Research Departments


User-Centered Computing

The department develops IT systems and technologies that focus on their users throughout their complete life cycle. Current work focuses on usability engineering, web compliance, and accessibility.


Cooperation Systems

The Cooperation Systems department develops and evaluates groupware and community systems for virtual teams and organizations. Our work on hardware and software of Mixed and Augmented Reality systems focuses on support for cooperative planning tasks.


Life Science Informatics

The Life Science Informatics department designs and implements complex biomedical information systems and creates novel software solutions for manufacturers and users in health care, biotechnology, drug research and social services. Focal areas are image-based navigation systems, information-intensive optical instruments, visual information analysis, multi-parametric molecular sensor technology and diagnostics as well as bio-analogue analysis of changing images.


Risk Management And Decision Support

The Risk Management And Decision Support department offers decision and process support for application domains whose processes can be characterized by their high level of complexity as well as their weak determination of process structures.


Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering

The Fraunhofer Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering, located in Augsburg and Bayreuth, has proven expertise at the interface of Financial Management, Information Management and Business & Information Systems Engineering. The ability to combine methodological know-how at the highest scientific level with a customer-focused and solution oriented way of working, is our distinctive feature.