Press Releases

  • Better planning with innovative algorithms

    Press Releases / 11.6.2018


    How can the enormous challenges of ambulatory care and logistics services be overcome? The software adiuta.PLAN of the Fraunhofer spin-off company adiutaByte (currently in the course of formation) solves complex optimization problems with new algorithmic methods. The founding team from Fraunhofer SCAI presents its solutions on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the CEBIT in Hanover.

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  • Improved early detection of neurodegenerative diseases / 2018

    Preventive treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

    Research News / 1.6.2018

    A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for those affected, as there is still no cure for this type of dementia. One hundred years after Alois Alzheimer first described it, we neither have a drug for it, nor do we really understand what causes the severe brain impairment. The EU-based AETIONOMY project could bring about a breakthrough in research: Fraunhofer scientists have teamed up with various partners to identify the early disease mechanisms. They hope to advance research into the causes of this disease using model-based and big data approaches.

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  • Efficient cutting plans with "AutoBarSizer" / 2018

    Math puzzle for better material utilization

    Research News / 2.5.2018

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    Companies that process steel usually require customized cutting of steel bars for their products. As a result, steel traders are faced with the challenge of meeting customer-specific requirements while producing as little scrap as possible. That means they have to divide the inventory as efficiently as possible in terms of material. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI have developed software that addresses this problem and minimizes the amount of generated scrap, therefore optimizing material utilization.

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  • Hannover Messe 2018: Virtuelles Materialdesign / 2018

    From the quantum level to the car battery

    Press Releases / 3.4.2018

    Even tiny objects can be depicted in detail: here an atomistic model of the tobacco mosaic virus. The tubular virus is about 300 nm long and 18 nm in diameter.
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    New developments require new materials. Until recently, these have been developed mostly by tedious experiments in the laboratory. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI in Sankt Augustin are now significantly shortening this time-consuming and cost-intensive process with their "Virtual Material Design" approach and the specially developed Tremolo-X software. By combining multi-scale models, data analysis and machine learning, it is possible to develop improved materials much more quickly. At the Hanover Trade Fair from April 23 to 27, 2018, Fraunhofer will be demonstrating how the virtual material design of the future looks (Hall 6, Booth A30).

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  • Mathematical Fraunhofer Institutes at the Anuga FoodTec / 2018

    MESHFREE: process simulation for the food industry

    Press Release / 13.3.2018

    Wie bildet sich der Schaum beim Füllen eines Bierglases? - Simulation mit MESHFREE
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    With MESHFREE, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI provide an innovative software product for the mesh-free simulation of physical processes. MESHFREE can simulate a large variety of food technology processes including shaping, homogenizing, injection, kneading, pressing or stirring. At the booth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, the experts present the software solution in Hall 4.2 E054 / E058.

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  • Work on the VMAP project (A New Interface Standard for Integrated Virtual Material Modeling in Manufacturing Industry) got under way with a kick-off event at Schloss Birlinghoven on October, 24th and 25th, 2017. The aim of the research and development work is to define and establish software standards in virtual engineering workflows for the manufacturing industry. Currently, incompatible interfaces for the transfer of virtual material information require extensive manual adjustments. This causes loss of information and delays in the entire design process.

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  • Flex4Apps
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    Modern infrastructures for telecommunication or building automation are complex systems. They consist, for example, of software components, of electronic elements and of sensors, which often communicate with each other over the Internet. In such cyber-physical systems (CPS) large quantities of data are generated. The analysis of these data volumes – online and offline – represents a scientific challenge. In the »Flex4Apps« project, the aim is to use data analysis to better understand the processes inside CPS, to make the systems more error-tolerant and reliable and to provide new services

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  • SANKT AUGUSTIN, Germany / CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 11, 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Exaptive Inc. today announced a new initiative to improve access to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research. The creation of a PTSD KnowledgeMap(TM) will systematize the current PTSD research space and provide interactive tools for scientists and others studying PTSD.

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  • The concepts of big data, smart knowledge, text mining and data mining have be-come firmly embedded in the scientific and research communities and are playing an increasingly important role in people's everyday work. The international conference »From Big Data to Smart Knowledge – Text and Data Mining in Science and Economy« (February 23 and 24, Hyatt Regency Cologne) will be focusing on these topics with a number of presentations by top-class keynote speakers from around the world. Registration for the conference is now open at

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