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The Fraunhofer Society is a German research organization with 67 institutes spread throughout Germany, each focusing on different fields of applied science . It employs around 23,000 people, mainly scientists and engineers, with an annual research budget of about €1.7 billion. Some basic funding for the Fraunhofer Society is provided by the state , but more than 70% of the funding is earned through contract work, either for government-sponsored projects or from industry.It is named after Joseph von Fraunhofer who, as a scientist, an engineer, and an entrepreneur, is said to have superbly exemplified the goals of the society.The organization has seven centers in the United States, under the name “Fraunhofer USA”, and three in Asia. In October 2010, Fraunhofer announced that it would open its first research center in South America.Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd was established along with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, in Glasgow, Scotland, in March 2012. Wikipedia.


Schoenhagen P.,Cleveland Clinic | Falkner J.,Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering | Piraino D.,Cleveland Clinic
Current Cardiology Reports | Year: 2013

Degenerative aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valvular pathology in developed nations. Secondary to advanced age and often multiple co-morbidities, a significant percentage of patients are not considered surgical candidates. For these high-risk patients, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a rapidly emerging less-invasive treatment alternative. Because of the lack of direct exposure and visualization of the operative field, pre-procedural planning and intra-procedural guidance relies on imaging. Large 3-dimensional data files are acquired, which are reconstructed on advanced workstations during review and interpretation. Optimally, the imaging data is organized into a comprehensive digital file as an integral part of the electronic health record (EHR) following the patient. This manuscript will discuss the role of image data management in the context of TAVR. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source


Koetter F.,University of Stuttgart | Kochanowski M.,Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing | Year: 2012

In today's fast changing business world, the fulfillment of process goals needs to be constantly evaluated and adjusted. But processes are often carried out by systems which are not process aware. aPro is a modular architecture for business process optimization. In aPro process models can't be guaranteed to be executable but need to be monitored. In this paper, we propose a modeling language for process metrics, key performance indicators and goals and use the interchange format ProGoalML to automate creation and setup of monitoring infrastructure. © 2012 Springer-Verlag. Source


Brunswicker S.,Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering | Ehrenmann F.,University of Stuttgart
International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management | Year: 2013

In recent years the open innovation paradigm has gained great attention in research on innovation and strategic management. Current research indicates that firms are opening up their innovation processes and adapt their business models to benefit not only from internal but also from external ideas and knowledge. So far, most of the research on open innovation has been focused on open innovation practices in large firms and has not considered open innovation in SMEs adequately. For this reason, our paper investigates organizational capabilities for managing open innovation in SMEs. Based on a case study analysis of the company CAS Software AG the researchers argue that SMEs have to build up new managerial capabilities within six dimensions of an integrated managerial system for open innovation. In addition the paper reveals the prosperous transformation process of the CAS Software AG towards an open innovator highlighting its characteristic of a guided evolution by means of a maturity model. Source


Kurowski S.,Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI) | Year: 2014

This paper aims at raising awareness on the issue of using unfixed vulnerabilities for targeted attacks in order to harness private or even corporate information. We demonstrate an attack by using a well-known, yet not fixed whatsapp vulnerability, enabling us to eavesdrop the cell-phone number of a victim. We identified the concrete states, in which whatsapp leaks the cell-phone number of a victim. By using a volunteering individual, we demonstrate the feasibility of profiling the individual and provide further steps on how to disclose private and corporate information by using the leaked cell-phone number and the profiled information to introduce the adversary into a trust relationship with the victim. Once the victim trusts the adversary, social phishing can be used to retrieve further private or even corporate information. Source


Kett H.,Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
INFORMATIK 2010 - Service Science - Neue Perspektiven fur die Informatik, Beitrage der 40. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fur Informatik e.V. (GI) | Year: 2010

In all major industrialized countries, the service sector is the largest economic segment maintaining the highest growth rate. A current trend in the Internet of Services is to develop and offer software as a service (SaaS). Some research activities, such as Theseus/TEXO1, focus on the design and development of Web-based service ecosystems based on Web-platforms which allow offering, trading, and executing of services over the Internet. This paper is based on the Integrated Service Engineering (ISE) methodology, an interdisciplinary methodology for service engineering. The focus of this work is laid on the development of business models from a strategic-/market-oriented perspective, prior to consider the service business processes and the underlying IT-oriented service concept. The role of the business strategist and its objectives is introduced. The methodology has been developed in the Theseus/TEXO project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology2. Source

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