Cloud Computing & Internet of Services

Cloud Computing & Internet of Services

Today, the service sector is one of the biggest and most important sectors in the business world. Innovations in information and communication technologies (ICT) possess a lot of potential to maintain and support economic growth in this field by transfroming services into tradable entities. Very promising is in fact one recent IT-trend: Cloud Computing. The cloud provides innovative distribution channels for services and hence leads to completely new business models in the Internet of Services. Thanks to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), users can find platforms with a wide range of software offers without any launching or maintenance costs. Providers, on the other hand, get access to many potential customers without the administrative efforts of running a platform. The vision behind the Internet of Services is that services can be offered and used as easy as tangible products today.Current issues concerning the cloud exist above all due to the lack of standards.

We focus our research on realizing these standards and develop so called Next Generation Business Models, as we are convinced that Cloud Computing and eventually the Internet of Services contribute to a tremendous ease of workload for both users and providers of software services.


The THESEUS research program, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, aimed at the development of a new internet-based knowledge infrastructure in order to enhance and facilitate the effective use of knowledge available on the Internet.

THESEUS Business Models

The transversal group »Business Models« was a work package within the THESEUS project. In order to recognize the utilization potential of the findings of THESEUS, the transversal working group »Business Models« assisted the individual use cases as well as the so called Core Technology Cluster (CTC) in identifying possible business processes and thereby conducted research in the area of various innovative business model solutions.


The research project Texo was part of THESEUS, a research program that was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. THESEUS aimed at developing a new internet-based knowledge infrastructure in order to facilitate the use of the knowledge available on the Internet. Within this framework, Texo contributed to the creation of a service economy by developing components for the infrastructure of business webs in the Internet of Services.

Web Intelligence

The focus of the project is on various ways of support for companies in searching, analyzing and using strategically relevant information on the Internet.




Today, craft enterprises are dependent on IT-support in order to work as efficient as possible. In this field, new service-based offers via the Internet provide a number of advantages.  Effort and expenditures resulting from maintenance and upgrading of the software do no longer apply for instance and issues are handled by the IT service provider. But not only savings of time and costs, also new possibilities of joint working with business partners and customers via the Internet will play an increasingly important role in the use of these IT-applications. The project CLOUDwerker investigates further innovative use cases, in which craftspeople profit form services of the cloud.


The project proposal iC-RFID (»intelligent Catering via Radio Frequency IDentification«) managed to optimize the entire process chain of airline catering for the first time. This was achieved through the holistic integration of both on-ground and on-board supply chain.

iCC-intelligent comfort class

The aim of the project »iCC« was the support of caterers through the development of a new logistical concept as well as through innovative service offers for passengers. Especially, the conception of innovative digital services providing a higher-level flight experience for passengers played an important role. Additionally, services for people with disabilities were integrated. The goals were implemented on the basis of mobile data media and a self-developed portal for order management.

»openXchange« focused on the implementation of the Internet of Services in the field of damage management. The regulation processes often involve small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) like craftspeople and experts. In the insurance business, a trend is observable towards an electronic processing of such regulatory processes.