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Press Archive 2008

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  • Fraunhofer IESE joins MARSEC-XL

    Mediendienst / 10.12.2008

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    Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) and Malta’s dynamic College of Arts, Sciences and Technology join MARSEC-XL, the Marine Software Engineering Cluster of Excellence in Malta.

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  • Efficient Public Administration needs IT

    Mediendienst / 20.11.2008

    AG 3: "IT-basierte öffentliche Dienste"

    Prof. Dieter Rombach, executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, wants to speed up the expansion of eGovernment solutions in Germany. “We need a coordinated, national program for the promotion of eGovernment research”, emphasized Rombach as a member of working group 3 “IT-based Public Services in Germany”. On the occasion of the 3rd National IT Summit Conference in Darmstadt, the working group published its findings and recommendations as ideas for a “Comprehensive German E-Government Strategy”. The publication is available at www.iese.fraunhofer.de.

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  • STI Kaiserslautern e.V.

    This year, service-oriented software architectures (SOA) will be one focus of the STI Annual Conference to be held in Kaiserslautern on 13 November 2008. The talks given by highly experienced lecturers from industry and research will also illustrate the central area of Requirements Engineering in the context of SOA and beyond. The event will take place at the prestigious Fraunhofer Center in Kaiserslautern; interested parties are asked to register at www.sti-ev.de by 06 November.

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    On 22 October, almost 150 design managers in charge of development and decision makers met at the Fraunhofer Center in Kaiserslautern for the 1st Annual Conference on “Digital Commercial Vehicle Technology“. This professional conference with high-level speakers covered a detailed presentation of the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster as well as a wide range of specialized topics. Operational demands, diagnosis systems, simulation processes, and software technology in commercial vehicles were the core topics of this conference, which was organized jointly by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Experimental Software Engineering IESE and for Industrial Mathematics ITWM for experts from research and industry. Following the success of this event and the accompanying technical exhibit, planning has already started for the annual conference in 2010.

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    Unterschleißheim, 17 October 2008. Along with the demographic changes and the increasing importance of the Internet, there is a growing need to ensure that people with visual impairments and reading problems get the same access to information as all others. In light of this issue, the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) and Microsoft Germany have performed a study that investigated the potential of the Microsoft technologies User Interface Automation (UIA) and Silverlight for people with physical disabilities. In different scenarios developed by Fraunhofer IESE, both accessibility and usability were tested. The study presented today shows that the "average" user should no longer be the determinant for IT development. In order to enable barrier-free access to information technologies and to the Internet for elderly people and people with physical disabilities such as visual impairments or reading problems, these people’s needs must already be considered upfront during the design of the interfaces. Only "Universal Design" or "Design for All" can guarantee the same access to information for all users in the long term. New technology platforms such as Silverlight are already an important contribution towards this end. The goal of the two strategic partners is to implement further scenarios on the basis of these technologies.

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    On 22 October, design engineers, developers, and decision-makers will meet at the Fraunhofer Center in Kaiserslautern for the 1st Annual Conference on “Digital Commercial Vehicle Technology”. This professional conference with high-level speakers will cover a detailed presentation of the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster as well as a wide range of specialized topics. Operational demands, diagnosis systems, simulation processes, and software technology in commercial vehicles are the core topics of this conference, which is organized jointly by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Experimental Software Engineering IESE and Industrial Mathematics ITWM for experts from research and industry. Registration for this free event with an accompanying technical exhibit is still possible via www.nutzfahrzeugcluster.de.

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    Communication between agricultural enterprises, commerce, and government agencies must be smooth. The information and communication infrastructure agroConnectrlp can make a major contribution to supporting the necessary processes. It is a joint development by the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, the Competence Center for Innovative Information Systems of the University of Applied Sciences Bingen, and the Service Center Rural Region Rheinhessen-Nahe-Hunsrück. During the Rhineland-Palatinate Green Week, on 23 October 2008, agroConnectrlp will be presented to numerous representatives from the domain and to technical experts in the presence of State Secretary Prof. Englert from the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Economic Affairs and Agriculture and representatives of the project consortium.

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  • Experience Research Firsthand!

    Mediendienst / 15.10.2008

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    Coming up on 29 October: In the context of the national initiative “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”, Fraunhofer IESE as “Selected Landmark 2008” will open its doors to the general public and will present a colorful program consisting of guided tours, exhibits, and presentations. The program will start at 1 p.m. and will also include the successful Kaiserslautern Racing Team KaRaT e.V. with its race car “Carbonyte” as well as the video zeppelin of the University of Kaiserslautern.

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    Today is the official start of the research project VIERforES (Virtual and Extended Reality for highest safety and reliability of Embedded Systems). A collaboration agreement will be signed by Prof. Klaus-Erich Pollmann, President of Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg; Prof. Michael Schenk, Director of Fraunhofer IFF; Prof. Helmut Schmidt, President of the University of Kaiserslautern, and Prof. Peter Liggesmeyer, Director of Fraunhofer IESE. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides 7.5 million euros of funding for the project in the context of its initiative “State-of-the-art research and innovation from the new Länder”.

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  • Alexander Rabe

    Starting on 1 September 2008, Diplom-Kommunikationswirt Alexander Rabe will be in charge of Public Relations at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering. He is the designated successor of Dr. Frank Seelisch, who will join the scientific staff at the University of Kaiserslautern.

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