Institute for Information Systems

The Institute for Information Systems (IWi) at the DFKI employs more than 60 people in the field of applied research under the scientific supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Loos. The research and teaching comprises of information and process management in industry, services and administration. Of particular importance is the transfer of technology from science to practice. The interdisciplinary structure of the staff and research projects also encourages the exchange of specialist knowledge from different disciplines.

Research

The IWi at the DFKI focuses intensively on the implementation of artificial intelligence in commercial environments and especially within business process management. In the context of current developments in fundamental AI research, this topic is now also of central importance in application-oriented research. Current research projects are mainly located in the following areas:

Business Process Management (BPM) & Analytics

Based on many years of experience in BPM research, the IWi concentrates on researching the potential of using artificial intelligence in process data with the goal of generating added value for the processes and companies involved. This includes in particular the research areas of Process Mining, Process Analytics, Reference Model Mining and Predictive Process Monitoring.

Industry 4.0.

The IWi is working in a number of different research projects to realize the vision of an industry 4.0 in the German economy. This includes data protection, the use of AI technologies to optimize processes and the support of SMEs in the implementation of Industry 4.0.

Digital Administration

Together with industry partners and public authorities, the IWi is working on digitizing administrative processes and using business process management and artificial intelligence techniques to simplify and accelerate administrative processes for citizens and public authorities.

Tax Technology

Due to the high complexity of the processes and legal texts, the high costs and the high entrepreneurial risk, the tax area is ideally suited for the use of AI. In the competence center "Tax Technology" of the IWi at the DFKI, the influences that digitization and artificial intelligence will have on tax consulting in the future are investigated together with partners with practical experience.

Teaching at the Institute for Business Informatics

You can find information about the Chair of Business Administration, in particular Business Informatics, by Prof. Dr. Peter Loos, on the website of Saarland University 
 

Contact

Office:
Simone Winter-Dawo
Tina Schneider
Telephone: +49 681 85775 3106
Fax: +49 681 85775 3696
E-mail:

Institute for Information Systems (IWi)
im German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Campus D3 2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbrücken
Germany

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz