Next Convide Lectures

Kristof Meixner (TU Wien): Product Lines Beyond Software - How Cyber-Physical Production Systems Challenge Software Product Line Approaches

When: Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Where: Building 50.34, Room -102
Online: Access via Zoom

Kristof Meixner

Abstract: The integration of digital technologies with physical manufacturing has introduced complex challenges in the planning and configuration of Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS). Software Product Line (SPL) engineering approaches provide ideas on how to tackle these challenges, but often fall short in addressing the unique demands of CPPS. This talk explores the challenges of CPPS engineering using a real-world use case and shows approaches that go beyond common SPL methods to improve flexibility, efficiency, and adaptability in production settings. For instance, it highlights domain-specific modeling techniques that derive well-established variability models for products, processes, and resources and how those models are integrated into a automated configruation process to generate essential CPPS artifacts like control codes. The talk will illustrate still unsolved challenges in CPPS engineering and potential new research directions and industry practices in the domain.