The environments within which companies work are changing at an ever increasing pace nowadays, and open marketplaces are developing on the Internet, which are dealing with customer requirements that are becoming increasingly more individualized. Innovations in the area of information and communication technology (ICT) are being established at an ever-increasing speed, and entirely new value-creation chains and business models are being created that span corporate boundaries. In view of these changes, companies will only be able to maintain and strengthen their economic performance if they make the move towards becoming digital companies, i.e. companies in which ICT represents the decisive driver for product and process innovation. The objective of EMERGENT is to establish the pre-requisites that are needed for this change. To achieve this, fundamental methods, techniques, algorithms and data structures for emergent software will be researched and developed. The term emergent software stands for a new category of innovative information systems, which are derived in a cross-organizational manner from the interaction between individual components and services in the Internet of Things and Services.
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Project Duration: July 2010 - June 2013