Research department/group

Institute for Information Systems

The Institute for Information Systems (IWi) has more than 60 employees in which 20 are full-time employees. They are occupied in the field of application relevant research under the scientific head of, Univ.-Professor Dr. Peter Loos. Research and teaching activities include information and process management of industry, service providers and administration. The main focus is on the technology transfer from science into practice. The interdisciplinary structure of employees and research projects additionally furhters the exchange of expert knowledge from different fields. Moreover, the co-operation with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) has a significant influence on the applied research work – projects in education and knowledge management play an important part as well. Thus traditional teaching methods are revolutionized in virtual learning worlds. The Institute for Information Systems takes  into account "the increasing amount of services in the economy through the support of service specific business processes with innovative information technologies and progressive organization concepts".

Important topics include:

  • service engineering,
  • reference models for public administration,
  • the integration of industry, services and administration.


Head: Prof. Dr. Peter Loos


Institute for Information Systems
at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI GmbH
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
Building D3 2
D-66123 Saarbruecken

Phone: +49 681 85775 3106
Fax: +49 681 85775 3696

Further information about the chair of Business Administration - Business-Related Computer Science are available here.