Research Groups

The chair of Business Information Systems deals with the whole area of integrative software solutions from the beginning over middleware concepts up to the complete modelling of operational models. New technologies from the research areas of Service Engineering, Knowledge Management, E-Business and Integration Engineering as well as Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web are developed, tested and integrated in further research projects and teaching.


Competence Center Service Development

The Competence Center Service Development (CCSD) is a research group within the chair of Business Information Systems dealing with research concerning the development of services. On special are of focus is Service Engineering, which exists since the mid-1990s and defines itself as concerned with the systematic development and design of service products using suitable procedure models, methods and tools. Coming from the assumption, that successful services have to be planned systematically, the basic underlying idea is that, as in other engineering disciplines such as product development or software engineering, systematic work is invested in the development of a product, in this case a “service product”. It is argued that by adopting a defined procedure and suitable methods it is possible to create high-quality services.

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Fähnrich is one of founders of this area of research and has contributed pioneer research work to this young field. Along with the rest of the research team ( Kyrill Meyer, Martin Böttcher, Romy Elze, Robert Müller) he is committed to help enterprises build successful services for their customers. The research goals include:

Current projects are taking place on a National and European level and focus on the challenges resulting from a development of IT-enabled Services for E-Government, E-Business, IT-Services and the Internationalization of Services.

For more information please visit the webseite of the Competence Center Service Development.

Knowledge Management

The knowledge management group is mainly concerned with methods and techniques for capturing, organizing, and storing knowledge and experiences of individual workers and groups within organization and making this information available to others in the organization. This includes amongst others the developement of techniques for 

E-Business and Integration Engineering (EBIE)

The main topics of the research group are 

Integration Engineering – integration of business information systems

Model-Driven Integration Engineering – applying model-driven approaches (MDA, AC-MDSD, Software Factories,MDE …) to integration problems

We mainly apply our solutions in the domains of E-Government and E-Business.

Further interests:

Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW)

The Research Group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) has the following goals:

Members are Dr. Sören Auer (head), Muhammad Ahtisham Aslam, Sebastian Dietzold, Jens Lehmann and Thomas Riechert. All relevant information including current projects and publications is presented at the AKSW website.
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