Industry 4.0

German Standardization Roadmap on Industry 4.0

The road to the future

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The Standardization Roadmap for Industrie 4.0 is one of the pivotal communication media for Industrie 4.0. It enables the national and international exchange of information between standardization, industry, associations, research and politics. It is a guide showing the way for individuals and organizations active in various sectors of technology and presents the outcomes from current work and discussions, as well as an overview of standards and specifications relevant to Industrie 4.0. It sketches out the requirements placed on standardization and lays down effective measures for their successful implementation.

A key element of the Standardization Roadmap is the role that humans play in “smart factories”. The document also addresses the harmonization of smart manufacturing components, reference and data models in Industrie 4.0, as well as communication technologies, service robotics and legal issues. Experts from the areas of business, research, science and politics have contributed to the development of the Roadmap.

The Roadmap for Industrie 4.0 is a “living” document that is continually being developed by DIN and DKE, who are also responsible for publishing it. Anyone interested in Industry 4.0 is welcome to participate in this work.

The Standardization Roadmap for Industrie 4.0 is free for all to download in German and/or English.