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The OFFIS, research institute was founded in 1991 as a not-for-profit organization by the State of Lower Saxony, the University of Oldenburg, as well as professors of the departments of computer science and related faculties. OFFIS is dedicated to technology transfer, and is organized in three R&D Division, focusing on IT in Transportation, Health and Energy, and has total turnover of more than 10 Million . Participating in ASSUME will be the R&D Division on Transportation, which has a staff of about 50 full time scientists. The R&D Division on Transportation focuses its research on methods, tools, and technologies for the development and construction of IT-based dependable, cooperative, and assistive systems in transportation.