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Prof. Jarke Delivers Keynote at acatech-NAEK Workshop
Last updated on: 07. Oct 2019
On September 19-20, the German Academy of Engineering acatech and its Korean counterpart NAEK held a joint workshop on "Digit(AI)zation of Production" in the Digital Capability Center of RWTH Aachen University. In his Opening Keynote, Professor Jarke presented facets of production-related AI research in Aachen, focusing on RWTH contributions to human language technology, real-time computer vision, cognitive robotics, process mining, and large-scale information integration by senmantic and knowledge graph technologies. He also outlined the digital shadow concept underlying Aachen' Excellence Cluster "Internet of Production" and illustrated it with a couple of interdisciplinary results from the cluster projects.
Dagstuhl Seminar on Data Ecosystems and Data Sovereignty
Last updated on: 07. Oct 2019
The Leibniz Center for Informatics at Schloss Dagstuhl is conducting a week-long research seminar on "Data Ecosystems: Sovereign Data Exchange Among Organizations" from September 22-27, 2019, with over 30 leading international scientists and industry representatives. The seminar is organized by Professors Cinzia Cappiello (Politecnico di Milano), Avigdor Gal (Technion Haifa), Matthias Jarke (RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer FIT), and Jakob Rehof (TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer ISST). Keynote speakers include law professor Gerald Spindler (University of Göttingen and EU High-level Expert), innovation expert Frank Piller (RWTH Aachen University and MIT Media Lab) on platform-based ecosystems, Maurizio Lenzerini (Sapienza Roma) on semantic information integration, and Boris Otto (TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer ISST), manager of the International Data Space Initiative.
Professorship for Christoph Quix
Last updated on: 12. Jan 2019
As of January 1, 2019, PD Dr. Christoph Quix – long-term researcher at Informatik 5 – has accepted a position as Professor of Information Systems and Data Science at Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld, Germany. We are happy that he shall keep his research connection through his additional role as department leader High-Content Analytics at Fraunhofer FIT.
Prof. Jarke Re-Elected as Vice Chair of Fraunhofer ICT Group
Last updated on: 12. Dec 2018
With over 6.000 researchers in 19 research institutes, the Fraunhofer ICT Group constitutes the largest European applied research organization in Information and Communication Technologies. On December 12, 2018, the institute leaders elected their new chairperson team for the period 2019-2021. Prof. Dieter Fellner, Fraunhofer IGD, was re-elected as chairman for his second period, as well as his vice chairs Past Chairman Prof. Matthias Jarke (Fraunhofer FIT) and Prof. Stefan Wrobel (Fraunhofer IAIS).
VET Researcher Project Award for European LEARNING LAYERS Project
Last updated on: 13. Nov 2018
Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Afairs, Skills, and Labour Mobility presented the 2018 VET Researcher Project Award at the European Vocational Skills Week, citing both the diversity of very good research results and the very innovative approach to vocational and continous training pursued by this large-scale European Integrated Project in which Informatik 5 senior researcher Dr. Ralf Klamma had a leading role especially in learning community infrastructure conceptualization and realization.
DFG Approves Excellence Cluster „Internet of Production” at RWTH Aachen University
Last updated on: 26. Sep 2018
Over the past year, researchers from Production Engineering, Material Sciences, Computer Science, and several related fields have prepared an interndisciplinary proposal for an Excellence Cluster within the German Federal Excellence University Competition. In the “Internet of Production” he researchers aim to extend the currently emerging Internet of Things to the much more complex field of digitalized production technology, combining mathematical optimization and simulation methods from the engineering science with real-time and broadly sourced data-driven management and machine learning methods from computer science. On September 27, 2018, the DFG German Research Agency announced that the project has been among the 57 national winners that will be funded for seven years with a total of close to € 50 mio. Professors Christian Brecher, Günther Schuh (both production technology), and Matthias Jarke (Informatik 5) serve as the speaker team of the research cluster. Overall, six of the 25 principal investigators are faculty of the Computer Science department of RWTH Aachen University.
Fraunhofer-Münze for Prof. Jarke at Fraunhofer FIT Anniversary Celebration
Last updated on: 20. Jun 2018
On June 21, 2018, a symposium celebrating 50 years of human-centered computing at the Fraunhofer FIT Institute for Applied Information Technology was held at Birlinghoven Castle, Germany. Moderated by Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, over 150 participants enjoyed presentations by State Secretary Annette Storsberg, Fraunhofer President Reimund Neugebauer, Siemens top manager Armin Schnettler, Humboldt Professor Wil van der Aalst, RWTH communication scientist Martina Ziefle. During the event, Fraunhofer President thanked Prof. Jarke for already over 18 years of leadership at FIT since January 1, 2000, and awarded him the Fraunhofer Münze (Fraunhofer coin), the highest award for Fraunhofer institute leaders. He also announced that Prof. Decker, so far co-Institute Leader at FIT, switches roles with Prof. Jarke as of July 1, 2018, becoming the Managing Institute Leader while Prof. Jarke stays on as co-Institute Leader. In further presentations, Professors Jarke and Decker also summarized some important highlights from the long history of the institutes, and outlined future strategic directions.
Informatik 5 and b-it Host IDEA League Doctoral School ECS-BIT'18 Held in Aachen
Last updated on: 14. Mar 2018
The IDEA League is a focused network of leading European universities of science and technology, aiming to keep European research on engineering and sciences in a leading position worldwide. Its members are TU Delft, RWTH Aachen, ETH Zurich, Chalmers University and Politecnico di Milano.
Prof. Jarke Elected Chairman of TH Cologne Governing Board
Last updated on: 13. Mar 2018
In the inaugural session of the new Governing Board (Hochschulrat) of the Cologne Technical University of Applied Sciences on March 2, 2018, members elected Prof. Matthias Jarke as the new Board Chairman.