Fraunhofer IESE

Software and Systems Engineering

Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE is one of the world’s leading research institutes for applied research in the area of software and systems engineering. We research trendsetting key technologies for smart ecosystems and accompany our customers and partners on the path to digital transformation. The focus of our work is especially on scalable systems engineering with guaranteed qualities in the areas of Safety and Security as well as software-driven innovation.

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The offers of Fraunhofer IESE include:

Virtual Engineering

  • Development of customized virtual engineering environments
  • Coupling of simulators and virtual hardware (Digital Twin)

Data Engineering

  • Technology development regarding Big Data analytics and AI applications
  • Development of quality and prediction models
  • Big Data Potential Analyses
  • Engineering of Safety-Conzepts
  • Assessment of the safety of software-intensive applications
  • Safety of autonomous systems
  • Modeling and analysis of safety aspects
  •  Safety of adaptive systems


  • Validation of safety concepts
  • Establishment of simulation environments
  • Validation of design decisions through simulation

System and Software Architectures

  • Development of operational and system architectures in accordance with NAF and ADMBw
  • Evaluation and analysis of system and software architectures
  • Testing and simulation of architectures