Industrial Information Technology

Current projects


The compactness and robustness of multilayer components makes ceramic multilayer technology a key technology in various application areas.

The efficient development of new materials can be improved by storing and processing generated data. It is not sufficient to only collect and store the data. The data collected from different sources, whether experiments or simulations, needs to be formalized and combined with a common language.


Unleashing Potentials in Simulations

UpSim aims to improve the reliability of simulations using a formal simulation data quality approach supplemented with innovative collaboration and continuous integration (CI) methods for complex systems. The issues in the project are being investigated using four use cases from automated driving functions, medical technology, agriculture, and smart buildings. The project runs from 01.10.20 to 30.09.23 and is funded by ITEA and DLR/BMBF.

BioFusion 4.0

In order to further strengthen prosperity, growth and quality of life in Germany while also fulfilling international responsibilities, it is necessary to systemically consider how digitalization and biological transformation interact in the future. In BioFusion 4.0, we are exploring the interdependencies between the principles of biological transformation and how they interact with production, services, and work.

MRO 2.0 - 2nd phase

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Components in gas turbines are subject to constant wear due to corrosion and oxidation. They are regularly removed, repaired, and then operated again with the exact running times or - after certain intervals - wholly replaced.

The 2nd phase builds on the results of the 1st phase: This project intends to develop new repair technologies in a fit-for-purpose automated and digitalized refurbishment process chain, including upgrades for high-efficiency gas turbines.


Systematic configuration of information technology to enhance the collaboration capability of SMEs in distributed product development

The intended objective of the research project “METIS” (Methodical configuration of information technology to enhance the collaboration capability of SMEs in distributed product development) is the development and utilization of a low-threshold method for context-based analysis, evaluation and configuration of IT tool stacks for collaborative product creation while considering SaaS technologies.


Development and validation of an evolutionary human-centered framework for change-competent organizations

The goal is to enable and enhance the ability of organizations to change. Among other things, the project examines how companies should be positioned regarding new forms of human-machine interaction or model-based collaboration. The results will be processed in the form of a guide and illustrated in the context of a demonstrator.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark

Head of chair


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Industrial Information Technology
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Past projects


Circular Business Processes for the Furniture Industry

Increasing scarcity of raw material resources is leading to a change in environmental awareness. In comparison, material requirements in the furniture industry are increasing due to rising demands for flexibility resulting from rapidly changing forms of office organization such as co-working and open space.

Design Heuristics

Within this DFG-funded project, a description standard for design heuristics is being developed. This will be used to record design heuristics in a standardized way in the future and thus collect and present them to users in a manner appropriate for the target group.

In addition, an app is being developed for recording and presenting the heuristics, including how they are interrelated.

Networked Functions

Vehicles of the future are becoming increasingly complex due to the increase in the number of models as well as the configurable range of functions, which means that OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) will need to adapt their development processes to manage the increasing product complexity.
Make the development process of complex products more transparent and manageable using new methods in systems and model-based systems engineering

MRO 2.0

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul refers to the traditional maintenance and repair business model used to maintain building components, plants, and machines. This project aims to develop new technologies for maintenance and repair activities which also improve component properties.

HTA 2.0

High Temperature Applications

HTA 2.0 is a research project at the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science (WvSC). Within the area of high temperature applications, the project aims to improve the production development process of additively manufactured building components that withstand extreme temperatures in gas plants.


Electrical Drive Technology Digitalization

EA 2.0 – (Electrial Drive Technology) is a research project at the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science (WvSC). The subproject EA.DI4 examines and simulates the entire production process, beginning with the production order.


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Applications for Electric Drives

In EA.DI 10, technological innovations in data preparation fo virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will be developed. At the end of the project two demonstrators will be created. One demonstrator will enable the temporally and spatially decoupled virtual commissioning and acceptance, while another demonstrator will be responsible for system configuration.


Functional Virtual Inspection Systems for Robot-Based Quality Inspection

Robot-based measuring methods allow a reproducible evaluation of products with regard to various objective physical quality criteria. For this new type of quality testing, a test method will be developed which enables the planning of test setup and execution of purely virtual quality testing tests. This will be achieved using a setup consisting of a purely virtual prototype tested by a purely virtual measuring robot.


Subjective Safety of Cycling Infrastructure

The aim of the project is to increase user-friendliness and especially the feeling of safety at intersections and traffic circles. To achieve this, detailed design recommendations for these areas will be developed based on the project findings.


Design Aspects of Immersive Driving Simulator Environments: Influence of Visual and Auditory Parameters on the Validity of Driver Behavior

Within InniKip, funded by the DFG, we are examining the immersive design of driving simulation environments. We aim to determine how visual, acoustic, and kinesthetic design aspects in the simulation environment contribute to greater driver behavior validity.


Digital Product Digital User

The project is part of the merger of the Chair of Cognitive Modelling in Dynamic Human-Machine Systems and the Chair of Biopsychology and Neuroergonomics. The entire project aims to involve the user as early as possible in product development in order to secure a new product as soon as possible.


Dynamic Reference Model of IT and Process Quality in Digital Networked Product Development in SMEs

The research project adopts a holistic view of the networked development environment, specifically all influencing instances, models, measures and working methods. These internal (IT and processes) and external (collaboration capability) aspects form the core of the dynamic reference model.

Project Progress Measurement

Increasing Development Success Using Automated Project Progress Measurement and Virtualization

Information about a project’s status is currently almost exclusively collected through the input of project staff.
The central objective of this project is to increase the success of development projects by creating new evaluation and control mechanisms through automated measurement and visualization of the progress of development activities.