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prostep ivip Newsletter 05/2020

Foreword: Henrik Weimer, Board, prostep ivip Verein
New member: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
prostep ivip and ASAM announce collaboration in the field of model-based system engineering (MBSE)
prostep ivip Symposium 2020: Postponed to September 2-3, 2020
Fraunhofer Certification Program - Mastering Digital Twins
CONWEAVER's Solidarity
prostep ivip Webinar: ReqIF Workflow Forum
on 26/06/2020 at 14h00

Dates

Dear prostep ivip members,

The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 plunged many industries into a financial crisis, affecting their companies’ investment capabilities while often threatening their very existence. At the same time companies have to increase efficiency to hold their ground in fiercer global competition after the crisis. This is a difficult balancing act that only those capable of remaining flexible and responding with agility to changing economic conditions will be able to master. The only companies to survive will be - feely adapted from Darwin - those that are digitally the fittest. It is not a coincidence that the digital champions have weathered the crisis best so far.

Digital technology helped us during the lockdown to maintain our work environment, to communicate with one another, and to remain in contact with our customers. It will also be key to regaining our operational efficiency as soon as possible after the crisis - or more correctly even during the crisis. And that applies not only to cooperation and communication, but fundamentally to all business processes in product development, production technology and services. We also need to better interlink our global value chains digitally, enabling us to respond to crisis symptoms at an earlier stage.

I don’t want to overstress the Chinese script in this context, which uses for the word crisis two syllables that individually mean danger and chance. You might have heard this dozens of times. Still, I actually believe that we must treat the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to promote digital transformation and better integrate our processes. This is particularly true as changes can be enforced with less risk and lower learning costs in times of slowed economic activity. The willingness to change is there. Many of us have experienced during the lockdown that we would not have been able to work without digital technology.

Hence my appeal to you: use this crisis as an opportunity to intensify the digitization of your business processes and maybe even to develop new ideas for digital business models. This does not necessarily require large investments: just continue to pursue consistently the many digitization initiatives already in progress at your company. The prostep ivip association will provide active support, so that we all can emerge from this crisis digitally stronger. In the board of management we invest particular effort to ensure that the annual symposium can be held - in whatever form - in 2020 as well, because the exchange of information on obstacles and progress in digitization has never been more important.

Nobody knows exactly how long the crisis will maintain its grip on us or how quickly the economy will recover – but it will. People will fly again and they will also buy cars again, maybe even more than before. And we will continue to focus on digitization, because nothing is more constant than the digital transformation.

Yours sincerely,
Henrik Weimer

Contact

Henrik Weimer
Board, prostep ivip Association
E-Mail: hw@prostep.org

New member: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The benefits of an international neutral network are convincing - especially in difficult times! In May we were pleased to welcome a new member to our group of researchers. We are pleased that the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has decided to become a member of the prostep ivip association. With our broad range of different projects in our technical program we were able to win UC3M for us. A warm welcome to our new member!

Contact

Sabrina Reis
prostep ivip Association
Telephone: +49 6151 9287 312
E-Mail: sabrina.reis@prostep.org

prostep ivip and ASAM announce collaboration in the field of model-based system engineering (MBSE)

In April 2020, prostep ivip and ASAM e.V. (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) signed a letter of intent in which they agree to collaborate in the field of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). The objective of this collaboration is to harmonize requirements and the application of the standards of both sides and thus facilitate the modeling and simulation of level 4/5 autonomous driving.

The collaboration involves taking account of mutual requirements and enhancements when developing standards. It is intended that differences, overlaps and contradictions between the standards be eliminated. Both associations want to create a consistent framework for the development and certification of autonomous driving functions in the global automotive industry.

The bundling of expertise from vehicle development, testing and validation (ASAM e.V.), as well as product development and production (prostep ivip Association), makes a consistent approach along the entire value chain possible.

Armin Hoffacker, chairman of the prostep ivip Association's board, sees the collaboration as offering great potential: "The two associations – prostep ivip and ASAM – bundle many years of experience with the latest findings from the research community and industry. Instead of working in parallel, we are accelerating joint development progress with the help of our members."

Dr. Estenfeld, managing director of ASAM e.V., sees this collaboration as sending a strong signal to the industry: "The industry is demanding effective and reliable standards as quickly as possible so that it can get to grips with topics that will be critical in the future, like autonomous driving. Incompatibilities between standards are time-consuming and tie up capacities. This is why we, as a member- and industry-driven organization, believe that it is extremely important that we collaborate with other standardization organizations, such as the prostep ivip Association.

