DFKI at CeBIT 2016 – The Global Event for Digital Business

From March 14-18 the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is presenting current software systems and tools, applications and prototypes for the knowledge society in the topic area "Research and Innovation" in hall 6.

We look forward to welcoming you in Hannover!


In 2016, DFKI presents Deep Learning for a visual sentiment analysis of 100 million images, multimedia opinion mining and trend analysis for automatic analysis of public opinions based on heterogeneous mass data, and novel wearable computing systems that unobtrusively collect information and feedback from and for the user. Trade fair visitors will also find how to inexpensively build a full 3D scanner with an active 3D scanning process and commercially available cameras.

Industrie 4.0 and Smart Services are also addressed: in the context of planning, control, and analysis of flexible manufacturing processes in cyber physical systems, in prototype applications for companies in the Internet of Things, eye tracking and attention management for dual reality human-machine collaboration or interactive manual assembly processes for human centered jobs of the future, cognitive augmented reality handbooks for training and servicing, digital learning scenarios for workplace integrated knowledge and activity assistance in an industrial production environment, Big Data production optimization in smart ecosystems, and the added value of deeper analysis of heterogeneous data for supply chain management and mobility monitoring.


DFKI Stand (Hall 6, Stand B48)


Model-based Production – Business Process Management Meets INDUSTRIE 4.0

A showcase of LEGO® blocks illustrates the planning, control, and analysis of flexible manufacturing processes while taking into account the total value added by cyber-physical systems.

INTERACT – From Written Assembly Instructions to Digital Simulations

The aim of this project is to directly apply the know-how of the production staff regarding the manual performance of assembly tasks and incorporate this knowledge into the digital tools that support the design, verification, validation, modification, and the continuous improvement of human-centered assembly work stations.


OSMOSE: OSMOSis Applications for the Sensing Enterprise

The main objective of the OSMOSE project is to develop a reference architecture, a middleware and some prototypal applications for the Sensing-Liquid Enterprise, by interconnecting Real, Digital and Virtual Worlds in the same way a semi-permeable membrane permits the flow of liquid particles through itself.


BEinCPPS: Business Experiments in Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPPS)

The industrial production of the future relies more and more on networked, cyber-physical systems (CPS). The BEinCPPS project is developing new methods for the integration and testing of a CPS-oriented, future-internet based, cloud service platform for machining and manufacturing plants.


Multimedia Opinion Mining – Automated analysis of opinions on global affairs

Multimedia Opinion Mining System (MOM) responds to the challenge of extracting opinions from online multimedia content, to find out what people are thinking about some topic and what motivates them at a given time.


SentiBank - Deep Learning for the visual sentiment analysis of 100 million images

Based on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNN), the researchers in the SentiBank project take a new approach to sentiment analysis, one based on the semantic understanding of visual content.

Learn from watching – Cognitive Augmented Reality Handbooks

At the DFKI exhibit stand, the research spin-off ioxp is introducing the Augmented Reality (AR) Handbook System, a lightweight system developed to produce automatic documentation and assistance for operating procedures.


SPECifIC – Quality driven, flexible design process for embedded and cyber-physical systems

An innovative design process developed at the department of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is demonstrated by means of a simplified airport access control system.


SIRKA - Work overalls that prevent posture problems

How a sensor suit can protect the wearer from physical strain on the job is demonstrated at CeBIT 2016 by the DFKI research lab Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) by means of overalls equipped with special sensors. 


RIC's next generation robots: autonomous, reliable, and cooperative

Scientists at the Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) are developing the next generation of robotic systems to cooperate with people and independently perform complex tasks. 


Wearable Technologies from the Competence Center Wearable AI

The new Wearable AI Competence Center, a joint facility of DFKI's Embedded Intelligence Department and the Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts, presents the latest developments and the upcoming trends in the area of wearable technologies. This relatively new field combines the unique functioning of innovative sensors with important application domains to improve people's lives both at work and at home.


Wearables in the classroom – Physics with a Google Glass

The gPhysics app is an exemplary development from the field of Wearable Computing Technology for experimental learning in the field of acoustics.


Panorama view versus tunnel vision – Effective search and compare with "Parallel Exploration"

The advanced DFKI technology “Parallel Exploration” lets you see â€“ and compare – a clear presentation of interim results at each stop in the search process for example, among several travel destinations in terms of attractions, events, and leisure activities. 


EyeBots – Of Humans and Robots

DFKI researchers present EyeBots, a new form of Human-Robot-Collaboration (HRC) that incorporates the latest advances in the areas of wearable technologies, virtual environments, augmented reality (AR), robotics, and visual sensor systems. 


APPsist und DigiLernPro - Assistance and Knowledge Services for “Smart Production” 

DFKI's Educational Technology Lab (EdTec) is presenting innovative solutions designed to create learning and working environments that expand the area and scope of employee activities and enable independent work and learning.



BMBF Stand - German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Hall 6, Stand A34)


climbtrack – Assistance Technologies for Climbers - The "third hand" on the climbing wall

DFKI spin-off climbtrack is among the winners of CeBIT Innovation Award 2016

Climbtrack makes innovative concepts from the field of Human-Machine-Interaction interesting to the fascinating sport of climbing. As passionate climbers, two DFKI researchers Felix Kosmalla and Frederik Wiehr founded a company that develops assistance systems for climbers that identifies, explains, and solves climbing problems in a fun way.



BMWi Stand - German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Hall 6, Stand C38)

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) selected 13 projects for funding in 2014 at the start of its Smart Data Technologies Program. DFKI Kaiserslautern, SaarbrĂĽcken, and the Project Office in Berlin are involved in five of these projects.


SmartRegio – Trend Analysis Based on Heterogeneous Big Data

SmartRegio studies the feasibility of identifying local trends on the basis of Big Data.


PRO-OPT – Big Data Production Optimization in Smart Ecosystems

This project designs a smart data platform that enables intelligent, integrated analysis and visualization of large volumes of distributed data in the production processes while respecting the local data sovereignty.


Clinical Data Intelligence – Links Patient Data, Optimizes Treatment

The aim of the this project is to automate and drastically simplify the evaluation of comprehensive and complex patient data that is available from the various sources.


Smart Data for Mobility (SD4M) and Smart Data Web (SDW) – Data Analysis for Mobility Providers and Supply Chain Management

Researchers in SD4M are developing a cross-sector service platform that integrates data from various mobility providers and social media and then processes it for publication.



Joint Stand of Rhineland-Palatinate (Hall 6, Stand C17)

3Digify – DIY Construction of a 3D Scanner

Thanks to the 3Digify software, anyone can construct a high quality 3D scanner at no great expense using commercially available cameras and video projectors.



DFKI Keynotes and Panel Discussions at CeBIT 2016

DFKI's involvement at CeBIT includes keynote speeches, panel discussions and presentations at CeBIT future talk (Hall 6, Stand B54), and other conference stages.



DFKI Press Contact

Heike Leonhard

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Corporate Communications

Tel. +49 174 3076888

Email: Heike.Leonhard@dfki.de