The Project

Today, the technologies for VT (virtual technologies) have widely matured. However, we predominantly find monolithic system environments.

  • The user is tied to a proprietary platform.
  • It is often difficult or expensive to add new functionalities.
  • The exchange of functional blocks is complicated or entirely impossible, and
  • Access to external systems requires a lot of effort due to the necessary data conversion.
  • For a given problem, such monolithic system environments are often too comprehensive and also too expensive.



ARVIDA aims at providing an interoperable system environment for VT applications. In order to do this, ARVIDA researches and develops a service-oriented reference architecture as a new basis for modular VT systems. In keeping with the task, these VT systems can be flexibly composed from different services.

ARVIDA is a BMBF-funded joint project of 21 project partners from industry, SME and science. The consortium is managed by Prof. W. Schreiber from Volkswagen AG. The project started in September 2013 and was completed on 31.10.2016.