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Foundation: 1956

Mission: For the IOSB, industrial automation tasks have always been important R&D topics: from measurement and control technology and embedded systems to complex control and MES systems, the IOSB has designed, developed and delivered groundbreaking contributions for industrial applications. The IOSB brings together all its automation technology expertise in the business field of automation so that industrial customers and public sector clients can be served from a single source. With its bundled range of services for the complete automation pyramid, the Fraunhofer IOSB offers forward-looking solutions for manufacturing companies in the manufacturing and process industry, for system integrators and automation providers. The topic Industry 4.0 plays a major role at Fraunhofer IOSB.

Vision: The Automation business segment stands for functioning system solutions at all levels of industrial automation with the vision of integrated management of data and information. The focus of the business field's work is: real-time IT for complex production processes. The following picture illustrates our services at a glance.


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDGermany
Computer Science 495th246th243rd397th65th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 267th125th122nd204th26th
Engineering 466th243rd239th369th69th
Mathematics 518th293rd294th420th92nd
Physics and Astronomy 532nd303rd300th461st99th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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