Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

The digital transformation opens up great opportunities for our science: how we learn, inform and communicate, how we work, create and use knowledge. At the same time, it also brings new risks. These include the need to protect critical infrastructures such as water and electricity networks. Answers to social and economic opportunities arising from digitization can often be found in the interaction between highly specialized academic environments. In the context of these changes, the Chair of Information Systems, Processes and Systems builds bridges between science and practice in industry, commerce and public administration. Five interdisciplinary research groups contribute to actively shaping digital change. The basis for this is provided by the Industry 4.0 Research and Application Center, which is unique in the German-speaking world and combines automation technology, logistics, robotics, and business application systems in a software-integrated, real-time learning factory. Here, questions from practice are transferred into research and scientific findings are processed for society. With numerous research and joint projects, we actively contribute to making knowledge effective and enabling progress.

Research Groups

The research at the Chair of Business Informatics, Processes and Systems is committed to the challenges of digital transformation in business and society. In doing so, both scientific fundamentals as well as market and technology relevant topics are developed. The research and application centers located at the chair enable innovative cooperation between university and business - whether studies, consulting, seminars, workshops or long-term joint research projects. The close connection to industry, trade and the software industry is always a driving force for the five interdisciplinary research groups:

to research groups


Increase the adaptability of systems to changing requirements.

Digital Processes

The future for corporate success through information systems and business processes

Knowledge, Learning, Training

The transfer and absorption of knowledge in times of digitalisation.

Decision Management

Decisions, their consequences and how we deal with them.

Factory software

Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and Manufacturing Analytics

Recent research projects

2020 - 2022

Business Model Evolution

Entwicklung einer stufenorientierten IoT-Strategie für kmU der Spritzgussindustrie zum Aufbau interoperabler Plattformökosysteme

2020 - 2023
DFG-Forschungsprojekt mit der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

Cyber-physical Forgetting in sozio-digitalen Systemen

Vergessensmechanismen cyber-physischer Systeme und deren Wahrnehmung im Produktionsprozess

2019 - 2021

ApC - Agiles projektbasiertes Crowdsourcing

Entwicklung eines IT-Tools zur Bewertung und Auswahl von Crowdsourcingplattformen für den Einsatz in KMU sowie auch zur Steuerung der Crowdsourcingaktivitäten im Unternehmen

2019 - 2020
AiF, insbesondere Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V.


Übertragung des Konzepts von Business Ökosysteme und digitale Plattformen auf die Situation von KMU.