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Article Published in Tagesspiegel

An article by Prof. Maaß titled “How to fix security problems in data trading”, related to the EVAREST project, is published in the Tagesspiegel Background and is available to read online.

Visit of the German Patent and Trademark Office

Members of the German Patent and Trademark Office visited DFKI Saarbrücken. And our team members had the opportunity to present the demonstrator titled “Contract Broker – a legally secure environment for contract-based exchange and processing of sensitive data” from the EVAREST project.

52nd Conference of the German Informatics Society

Our team members attended the 52nd annual conference of the German Informatics Society in Hamburg. Dusan Dokic presented the paper “Towards a Data Quality Index for Data Valuation in the Data Economy”. And Pascal Ahiagble presented the paper “Approaches for Automated Data Quality Analysis: Syntactic and Semantic Assessment”. Both papers are part of the research project “Future Data Assets”.

Visit of Prof. Hideaki Takeda

On September 15, Prof. Hideaki Takeda from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo visited us at the DFKI in Saarbrücken. The focus of the interesting lectures was especially on Knowledge graphs.

PAIRS Consortium Meeting

The first consortium meeting of PAIRS project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection took place in Düsseldorf in September 2022 where we had the opportunity to present the first results of the first year of the project and our demos on the Hidden Problem Detector and the Outage Predictor were very well received by the attendees.

Congress for Digital Technologies 

Our I4SE team attended the Congress for Digital Technologies hosted by the  Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, and presented our SPAICER, QUASIM, and EVAREST projects. 


We presented prototypes of our PAIRS research project on AI-based crisis management to Saarland’s deputy minister for Economy, Innovation, Digital and Energy, at the ACHEMA world forum of the process industry in Frankfurt.

Best Paper Award in AMCIS

We are proud to announce that the paper ”Data Sharing in the German Food Industry – Empirical Insights” presented by our team member, Hannah Stein in the Americas‘ Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) was awarded the Kauffman Best Paper Award.

Visit of the Minister President

We had the pleasure of welcoming  Minister President of Saarland, Anke Rehlinger, to our Smart Service Engineering  team at DFKI. The visit was focused on the work of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maaß’s research group on the application of KI on anti doping analysis.

IEEE International Conference on Digital Health

Our team member, Maxx Richard Rahman, presented his  paper titled “Detection of Erythropoitin in Blood to Uncover Doping in Sports using Machine Learning” at the IEEE International Conference on Digital Health 2022 (ICDH 22), Barcelona. 

Smart Data Economy Funding Program

We attended the closing event of the Smart Data Economy funding program at the GLS Campus Berlin where we presented  the demo on the eContract Broker from our EVAREST project. 

OH!Talk; Leadership Exchange

The first session of our OH!Talks series was held with the interesting talk by Tobias Gimmler, CEO of LuxTek GmbH, followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maaß.

Our Team’s Win in Hackathon

Our Paris project team won the second place at the interschutz Hannover hackathon. Tthey developed and presented a prototype for outage prediction in crisis management based on the analysis of weather and twitter data. 

Hannover Messe 2022

We attended the Hannover Messe, with our projects SPAICER and EVAREST, which took place at the world’s largest exhibition center with over 6,500 exhibitors.

Global Industry Exhibition in the AI Village

The Smart Service Engineering research group was present in 2022 Global Industry exhibition in the AI Village, Paris, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for the industry, with the projects SPAICER and  EVAREST.

SPAICER Consortium Meeting

Spirit of SPAICER, the 5th SPAICER consortium meeting, took place from April 5th to 6th as a hybrid event at the host SEITEC GmbH in Erfurt. Associated partners and project sponsor came together, enjoyed interesting presentations and demos, and took part in exciting discussions.

Anti-Doping Projects on SR

Our anti-doping projects, which are aimed at using AI technologies to facilitate detection of doping, were broadcasted on Saarländischer Rundfunk, the official radio and television broadcaster in Saarland.

Talk in Forum Digital Technologies

Prof. Maaß shared his ideas on the data economy vision in Forum Digital Technologies, to explain the future of data economy.