Research Topics

The Chair of Enterprise-wide Software Systems performs research in the area of the design and construction of information systems for manufacturing and the sales and distribution domain. Problems from production management and industrial engineering are solved by means of mathematical modelling and the construction of related decision-support systems.


The main research interests are:

  • design and development of multi-agent-systems (MAS) and the solution of related coordination problems in MAS
  • analysis, modeling and simulation of complex manufacturing systems
  • design of modern Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Systems from a software technology and functional point of view,
  • design of (distributed) scheduling approaches, especially for applications in the high-technology domain
  • design and usage of object-oriented and/or agent-based frameworks as compromise between packaged and individually developed software