The SFB is structurally divided into four scientific project classes:

Pro­ject Area A

Algorithmic and economic basic principles for the organization of large, dynamic markets

Project area A is devoted to the algorithmic and economic basic principles for the organization of large, dynamic markets. It concerns on the one hand the algorithmic procedures for the organization of large nets in general and for the interaction from participants in nets in particular; and on the other hand the economic concepts for incentive systems to the control of participants in markets.

Pro­ject Area B

Modeling, composition and quality analysis for the On-The-Fly Computing

Project area B investigates procedures for the modeling, composition and quality analysis of services and service configurations with the goal of an on-the-fly development of high-quality IT services.

Pro­ject Area C

Reliable execution environments and application scenarios for the On-The-Fly Computing

Project area C develops reliable execution environments for the On-The-Fly Computing, and is concerned with questions of the robustness and security of markets, the organization of high-grade heterogeneous OTF Compute Centers and the execution of configured services by such Centers. In addition, there is an integrated application project which is concerned with optimization systems for supply and logistics networks and acts on a long-term basis as an application domain for the work of the SFB.

Pro­ject Area T

Transfer Projects in our Collaborative Research Centre

The listed transfer projects serve to verify the results of the basic research carried out in our Collaborative Research Centre under practical conditions or to enable the development of prototypes. They also provide a framework for joint research by our CRC researchers and external partners and facilitate the exchange of results from applied research back into our basic research. In our transfer projects, CRC researchers cooperate with external partners, such as industry, service providers and/or public institutions.