Day of Informationslogistics 2019 at the  HFT Stuttgart

Day of Informationslogistics 2019 at the HFT Stuttgart

On the 16th of May the 12th Informatiklogistics Day took place at the HFT Stuttgart. This conference is a symposium for experts, professors, alumni and students in the working and study area of informationslogistics. The unique Bachelor course Informationslogistik at the HFT Stuttgart focuses on the demand-oriented provision of information – just in time. In addition to identification technology and sensors for data acquisition in real time, the individual situational need for information under consideration of space and time plays a decisive role. In this light information logistics can be regarded as a special management of information flows within or between organisations. Working in practical industry 4.0 laboratory-environments are a main component of this study course, that adresses the current needs in industry and economy and offers students a close integration of “Internet of Things” theory and practice. At the symposium served the following specialist presentations as guidelines for exchange and lively discussion during the day. First presentation was by Dr. Prof Nejila Parspour (Universität Stuttgart). She was talking about inductive charging of electric vehicles. The main topic of this presentation was the possible reduction of the battery size. It could be possible if the electric vehicles can be charged while driving. In this way, unsightly overhead lines can be avoided.  Next presentation was by Julian Pietzschmann and Philip Mayer from Daimler AG. The topic was “challenges of unified FTF communication”. Communication between the systems is complicated by different IT-Interfaces (typical informatiklogistics problem). Daimler is using the M2M-communacation protocol (MQTT), which offers different Quality-of-Service Levels to solve the interface problem. The Topic of the third presentation was “Wearables Use-Cases”. Jahannes Angenvoort from Garmin Deutschland GmbH was talking about the possible use cases for the smartwatches (open your car via Bluethooth or NFC, start the engine, activate the autonomous parking, or save your personal setting). Therefore, you can use your smartwatches not only as a fitness tracker, rather for your payments, person identification or navigation to your parking place. From the environment of the reference factory at Mercedes Benz Cars Operations, Johannes Schwering and Kai Trefz from Daimler AG talked about  new approaches to corporate culture, creative freedom and the individual needs of employees. Billiard tables, flexible working hours, workspace sharing or funny t-shirts on Tuesdays – the adaptability of companies is an important part of the competition. Academic staff at HFT Stuttgart presented two current research topics in information logistics. Anke Pfeiffer and Valentin Kammerlohr reported on the first approaches from the BMBF-funded project Open Digital Lab for You. The title “Learning under the palm trees!? – How DigiLab4U modifies Lab-Based Learning” or how is it possible to do lab-based learning regardless of time and place? All project partners with their labs and tasks were introduced to the audience. Three main HFT-concepts were explained: technical, organizational and didactic. The research questions opens up some important topics that students can work on in seminar and bachelor thesis. Next presentation was also important for our students because of the inquiry-based learning topics for their bachelor thesis. Myriam Guedey topic was “Smart Public Building”. This i_city project already based on several bachelor and master theses of the HFT students. The project examines the opportunities and limits of current smart home developments for public buildings.

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