Online Summit


Research & Innovation in
Digital Production Planning

28.04.2023 | 9 AM to 3 PM CET

With the ema Online Summit we offer companies, research institutions and universities an exchange platform for the application of: digital factory and work planning.
Best practice examples from industry (e.g. AUDI AG) as well as from teaching on the use of the ema Software Suite will be presented. You can expect ema applications from the following areas Human-robot interactions, Learning Factories, and Virtual Reality. You can also find out what imk is doing in the context of research to increase the production of hydrogen. Register now for the free event.

Highlight topics:

  • Examples from Work and factory planning in the industry
  • Use in teaching and in Learning Factories
  • Virtual Reality in digital product planning
  • The future of the digital factory


09:05 - 09:30 AM
Digital work and factory planning using ema Software Suite
Michael Spitzhirn, imk Industrial Intelligence
09:30 - 10:00 AM
Integration of the ema Software Suite into teaching experiments at Tongii University
Prof. Jeff Zhou, Tongii University (China)
10:00 - 10:30 AM
ema Work Designer as part of digital production planning at AUDI AG
Barbara Brockmann, AUDI AG
10:30 - 10:40 AM
10:40 - 11:05 AM
Use of the ema Software Suite in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes
Prof. Dr Ulrich Deutschle, Technical University of Würzburg & Schweinfurt
11:05 - 11:30 AM
Use of the ema Work Designer in the Learning Factory at TU Graz
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolf, Graz University of Technology
11:30 - 11:55 AM
Digital and human-centred work process design in the construction industry
Marc Schmailzl, East Bavarian Technical University Regensburg
12:00 - 12:45 PM
Lunch break
12:45 PM - 01:15 PM
Current research projects and roadmap of the ema Software Suite
Prof. Lars Fritzsche / Jörg Uhlig, imk Industrial Intelligence
01:15 - 01:45 PM
Digital work design with Halocline and ema Work Designer using the example of Hirschmann Automotive GmbH
Dr Sascha Ullmann, imk Industrial Intelligence
Fabian Schlarmann, Halocline
Daniel Hegenbart , Hirschmann Automotive
01:45 - 02:00 PM
Conclusion and outlook

Breakout sessions:

02:00 - 03:00 PM
Application of ema in teaching
Michael Spitzhirn, imk Industrial Intelligence
02:00 - 03:00 PM
Combined application of ema and virtual reality
Anna Jänchen, imk Industrial Intelligence
02:00 - 03:00 PM
The future of the digital factory
Jörg Uhlig, imk Industrial Intelligence


Register now!

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