Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

Smart Ecosystems

Interconnected Systems – the cross-domain megatrend for software and systems – will be the challenge in future software engineering. USPs will increasingly be generated by interconnecting one’s own software with other systems.

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Smart Rural Areas

Making life in rural areas worth living in the future is our joint responsibility in government, research, business, and society. With our strategic research initiative Smart Rural Areas, we support the pursuit of new and innovative paths.

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 stands for digitalization in the manufacturing industry. The rising numbers of variants, increasingly customized products down to batch size 1, new global competition – the efficient transformability of production processes will safeguard your future.

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Big Data

Big Data is far more than the profitable analysis of Internet data: The issue is to generate actually tangible added value from a seemingly endless stream of data. Data security and data usage control play a central role in this regard.

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Welcome to Fraunhofer IESE! 20 years of solid empirical expertise in Software Engineering.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE is known across the world for empirically grounded methods and processes for industrial software and systems engineering. Software is found everywhere today, either embedded – into automobiles, airplanes, medical devices, or large systems of systems – or as a stand-alone application. Fraunhofer IESE’s cross-domain project work is always based on state-of-the-art findings and corresponding techniques and tools. This assures the quality of highly integrated high-tech system solutions where value is increasingly added through software. Fraunhofer IESE treats software not only as a module, but always as a product within the product that needs to be engineered.



Digital Villages: More than 500 citizen participate in test

The second test phase of the Digital Villages ended on 27 May 2016. For four weeks, the citizens of the municipalities of Betzdorf and Eisenberg/Göllheim had the chance to order goods in the Digital Villages online shop of their regional retailers.


Fraunhofer IESE signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dutch research organization TNO-ESI

On the fringes of the TNO-ESI Symposium, Fraunhofer IESE and the Dutch research organization TNO-ESI (Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO) signed a memorandum of understanding.


Independent Software Testing Center

Software is elusive, invisible, interconnected across multiple dimensions, and afflicted with many dependencies. Testing efforts frequently account for half of a company’s development budget, but everyone knows that software is not 100% defect-free. Especially from the customer’s perspective, it is hard to understand what happens inside the black box “software”.


Life in the Country 2.0: Can We Do It? – Yes, We Can!

The research topic “Smart Rural Areas” of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, which already received an award in 2014, is gaining momentum at this year’s CeBIT. Malu Dreyer, Minister President of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, came to get first-hand information on site from institute director Prof. Peter Liggesmeyer.