We develop open and secure application domains of the Internet of Things.

Department Information Management and Production Control (ILT)

The Information Management and Production Control department develops open and secure architectures, software components and solutions for information, control and test systems in application domains of the Internet of Things (IoT).

We implement open, innovative, customized software solutions that drive new paradigms in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and in Industrie 4.0. Building on agile methods in requirement analysis, system design and recognized architectural and communication standards, our work also goes beyond manufacturing, extending to the environment, health, risk management, resource efficiency and security. We design solutions to address specific issues including machine learning methods, efficient search and processing of heterogeneous data sets, semantic annotation and the fusion of sensor data into meaningful technical information to support decision-making. We are also leaders in IT security for industrial production.

Our ProVis 4.0 suite comprises integrated production control systems designed to meet the needs of manufacturing execution systems as well as requirements emerging from IIoT / Industrie 4.0. We are driving forward the development of open62541 and the FROST® server. We develop AI-based thematic components and connect them to environmental information systems such as WaterFrame® and smart city applications. These are built on our ontology-driven information management system WebGenesis®. We offer IT security consulting and training, and play an active role in the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 and other standardization bodies such as the OPC Foundation, AutomationML e.V., Bitkom, VDI/VDE, DIN, IEC, IIC, W3C and OGC.

Further information on the ILT department



Dealing with supply shortfalls in a pandemic

EUR3KA - a very relevant and exciting project dealing with the subject of managing global production crises through repurposing and networking of available production capacities.

Activities 2021

There is a lot going on at ILT. You can find an overview of our lectures, trade fair presences and other activities and special events here. 


With the Smart Factory Web, an IIC testbed, we promote the concept of marketability Solutions that use open standards for the visualisation of production capacities and plants in manufacturing. We use various test centres to advance our research activities, such as our Industrie 4.0 model factory, an AutomationML test centre, a safety test environment for Automation and communication components ISuTest and a +LA-based certification test Centre for Distributed Simulation Federations. We also operate an IT security laboratory.

Current publications

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Interested in cooperation?

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