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12. January 2023

New year, new student assistant!

We warmly welcome Shubham Shinde to our Cyber Physical Systems team. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University and has worked as a Software Developer. In October 2022 he joined the Masters’s program in Computer Science at the University of Siegen. Shubham is a passionate developer and really enjoys designing and developing interfaces for the web. We are very happy that he is supporting our projects in 2023.

22. December 2022

Almost two years of the Future Center for AI NRW

The partners of the Future Center for AI NRW presented the results of one and a half years of consulting and qualification practice on 28 November 2022 at the symposium “Shaping transformation together and qualifying employees” in Düsseldorf. Successful practical examples and success factors for digitalisation in SMEs were presented.

The two labour market experts Fabian Langenbruch (BMAS) and State Secretary Matthias Heidmeier (MAGS) reported on changes in the world of work and on support services offered by the federal and state governments to secure skilled labour in the context of the corporate digital and ecological transformation, especially of SMEs in NRW.

8. December 2022

First consortium meeting of the research project BIMPUT

For the first consortium meeting of the research project BIMPUT, the consortium leaders, project partners and some associated partners met with “Projektträger Karlsruhe” (PTKA – Project Management Agency Karlsruhe) in a relaxed atmosphere on December the 6th after a little more than one year of project runtime. Appropriately for St. Nicholas, coffee and cake were served while Kevin Krings, as a research associate of the Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the “Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik” (IWI – Institute of Information Systems) at the University of Siegen, led through the meeting.

Read the full article here.

5. December 2022

Welcome, Sahil!

Since the beginning of December, the CPS is supported by our new research assistant Sahil Anand. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering and a diploma in network security. While completing his master’s degree in computer science at the University of Siegen, Sahil will contribute to our projects from the technical side as a frontend developer. We welcome him warmly to the team!

24. November 2022

Digital Innovation Hub for Europe to be established in South Westphalia

The European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) South Westphalia was launched on 01 November 2022. We are pleased to take over the project coordination of the project within the framework of the “Digital Europe” programme.
The goal of the European Digital Innovation Hubs is the transfer of digital technology research to marketable applications. The focus here is on the areas of artificial intelligence, cyber security and the development of deeper digitization competences.

South Westphalia is characterized by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Among them are more than 150 so-called “hidden champions”, i.e. companies that are among the European and global market leaders in niche markets.

The strategic orientation of EU policy and the dual objective of making Europe greener and more digital pose challenges for the rather traditional industry in South Westphalia.

The focus is therefore on providing the best possible support for SMEs in South Westphalia in coping with digitization. For this reason, the strongly European-oriented EDIH represents a particular benefit for the South Westphalian economy with its high export rate. The economic success of SMEs in South Westphalia is based on the know-how of the employees, which has grown over decades. The transformation can therefore only succeed in a relationship of social partnership. Employees should be closely involved in the development of new concepts and receive training.

The EDIH Südwestfalen consists of a strong association of experienced partners. In addition to the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences and the Ruhr University Bochum, the Gesellschaft zur Wirtschafts- und Strukturförderung im Märkischen Kreis mbH, the gemeinnützige Gesellschaft für digitalisierte und nachhaltige Zusammenarbeit mbH (DNZ) from Siegen, as well as the HAGEN.WIRTSCHAFTSENTWICKLUNG GmbH are also involved as partners.

Further information is available here.

2. November 2022

Even more design support for CPS!

On 15.10.22, Kaycie Chute joined our team as well. Kaycie acquired her bachelor’s degree in industrial design in Philadelphia. Afterwards she worked in a makerspace that aimed to give young people access to technology and design. This work inspired her to move to Germany and start her HCI Master in Siegen. In her free time she practices the martial art Muay Thai. We warmly welcome Kaycie to the team and are happy that she supports our projects with her expertise!

29. October 2022

New student assistant in the CPS

We are happy to welcome Kenza Nassiri to our team starting from the 15th of November. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Computer Science from Al Akhawayn University in Morocco and is now studying Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Siegen. With her work experience in digital marketing and design, she will be able to support the project work of our team in versatile ways. 

19. October 2022

RegioQuest workshop for pupils in Olpe

In the last week of September, we, the RegioQuest team of the University of Siegen, conducted a workshop on our project together with pupils of the St. Franziskus School in Olpe.

After a short introduction to the project, we were able to test the current prototype in small groups together with the 20 pupils. Together we explored the city centre of Olpe and discovered your previously entered quests and alerts. In doing so, we were able to make valuable observations regarding usage practices and the acceptance of various contents. In a subsequent creative phase, we gathered feedback from the participants and together discussed and refined the concept as well as explicit design decisions.

Read the full report here here.

11. October 2022

BIMPUT: Official launch of the funding line in Berlin

At the beginning of October, on 10.10.2022, the BIMPUT team had the opportunity to present themselves and the project at the official kickoff meeting of the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funding program “Handwerk 4.0: digital und innovativ”. More than 30 participants on-site and additionally more than 70 people online took part in the hybrid meeting in Berlin at the “Haus des Handwerks” (German House of Crafts) of the “Zentralverbands des Deutschen Handwerks” (German Confederation of Skilled Crafts). At the beginning, the 10 funded projects of the program were able to present themselves and provide information about their projects and project goals to the collaborative project partners as well as interested persons from trade associations and Chambers of skilled crafts. The afternoon focused on networking and content-related exchange between the individual projects of this funding track.

Further information is available here.

6. October 2022

Hooray, our team is getting bigger!

We are very happy to welcome our new student assistant Pradnyesh Patil! He will be joining the chair of cyber-physical systems from 1 September 2022. Pradnyesh completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology at the University of Mumbai before moving to Siegen for his Master in Computer Science. He has also already gained exciting experience as a Python developer in India. We warmly welcome him to our team!