FUnctionality Sharing In Open eNvironments
Heinz Nixdorf Chair for Distributed Information Systems

A virtual “Werkstatt” for digitization in the sciences

Startdate: 2019-04-01

Status: active

Website: https://werkstatt.mscj.uni-jena.de/

Birgitta König-Ries
Nora Abdelmageed
Sheeba Samuel
Sebastian Böcker
Bernd Brügmann
Solveig Franziska Bucher
Volker Deckert
Joachim Denzler
Peter Dittrich
Ferdinand von Eggeling
Daniel Güllmar
Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
Lutz Maicher
Manja Marz
Martin Bücker
Mirco Migliavacca
Joachim Giesen
Jürgen R. Reichenbach
Markus Reichstein
Christine Römermann
Andrea Wittig
Sören Laue
Maha Shadaydeh
Kevin Lamkiewicz
Stephan Peter
Ondřej Zelenka
Matthias Körschens
Andreas Goral
Alina Lopatina
David Pertzborn
Wasim Ahmad

Former Member:
Frank Löffler
Tarek Al Mustafa


Data is central in almost all scientific disciplines nowadays. Furthermore, intelligent systems have developed rapidly in recent years, so that in many disciplines the expectation is emerging that with the help of intelligent systems, significant challenges can be overcome and science can be done in completely new ways. In order for this to succeed, however, first, fundamental research in computer science is still required, and, second, generic tools must be developed on which specialized solutions can be built. A virtual manufactory for digitization in the sciences, the “Werkstatt”, which is being established at the Michael Stifel Center Jena (MSCJ) for data-driven and simulation science is a collaborative project funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation to address fundamental questions in computer science and applications. The Werkstatt focuses on three key areas, which include generic tools for machine learning, knowledge generation using machine learning processes, and semantic methods for the data life cycle, as well as the application of these topics in different disciplines. Core and pilot projects address the key aspects of the topics and form the basis for sustainable work in the Werkstatt.

More information on the project in our Journal Paper