Digitization and Big Data Applications

More and more products, services, processes, and things are being digitized, virtualized and connected. As a result, the number of connected things, the availability of cloud services and the volume of data is exponentially increasing and thus offers unprecedented opportunities for new kinds of innovative applications. This digitization facilitates a new generation of software systems, which combine things, services, and data into value-added applications delivered over future networks. Increasingly, future software systems are driven by the unprecedented amount and speed of data, which allows novel ways of decision making and innovation (“Big Data”). 

 An example for a promising sector for digitization and Big Data applications is transport and logistics. Big Data applications enable the end-to-end visibility along the entire supply chain and thus foster significant opportunities for efficiency and performance improvements along the transport and logistics processes. Information derived from the real world (e.g., data retrieved from sensors attached to a transport container) can be ubiquitously accessed by all the partners of the supply chain and mutually shared and integrated among them through the negotiation and collaboration among software services. The data stemming from such interaction and supply chain visibility, in turn, enables novel opportunities, such as predictive monitoring of transport processes and proactive decision making and process adaptation.

Research Topics

  • Machine-learning for predictive business process monitoring
  • Proactive decision making and process adaptation
  • Software engineering with and for Big Data
  • Domain-specific platforms for Big Data applications, in particular for smart transport and logistics

Head of Adaptive Systems and Big Data Applications

Dr. Andreas Metzger

Software Systems Engineering (SSE)

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Gerlingstraße 16

45127 Essen
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Latest news from this area

Networking of European Data Platform Projects

At the beginning of the year, nine EU-funded data platform projects were launched under the umbrella of the Big Data Value PPP. The first online meetings have now taken place to establish synergies between the projects.

Education and Training for Big Data Specialists

Together with the partners in the BDVe project, the paluno woking group Software Systems Engineering has set up the Big Data Value Education Hub. The platform is now part of the European Commission Pledge Viewer.

Big Data Value PPP Web Seminars

The BDVe project and the Big Data Value Association are organising a series of webinars to exchange views on approaches to developing and establishing Big Data technologies in Europe.

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