The research interests of the research and teaching unit Informatik VII are influenced by challenging research problems of different disciplines. The goal is the expansion of the field of application of computer science by contributing to the solution of such problems. For that purpose approaches from the range of methods available in the research and teaching unit Informatik VII are applied, and, where possible, new methods are developed within this framework.

The research is organized on one hand into research projects with a focused topic, which usually are externally funded, by e.g. the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft "DFG"). On the other hand, there are long-term topics to which, oriented at the research interests and the state of the art of a field, novel contributions are made. Those topics are funded by university resources assgined to the research and teaching unit Informatik VII.

The research results are documented in publications, PhD theses, diploma theses, and master theses.