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  • SEMPRO Florian Lautenbacher (Programming Distributed Systems)
    Todays business process models can only be adjusted to present markets with a sizeably amount of resources and often a considerable delay. Thereby reference models can offer an important support in designing. But if these are more complex their generation, further development and implementation gets expensive and voluminous. Therefore, the transformation of emergent web technologies - web services and semantic concepts - needs to be analysed for the dynamic and semantic-based building of reference models to make them more flexible and dynamic. The aim is the deployment of a new modelling, analysis and synthesis method, which is based on a holistic, architectural model, i.e. reference model processes and services are integrated and this makes it possible to create and use reference models (semi-)automated by transferring the idea of an emergent web technology. An evaluation of the research results will be made in the usage sphere asset management service (consumer business) of financial service providers, in which a case study will be developed.

  • AgilPro - agile processes in the ERP-enviroment Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bauer (Programming Distributed Systems)


    The aim of this project was the development of a methodology and system for the specification, simulation, deployment and execution of agile business processes and their embedding in existing or proprietary ERP-systems.

    Therefore, a slim and innovative process integration framework has been designed to build a bridge between data-oriented ERP-systems and function-oriented process engines. In order to achieve this aim a modelling enviroment (AgilPro LiMo) has been implemented in which the models can be created and maintained from different view points such as business view, technical view, etc. - both, graphical and via Domain-Specific-Languages (DSL). Additionally, using the AgilPro Simulator the processes can be previewed on a desktop machine. The additional workflow codegeneration allows to transform the modelled process into executable formats such as BPEL4WS.

    During this project several promising case studies have been made to evaluate the results.
    Please find more information about AgilPro here.

    AgilPro - agile processes in the ERP-enviroment (German publication)


    As part of the Eclipse project Java Workflow Tooling we developed an approach to extend existing EMF-based models with aspects. This is one example for our research in the area aspect-oriented modeling.


    The Eclipse Java Workflow Tooling (JWT) project is an open-source subproject under the Eclipse Technology Project.
    For more information please visit the project web site under

  • IT Service Center - Infrastructure for Electronic Publishing - Teilprojekt Bildarchiv für Fotos und Graphiken Dr. Thomas Stöber (Programming Distributed Systems)
    The library of the university offers a uniform technical infrastructure for image data that is stored distributedly in various ways up to now. With this infrastructure, drawbacks of decentral data management regarding visibility, hosting and data security are resolved. Thereby, the focus is on image data (photos, videos and other graphic data) intended for usage e.g. in the press office or another institution. The infrastructure to be established is ought to enable university staff to archive and manage image data in a secure and comfortable way.

  • OntMT Dr. Stephan Roser (Programming Distributed Systems)
    Today, model-driven development is getting more sophisticated and is used for modeling enterprises and developing application systems. To develop more and more complex systems efficiently, the trend is to intelligent infrastructure services. Since current interoperability solutions operate essentially at a syntactical level, technologies have to be developed enabling interoperability based on middleware, and development platforms have to be enriched with machine-understandable semantics. The 'Ontology-based Model Transformation’ project will contribute to these challenges by lifting syntactical metamodel description into ontologies.

  • BP2WS Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bauer (Programming Distributed Systems)


    BP2WS combines with Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and Web Services two promising approaches, which are expected to lower the risk of investment in software projects for business applications. An integrated, MDA-based methodology is developed, comprising all steps from requirements engineering and business-process modelling to a service-oriented implementation. The methodology is enhanced with modelling conventions und transformation rules, which are specific to MDA's levels of abstraction. Beside implementation of the results, usage is shown by examples and case studies.

    MDA-based CBPs:

    To facilitate enterprises to keep up with the constant change in business relationships, it is crucial to develop adaptive business systems and value chains. In order to achieve this, methodologies, methods, and infrastructures to support end-to-end modeling of cross-organizational business processes are required, allowing changes to business processes being defined at the business level and providing well-defined (and possibly largely automated) model transformations and refinements down to the level of information and communication technology systems. This project specifies model transformations for a model-based architecture enabling the derivation of service-orienten IT models from cross-organisational business process descriptions. The focus is on a differnatiated consideration of the diverse representations of business processes in modeling languages like ARIS (architecture of integrated inforamtion systems) or BPDM (business process definition metamodel). A prototype for an automated transformation form ARIS to BPDM is implemented.


    The Workflow-Codegeneration Framework supports human modeler in the transformation between graph-based modeling languages (as e.g. JWT or BPMN) in block-based execution languages (e.g. as parts of BPEL).
    Wf-Codegen includes adapters for different modeling tool suites such as AgilPro or IBM Rational Software Modeler (RSM), but it can easily be adapted to other modeling tools, too.
    Wf-Codegen is a SourceForge - project and has been published at DSM 2007.

  • Callas Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Andre ()
    The CALLAS Integrated Project aims to design and to develop a multimodal architecture which will include emotional aspects in order to support applications in the new media business scenario with an “ambient intelligence” paradigm.

  • ecircus Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Andre ()
    eCIRCUS will develop a new approach in the use of ICT to support social and emotional learning within Personal and Social Education (PSE). This will be achieved through virtual role-play with synthetic characters that establish credible and empathic relations with the learners. To attain this, eCIRCUS investigates educational role-play using autonomous synthetic characters and involving the child through affective engagement, including the use of standard and highly innovative interaction mechanisms.

  • Cube-G Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Andre ()
    The objective of the joint German-Japanese project is: 1. To investigate how to extract culture-specific behaviours from corpora, 2. To develop an approach to multimodal behaviour generation that is able to reflect culturespecific aspects, and 3. To demonstrate the model in an application scenario for coaching cross-cultural communication skills