The Summer Camp features a number of current research projects including the following:


The project INITIATIVE aims at developing an AI-based adaptive communication for the integration of automated vehicles in mixed traffic scenarios. For this purpose, the automated vehicle must provide appropriate communication interfaces for external road users (external human-machine interfaces, in short HMI) and for occupants of the vehicle (internal HMI). These interfaces are to be developed and validated in the project, taking into account angle- and time-of-day-dependent recognizability.                                                                                                              


Exam AI - Testing & auditing AI-systems

It is already foreseeable today that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) will have a significant impact on the workplace. In the project “ExamAI – Testing and Auditing of AI systems" an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, software engineers, legal experts and political scientists examines two concrete application areas for its investigation on possibilities of meaningful auditing and testing for AI systems.

The focus lies on examining the effects of AI-technologies in the areas of human-machine cooperation in industrial production and AI systems in personnel- and talent management as well as in recruiting. The project will demonstrate how effective auditing and testing for AI systems may be realised in the future and how the Federal Government of Germany (Bundesregierung) could implement such procedures.                                    


Explainable Intelligent Systems (EIS) 

With the advancing automation of processes in almost all areas of life, intelligent systems, often as expert systems, are increasingly used to support (man-made) decisions.

The Project „Explainable Intelligent Systems“ investigates how explainability of artificial intelligent systems contributes to the fulfillment of important societal desidarata like responsible decision-making, the trustworthiness of AI, and many more.



"KI Wissen" - Automotive AI powered by knowledge  

AI-based procedures are the basic requirement for autonomous driving. The focus of the AI Knowledge research project is on developing methods for integrating existing knowledge into the data-driven AI functions of autonomous vehicles. An interdisciplinary team is working on developing concepts for formalizing general clauses that are universally applicable. The goal is to create a comprehensive ecosystem that incorporates approved knowledge into training and secures AI functions.



As traffic increases and the digitalization of modern vehicles continues, safety requirements for road tunnels are changing as well. New technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles are becoming more sophisticated, thus requiring a more extensive data analysis. With regard to tunnel safety, this results in numerous new opportunities, but risks as well.

For the KITT project Germany and Austria have joined forces to provide better and more innovative security solutions for road tunnels by means of artificial intelligence (AI) . Using AI, vast amounts of data can be analyzed in real time. Hence, the project aims at developing solutions  enabling to  react to incidents and dangerous situations in tunnels faster then before.


Legal-Testbed Industry 4.0 

The fourth industrial revolution poses major economic, technical and legal challenges for companies. In the future, step-by-step automation and networking will cover the essential processes in the industry: contracts will be automated, services will be optimized, people will be supported or even replaced by machines, and logistics will be intelligently designed. But who pays if the machines are wrong? Who bears responsibility for damage caused by machines? How can contracts be negotiated and processed fully automatically in a legally compliant manner? The Institute for Legal Informatics is investigating these and other questions as part of the four-year project.



The A-DigiKomp project aims at developing a digital assistant intended to increase the digital competence of adolescents by offering micro games that are tailored to their needs. The target group itself is involved in the development process. The micro games enable a playful acquisition of competence that takes into account the needs and individual abilities of young adults. The Chair of Legal Informatics develops the legal as well as IT-security contexts of the different in-game scenarios and derives recommendations for action as well as aids for learning and internalizing competences in the different areas of law and IT security.


EVAREST – Generation and utilization of data products in food production through Smart Services

Digitization represents an opportunity for the food industry to increase efficiency by utilizing internal and external data. But so far, the mass data collected in food production is only a means to an end, since the main focus is on local optimization of costs along the value chain.

The project aims to make the operation of AI systems traceable, measurable and thus certifiable. Concrete concepts for auditing and certification of AI applications are developed. For this purpose, the technical and legal requirements to be considered when using AI systems are determined.



TrUSD – Transparent and self-determined arrangement of data use in businesses

The digitalization in the professional environment opens up the possibility for companies to collect and evaluate extensive data on a wide variety of work processes. By analyzing this data, work processes can be optimized, but there is also the risk of direct monitoring of individual employees. In this area of conflict, it is important to achieve a balance of interests between employers and employees. TrUSD is researching concepts and tools that offer these possibilities. As a result, an integrated software solution is to be developed, a so-called privacy dashboard. In such a dashboard, the employee can see, for example, that his or her routes are recorded, and explicitly allow the evaluation of this data under certain conditions.



In the eGov-Campus project, e-learning modules on the topic of data privacy with special reference to e-government are developed and will be made available on the eGov-Campus learning platform. The project aims to provide practical training and continuing education for employees working in the administration. Via the eLearning platform, users will be able to participate in the learning units regardless of location and time, and gain in-depth knowledge in the areas of data privacy law by means of a large proportion of self-learning phases.

PAIRS – Privacy Aware, Intelligent, and Resilient CrisiS Management 

With its learning AI platform, the project aims to identify and anticipate crisis scenarios more quickly. The service is aimed at companies and operators of critical infrastructures as well as decision-makers from politics, business and society.



Whether student, lawyer or judge – current decisions of the Federal Supreme Court (BGH) form part of the working basis of every jurist. Since access to the traditional „Montagspost“ of the BGH has been difficult so far, Prof. Dr. Georg Borges and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Brodowski have developed a "new" Mondaymail in cooperation with the BGH. The result is a decision delivery service that sends the desired information by e-mail once a week – free of charge.