Award for Project Seminar “Slipstream” – Real-time Process Analysis
published on Thursday, March 3rd 2011

Railway employees on strike, extreme weather conditions or political instability challenge the country even further. In order to estimate the influence of such conditions on business processes of an enterprise, many data sources have to be evaluated, many events have to be integrated. Finally, actions have to be taken in order to react to the situation.

Within a Australian-German cooperation between SAP Research Brisbane and ERCIS the student project seminar “Slipstream” developed an architecture that addresses these challenges – by combining different computer systems in an intelligent manner. The “SAP Arbeitskreis Hochschulen” recently awarded this approach as the best project-based work of the elapsed year. Information Systems professor Dr. Joachim Fischer, representative of the council’s managing board, handed the award to the team on Friday, 18th of February, at the 10. International Conference on Information Systems in Zurich (Wirtschaftsinformatik 2011).

The special advantage of the Slipstream-architecture is its ability to use events in order to integrate different IT systems. It supports the publication, filtering, aggregation, analysis and prediction of such events. Reactions to events can be initiated. Slipstream is based on SAP standard software such as SAP Netweaver BPM, BRM and CE, the Aleri Streaming Platform and SAP Business Objects Xcelsius. The project results are integrated into present development projects in various SAP departments. The project seminar itself was conducted in cooperation with SAP Research Brisbane.

Project seminar team: Jan-Philipp Friedenstab, Felix Leif Keppmann, Robert Malsch, Thomas Raffelsieper, Bernd Schwegmann, Stefan Thiemann, Marcel Walter. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jörg Becker, Martin Matzner, Oliver Müller (all ERCIS) and Dr. Christian Janiesch (SAP Research Brisbane).


Awardees and representatives of the council at the international conference.

Student group during the award ceremony.