ZEDO - Zentrum für Beratungssysteme in der Technik, Dortmund e.V.

Aims of ZEDO

Through the works of the center, the great significance of knowledge based consulting systems by means of new information processing technologies is taken into account. The center considers itself as a central institution in which the potential available at the Technische Universität Dortmund is concentrated and made usable for research, teaching and practice. In this way, it offers the knowledge of the Technische Universität Dortmund on the field of knowledge based consulting systems and innovate information processing interested parties of university and economy.

The ZEDO and the Technische Universität Dortmund are associated by a cooperation contract. It is organized as an association, having legal capacity. Innovative techniques of information processing complement traditional software-solutions and make it possible to realize novel solutions which are efficient in company practice. The application emphasizes the new techniques of information processing, particularly where human experts are rare, where problem structures are so complex that they can not be overcome by human beings alone, or only under difficulties, and where problems must be solved for which no exact theories or algorithms are known yet.
They finally find entry where expert knowledge should generally be maintained or independent of personal fluctuation.