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The MATERNA group is among the leading independent service providers in Europe's information and communication technology sector. MATERNA provides innovative solutions, products and services that are employed in business and public administration as comprehensive solutions or as solution modules.

Founded in 1980, the IT service provider MATERNA currently employs more than 1,300 employees across Europe. In the 2011 business year, the group achieved revenues of EUR 155 million.

MATERNA has branches throughout Germany as well as in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.

 www.materna.com


 

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world’s largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.

Innovation is Siemens’ most important growth and productivity driver. In fiscal year 2013, the company invested €4.3 billion – 5.6 percent of its total revenue – in research and development (R&D) to stay at the forefront of technological progress. Today the company employs some 29,800 researchers and developers at 229 R&D locations worldwide, who work on innovations that secure existing business and open up new markets.

With over 6,900 employees worldwide, Corporate Technology (CT) plays a key role in R&D at Siemens. The CT organization provides expertise regarding strategically important areas to ensure the company’s technological future, and to acquire patent rights that safeguard the company’s business operations. CT covers a wide range of technology fields including the subject areas materials and microsystems, production methods, security, software and engineering, power engineering, sensors, automation, medical information systems and imaging methods, information and communication technologies, the extraction and processing of raw materials, and off-grid power generation.

 www.siemens.com

(Siemens AG, approved by Jelena Mitic on 2014-06-30.)


      

Kieback & Peter GmbH & Co. KG plays a leading role in providing equipment and system solutions for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and building management. The company was founded in 1927 in Berlin and has established itself for decades as a manufacturer of quality, innovative control systems for HVAC applications and computer-based building control systems. In addition Kieback & Peter is an experienced service provider with high competence. Kieback & Peter employs more than 1,056 employees in Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, China, Russia, and Switzerland. In other European countries Kieback & Peter works closely with partners.

Kieback & Peter has two production sites in Germany, Mittenwalde (Brandenburg) and Trier. The Kieback & Peter production uses the latest manufacturing technology. A certified quality management system based on ISO 9001 guarantees a constantly high product quality. Based on the requirements of the customers and a lot of technical know-how Kieback & Peter continues to develop its product range further. All systems and components are compatible with each other.

 www.kieback-peter.de



TWT GmbH Science & Innovation is an innovative company specialized on the fast transformation of scientific expertise into technologically demanding products and services. Founded in 1986 at the Technology Centre of Stuttgart as a service provider of engineering and information technologies (IT), the company has been growing steadily and is one of the top development partners in the automotive and aerospace industry. Today, TWT’s headquarter is located in Stuttgart with subsidiaries in Munich, Friedrichshafen and Ingolstadt. More than 250 highly qualified technology professionals are working on innovative engineering concepts and IT solutions. TWT customers benefit from the IT and engineering expertise in the following areas: specification, design and implementation of software systems for digital product development, digital product modelling, process simulations, as well as consultancy on production processes.

 www.twt-gmbh.de


Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

Fraunhofer FOKUS - Institute for Open Communication Systems - develops solutions for the communication systems of tomorrow. As an independent research body the institute explores how communication networks will contribute to a more convenient and more secure living. Thus, the institute addresses important challenges in the society, including access to information, economic and sustainable use of resources, smart mobility and a modern governmental administration that is efficient as well as accessible from everywhere. Fraunhofer FOKUS is an important link between industry, governmental administration and the people.

Besides technical infrastructures, Fraunhofer FOKUS creates manifold practical concepts, applications and prototypes. In particular, Fraunhofer FOKUS is specialized in developing multi-domain networks and interoperable, user-centric solutions.

In addition to the industries, political protagonists become more and more the drivers in the innovation business. Especially the governmental administration initiates major ICT projects and realizes them together with partners like Fraunhofer FOKUS. With 25 years of experience, the institute is one of the most important international ICT research partners.

The Competence Centre IT4Energy aims to provide customers and partners – from energy generators and utilities to technology companies and industry – with the technical support they need to ensure the sustainable supply and use of energy. To do so, it uses smart load and storage management, powerful forecasting models and a manufacturer-independent smart metering test and development environment.

https://www.fokus.fraunhofer.de

(Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS - Competence Centre IT4Energy)


Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of the leading German universities in Engineering and Science with long standing reputation for scientific excellence. In 2006, TUM was awarded by the ‘ Excellence Initiative’ of the German Research Foundation and the Federal Government for its concept ‘ The Entrepreneurial University’ . TUM scientists have been repeatedly singled out for prestigious awards such as the Nobel Prize. Today, nine holders of the Leibniz Prize awarded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) give lectures and pursue research at Technische Universität München. In many international and national rankings, TUM ranks first among all German universities.

