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Innovation Prototypes

Innovation prototypes constitute a category of results from joint research projects at ISSD and Institut for Enterprise Systems (InES).



REMINER: A Requirements Mining System

In large IS projects a huge number of natural language documents becomes available and needs to be analyzed and transformed into structured requirements. This elicitation process is known to be time-consuming and error-prone when performed manually by a requirements engineer.

Following a design science approach, we conceptualized design principles for semi-automated requirements elicitation systems and instantiated them in a software prototype called REMINER.  REMINER leverages natural language processing and text mining techniques to identify and highlight possible requirements in a natural language document. By doing so, it assists the requirements engineering in the elicitation process. Lab experiments have shown that REMINER significantly increases requirements productivity. Further details are described here.


ITSM ProcessGuide: A Process Guidance System

The following process guidance prototype was developed in the context of a master thesis in cooperation with the company Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. The so called ITSM ProcessGuide supports the employees of the various IT departments in the execution of the IT Ticketing processes. The prototype is used productively at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies and the conducted evaluation confirms the design and the effects on the employees' process knowledge and process execution performance. 



Smarticity Tool

As part of the master team project Smarticity, students implemented an innovative prototype for visualizing energy consumption of households. In contrast to traditional consumption-data portals, here consumers get an overview of the consumption of single household appliances, such as TV, stove, PC, etc. Thus users get actionable insights to reduce their energy demand.




Process Visibility Fit Assessment

In the context of the project ProVis a survey based assessment tool was created to assess the fit of Process Visibility Requirements and Capabilities. Considering limited IT budgets, managers must carefully assess which processes benefit from embedding analytic information into operational business processes (so called “Intelligent Business Operations” or “Real-time Operational Intelligence”). Based on an analysis of survey answers, the tool provides a matrix grid that shows the  visibility fit of the process under investigation and provides suggestions for improvements if needed.
Industry Partner: SAP SE, Commerz Business Consulting GmbH


UIG Diagnosis Tool

65% of enterprises mention usability as an important role for selecting the right software for their business. Therefore software companies can bring differentiation benefits by investing in usability. But how successful and effective does your company already turn common usability procedures into reality? The platform below provides a self-test, designed for estimating the usability level of your product.
Co-operation partner: Usability in Germany (UIG) e.V.



GoMobile - Augmented Reality in the Bicycle Industry

Students from the University of Mannheim developed an augmented reality system in our project GoMobile which enhances the repair process in the bicycle industry.
Cooperation partners: SAP SE, Vuzix Corporation, Radsport Altig




InES participates in the WeChange project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as the DLR (the German National Aeronautics and Space Research Centre). A decentralized knowledge and support platform targeting the retention of innovation capacity under the influence of demographic change is one result of the project.
Partner: European Research Center for Information Systems, WWU Münster; CAS Software AG