The Fraunhofer-Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft that undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains 72 institutes in Germany, with a staff of some 25,000 and an annual research budget of 2.3 billion €. Roughly two thirds of this budget is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. The remaining one third is contributed by the Federal and State Governments, partly as a means of enabling the institutes to pursue more fundamental research in areas that are likely to become relevant to industry and society in five or ten years’ time.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is also active on an international level: Affiliated research centres and representative offices in Europe, the USA and Asia provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

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ROLE WITHIN THE PROJECT: Fraunhofer IAIS, is the coordinator of ATLAS. Furthermore, Fraunhofer IAIS will be responsible for the integration of the various software components developed during the project into the ATLAS Interoperability Network, and therefore lead WP7 – System Integration and Testing. Fraunhofer IAIS will also contribute to the software development in the field of LIDAR Data processing, visualization and machine learning.