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CISOSS - Cloud and Internet Services with Open Source Software for SMEs

Target and realization

The aim is to establish a training schedule in this topic that allows students that follow this training to solve not only the needs identified in businesses and local organizations but also those in the European scope, agreeing the different phases of the project with several transnational partners, thereby increasing employment opportunities for unemployed students involved in the project. Once agreed the training program and the methodology, partners will proceed to the creation of such content and methodological guide in English (the language of the project). Later consortium will perform training of trainers event through an online platform with all the content, which will be released with input from partners and trainers and advice from the creators of documentation. The final product, will be published under Creative Commons license (Attribution).

Each partner country will select students with basic ICT skills and sufficient knowledge of English, leading to groups of 15 people per country to be trained in this new CISSOS training itinerary. Among each group of trainees, best 6 will selected to participate in an exchange program in which they will have to undertake a complete project in a small company in a partner country (needs assessment, selection of the best open source tools that meet those needs and finally the implementation and configuration of them).

Duration: 2015-09-01 – 2017-09-01 (24 months)


  • Funding program: ERASMUS+ KA2 – Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices - Strategic Partnerships (Project ID: 2015‐1‐ES01‐KA202‐015858)
  • Total project value: 205.160,00 €

Project partners


funded by:

Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik

Your Contact Persons

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Vladimir Stantchev

Executive Director

+49 (0) 30 374 374 370

Prof. Dr. Gerrit Tamm

Academic Director

+49 (0) 30 374 374 360

Fax: +49 (0) 30 374 374 375

Latest News

26-28 September 2016: The Erasmus+ Cloud and Internet Services with Open Source Software for SMEs (CISOSS) meeting was held at SRH Hochschule Berlin. Hosted by the Institute of Information Systems and Professor Dr. Vladimir Stantchev, the project partners and associated members attended the meeting from Spain, Norway, the United Kingdom and Germany. 

04 July 2016: SRH professors Bert Eichhorn (Vice President for International Affairs and Vladimir Stantchev (executive director of the Institute of Information Systems) are co-organizers and members of the program board of the Joint International Conference "Economic Challenges: Migration, Globalization, Sustainability, Policies" in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 21-22, 2016.

10 May 2016: On 10th of May 2016, students of “Company Project I” were visiting the residential care facility of Lange-Schucke-Stiftung in Berlin-Wedding. With the visit, students could gain insights into the daily work of care professionals and service staff in the assisted living.

05 May 2016: The research project CISSOS will participate at Spain’s biggest Open Source Fair (OpenExpo 2016), represented by project head Javier Rodríguez Pascua. Within the CISSOS project, the Institute of Information Systems and its pan-European project partners are developing concepts for the use of cloud and open source solutions in SMEs.

05 April 2016: Within the institutional partnership between the SRH Institute of Information Systems and the Argentinian research group ECONTICA, Prof. Vladimir Stantchev was holding guest lectures in March/April 2016.

17 March 2016: Lisardo Prieto-González and Johannes Schubert were appointed members of the workgroup Requirements Engineering & Business Process Management (Gesellschaft für Informatik). The work group focuses the development of methodical and organizational distinction between RE and BPM.

16 February 2016: Prof. Dr. Gerrit Tamm has co-written a book entitled “Internetrecht im E-Commerce”, published by Springer Berlin. The book focuses on the internet of services from a legal perspective.

22 January 2016: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev was appointed a member of the scientific committee of the XXVI Conference of the Spanish Association of Business Management (ACEDE). The conference will take place from 26-28 June 2016 in Vigo, Spain.

15 January 2016: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev was appointed a member of the editorial board of journal BRQ Business Research Quarterly (Elsevier, 2015 JCR Impact Factor: 0.293). The journal is published in English language since 2014 and has the reputation as leading management series in Hispanicity.

12 January 2016: On 12th of January 2016, students of “Company Project II” visited Meltwater Berlin. The partner company is specialized in cloud market places and gave the students the opportunity to present their research findings on the different techniques for sales pitches.

16 December 2015: On December 16th, 2015, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev participated at a workshop on the concept of an upcoming health exhibition in the house of the future (HdZ), representing the technological perspective. HdZ founder Prof. Dr. Reinhold Leinfelder has invited to the event.

11 December 2015: Research associate Sarfaraz Ghulam has participated in a course book and a video published by Cornelsen Schulverlage GmbH entitled “Simply Business – Effective English for Doing your Job”. He has written facts about job experiences and business culture in Pakistan, and appeared in a brief interview conducted by the publisher.