The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a leading research organization in Germany which undertakes research contracts on behalf of industry, service sector and the government. The Institute is actively involved in industrial consortia seeking technical solutions to improve the competitiveness of the European industry. At present, the organization maintains 80 research centers with some 20,000 employees at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) develops innovative concepts and application solutions in information technology. It provides sustainable solutions of advanced control, monitoring and diagnosis systems mainly for industrial partners including SMEs.
The Fraunhofer Application Center for Industrial Automation (IOSB-INA) in Lemgo is one of the four IOSB locations and was founded in 2009. It develops innovative solutions for intelligent technical systems in the areas of intelligent computer networks, process monitoring and diagnosis, industrial smart grids, adaptable automation systems and microelectronics. Software engineering, system engineering and data analytics in conjunction with deep domain knowledge in the field of industrial automation are the core competences.
Target groups are manufacturers of hardware and software for automation, machine and plant manufacturers and operators of technical systems. Fraunhofer IOSB-INA is a research partner of the German leading edge technology cluster Intelligent Technical Systems Ostwestfalen-Lippe.
IOSB performs a double role in the IMPROVE project. Due to advanced research in the field of data acquisition and modelling, especially for energy applications, IOSB will be the work package leader of WP2 “Data processing and knowledge extraction”. Furthermore, IOSB will contribute as a system integrator and be responsible for the implementation of research results to the process Smart Factory OWL for dissemination purposes in WP9.
Florian Pethig is a research assistant at Fraunhofer IOSB-INA. He obtained a B.Sc. degree from the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Information- and Communication Technology. He is professionally interested in the Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0, especially in interoperability, data acquisition and analytics.
Marta Fullen is a research assistant at Fraunhofer IOSB-INA. She obtained a M.Sc.Eng. degree from Wroclaw University of Technology in the field of Computer Science, specializing in Intelligent Information Systems. She is professionally interested in machine learning and data mining and has diverse experience in research ranging from biomedical engineering to industrial automation.