Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Adaptive Information Technology


It is our vision that machinery and equipment can be integrated into an IT infrastructure
as quickly as a USB device can be plugged into a PC. To this end, we cooperate with
partners to develop mechanisms that enable hardware and software support of
plug-and-work. The basic prerequisite for achieving this goal is semantic interoperability. In addition to a seamless and efficient interaction of systems and components, the meaning of the exchanged contents has to be clearly defined and comprehensible to everyone.