Research Projects

EnArgus EnArgus

Central information system energy research funding

The project EnArgus aims to enable a coherent and central access to information on energy research in Germany by politics and society. One goal of the project is to improve the transparency of public research funding in the field of energy research.
In EnArgus an Information System that includes an easy-to-use, ontology-based search on projects from the energy research area is designed. In addition to intelligent search methods also a toolbox for the analysis and visualization of search results is developed. The developed EnArgus System is intended to be used in the field of project management and by the government (i.e. ministries and members of parliament) and, in part, by the general public.

The project is funded under the energy research program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The project is coordinated by Fraunhofer FIT and attended by Projektträger Jülich, Forschungszentrum Jülich (PTJ) .

link EnArgus Website



Component-based End User Development

By the end-user development (EUD) to end users themselves can modify a software application according to their own wishes. The project CoEUD combined the concept of EUD with the idea of component-based systems. This allows applications to be flexibly assembled from existing components and adjusted if necessary.  The project CoEUD was funded by the BMBF within the research initiative  Software Engineering 2006 and coordinated by   Fraunhofer FIT.

link CoEUD Website



Self-organized cooperative task management and group awareness for the coordination of distributed software development

The goal of SAGE was the design, development and evaluation of a platform for the coordination of distributed cooperative system development. SAGE was aimed at reducing the burden of routine coordination within and between development groups. The SAGE project was funded by the BMBF within the research initiative Software Engineering 2006 and coordinated by Fraunhofer FIT.

link SAGE Website



HARMOS (European Multilingual Digital Data Collection for Multimedia Content in Music Heritage) aimed to reuse information produced by public education institutions in the field of cultural heritage by creating a digital collection and making it available online together with other services.

HARMOSThe project focused on music heritage and popular music in the context of eLearning, with the participation of renowned European music schools and national conservatories. OrbiTeam contributed a collaborative component used for annotating the digital content. The project is funded by the European Union e-Content programme.

Partners in HARMOS were the Fundacion Isaac Albeniz (FIA), the Music Technology Group (MTG) of Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (UPF) and a number of European music schools (e.g. Staatliche Musikhochschule Stuttgart, Royal College of Music London).



MILK (Multimedia Interaction for Learning and Knowing) was an international research project under the framework of the European Union's ST Programme. The project aimed to create a solution to support knowledge and business processes in knowledge intensive organizations. MILK embraced the capabilities of the Internet to access knowledge anywhere and anytime, according to the business needs of organizations in the Internet community.

OrbiTeam worked on the central knowledge management module (based on BSCW) and developed mobile access system components. Among the partners in MILK were a number of European research organizations and universities (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, DA Research, University of Milano), as well as European companies from various industries (Irso, Butera e Partners, Xerox Global Services). 


intunity int.unity

With the help of an innovative language technology, the project int.unity has put the cooperation between the Communication Workers Union (Great Britain) and the Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft ver.di on a new basis. In a two-year project, the technical partners, OrbiTeam Software GmbH & Co. KG and the Institute for Applied Information Research (IAI) Saarbrücken, adapted language translation technology in line with the trade union's requirements and integrated it into the BSCW Internet platform.



SCOPE - Structuring Content for On-line Publishing Environments aimed to demonstrate how scientific intellectual property held by many universities and public agencies can be reused and transformed into a valuable resource and high value products. To this end, a demonstrator was developed and turned into a successful commercial service.

OrbiTeam has developed a workflow system to support remote content creation in the context of the SCOPE project. The project ended in June 2003 and was funded by the European Union e-Content programme. Project participants include the publishing house Doyma, Corporacio Sanitaria Clinic, the University of Barcelona and University College Wales.