By establishing the KIT Focus COMMputation the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology merges the expertise of a research center and a university in an area of highest relevance for society and economy. The KIT will benefit from the synergetic combination of their complementary top-down and bottom-up approaches to research ranging from grid computing to the design of reconfigurable hardware.
The joint work within COMMputation will be directed by the following guidelines:
- COMMputation provides an organizational framework for existing and anticipated research projects on interacting adaptive systems.
- COMMputation supports the cooperation of its members by organizing workshops, joint seminars, and summer schools
- COMMputation initiates the explorative study of new fields of research and the realization of long-term, complex, large-scale projects.
- COMMputation coordinates common strategic development and thereby secures the development of new, promising fields of research.
- COMMputation attracts and invites international experts for joint work on various aspects of communication and computation.
- COMMputation secures the optimal use of synergies in its scientific scope by using common resources.
- COMMputation offers excellent scientific teaching and training.
- COMMputation promotes young researchers and provides for equal opportunity.
- COMMputation increases the international visibility of its research.