95% of all microprocessors produced are not working in personal computers, as one might believe, but are integrated in a more or less unobtrusive way into everyday items, devices, and machines. The programs executed by these processors, which realize the numerous functions of embedded systems, are subject to very different requirements. Software is everywhere – with its competence in engineering-style software and systems engineering, Fraunhofer IESE is currently working on these latest research highlights:
There can be no doubt that Cloud Computing is one of the dominating IT topics today. The idea of consuming software as a service and paying for it according to need promises to create completely new opportunities for both software manufacturers and users.
Mobile business applications provide many opportunities to companies employing mobile workers and serving mobile customers. The workflows of mobile workers can be improved regarding work efficiency and work comfort. Existing as well as new innovative services can be offered to mobile customers leading to increased sales and customer satisfaction. Thereby, mobile business applications go beyond mobile applications to perform personal information management (i.e. email, calendar, etc. in mobile devices) or using the internet via mobile browsers.
Smart Ecosystems form a bridge between the Information Systems domain and the Embedded Systems domain. Smart Ecosystems connect Emergent Systems and CPS into a single ecosystem, in which the Internet of Services, Things, and Data merge with each other, thus resulting in cross-organizational innovative solutions.