Students work on E2COMATION in TU Seminar

We, the Human-Computer Interaction & Visual Analytics team, and I from the Software AG hold this semester the seminar “Visual Trend Analysis” at the TU Darmstadt in the department of computer science.

At this seminar, students will work on current research topics that also face the European research project E2COMATION, in which the Software AG is involved. The given topics address state-of-art research and trends toward energy management and energy consumption organization with ICT, especially in the production industry. After the last discussions regarding the goals of the seminar and the expected results, I am looking forward to learning new insights about existing research solutions that might be also interesting for the project as well.

The goal of the E2COMATION project is the improvement of industrial energy efficiency at the European manufacturing level which requires the integration of energy data with advanced optimization techniques to guide a company’s decision-making. E2COMATION intends to address the optimization of energy usage, at multiple hierarchical layers of a manufacturing process as well as considering the whole life-cycle perspective across the value chain. The solutions that will be developed in the E2COMATION framework will operate at all factory levels, from collecting information and data at the field level, to managing and optimizing production at the factory level, and even up to the factory network level.

Kickoff of the e-Learning Project Digitallabor

With the kickoff of the e-Learning project Digitallabor, we are supporting the education and training strategy of digital teaching in vocational training. Especially the COVID-19 crisis increased the need for solutions and approaches to enable digital trainings. However, there are many challenges, starting with the required infrastructure, moving further to pedagogic strategies and ending in individual electronic learning features.

In the project, any step has to be cover. Together with the project partners in the field of digital education, it is intended to use the opportunities offered by digitization for vocational education and training and to open up access possibilities for multipliers and teachers.

Information Science: The new degree program at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Digitization contributes to the accumulation of knowledge in immense amounts of data, but often unstructured and widely scattered. Information Scientists bring this knowledge together and make it usable for business and society. The new study program Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (h_da) trains students to become experts in the professional handling of data, information and knowledge. The bachelor and master program starts for the first time in the winter semester 2019/20 and replaces the previous course Information Science. Applications are possible from the 15th of May.

“Since digitization processes and rapid technological changes have a major impact on companies, information scientists also contribute to future and innovation processes,” emphasizes Prof. Dr. med. Kawa Nazemi. He is in charge of the Bachelor’s degree program Information Science. His graduates also qualify for leadership positions in companies, institutions, media organizations, administrations or libraries as well as for research activities. The master’s degree also qualifies for a doctorate. There are perspectives at the Hochschule Darmstadt in the cross-university doctoral program “Applied Computer Science”, in which h_da is involved.

The full news article (in German) can be found at (alternative source, due the original was taken offline):

Information about the application and the admission requirements can be found at:

Detailed information on the Information Science program can be found at:

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