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Prof. Dr. S. Decker
RWTH Aachen
Informatik 5
Ahornstr. 55
D-52056 Aachen
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Research Fields

Next to the research area of the Knowledge-based Systems Group (Prof. G. Lakemeyer, Ph. D.) and those of the three FIT professors Visual Knowledge Management/ Life Science Informatik (Prof. Dr. Berlage), Cooperation Systems/CSCW (Prof. Dr. Prinz)and Media Informatics/Media Processes (Prof. Dr. Rose),research at the chair contributes to the following fields:

  • Advanced Community Information Systems (ACIS)

  • Group leader(s): PD Dr. Ralf Klamma, AOR

    The Advanced Community Information Systems (ACIS) group supports professional communities with heterogeneous needs by open and responsive community environments. Results of our research are advancing the emerging Web Science discipline by new analysis and engineering methodologies for large-scale and heterogeneous information systems.

  • Big Data & Model Management

  • Group leader(s): Prof. Dr. Christoph Quix

    Big data is a buzzword that summarizes various aspects of handling large amounts of heterogeneous data. The goals are to perform efficient analytics and to derive new information from large collection of potentially heterogeneous data. The heterogeneity of data is an important issue in big data: data is not only large in volume and produced at a high speed (velocity), it has also a high variety. This research groups applies and extends technologies that have been developed in the context of data integration and model management. Research in model management aims at developing technologies and mechanisms to support the integration, merging, evolution, and matching of complex data models to support the management of complex, integrated, distributed, heterogeneous information systems.

  • Engineering Information Systems

  • Group leader(s): Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke

    To support and improve design, operating and work processes in plastics and chemical engineering, the Engineering Information Systems group works on fine grained support of cooperative work processes and an approach for metadata based information and knowledge management.

  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work - CSCW

  • Group leader(s): Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, Ph.D

    The Cooperation Systems group (CSCW) develops and evaluates groupware and community systems for virtual teams and organizations.

See also our current annual report (as well as previous editions) for a description of our research areas.