Research, Labs and Mission Research Interests With the ongoing miniaturization of information technology a new phenomenon is emerging: mini-computers are no longer isolated hardware objects such as personal computers, laptops, or mobile phones. Rather, mini-computers have become an inseparable part of many physical objects and locations. Former purely physical are thus expanding to Cyber-Physical Systems, or in other terms, to the Internet of Things, leading to a seamless combination of digital and physical system features. Labs and Focus Areas The group organizes its research in Labs that span across the University of St. Gallen, ETH Zurich, other academic institutions, and research partners from industry. For a list of Labs, Focus Areas, and other research oriented information, please visit the Lab sections. Mission The purpose of the research of Elgar Fleisch and his team is (a) to understand this ongoing merge of the digital and physical world in the dimensions of technology, applications, and implications, and (b) to leverage this understanding in the design of new technologies and applications for the benefit of the economy and society.