Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation

Information Management and Production Control (ILT)

Information Management and Production Control (ILT)

The objective of the department Information Management and Production Control (ILT) is to develop components and complete solutions for the design, operation and maintenance of complex information, control and test systems. Our focus lies on the application domains of environment, health, risk management, resource efficiency, production and security.

On the basis of agile methods in requirements analysis, system design and recognized architectural and communication standards, we implement open, innovative, and customized software solutions, encompassing and driving new paradigms of the “Internet of Things and Services” as well as “Industrie 4.0”.

We analyze the suitability of modeling and communication methods for complex manufacturing processes and facilities (e.g. AutomationML and OPC-UA), environmental sensors and models (SensorML) and environmental observations (geospatial standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium OGC).

We model customers’ domain-specific knowledge with ontologies (Web Ontology Language OWL) and couple simulators and models on the basis of the IEEE High-Level Architecture HLA. Our information management system “WebGenesis®” supports the ontology-driven generation of Web-based information systems and Web portals with complex cross-linking of knowledge elements, problem-specific information analysis and personalized user interaction.

Our research results regarding smart services for the efficient search and retrieval in heterogeneous data sets (“big data”), the extraction of knowledge with data mining methods (incl. semantic annotation) and the fusion of heterogeneous sensor data to meaningful technical information and decision support (“Fusion4Decision”) enrich our products.

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Contact

Information Management and Production Control
Fraunhofer Institute of
Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
Branch Karlsruhe
Department Information Management and Production Control
Fraunhoferstraße 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
 
Fax +49 721 6091-413

Head of Department
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Usländer
Phone +49 721 6091-480
thomas.uslaender@iosb.fraunhofer.de 

Secretariat
Marion Hutzel, Nora Vasko
Phone +49 721 6091-290/+49 721 6091-228
sekretariat-ilt@iosb.fraunhofer.de 
 
System Analysis and Project Management
Dr. Kym Watson
Phone +49 721 6091-486
kym.watson@iosb.fraunhofer.de

Information and Knowlege Management
Dipl.-Inform. Fernando Chaves
Phone +49 721 6091-509
fernando.chaves@iosb.fraunhofer.de 

Modeling and System Networking
Dipl.-Inform. Reinhard Herzog
Phone +49 721 6091-294
reinhard.herzog@iosb.fraunhofer.de

Production Control Systems and Plant Modeling
Dr.-Ing. Miriam Schleipen, Dipl.-Inform. Gerhard Sutschet
Phone +49 721 6091-382/+49 721 6091-370
miriam.schleipen@iosb.fraunhofer.de
gerhard.sutschet@iosb.fraunhofer.de

Architecture and Information Systems
Dipl.-Inform. Jürgen Moßgraber
Phone +49 721 6091-562
juergen.mossgraber@iosb.fraunhofer.de 

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