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Information on research

The Architecture of Information Systems (AIS) research group investigates

  • methods,
  • techniques, and
  • tools

for the design of architectures for complex information systems based on requirements or (a description of) an existing system. An architecture is a collection of models, that are described in such a way that properties of these models (and thus the systems) can be formally analyzed. The research concentrates on formalisms for modeling and methods to analyze models.

Modeling processes is one main focus, using theory from Petri nets and process algebra. Another main focus is on Web-based information systems, specially the architecture for the processes of exchanging data through the Web. Always the problems of tomorrow's practice are the moving spirit behind the development of new theory, methods and tools.

The AIS group is headed by Prof.dr.ir. W.M.P. van der Aalst.