Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

Welcome to the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

The Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) is a research institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the Helmholtz Association (HGF). It conducts research and development in the field of innovative, application-oriented information, automation, and systems technology for sustainable energy systems and complex industrial and laboratory processes. Interdisciplinary working groups are working on integrated systems solutions, whereby all development phases being covered from conceptual design to modeling and simulation, prototyping and practical testing, also under industrial conditions. Novel, reusable methods and tools, which are developed and applied in the context of system design, are further results.

The work of IAI is embedded in the programs “BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine”, “Energy Efficiency, Materials and Resources”, “Renewable Energies”, “Supercomputing & Big Data”, “Storage Systems and Cross-linked Infrastructures”, “Science and Technology of Nanosystems”, and “Technology, Innovation, and Society” of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres.

The projects at the institute are carried out in cooperation with partners from industry, administration and other research institutions in Germany and abroad. Among others, the institute is involved in projects of the EU, various federal and state ministries, the DFG (German Research Foundation), AiF (German Federation of Industrial Research Associations), and German industry. The institute's staff members are active in a wide range of standardization committees, expert and review committees and programme committees.

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Interview mit Dr. Tom Brown zu „Open Science“privat
Interview with Dr. Tom Brown on “Open Science”

In the interview with the Open Science Magazine Dr. Tom Brown reports about his experiences on “Open Science”:

“I realised that we need a fully open system: energy grid data must be just as freely accessible as the model codes who use these data to compute the results.”

 

 

He headed the Energy System Modelling (ESM) group within the research area Energy System Integration (ESI) at the IAI until March 2021 (until he was appointed to the TU Berlin).

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NanoFabNet concludes 2nd Development Workshop
NanoFabNet concludes 2nd Development Workshop

On January 20-21, 2021, the NanoFabNet consortium hosted an interactive online workshop, which attracted more than 170 participants from the research, industrial, and academic sectors working in the fields of nanotechnology and sustainability, gathering valuable insights into the needs and solutions for the development of this important sector.

 

The Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as a partner led the day's discussions on the topic of sustainability and the NanoFabNet Hub Structure.

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Auszeichnung für Jonas Hurst (HsKA Awards 2020)HsKA
Auszeichnung für Jonas Hurst (HsKA Awards 2020)

Wir gratulieren Jonas Hurst zur Auszeichnung als einer der 13 Jahrgangsbesten an der Hochschule Karlsruhe (HsKA Awards 2020). Der Preisträger absolvierte den Studiengang Geoinformationsmanagement und hat sich in seiner Abschlussarbeit mit dem Thema 3D-Baumkataster befasst und hierbei innerhalb der Arbeitsgruppe Semantische Datenmodelle (SDM) eine Software namens „Tree3D“ entwickelt, mit der sich tabellarische Daten eines Baumkatasters in dreidimensionale Baummodelle umwandeln lassen. Solche Modelle können dann in 3D-Karten verwendet werden, um beispielsweise eine Eignung von Gebäudeteilen für Photovoltaikanlagen (Solarpotenzial) interaktiv zu visualisieren.

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MINToring – 2. Ausschreibung des Mentorinnenprogramms am IAI gestartet
MINToring – 2nd call for applications for the mentoring program at IAI launched

The second call for applications for the mentoring programme for female master's students in STEM fields (Computer science, mechanical engineering, elec­trical engineering, chemical engineering, bio engineering, mathematics, physics) at the IAI has started.

 

Registrations for SS21 are possible until 2021-06-20!

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IAI führt 2. regionales Policy Learning Lab durch
IAI conducts second regional Policy Learning Lab

The Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) invites you to the regional policy learning lab (PLL) on the 9th of February 2021 (virtually). This event is conducted within the framework of the CE Interreg Project CEUP 2030 (Central Europe Upstreaming for Policy Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 towards 2030).

 

The KIT is a member of the consortium and heads the ”Trend and Innovation” Network within the thematic area of ”Intelligent Production Systems”.

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apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Matthesprivat
apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Matthes

We congratulate PD Dr.-Ing. Jörg Matthes on his appointment as Extraordinary Professor (apl. Prof.) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

 

Mr. Jörg Matthes is head of the working group ”Advanced Automation Methods for Industrial Processes” in the Research Area ”Advanced Automation Technologies”. He received the Venia Legendi in 2017 after submitting his habili­tation thesis “Ganz­heitliches Konzept zur kamera­basierten Optimierung industrieller Hochtemperatur­prozesse”.

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Startschuss für das Kompetenzzentrum Umweltinformatik in der LUBW
Starting signal for the Competence Centre for Environmental Informatics at the LUBW

The Baden-Württemberg Competence Center for Environmental Informatics (KUI), which is located at the LUBW Landesanstalt für Umwelt Baden-Württemberg, was launched at the end of December 2020.

 

For years, the working group Web-based Information Systems (WebIS) has been significantly involved as a research partner in IT projects in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttembergas well as the LUBW and other IT partners.

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Professur von Dr. Jorge Ángel González Ordianoprivat
Professorship of Dr. Jorge Ángel González Ordiano

We congratulate our former institute colleague Dr. Jorge Ángel González Ordiano for becoming a professor at the Ibero-American University (Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México).

 

He completed his dissertation at the IAI on the topic “New Data-Driven Probabilistic Forecasting Methods with Applications in Energy Systems” in 2019.

 

We congratulate Mr. González Ordiano and are happy with him.

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Ausschreibung des Exzellenzuniversitätsvorhabens KIT Future Fields: Pilotprojekt „Energiepaketbasiertes Stromnetz für die ‚All Electrical Society‘“
Call for Proposals for KIT Future Fields: Pilot Project “Energy Package-based Power Grid for the ‚All Electrical Society‘“

Within the framework of the KIT-internal funding program “KIT Future Fields” as an excellence university project, the future topic “Energy Package-based Power Grid for the ‚All Electrical Society‘” could be won as a pilot project of stage 2 at the IAI. Prof. Dr.  Veit Hagenmeyer is responsible for the project.

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Habilitation von Dr. Timm Faulwasserprivat
Habilitation of Dr. Timm Faulwasser

We congratulate our former institute colleague Prof. Dr.-Ing. Timm Faulwasser on the successful completion of his habilitation in the field of computer science.

 

The topic of his habilitation thesis is “Optimization and Control of Cyber-Physical Systems” and the authorization to teach was awarded for the field of computer science.

 

We congratulate Mr. Faulwasser and are happy with him.

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Ehrenring des VDI für Dr. Jörg Nagelprivat
VDI Ring of Honor for Dr. Jörg Nagel

We congratulate our former institute colleague Dr. Jörg Nagel on being awarded the Ring of Honor of the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. – Association of German Engineers). The award took place on the occasion of the board meeting on November 25th, 2020.

 

At the IAI he completed his dissertation on the topic “Neues Konzept für die bedarfsgerechte Energieversorgung des Künstlichen Akkommodations­systems” with honors in 2011.

 

We are pleased with him about the award.

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MINToring@IAI
MINToring – Start of the mentoring program at IAI

A new mentoring programme for female master's students in STEM fields (Computer science, mechanical engineering, elec­trical engineering, chemical engineering, bio engineering, mathematics, physics) has been launched at the IAI.

 

Registrations for WS 20/21 are still possible until 2020-12-20!

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