Linked Data in Industry 4.0

Chairs: Thomas Moser (FH St. Pölten), Stefan Hupe (IoT Austria)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 15.00 to 17.00 CEST

Industry 4.0 is a collective term (created in Germany) for the technological concepts of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services, leading to the vision of the Smart Factory. Within a modular structured Smart Factory, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, and make decentralized decisions. Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and humans in real time.

As identified in both academia and industry, there are several design principles in Industry 4.0, which support companies in identifying and implementing Industry 4.0 scenarios: 
  • Interoperability: the ability of cyber-physical systems (i.e. workpiece carriers or assembly stations) and humans to connect and communicate via the Internet of Things 
  • Virtualization: linking sensor data (from monitoring physical processes) with virtual plant models and simulation models
  • Decentralization: the ability of cyber-physical systems within Smart Factories to make decisions on their own
  • Real-Time Capability: the capability to collect and analyze data and provide the derived insights immediately
  • Service Orientation: offering of services (of cyber-physical systems, humans or Smart Factories)
  • Modularity: flexible adaptation of Smart Factories to changing requirements by replacing or expanding individual modules
The overall goal of the workshop is to identify challenges and limitations from the manufacturing engineering industry in the scope of the mentioned design principles, and bring them together with experts and solution approaches from the linked data community in the scope of Industry 4.0.


Welcome and Introduction

15:00 – 15:10: Welcome & Agenda (Workshop Chairs)

15:10 – 15:20: Introduction Industry 4.0 / Short presentation new curriculum Smart Engineering (Thomas Moser, FH St. Pölten)

15:20 – 15:40: Introduction Internet of Things (Stefan Hupe, IoT Austria)

Expert talks

15:40 – 16:00: Linked data in Automation Systems Engineering (Marta Sabou, TU Wien)

16:00 – 16:20: Industry 4.0 – the logi.cals way (Heinrich Steininger, logi.cals)

Statements & Discussion

16:20 – 16:30: Wicell - Qualitätssicherung im Straßenbau (Peter Dollfuss, Microtronics)

16:30 – 16:40: Smart Logistics as core pillar of Industry 4.0 (Thomas Tritremmel, Kruch)

16:40 – 16:50: Enterprise 4.0 (Gerhard Kormann, IMC Fachhochschule Krems)

16:50 – 17:00: Use-Case eines digitalen Transformationsprozesses – am Beispiel der Firma Test-Fuchs (Gerhard Kormann, IMC Fachhochschule Krems / Test Fuchs)

Summary & Closing

17:00 – 17:10: Summary & Closing (Workshop Chairs)