MEET US @ CeBIT 2017

March 20-24, Hanover
Hall 4, Stand C11


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Celebrate the Fascination with Us: Virtual Reality @ CeBIT

Whether you’re a beginner or have years of experience – It’s always fascinating to move about within virtual rooms, experiencing your senses in a surprisingly very real way, all while in a different dimension.The Software AG University Relations showcase lets you explore learning in 3D.

Using virtual reality goggles, a headphone and controllers, you’ll perform a series of actions displayed in an ARIS process. See how easy it is to understand ARIS processes and how fun and memorable learning can be when it’s 3D and fully sensory. This interactive virtual reality showcase is based on the research project ELISE sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Read a short summary about ELISE in English or German.

Not only will you be learning by doing in a new dimension, but you’ll have the chance to win one of three grand prizes in our Virtual Reality Contest.

Virtual Reality Contest

University Relations will raffle off the following prizes to individuals who complete the virtual reality experience at our stand at CeBIT. To learn more on how you can win, see “Contest Details” below.

Prize CeBIT 2017

Contest Details

How to Enter

To be eligible to win you need to:

Contest steps

Age restrictions: 

To complete the virtual reality experience, individuals must be at least 12 years of age or older.
To participate in the virtual reality contest, individuals must be at least 16 years of age or older.

Contest Timeframe The contest will run from Monday, March 20th, 2017 – Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.
Winner Announcement

The winners will be drawn daily from Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 – Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.
To collect your prize, you will need to be present at the time of the announcement.

The times & dates are:


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Terms & Conditions

Click for English or German version to download the complete contest terms and conditions.

CeBIT showcases

Learn more about previous CeBIT showcases


SHOWCASE:  Bright Smiles - with Smart Technology

The traditional manufacturing of patient individual dental restorations is time consuming and cost intensive, while retaining a high risk of inaccuracies. This often means multiple, lengthy visits to the dentist before a patient can smile brightly again. However, a new approach remedies this deficiency: 

As a result of a research project, named “COMMANDD,” headed by DATRON AG in collaboration with Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt and others, a new dental digital management system seamlessly integrates all major players, systems and data of the digital process chain in dental treatment. It provides data storage and workflow management capabilities and facilitates an automatic time- and cost-saving production of individualized high-quality dental indications.

As part of Software AG’s University Relations Program, TU Darmstadt was able to implement the core capabilities of the dental management system with webMethods technology, which proved flexible extensibility and high scalability through its cloud interface. 

DATRON AG, TU Darmstadt and Software AG demonstrate a showcase at CeBIT 2016 with a dental desktop milling machine in action, automatically producing singular physical objects based on this system.



SHOWCASE: Liveapp, a first-aider notification system

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of Europe’s most common causes of death with over 350,000 victims annually. No other emergency is as time critical, because permanent brain damage can occur a mere three minutes after the heart stops beating. The new first-aider notification system Livesapp developed by the IMA institute at RWTH Aachen University steps in to improve the survival rate among victims. The goal: to significantly increase the number of cases where cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is administered before professional emergency services arrive.

When a call is placed to the emergency number, potential first responders who are in the vicinity and have medical training are automatically notified via Livesapp. Not only does the system identify first responders and trained laypeople, it also maps the shortest route to the victim’s location using the mobile device to ensure that first aid can be started as quickly as possible— before emergency medical services can even arrive.





Showcase: Real-time analysis of event streams

The online recovery system of the ATLAS experiment at CERN oversees a massive parallel IT infrastructure of 17,000 CPU cores running in the order of 20 thousand applications with very high up-time and efficiency requirements. A group of young students from the University of Marburg decided to take this challenging example as a use case to demonstrate the potential of Software AG’s Apama.
The similarity of the ATLAS data acquisition error recovery system to the Apama real-time analytics tool of SOFTWARE AG spurred the idea of demonstrating the capabilities of the latter at hand of this real-life example. The team of the database research group at University of Marburg has implemented, in cooperation with CERN and University Relations of Software AG, a monitoring and recovery application based on Apama that emulates the behavior of the existing ATLAS recovery system.

Apama provides powerful and easily combinable mechanisms for rapidly correlating, aggregating, and detecting patterns across large volumes of fast-moving data. The team used these mechanisms for both, defining meaningful rules for detecting critical situations in the IT infrastructure and initiating appropriate counteractions. In addition, a tool for visual analytics is running on top to enable endusers getting insight into hidden patterns and important live statistics of the flowing data. All of the analysis does not require any data to be stored, but runs on the fly as monitoring data arrives.



Showcase: Production Process of a Smart Key Finder, built with Augmented Reality

The SmartFactoryKL at the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is both an industry and research initiative and engaged in the creation and testing of new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in manufacturing. The SmartFactoryKL runs a reality-based research and demonstration platform in Kaiserslautern and offers a preview into the production of the future. The SmartFactoryKL considers itself an active participant in the Industry 4.0 Vision. The Industry 4.0 Vision is not only paving the way for a more flexible automation but also creating leading-edge options for interaction between people and technology. It was in this context that the Augmented Manufacturing showcase was created, one in which people can easily assemble a product with the help of augmented reality. Augmented reality also helps explain complex manual processes by way of illustration.

The system, in combination with the ARIS MashZone, runs as an app on tablets and provides innovative and state-of-the-art support for workers in the assembly industry. The app explains each step with a 3D-animation overlay during which ARIS Process Performance Manager (PPM) gathers and evaluates the production process. The worker learns step-bystep how to put a product together. This kind of computer-based training and assistance represents a key paradigm in the Industry 4.0 Vision.



SHOWCASE: Process Excellence in the Construction Industry

The Institute for Civil Engineering at TU Darmstadt created a concept for the collection, management, and optimization of construction processes with the help of sensors and business process management (BPM) software. The BPM software used in the project was Software AG’s Process Performance Managers (PPM, earlier known as ARIS PPM).

Resources linked here are available only in German. 


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