„Future Business Software 2012“ in St. Leon-Rot, Germany on September 25th, 2012

Press Release / 20.6.2012

Darmstadt/Walldorf, 20th June 2012 –The international conference “Future Business Software 2012“ will take place at SAP AG in St. Leon-Rot on September 25th, 2012. High-level speakers will provide insights into the business software of tomorrow. This year's conference has two intertwined focus areas: emergent software as a new paradigm of business software as well as agile software development processes. The conference is organized by the German Software-Cluster.

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German software companies have a leading role in the world market for business software. In order to maintain and further expand this position in the future, the Software-Cluster in southwestern Germany has started with the ambition of laying the foundation for the next generation of business software. Business and academia work together in close cooperation within the cluster to achieve this aim. On September 25th, 2012 the Software-Cluster organizes the "Future Business Software 2012", an international conference providing insights into the latest findings and trends of the future business software. The conference addresses software developers in companies and researchers in this domain.

The focus areas are emergent software as a new paradigm of business software as well as agile software development processes. Emergent software combines dynamically and flexibly a variety of components from different manufacturers and adapts easily to new requirements from the market or business environment. Agile software development enables leaner and more flexible processes.

High-level speakers include Prof. Dr. Dieter Rombach (Managing Director, Fraunhofer IESE), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster (Managing Director, DFKI), Prof. Dr. Ralf Reussner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Dr. Wolfram Jost (CTO, Software AG), and Michael Kleeberg (CTO, SEEBURGER AG).

The conference fee is 299,- € (incl. VAT) for registration until August 17th, 2012. Employees of Software-Cluster partners will receive special rates.

Premium sponsors of the conference are SAP AG and Software AG. Other sponsors are CAS Software AG, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI), Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), House of IT e.V., IMC AG, intelligent view gmbh, IT FOR WORK, proALPHA Software AG, Competence Center Computer Science Saarland, Scheer Management GmbH, SEEBURGER AG and Technische Universität Darmstadt.

For more information and registration please visit:

http://www.future-business-software.org

Press Contact

Bernd Hartmann • Press Officer • Software-Cluster Managing Office
TU Darmstadt • Mornewegstraße 32 • 64293 Darmstadt • Germany
Phone  +49 6151 16-75212 • Fax  +49 6151 16-70921 bernd.hartmann@cased.de

About Software-Cluster

The Objectives: Digital enterprises work in highly flexible, Internet-based business networks, and design their dynamic business models and processes to ensure that all data regarding processes, operating funds and resources is available at all times in precise real-time and dimensional resolution for planning, controlling and optimization. The Software-Cluster's goal is to enable the transformation of businesses into fully digital enterprises that use ICT as the key driver for product and process innovation. Studies predict 430,000 new jobs in Germany's software industry by the year 2030. Some of the Software-Cluster's other objectives include educating 5,000 skilled professionals in five years, launching 30 companies in the cluster's core area of expertise, and persuading leading foreign companies to establish a presence in the cluster region. According to recent numbers, at least €300 million will be invested in these efforts.

The means: The Software-Cluster will work on five projects to develop concepts, technologies and business processes for emergent software—an innovative leap in the area of enterprise software, which is a key contributor to the German national economy. Emergent software creates a dynamic and flexible combination of numerous components from various providers to meet the highly complex needs of digital enterprises. Successfully realizing the group's goals will require a joint effort from the science and business sectors, and cross-organizational cooperation within the Software-Cluster.

The region: The Software-Cluster spans centers in Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken and Walldorf.

The partners: Strategy Board: DFKI - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, IMC information multimedia communication AG, intelligent views GmbH, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), proAlpha Software AG, SAP AG, Seeburger AG, Software AG, Technische Universität Darmstadt / CASED

Industry & Regional Networks: CAS Software AG, Competence Center Computer Science, ConWeaver GmbH, Corisecio GmbH, CyberForum e.V., 1&1 Internet AG, EUROSEC GmbH, IHK Darmstadt Service GmbH, Insiders Technologies GmbH, John Deere Werke Mannheim, KOBIL Systems GmbH, mineway GmbH, SIEDA GmbH, Scheer Management GmbH, Sirrix AG, STI Software Technology Initiative Kaiserslautern e.V., Technology Initiative smartFactory KL e.V.,

Research & Development: DFKI - Innovative Retail Laboratory, FZI Research Center for Information Technology in Karlsruhe, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Technical and Business Mathematics, University of Kaiserslautern, Saarland University.

Website: www.software-cluster.org or www.software-cluster.com