Innovation Management and Lively Exchange with Research and Teaching
As an early spin off enterprise of the Institute AIFB (Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering), today's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, elite university) PROMATIS maintains for now nearly two decades narrow contacts with research and teaching. From the first common research projects a lived cooperation has emerged, which today makes up the core of the PROMATIS innovation management. The cooperation encloses besides cooperative research projects also common lectures and the exchange of certified employees (doctoral candidate, students) within the scope of research projects and industrial projects.
Main Research: Business Processes
The cooperation with the Institute AIFB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Research Center of Informatics (FZI) lays the main focus on research projects regarding the subject Business Processes. Innovative methods and software tools for Business Process Management (BPM) should support the whole life cycle of a business process. By using the possibilities of Web 2.0 modeling tasks are more and more fulfilled by Business Communities. For the conversion of processes into real systems SOA technologies and service-oriented business applications are used. Polished monitoring technologies support the process management and allow an ongoing improvement of the business processes based on performance measurements.
Part of the cooperation is Horus Endeavor, an innovation partnership of the Institute AIFB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), FZI Karlsruhe, the Hochschule Konstanz (HTWG) - University of Applied Sciences – Research Group Prof. Dr. Mevius and the University of Muenster with the software enterprise PROMATIS and Horus.
Current research projects
- AIFB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the research project KIT-Horus. The project (previously called INCOME2010) is aiming at developing an open-source software toolset that facilitates the development of process-oriented information systems. It will provide functionalities for modelling, analyzing, executing and monitoring (business) processes using variants of high-level Petri nets.
Collaboration within the means of Software Development based on SOAWhen realizing systems based on modern service-oriented architectures (SOA) team members with different knowledge and abilities are involved. They realize components on different levels of these architectures with the corresponding tools. Due to the size of the planned projects, the complexity of service-oriented architectures and the use of modern development concepts (Extreme Programming, Aspect-Orientation) a high degree of cooperation is needed. In line with this research project, concepts are to be developed to optimally support collaboration in this environment.
Publication on the UNISCON'2008
Publication on the SIGSAND'2008
OUTSHORE - Success factors with assigning software projects to low wage countriesNeither Outsourcing nor Offshoring are a universal remedy for the solution of problems with the development of complicated software systems. In this project a process is developed to evaluate offshoring software development projects in low wage countries.
PROMATIS Role: industry partner
GlobaliSE – Improvement of Outsourcing Possibilities in Software DevelopmentThe core theme of GlobaliSE is the light-weight and practicable support for the complete lifecycle of high-quality, business-specific software systems of small and medium-sized software companies. Here, the core processes with high value creation are carried out at home, whereas the possibility to outsource globally distributed non-complex partial systems is given.
PROMATIS role: Associated Partner