Prof. Dr. Zie­gler‘s re­search fo­cus­es on in­for­ma­tion and con­tent ma­n­age­ment of tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion. This in­cludes con­tent cre­a­tion, con­tent ma­n­age­ment and con­tent pub­lish­ing as well as the con­cep­tu­al de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­tion of ap­pro­pri­ate soft­ware and pro­cess­es. Re­search re­sults are main­ly ap­plied to in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal doc­u­men­ta­tion for dif­fer­ent me­dia, spe­cif­i­cal­ly to pre-sales and af­ter-sales in­for­ma­tion (us­er, train­ing or ser­vice in­for­ma­tion).

Methods and technologies

  • In­for­ma­tion/da­ta mod­el­ing and struc­tur­ing
  • mo­d­u­lariza­tion of con­tent
  • reuse con­cepts
  • variant and me­ta­da­ta ma­n­age­ment
  • doc­u­ment gen­er­a­tion and au­to­ma­tion
  • XML, XSL-T/-FO tech­nolo­gies
  • pub­lish­ing con­cepts
  • per­for­mance mea­sure­ment sys­tems (key fig­ures)

Processes and systems

  • sys­tem func­tio­n­al­i­ty and sys­tem overview
  • mar­ket anal­y­sis (users and providers)
  • plan­n­ing and im­ple­men­ta­tion of con­tent ma­n­age­ment sys­tems
  • in­te­gra­tive and pro­cess-ori­ent­ed con­tent ma­n­age­ment

There are al­so in­ter­faces and pro­jects that touch in­to the re­lat­ed fields and sys­tems of doc­u­ment ma­n­age­ment, knowl­edge ma­n­age­ment, prod­uct life­cy­cle ma­n­age­ment, con­fig­u­ra­tion ma­n­age­ment, as well as ERP / CAD / PDM sys­tems.

Previous and current participation in committees and working groups

  • te­­kom con­fer­ence ad­vi­so­ry board
  • PROKOM sci­en­tif­ic ad­vi­so­ry board
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 26531 (te­kom rep­re­sen­ta­tive): con­­tent ma­­na­ge­­ment/ in­­ter­­na­­tio­­nal stan­­dard
  • DMS fo­rum prod­uct in­for­ma­tion
  • te­kom AG DI­­TA
  • te­kom AG CMS
  • OA­­SIS DI­­TA tech­ni­­cal sub­­­com­mi­­tee (ma­chi­ne in­­­du­s­try)
  • VD­­MA AK mu­­ma­sy (66320)