Former research groups

Efficient Algorithms

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck

The central topic of the research group at the institute was the development of methods for the economic use of modern IT infrastructures. Of particular interest was the controllability and efficient use of diversely networked, adaptive systems with the ability to self-organize. Key areas of research were the use and further development of organic computing concepts for the effective design of future decentralized energy systems and the establishment of the new discipline of energy informatics. The research group was founded in 1991; even after the retirement of its leader Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck in 2018, the work in the field of energy informatics is continued at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology.

Complexity Management 

Prof. Dr. Detlef Seese

The central focus of the Complexity Management research group was the investigation of structural causes for the occurrence of high complexity and the resulting development of efficient algorithmic methods for solving complex problems. On the basis of graph-theoretical, analytical and logical approaches, contributions were made to a better understanding of complex systems and complex problems in order to achieve better support for the management of such systems and problems using computer science tools. The application projects covered the following subject areas: Intelligent Systems in Finance, Modeling and Optimization of Business Processes, Development of Tools and Methods for Programming Education and Investigations of Large Electronic Markets. The research group existed from 1992 until the retirement of its head, Prof. Dr. Detlef Seese, in 2015.

Economics and Technology of eOrganization

Prof. Dr. Stefan Tai

Starting in 2007, the eOrganization research group investigated the then young research field of "Cloud Service Engineering". Building on the fundamentals of software engineering, web engineering, distributed systems and service science, the group researched and developed models, methods and middleware technologies for cloud computing and service-oriented computing. In 2014, Prof. Dr. Stefan Tai accepted an offer of the Technical University of Berlin, where he now heads the Information System Engineering research group.