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.