Marc Hamilton, Fellow TU/e HTSC and MDE Expert at Altran Netherlands

"Information Flows"

In October 2022, HTSC organized a live Research Meet with the title ‘Streamlining information flows in engineering’, which was the first Research Meet since corona.

The demands on engineering environments are rapidly increasing. Digitization requires engineers to apply modeling techniques such that computers can optimally contribute to the engineering process. The models, documents and data form the information flows between engineers, tools and organizations that need to work together seamlessly. This interoperability requires these information flows to be managed properly.

Four speakers with very different angles on the problem presented their experience and research on this topic, addressing the application of linked data, interoperability standards and ontologies, among other things. Leo van Ruijven opened the event with a ‘Carwash for Data’. He explained how, for the new Pallas Nuclear Reactor, all engineering data is exchanged via a common data environment managed by a dedicated information management team. Lasitha Chamari presented her research on integrating static and dynamic information systems in buildings via her ‘BIM IOT Integration Framework for Smart Buildings’, for which the Atlas building is the Living Lab.

After a short break, Bedir Tekinerdogan continued with his presentation of ‘Multi Paradigm Modeling for Cyber Physical System of Systems’, explaining the evolution, via modeling, design viewpoints and systems of systems engineering, to the development of architecture frameworks for cyber-physical systems. Mark van der Pas closed the session with the application of linked data in the context of Industry 4.0, building knowledge graphs via the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) standard for describing assets.

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Leo van Ruiven opened the Research Meet with the first presentation.