NRW Research College Work 4.0: Design of flexible working environments - People-centered use of cyber-physical systems in Industry 4.0

Overview

For production companies, the transition to Industry 4.0 opens up great opportunities for modernization and the associated increase in the efficiency of production processes. In addition to the still largely existing technical challenges involved in developing such systems, the role of employees throughout the entire value chain is undergoing considerable change. The seamlessly networked, dynamic and real-time-oriented processes fundamentally change work processes and require more flexible employment. The challenge lies in the development of new social infrastructures, which anticipate rapid technological development and see the human being as the focus of development throughout his entire working life.

Therefore, the NRW Forschungskolleg will deal with the following topics:

  1. Transition to people-centered, flexible and adaptive work processes, taking into account their social embedding and organisational justice.
  2. Use of learning, intelligent assistance systems in the form of cyberphysical devices
  3. Development of a requirement oriented system engineering approach as a basis for interdisciplinary cooperation
  4. Investigation of the resulting changes in occupational requirements with consequences for initial and continuing training and learning at the workplace.

The NRW Forschungskolleg is run by scientists from the Universities of Paderborn and Bielefeld. The participating disciplines are psychology, sociology, pedagogy, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, economics and computer science. Research carried out as part of doctoral projects is embedded in an inter- and transdisciplinary environment. The research projects are accompanied by our partners in the inter- and transdisciplinary environment from the initiation to the final evaluation; these are the top cluster it's OWL, the technology advisory board of the DGB NRW e. V., the IG Metall NRW, the innovation network Energie Impuls OWL e. V. and The Association of German Engineers (VDI).

Key Facts

Research profile area:
Transformation and Education
Project type:
Research, Knowledge transfer
Project duration:
08/2014 - 12/2022
Funded by:
MKW NRW
Websites:
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Principal Investigators

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Prof. Dr. Gregor Engels

Key research area Digital Humanities

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Prof. Dr. Martin Schneider

Personalwirtschaft

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Prof. Dr. Eckhard Steffen

Discrete Mathematics/Graph Theory

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roman Dumitrescu

Advanced Systems Engineering / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

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Prof. Dr. Christian Harteis

Erziehungswissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bildungsmanagement und Bildungsforschung in der Weiterbildung

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Prof. Dr. Iris Gräßler

Produktentstehung / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

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Prof. Dr. Eric Bodden

Heinz Nixdorf Institut

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Anja-Kristin Abendroth

Universität Bielefeld

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Martin Diewald

Universität Bielefeld

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Stefan Kopp

Universität Bielefeld

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Günter W. Maier

Universität Bielefeld

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Frank Ulrich Rückert

Universität Bielefeld

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Britta Wrede

Universität Bielefeld

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Cooperating Institutions

Universität Bielefeld

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it’s OWL – Intelligente Technische Systeme OstWestfalenLippe

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Technologieberatungsstelle beim DGB NRW e. V.

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IG Metall Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V.

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connectNRW

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Energie Impuls OWL e. V.

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SmartFactoryOWL

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VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e. V.

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Contact

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Prof. Dr. Gregor Engels

Key research area Digital Humanities

Ehemaliger - Mitglied

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Prof. Dr. Martin Schneider

Personalwirtschaft

Professor

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Prof. Dr. Eckhard Steffen

Discrete Mathematics/Graph Theory

Professor - Leiter

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roman Dumitrescu

Advanced Systems Engineering / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

Professor - Leiter

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Prof. Dr. Christian Harteis

Erziehungswissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bildungsmanagement und Bildungsforschung in der Weiterbildung

Professor - Leiter

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Prof. Dr. Iris Gräßler

Produktentstehung / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

Professorin - Leiterin - Lehrstuhlinhaberin

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Prof. Dr. Eric Bodden

Heinz Nixdorf Institut

Professor - Vorsitzender

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Anja-Kristin Abendroth

Universität Bielefeld

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Martin Diewald

Universität Bielefeld

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Stefan Kopp

Universität Bielefeld

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Günter W. Maier

Universität Bielefeld

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Frank Ulrich Rückert

Universität Bielefeld

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Britta Wrede

Universität Bielefeld

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