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 research area develops solutions for application domains with processes that be characterized by their high level of complexity as well as their weak determination of process structures. Methods such as microsimulations are tools for data and document exploration in complex information spaces.


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.


Smart Food Ecosystems

Intelligent solutions for the agricultural and food industry.


René Reiners

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Dr. René Reiners

Head of User-Centered Computing

Phone +49 2241 14-3715

Wolfgang Prinz, PhD

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Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, PhD

Head of Cooperation Systems

Phone +49 2241 14-3111

Thomas Berlage

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Berlage

Head of Life Science Informatics

Phone +49 2241 14-3800

Thomas Rose

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Rose

Head of Risk Management

Phone +49 2241 14-3969

Hans Ulrich Buhl

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Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl

Scientific Head Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering

Phone +49 821 598-4800