Using Consumer Electronics and Apps in Industrial Environments - Development of a Framework for Dynamic Feature Deployment and Extension by using Apps on Field Devices

Mathias Schmitt

In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference for Doctoral Students. International Conference for Doctoral Students (IPC-13) befindet sich 1st International Conference for Doctoral Students November 22-23 Sibiu Romania Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu 2013.


The aim of this paper is to give a preliminary insight regarding the current work in the field of mobile interaction in industrial environments by using established interaction technologies and metaphors from the consumer goods industry. The major objective is the development and implementation of a holistic app-framework, which enables dynamic feature deployment and extension by using mobile apps on industrial field devices. As a result, field device functionalities can be updated and adapted effectively in accordance with well-known app-concepts from consumer electronics to comply with the urgent requirements of more flexible and changeable factory systems of the future. In addition, a much more user-friendly and utilizable interaction with field devices can be realized. Proprietary software solutions and device-stationary user interfaces can be overcome and replaced by uniform, cross-vendor solutions.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence