Two Papers accepted at ISM Conference


PEEC is happy to announce that two research paper have been accepted for publication at the International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing (ISM), which discusses topics around Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.

The first paper entitled "Using Mixed Reality in Intralogistics - Are we ready yet?"discusses whether Mixed Reality (MR) s already suitable for efficiently supporting employees in their daily work in industrial settings. To answer this question, we examined two maintenance scenarios in the field of intralogistics: (i) the maintenance of roller conveyors and (ii) the alignments of containers in shuttle warehouses using the Microsoft HoloLens. Thepaper (i) describes the scenarios and the specific challenges they pose, (ii) presents the prototypes that have been developed, and (iii) discusses the results of user studies that have been conducted to evaluate the practical applicability by presenting inhibiting and facilitating factors. In summary, although MR technology itself seems to be very promising in the scenarios presented, further research on hardware ergonomics and intuitive interaction design is needed.

In the second paper entitled "A Multi-Layer Architecture for Near Real-Time Collaboration during Distributed Modeling and Simulation of Cyberphysical Systems" we present the Distributed Modeling and Simulation (DisMoSim) Web-based multi-layer architecture to enable near real-time collaboration within partially-distributed engineering teams. The architecture enables collaborative 3D modeling and simulation of complex cyberphysical systems (CPS) across different servers, offices, lab spaces, or organizations. More specifically, DisMoSim creates networks of nodes that communicate using Web protocols with little or no perceptible delay. Each node provides different CPS services, e.g., user interface nodes provide collaborative 3D modeling; computational nodes provide simulations of multi-body dynamics or kinematics; storage nodes allow persisting and sharing models and simulation results; hardware-in-the-loop nodes connect physical testing workbenches to provide real-world sensor measurements as simulation input; software-in-the-loop nodes provide control signals to simulate hardware controllers within CPS.