On May 28, 2019, Software-Factory 4.0 held its industry day, a practitioner event designed to facilitate technology transfer and collaboration with commercial partners. Representatives of six companies active in the areas numerical simulation and Industrie 4.0, many of them situated in the Rhein-Main area, were invited to the Hotel Maritim in Darmstadt, where they introduced themselves and learned about our research activities during topical presentations and a poster session.
Prof. Michael Pradel, member of the initial group of principal investigators, accepted an offer for a full professorship at the University of Stuttgart. The LOEWE research cluster Software-Factory 4.0 thus loses one assistant professor. At the same time, the offer highlights that this area offers good prospects to junior researchers.
We welcome Prof. Dr. Marie-Christine Jakobs who is the new assistant professor for the research area Semantics and Verification of Parallel Systems and who will be the principal investigator for project L in Software-Factory 4.0.
The annual meeting and second staff meeting of 2018 took place in Königstein from 19. to 22. November. At the beginning, Software-Factory 4.0 members presented their results and highlights from the first year of the project. Principal investigators, researchers, and partners of Software-Factory 4.0, as well as representatives from industry, participated in that part of the meeting.
Prof. Dr. Serge Demeyer from the University of Antwerp gave his keynote presentation “Agile Software Engineering – Opportunities for Industry 4.0” on the second day of the annual meeting.
Software-Factory 4.0 was presented with two booths at the "Tag der Interdisziplinarität" on November 5, 2018. One booth presented the project as a whole, while the other both presented the two application clusters that showed first highlights and a demonstrator.
The first project-wide staff meeting of the LOEWE research cluster Software-Factory 4.0 took place in Darmstadt between 19. and 21. of September. The meeting started with a kick-off presentation by coordinator Prof. Dr. Heiko Mantel. Afterwards, the researchers made progress in the two application clusters High-Performance-Computing and Industrie 4.0, as well as the first exchange of information in the method cluster.
The members of the Application Cluster High-Performance Computing organized their second meeting this year mid May.
Held in a hotel located outside of Darmstadt, the participants found a quiet working environment.
The application cluster High-Performance Computing has met for the first time on 13.02.2018.
During the kick-off meeting, the goals of the cluster have been fostered and its organization fixed.
The performed planning included a two day workshop in May and common infrastructure.
In summary, all participants look forward to future tasks.
The application cluster Industrie 4.0 is a cooperation of the sub-projects TP C, TP D and TP Q of the LOEWE project Software-Factory 4.0. The aim of the cooperation is to create a practical application of the methods, techniques and tools developed in the project.
The 1st meeting of the Industrie 4.0 cluster will happen on March 20.