The department of computer science at TUM has a long tradition, having started lectures in computer science as early as 1967. Today, it is one of the largest computer science departments in Germany, and is regularly evaluated being among the top computer science departments in Germany. The chair for Network Architectures and Services is one of 20 research units of the department of computer science at Technische Universität München. Research activities include innovative Internet technologies, with special focus on autonomic networking, network security, network monitoring, attack detection and defence, secure peer-to-peer and overlay networking, and negotiation of security policies over fixed and mobile network technologies.

Relevant projects are the EU FP7 project ResumeNet, with contributions towards the resilient Internet: service layer resilience, testbed and experiments; the EU Celtic project AutHoNe, with contributions on Autonomic Home Networking, in particular architecture, components for automated management and monitoring, testbed and experiment; the German national science foundation (DFG) project LUPUS, with contributions on load transformations and their usage for traffic prediction and understanding in networks with security requirements; and the SIPAC with EADS Innovation Works, with contributions to airplane onboard communication networks with hard performance guarantees.

The chair for network architectures and services at TUM operates a Future Internet laboratory. As part of this laboratory, TUM operates one Future Internet Instance, which is a result of the US-based GENI project GpENI. TUM operates another Future Internet Instance which supports decentralized, user-controlled networks and knowledge plane mechanisms.

TUM’ s full range of expertise from security over privacy, distributed autonomic management, including information storage and knowledge plane functionality for autonomic monitoring and management functionality, to prototypical migration of virtual resources in cloud environments will be brought into and extended in the project.

 www.tum.de

(University of Technology in Munich - Chair for Network Architectures and Services)


The Distributed Systems and Computer Networks group is one of 22 research groups of the Department of Computer Science of the TU Dortmund. The research focuses on: Network protocols; specification, verification, and efficient implementation, Distributed applications; computer-assisted quality-assured development, configuration and management of distributed applications, Integrated network and system management; policy- and model-based automation of technical management tasks, Security of networks and distributed systems; tool-assisted security-analysis, trust-adapted security policy enforcement, automated security management.

Recent developments enclose the modular formal temporal logic specification technique cTLA, a technique translating state-machine-models to efficient implementations of network protocols, control wrappers interacting with trust information services in order to secure component-structured applications, the approach of object-oriented security analysis, the automated management approach model-based management (MBM), and the Web Services stack implementation JMEDS.

The MBM approach is an extension of the so-called policy-based technical network, system and application management approach. MBM provides the refinement of abstract high-level policy definitions into configuration descriptions and executable management rules. Its application is supported by the tool MoBaSeC (model-based service configuration) and a low-footprint run-time management system. The tool performs the interactive graphical modeling of management policies and system structures. Moreover, it translates representations of abstract policies into low-level policies which are automatically enforced by the management system at runtime. The MBM approach has successfully been applied for the configuration of security services and protection mechanisms of networked systems as well as for the technical management of distributed service systems including general configuration, fault, performance, security and account management. The run-time management system is well suited to the self-management and self-adaptation of resource-constrained devices.

The JMEDS implementation supports the light-weight implementation of service systems by means of resource-restricted devices and embedded systems. The implementation is Java-based and suitable for the Java Micro Edition. It is compliant with the OASIS standard Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS). Moreover ongoing work accomplished an integration of JMEDS and OSGi leading to an approach which is as well compliant to the OASIS Web Services standard DPWS as to the OSGi standard Remote Services. MBM and JMEDS have been developed in close cooperation with the industrial partner MATERNA, Dortmund.

The planned major project contributions concern the design of the BaaS software architecture and development of software components adressing issues of:

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 www.tu-dortmund.de

(TU Dortmund - Distributed Systems and Computer Networks group - Department of Computer Science.)


Prodevelop SL is a leading IT firm offering innovative and flexible software solutions designed to satisfy the requirements and needs of each customer. Combining expertise in business processes, technological excellence and proximity to its clients and partners, Prodevelop has successfully achieved high levels of sustainable growth and profitability and attracted the very best talent.

The company, established in 1993, is based in Valencia with additional offices in Barcelona. It operates in Europe, Africa and America, has over 80 employees and focuses on developing cutting edge and highly specialised solutions. The CMMI Level 2, ISO 20.000 and the award for the Best IT Company of Valencia Community in 2011 illustrate the company’s commitment to providing excellent solutions through the use of quality, technology and knowledge.

