Open Data and Information Management

Open Data and Information Management

Evidence-based transactions in connected information systems

Open Data and Information Management

The Open Data and Information Management field of competence conducts research into evidence-based transactions in high-grade connected information systems. The goal is to develop decentralized platforms with a focus on coordination and verifiability.

The digital connectivity of value chain networks through decentralized platforms presents the world of conventional information management with new challenges. Software-intensive systems in particular are facing new tasks as a result of the growing complexity of the IT infrastructure, new dependencies and a shift in the focus of value creation in decentralized and distributed information and communications systems, as well as through the increased control of cross-organizational business processes.

In the Open Data and Information Management field of competence, we develop solutions to address these challenges with an eye on the issues of decentralization, verifiability and coordination. Our activities focus on the following question: How can we develop sovereign information systems and verifiable business processes as a foundation for the coordination of decentralized platforms?

Our findings and tools are applied to public administration organizations and small-to-medium enterprises in Bavaria. We conduct analyses, develop models (software architectures, reference processes) and methods (system designs, business process optimization) and test them by bundling demand-driven open source IT components, open source data and standards into tangible prototypes. In the process we strive to design open decentralized platforms that enable data-driven innovations for society, business and public administration.

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