Is a German non-profit organisation, founded in 1991 by the State of Bremen, Bremen University and a group of industrial companies (DaimlerChrysler, DASA, STN ATLAS Elektronik, regional SMEs from Bremen). ATB’s research team has about 30 scientists and its main business areas are Systems Analysis & Design, Knowledge Management and Software Systems Technology. ATB had the leading role in the development of the knowledge-based web platform within EU Project Extreme Factories, which serves as a baseline project for SOCRATIC. In SOCRATIC, ATB leads the development of the SOCRATIC Platform in WP300, which is based on ontological foundations and contributes to the methodology (WP100 and WP200). ATB also supports the validation process (WP400) and participates in dissemination and exploitation activities (WP500). Moreover, ATB is responsible for tasks related to Knowledge Management, Semantics and Services.