Paderborn University participates in SPEAR via C-LAB, a joint research and development laboratory operated together with Atos. C-LAB develops methods, components and solutions in the field of information and communication technologies. Specific research areas are for instance Cyber-Physical Systems, IoT, distributed embedded systems, simulation, communication networks and Self-X. C-LAB participates/participated successfully in many national and international projects in the automotive or the production domain (e.g. APPSTACLE, AMALTHEA4public, AMALTHEA itsOWL, EffektiV, etc.).