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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.

1&1 Internet AG, DFKI - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, eyeled GmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Fraunhofer Institut for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM), Insiders Technologies GmbH, intelligent views gmbh, John Deere, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), KOBIL Systems GmbH, mineway GmbH, proALPHA Software AG, SAP AG, SEEBURGER AG, SIEDA GmbH, Sirrix AG, Software AG, TU Darmstadt, University of Kaiserslautern, Saarland University

Core Topics of Software AG:

  • Concepts and meta models to model adaptive business processes 
  • Conceptual development of generic  model transformation language 
  • Concepts and prototypes to monitor adaptive business processes


  • Emergent BPM software – interoperability between business process design, execution and controlling tools 
  • Integrated method to develop emergent software

Project Duration: July 2010 - June 2013

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