Adaptive is the new automatic

New name and extended research focus for Fraunhofer IIS/EAS.

The capability of technical systems to adapt to changes in their environment or their own behavior will be a crucial aspect of the interaction between humans and technology in the future. At the same time, this adaptability is a key foundation of the connected world of tomorrow. Self-monitoring and failure prediction are just as important as high reliability and low energy consumption. To meet these challenges, the Dresden branch of the institute has scrutinized its research portfolio and steadily expanded its traditional focus in the field of design automation in recent years. In order to convey this development to the outside world, in May 2016 the branch was renamed the “Fraunhofer IIS Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS”. Research in the division will span the business areas “Design Methodology”, “Efficient Electronics” and “Distributed Data Processing & Control”. In addition to methods for functionally secure and reliable system design and development of applicationspecific circuits, the division’s key areas of activity include novel approaches to sensor technologies, analysis of large volumes of data, and control of automation processes.