Fields of Research


General Fields of Competence of the IWi

Research at the IWi and thus of the Competence Center eGovernment is driven by third-party funding. National and international research projects ranging from fundamental research to applied research and prototype development are realized in collaboration with universities, industry, the tertiary sector and public administration.

The core competences of the IWi regarding methods and tools for modelling, conception and IT realization of innovative solutions are:

  • Business Process Management (architectures and methods of enterprise modeling; strategies and tools for managing business process lifecycle; management of information models and reference models)
  • Business Integration (collaborative business; integration architectures; interoperability of organizations, processes and systems)

Content based competences and application domains considered by the Institute are broad, including industry, services and administration. The main focus is on modelling, conception and IT realization of innovative solutions. On a topic side, emphasis is especially on the areas of Electronic Government, Electronic Learning & Knowledge Management, Electronic Business, Supply Chain Management & Enterprise Network and Service Engineering.


Fields of Research of the CCeGov

CCeGov defines itself as a methodical knowledge pool as well as a research infrastructure at the IWi for the field of public administration with emphasis on e-Government. Relevant research fields within e-Government include e-Administration, e-Assistance and e-Democracy. These fields are worked at both the conceptual as well as the implementation level.

The basis of research and project work is the outstanding position of the Institute in the area of process management. The urgent development from task-related to process-related and innovative administration is taken care of by interfacing the fields of process management and e-Government. Hereby, relevant fields of e-Government can be addressed, e.g. process-related creation of services, integrated inter- and intraorganizational service processes or process-focussed collaboration of federal units.

Current research topics comprise:

  • Process-oriented administration
    • Process reference models
    • Interoperability of process chains
    • Adaptation of business rules management for public administration
    • Realization of service levels by re-organization of process chains
    • etc.
  • EU Service Directive
    • One-stop-government
    • Implications on administration processes
    • Implications on D115
    • etc.
  • D115
    • Service Center processes
    • Conception of an IT architecture
    • Seamless process chains
    • etc.