Welcome to the ITIV

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The Institut fuer Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV) is one of the seventeen laboratories of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Information Technology of the KIT.  

The institute concentrates - in research and teachings - on methods and computer aided tools for the design of electronic systems and microsystems.

The ITIV is managed in collegial responsibility by


Steve FurberKIT
Visiting the IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC)

For 35 years, the IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC) has been one of the leading forums of advances in SoC architecture, systems, logic and circuit design, process technology, test, design tools, and applications.

Professor Juergen Becker of ITIV served on the organizing committee - as he has for many years - and asked Lynn Conway, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Emerita University of Michigan, to give the dinner talk on "Surfing the waves of techno-social evolution". He was supported by Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Inform. Tanja Harbaum, team leader at ITIV of the research groups "Design of Adaptive Hardware Architectures" and "AI in Embedded Systems".

In the EU-funded research project "XANDAR", in which KIT/ITIV is the coordinator, eight partners from science and industry - including the working group of Prof. Jürgen Becker - are working on a novel toolchain for model-based design of embedded systems. At the conference with about 150 participants, we were able to hold a special session and present the project.

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State Secretary Sandra Boser visits KIT

Sandra Boser, State Secretary in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, visited the KIT with her colleague Alexander Salomon to learn about ongoing projects on the topic of "Digitization of Schools". The ITIV staff placed a special focus on the KIHT (Kaligo-based Intelligent Handwriting Teacher) collaborative project to develop an intelligent learning device for automated handwriting.

Together with project partners Stabilo, IRISA  and Learn&Go, ITIV is developing artificial intelligence methods to interpret handwriting by reconstructing the pen trace from inertial data.

The exchange with the scientific community is an important concern for Ms. Boser in order to discuss possibilities for developments in the education system.

Artificial Intelligence: Digital Pen Helps Persons Learn to Write
Mourning for Prof. em. Reiner Hartenstein

Professor Hartenstein was a pioneer of hardware description languages, reconfigurable computing, and reconfigurable supercomputing.

Reiner Hartenstein had studied communications engineering at the then University of Karlsruhe (TH), today's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), until 1959 and received his PhD in 1969 in the field of automatic character recognition under Professor Karl Steinbuch.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones during these difficult times. We will always cherish his memory.

Prof. Becker in Digital People Interview

In the Digital People Interviews, KIT's Center for Medial Learning (ZML) introduces people who have immersed themselves in the digital world and are helping to shape it through new structures, through their teaching or innovation(s).

In the interview, Prof. Becker answers 5 questions about modern processors, embedded electronic systems for networked autonomous cars and digitalization in Industry 4.0 with reliable AI integration, the impact of Corona on teaching and the use of blended learning, and his assessment of future web applications.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Becker awarded the Robert-Piloty-Prize

For his outstanding scientific achievements in the field of efficient design of dynamically reconfigurable embedded systems, especially in the area of safety-critical applications, Professor Jürgen Becker has been awarded the Robert Piloty Prize 2022 of the TU Darmstadt by the President Prof. Dr. Tanja Brühl on July 08, 2022. The honor, which the TU awards biennially to 2 laureates for outstanding achievements in computer science, electrical engineering and information technology as well as applied mathematics, is endowed with a total of 10,000 euros and a medal.

Visit to the University of Budapest (BME)

In July 2022, members of Prof. Eric Sax's research group visited their colleagues from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Faculty of Transport and Automotive Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME).

During the joint meetings, they learned about the work of the research group in the field of automotive cybersecurity and visited the ZalaZONE test track.

Student advisory evening 30.06.2022

ITIV was represented at the student advisory evening with a hardware-in-the-loop demonstrator for testing and securing over-the-air updates. At this event, students were able to talk to PhD students and professors about the areas of specialization and research fields at ITIV.

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ITIV at the EVS35 in Oslo

From 11.06.-15.06.22 the International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS) took place in Oslo, Norway. At this year's largest event on the topic of electric vehicles, ITIV exhibited the H2Rhein-Neckar project in the Baden-Württemberg area. The Minister of Transport of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Hermann MdL, visited the joint stand, where a brief presentation of the stands was given by the exhibitors.

Runner Up Award DCOSS 2022

For their paper "Hardware-aware Partitioning of Convolutional Neural Network Inference for Embedded AI Applications" Fabian Kreß, Julian Höfer, Tim Hotfilter, Iris Walter, Vladimir Sidorenko, Tanja Harbaum, and Jürgen Becker received the Runner up Award at the 18th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS) held in Marina Del Rey, LA, California, USA from May 30 to June 1, 2022.