Over the years, Prodevelop has developed far-reaching skills and expertise in several disciplines linked to international research and development projects. This has resulted in products and services with high added value and technology and has ensured us a long-lasting relationship with our clients. Differentiation and specialization in the sectors we work for are one of our main strengths, offering added value to customers in every project, ensured by our team’s solid knowledge in each area. Prodevelop has more than 20 years of experience in offering IT solutions to the maritime sector, Environment, Tourism, Agriculture, Public Administration and Transport.

Prodevelop is deeply committed to research, development and innovation, as we believe knowledge enriches our team work. The investment in R&D projects leads us to improve our products and services and it helps us to thoroughly define our portfolio. Finally, the aim of the R&D projects is to enable the integration of different technologies and areas existing within the company.

Prodevelop participates and contributes actively in different research programs supported by the European Union and the Spanish government. Collaboration and mergers with university research groups, Research Institutes and other leading companies, is the key success factor in developing and making possible every project. Most of the research results are communicated at international academic congresses and events, such as FOSS4G, CEN/TC, RCIS, AGIT, FOSSGIS, eclipse day, eclipse Summit, etc., with the aim of sharing achievements, knowledge, progress and innovation.

 www.prodevelop.es

(Prodevelop SL - approved by Christophe Joubert on 2013-05-07.)


everis is a multinational consulting firm providing business and strategy solutions, application development, maintenance, and outsourcing services. Established in 1996, everis has averaged 20% annual growth in revenues and became part of NTT Data in January, 2014. Being part of the NTT Data group enables everis to offer a wider range of solutions and services through increased capacity as well as technological, geographical, and financial resources.

Our differential value

everis’s one-of-a kind HR model combines world-class delivery with a superior commitment and positive attitude to address our clients´ challenges.

everis’s results are always linked to our professionals: talent, entrepreneurship, and positive attitude allow us to offer customized solutions to each of our clients and add greater value to our projects.

Possessing the tools to transform the way business is understood and managed, everis does not merely help companies become more efficient and profitable but, also helps them grow and stay one step ahead.

everis offers differential value in the marketplace due to our ability to obtain results, satisfy our clients and our proven ability to identifying business benefits.

Our Business Areas

everis works with clients in all industries with multi-country teams implementing the best solutions. Since 2010, in the United States, everis has been focused on providing the best value to Banking, Insurance and Health companies as well as Public Institutions.

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Excellence

Excellence is a way of life at everis. It is accomplished through high levels of productivity and the quality of delivery. everis has developed a methodology called COM (Corporate Methods), which encompasses the experiences gained in projects carried out. COM transforms these experiences into easily applicable methods, which provides the most appropriate solutions to our clients. As a result of this way of working everis has obtained the international ISO 9001 certification. Our teams are highly qualified, as our consultants have gained more than a thousand certificates (SAP, Oracle, Sun, IBM, PMI, Prince2, ITIL, etc.). We also have high performance centers with a CMMi-5 certification in several countries. This is the highest level of quality in the software industry.

 www.everis.com

(everis, an NTT DATA Company - Consulting, IT & Outsourcing Professional Services)


Tradition and innovation are the trademarks of our almost 600-year history. Today, with 2,200 employees and 15,000 students, the University of Rostock offers fascinating perspectives into nearly all scientific fields. With the four profile lines Life, Light and Matter / Maritime Systems / Aging Science and Humanities / Knowledge – Culture – Transformation, the University of Rostock has at its disposal excellent interdisciplinary research fields in the areas of natural and technological sciences, medicine, life sciences, humanities and cultural studies. The standard set for all our actions: we want to impress with our performance.

Research at the University of Rostock means successful interdisciplinary cooperation in various scientific fields. Side by side with the two Fraunhofer institutes, the Max-Planck-Institute of Demographic Research, the Leibnitz Institutes and the Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals, Rostock’s Alma Mater is the centre of a fruitful research environment. It offers an excellent research climate to its researchers and junior researchers in all fields, from humanities to natural sciences and engineering or life sciences.

The high research activity results into a great variety of projects in local, national and international networks. In addition, the University of Rostock is distinguished by an extraordinary research quality related to its academic profiling, the two collaborative research centres and three research groups.

 www.uni-rostock.de

(Extracted from https://itea3.org/organisation/2902-university-of-rostock.html )


As a pioneering organization of the IT sector in Turkey, KoçSistem holds on to the principle of providing trainings beyond the expectations of its customers through special technological solutions engineered according to specific requirements in compliance with the “end-to-end” service concept.

