Associate Professor of HSE – Perm Participated in International Exhibition HANNOVER MESSE 2019
Aleksey Kychkin, Associate Professor of the Department of IT in Business at HSE-Perm, and head of the Cyber Physical Systems Research Group, attended the HANNOVER MESSE international exhibition, which was held on April 1-5, 2019 in Hannover, Germany.
At the exhibition Professor Kychkin met with representatives of organizations such as Siemens AG, CISCO, SAP, Schneider Electric, Oraсle, and Danfoss, as well as leading researchers of the Energy Systems Institute of the Vienna University of Technology, with whom he discussed scientific and technological cooperation in IoT solutions regarding building and facility power systems. Andreas Werner, Professor from the Vienna University of Technology, expressed interest in pursuing joint research on facility and building power systems.
During the event, more than 30 representatives of international organizations involved in the implementation of the concept of "Smart City" and "Industry 4.0" held negotiations, in which they discussed the development and application of augmented reality technologies for applications of digital factories.
Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler, Head of the Data Analysis Systems Division of Software Competence Center Hagenberg (Austria), praised the priorities of HSE-Perm’s Cyber Physical Systems research group, and suggested that they consider collaborating on an analysis of power data in cyber physical systems.
About the exhibition
HANNOVER MESSE is the largest and the most reputable technological exhibition in the world in the areas of Industry 4.0 and digital integration of business processes of integrated production and power generation. It has been held in Hannover, Germany since 1947. This year the exhibition brought together more than 6000 leading global companies, including the leaders of industry - Intel, IBM, Oracle, Siemens, ABB, Amazon, Cisco, Huawei, Bosch, Porsche, and others.
Research and commercial organizations were represented by Germany, Austria, Sweden, Italy, France, China, the USA, Great Britain, Turkey, Russia, Korea, Qatar, and many other countries. Projects from the Russian Federation were presented by the Russian Export Centre (REC), as well as the Governments of Moscow, the Perm region and the Republic of Tatarstan. The exhibition provides organization representatives the opportunity to discuss new and important areas of research and development with leading specialists in digital enterprises, share experience, and seek out partners for collaborative research and projects with foreign organizations specializing in the development of information systems and high-tech equipment.
IT solutions for the internet of things
A large number of IT solutions for industrial and power companies presented at the exhibition were focused on analytics of the internet of things.
Dr. Ralf Blumenthal from Siemens’s power efficiency analytics division, discussed solutions for power management digitalization, including programme systems for the collection, analysis and visualization of power consumption using the MindSphere web-platform.
Specialists from large IT companies emphasize the importance of the analysis of big data formed by different power equipment in megapolises. For example, in Germany, detailed statistics on power consumption of buildings is already being recorded, and work on creating and implementing ‘smart home’ technologies is being conducted in homes, office centres, hospitals, sport facilities, schools, colleges, and universities, etc.
Research in creating and using platforms of the internet of things is becoming more and more prevalent and it will be in high demand all over the world. An illustrative example is the development of InfluxData, which HSE-Perm’s Department of IT in Business has been using in its curriculum for several years. InfluxData specialists discussed their plans to develop components for intelligent analysis of time series.
The experience and information gained at the exhibition regarding the current status of IT solutions for digital factories and smart cities will be used in research and education at HSE-Perm for implementing projects that involve cyber physical systems and smart city technologies.