manufacturing processes in Industrie 4.0 applications; Development and efficient implementation of industrial standards for the programming of distributed control programs in Edge and Cloud production scenarios; Interdisciplinary modeling approach for integrative use of domain-specific engineering data and artefacts.

 
Model-based Systems Engineering

Model-based Systems Engineering

Comprehensive (model-based) development through integrated product data management of all artifacts; Optimization of system design by mechanization of analysis, synthesis and performance studies; Definition of system architectures by adapting to the specific requirements of the systems to be developed; Improved support for long-lasting systems through integration of design and operating times.

Open Data Information Management

Open Data Information Management

Methods and tools for designing and managing the use of IT in public administration; Blockchain technologies and SmartContracts for a secure and decentralized management of open transaction data; Creation of the national eGovernment Monitor.

Robotics

Robotics

Do-what-I-mean programming of industrial robots; realtime-enabled 5G networking of robots in edge computing applications; Development and evaluation of domain-specific user interfaces with multimodal input and output channels for efficient human-robot interaction.

 
Software Dependability

Software Dependability

Automated reliability and security analysis of software artifacts, requirements-driven generation of control software and targeted orchestration of interacting software and system components, as well as novel approaches for the certification of open and dynamic cyber-physical systems.

Trusted Apps

Trusted Apps

Security-by-design of apps for controlling security-critical applications and processes; Trusted App Store Infrastructure for open and security-sensitive application systems; Runtime environments for secure, real-time cyber-physical systems that are extensible through apps.