Corporate Vision

Our corporate vision is to become the pioneering power to carry our stake holders to the future in Europe and in near geography with innovative technologies, solutions and services.

Corporate Mission

Our corporate mission is to become an institution which creates surplus value for its country and to be the leader institution in trustable, innovative and directing technology, solutions and services by using the power it takes from its stake holders for their development; and to maintain this position.

 www.kocsistem.com.tr

(Extracted from https://itea3.org/organisation/5112-ko-sistem.html )


DEFNE designs, manufactures and markets products enabling telecom operators, VAS operators and service providers to deliver high-margin, high-revenue, value-added services, while shortening time to market and maximizing their return on investments. Established in 1996, DEFNE has evolved from a company providing custom voice solutions to enterprises, into a turnkey solution company in the field of telecommunications with the vast expertise accumulated in this era. Defne ranked among 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA by Deloitte&Touche for two consecutive years in 2006&2007. DEFNE is a partner of Ericsson for IVR and IN solutions.

 www.defne.com.tr

(Extracted from https://itea3.org/organisation/4847-defne.html )


The Institute of Computer Science (the ICS) is a university institute of Masaryk University responsible for the development of information and communication technologies at the university. The ICS conducts research and development activities in the field of information technologies with a long-term focus on research in digital libraries, healthware, large scale distributed systems and high quality multimedia processing. The ICS also substantially ensures the operation, development, coordination and services concerning the deployment of information and communication technologies at Masaryk University, especially the operation and development of academic computer networks and their connection to a high-level network infrastructure, and the computation and large data storage resources. The ICS is run by a director. The ICS includes a Supercomputer Centre which provides support to demanding computations and ensures the operation and further development of the high-performance computing infrastructure of Masaryk University and its integration in national and international structures.

Research and Development

The ICS participates in the EU Network of Excellence CoreGRID and in the joint research plan (with the Faculty of Informatics) oriented towards the issues of parallel and distributed computer systems. The ICS has also developed long-term close collaboration with the CESNET academic association, especially in the fields of optical networks, virtual environment for collaboration, programmable hardware and telemedicine. The institute also participates in the development and administration of the Czech academic grid environment (MetaCentrum) and the development of the national research network. In the field of digital libraries we investigate application of knowledge and information robot technologies for information searching and integration as well as for the creation of an adaptive multi-agent system to deliver an efficient, effective and self-managing Network Intrusion Detection System. The institute has developed long-term joint activities with the Czech National Library in Prague concerning the development of the infrastructure for collecting and archiving the Czech web (WebArchive). The ICS also extensively collaborates with hospitals throughout the Czech Republic on the development of the MeDiMed system – a metropolitan archive of digital medical visual information.

 www.muni.cz

(Extracted from http://www.muni.cz/ics/general/about )


SmartSoft, the flagship of the group, was established in 2001 to fulfill the payment system requirements based on chip technologies providing complete payment processing solutions including acquiring, switching, issuing and card management, fraud detection and prevention, loyalty, transit, instant, mass card personalization and terminal & card kernel solutions.

With a focus on payment systems, SmartSoft has become one of the leading solution providers serving largest banks, retailers, government and manufacturers in 40+ countries through 70+ partners and resellers. SmartSoft solutions are fully compliant and certified by global authotirities.

Being one of the MasterCard accredited companies globally, SmartSoft provides EMV chip training and consultancy Services to the payment systems industry.

 www.smartsoftww.com

(Extracted from http://www.smartsoftww.com/corporate/about-us/ )


X-COM BASE Praha is a small enterprise supplying building automation technologies:

  • proximity cards
  • POS systems and all POS hardware (displays, terminals, cards readers, vending machines etc.)

Engineers from this company have long term experiences in programming RS232 and RS485 interfaces, inteli-building control over IP (hardware with building web servers with In and OUT sensors, thermometers etc.) and programming of embedded systems and computer-on-module systems.

 www.x-com.cz

(X-COM BASE Praha )


The MDS Computer ltd company was established ten years ago. Our company’s main engagement is development and deployment of application software for both cash office and non-cash payment systems. The next main engagement is deployment of cabling systems, data storage and related small electronics development.

 MDS Computer s.r.o.

(MDS Computer s.r.o. )