Contact

Fabienne Kreusch
prostep ivip Association
Telephone: +49 6151 9287 446
E-Mail: fabienne.kreusch@prostep.org

prostep ivip Symposium 2020: Postponed to September 2-3, 2020

In consideration of the recommendations and evaluations by the Robert-Koch-Institute and the Federal Ministry of Health the prostep ivip board of management decided to postpone the prostep ivip Symposium to September 2-3, 2020. The ICS in Stuttgart remains the event venue. The sharing of information, ideas and knowledge within our community of international experts and executives is at the heart of our Symposium. Due to the current worldwide situation associated with the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) an unrestricted gathering of all participants, speakers and exhibitors in May will unfortunately not be possible.

We very much hope that the situation will stabilize until September and that we will be able to come together with many national and international friends and partners. Of course, we will keep you informed about the developments.

We are also gladly available to you for any further questions or concerns.

Stay safe!

With best regards,
the prostep ivip team

Contact

Fabienne Kreusch
prostep ivip Association
Telephone: +49 6151 9287 446
E-Mail: fabienne.kreusch@prostep.org

CONWEAVER's Solidarity

In face of the COVID 19 crisis, CONWEAVER has decided to offer our software and services free of charge to customers, interested parties and the general public, if we can directly or indirectly contribute to saving lives.

Manufacturers of medical equipment are currently having difficulties in producing the quantities needed. We note that our customers in the automotive industry are making efforts to produce more ventilators and other medical equipment. GM has even been ordered to do so by the US government.

Now it is up to us to make a solidarity contribution where it is possible. Our expertise lies in the ability to automate very large amounts of data from a wide variety of data worlds and to link them together very quickly (within a few weeks). This creates specialist contexts which make conclusions and evaluations possible very quickly.

We have already proven our expertise with our customers General Motors, Bosch, Volkswagen, Daimler, etc., but also in the context of cooperation projects between automotive companies.

We would like to make our Linksphere platform and our solution competence available within the framework of the above mentioned goal of saving lives. Our platform is suitable for:

  1. Support of medical device manufacturers, especially with regard to challenges in engineering and production
  2. Support for development, production and supply cooperation between medical equipment manufacturers and their partners (e.g. automotive OEM)
  3. Improving of the information chain on COVID-19

We envision making a contribution to the rapid provision of solutions within the framework of company cooperations. We would like to motivate everyone who can use support for these issues to contact us. We are happy to help! Together we are strong!

The CONWEAVER Team

Contact

Marc Fauquembergue
CONWEAVER
Telephone: +49 6151 599 92 110
E-Mail: pr@conweaver.com

prostep ivip Webinar: ReqIF Workflow Forum
on 26/06/2020 at 14h00

Requirements management has established itself as a method to ensure a seamless specification along the product creation process. Therefore, requirement systems were introduced in the company in order to master the complex specification processes and requirement dependencies. To further simplify the cross-company exchange of information, the generic Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) was specified and published as a standard by the Object Management Group (OMG). In addition, a user group of the prostep ivip association has made agreements to standardize the cross-company exchange process.

The webinar will address the following points in more detail:

  • Motivation for a dedicated ReqIF
  • Overview of ReqIF concepts
  • Activities of the ReqIF Implementor Forum
  • Activities of the ReqIF Workflow Forum
  • ReqIF benchmark activities

Prostep ivip members are entitled to participate in the webinar free-of-charge. To register please send an email to Sarah.Giese@PROSTEP.com and you will receive the log-in data in return.

Please make a note of the next webinar scheduled for July 17, 2020 on Product Lifecycle Management.

Contact

Sarah Giese
Prostep AG
Telephone: +49 6151 9287-421
E-Mail: Sarah.Giese@PROSTEP.com

Dates

02-05.06.2020       Q2 LOTAR Virtual Technical Interchange Meeting
02.06.2020             prostep ivip ReqIF IF (online)
02.06.2020             Joint PDM-IF User Group & Implementor Group
09.06.2020             PDM-IF IF (online)
10.06.2020             prostep ivip MBV (online)
16.06.2020             VDA AK DPE
16.06.2020             PDM-IF UG (online)
16.06.2020             prostep ivip ReqIF IF (online)
17.06.2020             prostep ivip JT Implementor Forum (online)
18.06.2020             prostep ivip ReqIF WF (online)
18.06.2020             prostep ivip DDP (online)
23.06.2020             prostep ivip PLIM (online)
23/24.06.2020       prostep ivip VES-WF (online)
23/24.06.2020       PDM-IF (online)
24.06.2020             prostep ivip PSM (online)
24.06.2020             prostep ivip MBV (online)
25.06.2020             prostep ivip TSC (online)
26.06.2020             prostep ivip Webinar ReqIF Workflow Forum
          (only for members)
30.06.2020             prostep ivip Req-IF IF (online)
02/03.09.2020       prostep ivip Symposium, ICS Stuttgart

  
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Vereinsregister: Amtsgericht Darmstadt, Nr. VR2438
Vorstand: Armin Hoffacker (Vorsitz), Prof. Dr. Rainer Stark,
Dr. Henrik Weimer, Philipp Wibbing
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