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In all areas of economy and society information plays a central role: We are surrounded by an increasing number of intelligent technical information systems which are equipped with capabilities like interaction, environmental awareness and self-adaptation.

The KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies  (KCIST) investigates and designs complex adaptive, technical systems for a secure and efficient handling of information, based on competences like algorithmics, software engineering, cloud computing and scientific computing, secure communication systems, and big data technologies, as well as intuitive human-machine interfaces, human centered robotics, industrial robotics and automation. Hence, it bundles interdisciplinary competences across KIT-divisions, in particular from informatics, economics, electrical and mechanical engineering, information technology, as well as social science. The major objective of the center is to promote research and innovation as well as technology transfer between KIT and its partners in academia and industry both at a national and an international level.

The KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies was established in January 2014, as a merge of the former KIT Focuses Anthropomatics and Robotics (APR) and COMMputation.




Inauguration Colloquium for the Research Training Group “Energy Status Data“

The German National Science Foundation (DFG) has granted a research training program „Energy Status Data – Informatics Methods for its Collection, Analysis, and Exploitation“ at KIT, which has started on May 1st, 2016. The inauguration colloquim will take place on November 7th, 2016 at 4 pm in the Tulla lecture hall of KIT.


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The Challenge of Big Data in Science

The 5th International LSDMA Symposium on “The Challenge of Big Data in Science” will be held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, on October 5th, 2016. The program includes presentations from several internationally renowned speakers.

The full program as well as registration and travel information and  can be found on the symposium homepage.

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Professor Hartmut Schmeck awarded with the Heinrich-Hertz-Preis

At the annual meeting of the KIT Energy Center, the EnBW Foundation awarded Professor Hartmut Schmeck with the Heinrich Hertz Prize 2016 for his outstanding achievements in the field of Energy Informatics. In particular, the award recognizes Professor Schmeck's contributions to the development and deployment of innovative information and communication technologies in intelligent energy management systems.

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DGR Days 2016

The DGR Days 2016, an event of the German Robotics Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik, DGR),  will be held on June 29-30 2016, in conjuction with RoboCup 2016, in Leipzig. The goal is to create a forum for academic exchange and foster a visible and interdisciplinary robotics community in Germany. A DGR Round Table will complement the program on June 30 - July 1, 2016.

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The 19th International Conference on Information Fusion will be held on July 5-8, 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany. General Co-Chairs are professor Uwe D. Hanebeck, KIT, and Dr. Wolfgang Koch, Fraunhofer FKIE.

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KIT starts new degree in Computer Science as part of the teacher training program

Starting from the winter semester 2016/2017 the KIT Department of Informatics will offer a new degree program as part of its teacher training program (German Lehramtstudium). The new course of studies aims at training qualified teaching staff for computer science education in schools.
An information event on April 22, 2016 will be held at the KIT Department of Informatics to present the new course of studies to teachers and all interested participants.  


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Definitive book of Machine Vision

KCIST members Prof. J. Beyerer and Prof. F. Puente León published a standard work on Machine Vision. The book offers a thorough introduction to machine vision and covers systematically all relevant components of most automated visual inspection and image processing systems.

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DFG grants new Graduate School

Energy provisioning systems have to cope with fluctuating supply and flexible demands. Goal of the new Graduate School “Energy Status Data - Informatics Methods for its Collection, Analysis and Exploitation” is the optimization of energy supply, through a structured collection, storage and analysis of large amounts of energy status data. Spokesperson is Professor Klemens Böhm, Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization (IPD). The Graduate School will start on May 1st, 2016.

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