The Scientific Academy for Service Technology

Cutting edge research in demanding projects
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The Scientific Academy for Service Technology e.V. (ServTech) is a non-profit research association according to §52 of the German tax code. ServTech is based in Potsdam, Germany. ServTech was founded in 2007 with the mission to promote application-oriented scientific research, technology innovation, and diffusion in the areas of Big Data, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Computing, Cloud Computing, Knowledge-Based Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Twins. ServTech focuses on smart software applications and automated software services in areas including, but not limited to, smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart cities, and smart agriculture. ServTech participates in and leads large-scale cutting-edge R&D projects typically involving 10 to 12 collaborating organisations across Europe (with efforts ranging from 600 to 900 person-months). These projects have a duration of 3 to 4 years and a budget of 7 to 10 M€.

ServTech acts as a research partner, science and technology (S&T) advisor, and consultant to several governments, including the German Federal Government in the area of Intelligent Education Networks as part of the annual National Digital Summit, and the Australian Federal Government in the area of key bodies for Australian scientific research. In addition, ServTech provides training and education services and organises and sponsors scientific events. For example, ServTech sponsors the Symposium and Summer School on Service-Oriented Computing (SummerSOC) with a Young Researcher Award. ServTech was the main sponsor of the prestigious International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing series from 2007 until 2023 when M. Papazoglou and B. Krämer stepped down from the ICSOC steering committee. 

The ServTech team is made up of internationally recognised senior academics with long-standing industry links who have had a long-term impact on international research. Their merits are evidenced by seminal publications and funding from international scientific agencies such as the EC (FP & H2020 programmes), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and other national research agencies.