Newsletter Oct./Nov. 2013: Finding the Information You Need Across Projects and Teams

Welcome to the October/November 2013 issue of the CDL-Flex newsletter, your newsfeed on the latest news, results, and upcoming events from the Christian Doppler research laboratory CDL-Flex at the Vienna University of Technology. Download the full newsletter [pdf, 420 KB].

Making engineering collaboration more effective and efficient in a heterogeneous software tool landscape is an ongoing issue for software solution providers and users.
At the upcoming SPS/IPC/Drives 2013 exhibition for electric automation technology experts from the Christian Doppler research laboratory CDL-Flex at the Vienna University of Technology will present and discuss applications for industry partners based on the Automation Service Bus® (ASB) for the integration of software tools, data, and engineering processes and added-value components, e.g., semantic search across heterogeneous engineering models.

  • Quality-assured and traceable tool chains for distributed engineering projects of industrial plants.
  • Semantic search across heterogeneous engineering models.
  • Integrated simulations of industrial processes (SCADA & Simulation).

At the SPS/IPC/Drives 2013 exhibition, scheduled for November 26.-28 in Nuremberg, Germany, you can find us at the TU Wien booth in hall 4-575, see details in the section on upcoming events.

In this edition of the newsletter you will find results from the CDL-Flex research and evaluation.

  • Lessons learned from Industry Use Cases: Semantic Search Across Engineering Models.
  • Research Use Case: Semantic Dropbox for user-friendly and quality-controlled tool chains in Automation Systems Engineering.
  • Inside View: Ontologies in Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Environments to enable an integrated view on heterogeneous Engineering Models.
  • New Research Results: Application of Bond Graphs to model complex environments for integrated simulations.
  • Consider taking part in the upcoming events with experts from the CDL-Flex.

We hope you enjoy the articles and find food for thought on potential improvements and new solutions in your environment. On request we will be happy to provide you with the cited papers. We are looking forward to discuss your suggestions on issues for research and development to foster alternative solutions for better software data, model, and tool integration in engineering environments.

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Ao. Univ.Prof. Dr. Stefan Biffl
Head of the  Christian Doppler research laboratory CDL-Flex
Technische Universität, Wien

Heinrich Steininger
logi.cals automation solutions & services GmbH, Austria

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