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University of Oldenburg

Chair of Business Information Systems / Very Large Business Applications (VLBA)

The department Business Information Systems / Very Large Business Applications (VLBA), under the lead of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jorge Marx Gómez, University Oldenburg, aims in research and teaching in enterprise-wide operational and inter-organizational information systems. Very large business applications support execution of business processes along value chains and are not restricted to individual organizational boundaries. They can be characterized by their strategic importance, both for individual companies and for corporate networks.

Within the department another focus are the fields of production and material flow management or environmental data obtained from life cycle assessment to be integrated into other information systems.

Furthermore, aspects of sustainability reporting have been analyzed in the department on different levels - bachelor and master thesis, dissertations or students group (working one year on a specific topic). Sustainability reporting is based on the triple bottom line and covering aspects such as: Ecology, Economic and Social.

Ecology aspects has been a long time shown by environmental reports of companies and currently sustainability reports are used oftentimes as extended replacement for environmental reporting together with other added values.

The department VLBA focuses on the development and deployment of a service-oriented infrastructure as a runtime environment for the individual modules in the project and module "Sustainability reporting and communication". Furthermore, the project lead and management are main task of our department in the project.

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Chair of Embedded Hardware & Software Systems

In close collaboration with the embedded systems researchers at OFFIS, the group "Embedded Hardware & Software Systems", under the lead of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nebel, at the University of Oldenburg sets a focus on bridging the gap between computer science and electrical engineering to support the development of software and hardware. A close interaction between software and hardware can be seen especially in the field of embedded systems.

The group EHS is leading the efforts in module 1 - "Green IT" - of the project, which develops (semi)automatic ways to measure the energy efficiency of ICT infrastructure with a focus on data centers.

More information about EHS can be found at the EHS website.

University of Osnabrueck

Chair of Accounting and Information Systems

Our Research Group focuses on building the bridge between Accounting and Information Systems to achieve an economic, efficient and value-oriented use of IT within corporate management.

Based on a solid, theoretical foundation, research and teaching is meant to develop applicable concepts, (reference) models, processes as well as information systems for an efficient IT management. Our theoretical as well as practical research approaches are not conflicting they rather represent complementary elements of academic work. While constantly carrying out research projects on current problems from science and practice, we develop concepts and solutions in cooperation with different companies.

Thereby, our research is design oriented, focusing on conceptual questions (design science, reference modeling), experimental (simulations) as well as empirical. To achieve appropriate synergies, new insights deriving from innovative research continually flow into the courses offered, thus our major research focus is closely tied with teaching. Many of our research topics are in the centre of scientific debates and media coverage, namely:

  • Green IT/IS und Sustainable Information Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Cloud Computing

We have an IT lab running software applications in the field of reporting, analysis and planning. As member of the IBM Academic Initiative and the Oracle Academy, we promote practical training and research.

Georg-August-University Göttingen: „Tradition – Innovation – Autonomy“

Chair of Production and Logistics

Founded in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. The University is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstanding quality of the areas that define its profile. In 2007 the Georg-August-University achieved success in the Initiative of Excellence of the German Federal and State Govern-ments with its institutional strategy for the future entitled “Göttingen. Tradition – Innovation – Autonomy”. This distinguishes Göttingen as one of the nine German universities officially rated as holding the potential for global visibility and a place amongst the foremost institutions of higher education.

The research focus of the chair of production and logistics is the cost-effective and ecology-oriented design of production and logistics systems. In addition, measures for the prevention, reduction and recycling of waste materials and waste products as well as waste disposal are researched on organizational as well as industry-wide levels.

We are an interdisciplinary team: Representatives from business administration, business informat-ics, industrial engineering, geo-ecology and forest science all research and teach these topics:

    • Modeling and optimization of production and logistical systems,
    • Sustainable use of biomass energy,
    • New business models for sustainable development (e.g., chemical leasing, life cycle costing),
    • Industrial risk management.

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Leuphana University of Lüneburg (associated partner)

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