At the conference, SmartFactoryKL presented latest research results in the workshop “Smart Factories: Employee-centered information systems for the collaboration of the future”.
Researcher Florian Mohr demonstrated the approach of “Communication in production following the model of social networks”. Central thought is to organize production for a human- and user-centered approach instead of the predominant process-orientated approach used today.
Max Birtel, also researcher at SmartFactoryKL, introduced a practical example from the collaboration with an SME in the SME 4.0 Competence Center Kaiserslautern. In his talk, “Approach to retrofitting a cutting machine to visualize sensor data‘‘, he presented the approach of human-centered networking in the production at Mölle GmbH. With the help of monitors on the shop floor, data is available for employees immediately – and visualized for easy understanding.
With more than 700 participants in the past years, Humans and Computers is one of the biggest HCI-Conferences in Europe. Annually, the conference attracts participants from science and industry.