Technische Universität Dresden

TU Dresden (TUD), founded in 1828, is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence since June 2012. With two Clusters of Excellence, one Graduate School and the Institutional Strategy this distinction confirms the potential of Germany's largest technical university. But it is also an incentive and a guiding principle to stay and become even more "excellent".

TUD, one of the oldest and largest technical universities in Germany with more than 500 professors, will be represented in SemI40 by two chairs: the Chair of Technical Information Systems (Prof. Klaus Kabitzsch) in the field of applied computer science and the Chair of Logistics Engineering (Prof. Thorsten Schmidt) in the field of logistics and mechanical engineering. The Chair of Technical Information has great know-how in real-world integration of automation systems into enterprise networks, systems modelling, dynamic modelling, simulation, condition monitoring and data analytics. The Chair of Logistics Engineering has more than 40 man-years experience in planning, analysing, modelling, simulating and optimizing layout and control of (automated) material handling systems – conveyor based as well as vehicle based.

TUD is one of the oldest and largest technical universities in Germany with more than 500 professors.


Each of the participating chairs of TU Dresden will focus on research in specific areas throughout SemI40:

The Chair of Technical Information Systems will investigate advanced methods for strategic fab / internal supply chain simulation as well as context sensitive data visualization employing augmented reality approaches.Reasearch by the Chair of Logistics Engineering will mainly deal with the necessary and desirable level of detail of AMHS simulation and its input parameters in relation to the investigation it is employed for.Besides their own research activities both chairs will also support the other partners’ work in their relevant fields.

Key contribution

Key contributions will be represented by research outcomes of the two chairs:The Chair of Technical Information Systems’ contribution will be twofold. On the one hand, it will support project partners by developing dynamic fab simulations that allow for a better planning of the manufacturing process by enhancing the utilization and throughput times of the production plants. On the other hand, it will research novell methods for manufacturing process monitoring to provide staff members on-site with useful contextual, custom-designed information and performance indicators.The work of the Chair of Logistics Engineering will provide deep insight into the relation between the achieved accuracy and reliability of AMHS simulation results and the adequate level of abstraction of the model as well as the level of detail of the input parameters. This will optimize the cost-benefit relation for AMHS simulations especially in highly dynamic environments and in turn raise usability and value of these simulations.

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