The platform’s working groups

The leaders of the working groups at Hannover Messe 2018

Working Groups of the Plattform Industrie 4.0

Six working groups stand for the technical and content-related results of the platform. Experts from businesses, associations, works councils and academia develop pre-competitive concepts, solutions and recommendations on key topics of Industrie 4.0 – from standardisation and IT security to economic, legal and social dimensions.

Working Group „Reference Architectures, Standards and Norms“

This working group is working on a lingua franca for the industrial Internet. It develops concepts that form the foundation of future standards. Their considerations set an important framework for standardization procedures—nationally as well as internationally.

Working Group on „Technology and Application Scenarios“

This working group formulates scenarios to describe the changes in the industry in concrete pictures. In exchange with the professional community, it identifies new trends and technologies, ranks them by significance and transfers them to the work of other working groups.

Working Group “Security of Networked Systems”

The working group develops solutions, recommendations for action and concrete application examples for a secure, networked industry. Because IT security must be anchored as a central key factor of global value chains in international standards, but also in the awareness and competence portfolio of companies.

Working Group on the „Legal Framework“

This working group accompanies the implementation of Industrie 4.0 with regards to legal questions. Its recommendations contribute to establishing legal security – especially for SMEs.

Working Group on "Work, Education and Training"

This working group shows with recommendations for action and best practices how qualified, digitalized work can be designed in companies. In collaboration with social partners, the working group acts as a practical "sounding board" and thought leader for the future working world of industry.

Working Group on "Digital Business Models in Industrie 4.0"

What are the basic principles of digital business models in Industrie 4.0? How do you create an ideal breeding ground for digital business models in companies and in the economy as a whole? These questions are at the center of this working group.