Methodology is a cross-sectional area. The systematic development, documentation and provision of new procedures or the revision, or creation of standards and conventions establishes for all research areas an infrastructure which helps to obtain faster consolidated results, allows to get well-founded decisions and avoids duplication of efforts and resources. New systematic developments may be initialized by other research areas or may originate from the general interest to have a new, efficient approach for a specific application.
Following themes have been identified for this research area:
- sensor technology
- numerics and parameter estimation
- information technology
- special functions and series expansion
- standards and conventions