Dr. Thomas Kuhn

Dr. Thomas Kuhn received his PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern in 2009. Since 2008, he has been working at Fraunhofer IESE in the field of software and system architectures, and since 2014 he has been head of the Embedded Systems Department. His main research interests are virtual development of embedded systems and substantiation of architecture decisions with architecture prototypes.

Continuous Engineering (Continuous Planning and Continuous Budgeting)

Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0 (Part 2)

Future-proof decision making can be enabled by Continuous Planning and Continuous Budgeting with Continuous Integration of Digital Twins: Today we continue the series Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0, where we are exploring how continuous engineering practices should be instantiated to the automation domain to support Industrie 4.0 principles.

Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0

Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0 (Part 1)

Rolling out changes in complex systems is always a challenge. Regardless of whether a software component needs to be modified or whether a change in the communication network needs to be made, any change may lead to unexpected behavior. Continuous…

Digitaler Zwilling: Aufbau der Industrie 4.0-IT-Infrastruktur

Der Technologietrend »Digitaler Zwilling« und Industrie 4.0 versprechen viele Vorteile, wie etwa eine effiziente Losgröße 1 oder diverse Optimierungen. Die erfolgreiche Umsetzung dieser Konzepte erfordert jedoch eine ausgefeilte IT-Infrastruktur. Was sind die Anforderungen an diese Infrastruktur, und wie kann sie…

Building the Industry 4.0 IT Infrastructure for Digital Twins

Industry 4.0 and Digital Twins promise many benefits, such as an efficient lot size 1 or various optimizations. However, successfully implementing these concepts requires a sophisticated IT infrastructure. What are the requirements on this infrastructure and how can it be…

BaSys 4.0 – Eine dienstbasierte Industrie-4.0-Architektur

Heutzutage sind Fertigungsanlagen auf die Massenproduktion identischer Waren ausgelegt. Obwohl Fertigungssysteme oft eine gewisse Flexibilität besitzen, sind sie nicht vollständig wandelbar. Stattdessen sind Änderungen mit hohen Kosten verbunden. Wandelbare Produktion hingegen erlaubt es Herstellern, schneller auf eine veränderte Nachfrage zu…