Every year CAS initiates a number of new research projects, renews existing projects and redirects previous projects. The projects emphasize various topics in computer science that are of relevance to IBM Research and related products. In 2004, activities of the CAS will be in support of IBM's on demand initiative. The project ideas pursued by the B÷blingen CAS are primarily being initiated from two sides:
The CAS' primary areas of interest are 'integration' - integrating information and processes - and 'automation' - providing policy-based orchestration. All projects will be supported by joint projects between the B÷blingen laboratory and academic institutions. In addition, we will continue to support co-ops and thesis candidates. We also encourage professors from renowned universities who would like to spend a sabbatical term at the lab, joining our project activities.