1. The theoretical foundations of design science as derived from the philosophy of science

  • Research method positions
  • Theoretical foundations as derived from the philosophy of science
  • Elaboration of specific positions
  • Critical commentaries
  • Learning and teaching potential in relation to research methods 


2. Concrete applications of design science

  • Research examples with philosophy of science subject matter
  • Acceptance studies and potential analyses on industrial products and services, e.g. in the areas of driving safety, electronic administration support and renewable energy supply 
  • Drafting of alternative approaches and actions, cost-benefit models and trade-off considerations


3. Dialogue with academic institutes and commerce


4. Expert discussions, conferences and publications

5. Information technology and systems

  • Knowledge management and evaluation
  • ICT technologies
  • Information systems