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Innovation award for the TEMPUS project

The TEMPUS funding project on automated driving in Munich, in which ITIV is also involved with Prof. Sax's working group, has won the "Innovationspreis Reallabore" of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection.

The TEMPUS funding project started in January 2021 with a duration of 30 months and deals with how automated and connected driving will change the future of our mobility, how the advantages of this technology can be used in an urban and environmentally friendly way, how the safety of all road users can be increased and how risks for the environment and traffic flow can be avoided.

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ITIV at the Hannover Messe

At the Hannover Messe, which took place from May 30 to June 2, 2022 in Hannover and focused on climate protection and digitalization in various manufacturing technologies, logistics and mobility, ITIV presented itself within the booth of "The Länd".

The Baden-Württemberg Minister of Economic Affairs, Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, had the H2 demonstrator shown to her at the stand of the metropolitan region.

At the booth of the KIT's InnovationCampus Mobility of the Future (ICM), ITIV was represented with the treadmill demonstrator.

Prof. Sax at the Lifelong Learning Summit

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax participated at the Lifelong Learning Summit (among others with the head of human resources of VW Commercial Vehicles and the head of development Rolls Royce Power Systems) of the International Department, the Business School of KIT, on May 20, 2022.

At the congress, experts from industry together with university research and teaching institutions presented qualification measures in technological developments and their application in business. Interested parties thus received inspiration and best practices of in-service training to shape the change in renewable energies and digitalization and to ensure a sustainable knowledge addition in the company and competitive advantage in the market.


Impressions of the Lifelong Learning Summit:




Meeting of the XANDAR consortium in April 2022

In the EU-funded research project “XANDAR”, coordinated by KIT/ITIV, eight partners from academia and industry, including the research group of Prof. Jürgen Becker (ITIV), are working on a novel toolchain for the model-based design of embedded systems. From April 6, 2022 to April 8, 2022, the XANDAR consortium gathered for its first face-to-face meeting at fentISS in Valencia. During technical presentations and hands-on workshops, the achieved progress was reported and upcoming challenges to be solved by the end of the project in December 2023 were discussed. We thank all the partners for their valuable contributions and the productive exchange!

Ökologiepreis Viktor & Sigrid Dulger-Stiftung 2022 for Gabriela Molinar

The Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften recognizes and promotes excellent scientific work with its annual award ceremony. The Ecology Prize of the Viktor & Sigrid Dulger Foundation is intended to promote scientific work in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering that deals with environmental problems and their solutions.
In 2022, the prize will go to Dr.-Ing. Gabriela Molinar, former doctoral student of Prof. Stork, whose work "Machine Learning Tool for Transmission Capacity Forecasting of Overhead Lines based on Distributed Weather Data" makes an important contribution to power load forecasting using artificial intelligence as an optimization method for grid operation and for supporting the energy transition in Germany.

First project phase of the European Processor Initiative (EPI) completed

With the end of the year 2021, the first phase of the European funded project European Processor Initiative (EPI) has also been completed. In this project, the Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV), together with 27 other partners from science and industry, successfully advanced the development of high-performance computing technology in Europe.
Over a period of more than three years, research and development was carried out on the next generation of high-performance European processors. In the process, work was carried out in parallel on various application domains and processor technologies...
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Second phase EPI SGA 2
New Startup in the group of Prof. Stork: Inventife

The two master graduates of Prof. Stork, Robin Göbel and Max-Felix Müller, founded the startup Inventife. Inventife is the first company in the world to enable automation in the smart home based on the behavior or condition of the occupants.
With the help of a room sensor, state-of-the-art algorithms and artificial intelligence, it is possible to recognize the physical state of people. This can then be used to trigger automations or alarms.

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Artificial Intelligence: Digital Pen Helps Persons Learn to Write

Handwriting is an important tool of the knowledge-based society. Repeated studies revealed that writing a text by hand results in a higher quality of the result than typing. A smart digital pen that helps persons learn to write is currently being developed in the framework of the German-French project “Kaligo-based Intelligent Handwriting Teacher“ (KIHT). The collaboration project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Within this project, researchers of KIT study algorithms of artificial intelligence (AI) that enable reconstruction of a writing trace and interpretation of handwriting.

KIT Presseinformation 116/2021