The Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI, www.fzi.de) located in Karlsruhe, Germany, is a non-profit contract research organisation focusing on novel information technologies for providers of investment and consumer products, of production processes and of information services. For years, FZI has been involved in numerous national and international research projects, offering its partners a unique interdisciplinary environment that fosters joint research among diverse fields of computer science, mechanical and electrical engineering, and economics. Of the currently four research groups of our research organisation, two are involved in the xDelia project.
Embedded Systems and Sensors Engineering
The Embedded Systems and Sensors Engineering (ESS) department at the FZI researches and develops methods and software tools for the design of reliable embedded electronic systems, microsystems, intelligent sensors and actors, as well as systems-on-chip. Application areas are automotive electronics, communications technology, industrial automation and medical engineering.
Our main focus in xDelia are bio-signal processing, medical engineering, wearable computing and smart textiles. In particular, we will set up and run experiments to study the correlation of physiological feedback and decision situations, making use of physiological modelling and bio-signal processing techniques. Moreover, our group will develop wearable sensors that can be integrated and deployed with the xDelia pilots.
Stephan Heuer – email@example.com
Kristina Schaaff – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Hey – email@example.com
Information Process Engineering
The interdisciplinary research group Information Process Engineering (IPE) uses methods and approaches of computer science and economics for the analysis and evaluation as well as for the design and optimisation of intelligent data processing throughout the whole information life cycle. IPE concentrates on four closely intertwined fields of activity: interoperability and self-organization in distributed systems, semantic information and knowledge management, business process engineering, and intelligent coordination in networked businesses.
The role of IPE in the xDelia project revolves around simulation and experimental economics, research methods that are commonly applied in our division. In particular, our focus is on the development and analysis of market models. Here, we will study the decision situations in these market models and analyse the impact of emotions on the personal behaviour and, as a result, on the market outcome.
Andreas Abecker – Abecker@fzi.de
Philipp Astor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Adam – email@example.com