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Strengthening Germany as a leading industrial nation Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 publishes new Standardization Roadmap

( 2018-04-19 )  Berlin/Frankfurt, 19.04.2018. At the Hanover Fair, the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 (SCI 4.0), together with DIN and VDE/DKE, will present the Third Edition of the Standardization Roadmap for Industrie 4.0. Written by experts from industry, research, academia and politics, the Roadmap describes the current state of development in Industrie 4.0, lists the needs for standards in this area, and provides ideas for successful implementation. The document also addresses the role of humans in automated environments, the harmonization of smart manufacturing components, reference and data models in Industrie 4.0, as well as communication technologies, service robotics and legal issues. "Germany has to assert itself on the international market by coming up with the best solutions and concepts for Industrie 4.0. This makes a holistic approach and interdisciplinary cooperation in industry and by standardizers absolutely necessary – particularly so that these solutions can be ... More 

Christoph Winterhalter (DIN), Joe Bhatia (ANSI) and Thomas Sentko (DKE) Christoph Winterhalter (DIN), Joe Bhatia (ANSI) and Thomas Sentko (DKE)

U.S.-German Standards Panel 2018: Cybersecurity in Smart Manufacturing, Mobility and Agriculture Securing Future Technologies - Cybersecurity and other Challenges and Solutions for Smart Manufacturing, Mobility and Agriculture

( 2018-04-19 )  Bilaterale Zusammenarbeit bei der Standardisierung mit Blick auf IT-Sicherheit in den zukunftsträchtigen Sektoren Smart Manufacturing, Smart Mobility und Smart Agriculture - beim U.S.-German Standards Panel, das vom 9.-11. April 2018 in Washington. D.C. stattfand tauschten sich rund 80 Teilnehmer aus Deutschland und den USA zu diesem Thema aus. Organisiert wurde die Konferenz vom American National Institute of Standards (ANSI), DIN und DKE. More 


Industry 4.0 DIN forms liaison with Industrial Internet Consortium to identify standards for Industry 4.0

( 2015-07-24 )  The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the German national standards body, DIN, have agreed on formal cooperation in the identification of standards related to Industry 4.0. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 17 in Berlin. The objective of this agreement is to coordinate the activities of DIN and the Industrial Internet Consortium in support of standardization efforts in areas impacting Industry 4.0. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a globally active, not-for-profit organization currently boasting over 180 members, including small and large technology innovators, vertical market leaders, researchers, universities and governments. The Consortium was founded in 2014 by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel. The Industrial Internet Consortium creates Industry 4.0 use cases and testbeds for real-world applications, develops best practices and reference architectures, and plays a key role in defining standardization needs for internet and industrial ... More 

Industry 4.0: New ISO strategic advisory group Cooperations with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are planned

( 2015-07-14 )  The Technical Management Board (TMB) of the International Standard Organization (ISO) in Geneva has now agreed to set up a Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) on Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing. It hopes to cooperate closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). One of the SAG's main tasks is to agree on a precise definition of Industry 4.0. It will also prepare an inventory of the standards, standards projects and use cases that already exist or are underway. Based on these findings they will then identify any standardization gaps and make recommendations for action. The SAG will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Kai Rannenberg, who holds the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Goethe University in Frankfurt. Other industry representatives will be nominated by the following standards organizations: AFNOR (France), ANSI (USA), NEN (Netherlands), SNV (Switzerland), JISC (Japan), SAC (China) ... More 

The DIN/DKE Steering Group Industry 4.0

( 2014-08-18 )  The DIN/DKE Steering Group Industry 4.0 Standardization, formed jointly with DKE to coordinate and initiate standardization activities in areas relating to Industry 4.0, began its work at the start of 2014. The aim is to coordinate and bundle work involving the cooperation of German bodies and organizations in all sectors, ensuring that this work is carried out in a timely manner. Particular attention is being paid to involving all stakeholders and other developers of technical rules, such as the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik, to include the widest range of German actors as possible in this important work. More