March 10, 2021

Dr. Erwin Rauch (Free University of Bolzano – Bozen) and Dr. Manuel Woschank were invited to give a Panel Speech at the Global Engineering Education Panel of the 11th Annual Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Singapore. Thereby, the following topics were presented:

1) Rauch: The role of learning factory labs for teaching Industry 4.0

2) Woschank: The Systematic Realignment of Teaching and Learning Processes in Industrial Engineering Education

March 10, 2021

In the course of the SME4.0 projects researchers from the Montanuniversitaet Leoben and the Free University of Bolzano – Bozen submitted the following papers for the 11th Annual Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Singapore:

1) Kompatscher, Pacher, Woschank: The LogiLegoLab: A Problem-based Learning Approach for Higher Education Institutions

2) Woschank, Kaiblinger, Miklautsch: Digitalization in Industrial Logistics: Contemporary Evidence and Future Directions

3) Raith, Woschank, Zsifkovits: Metamodeling in Manufacturing Systems: Literature Review and Trends

4) Garcia, Rauch, Salvalai, Matt: AI-Based Human-Robot Cooperation for Flexible Multi-Variant Manufacturing

5) Rauch, De Marchi, Jitngernmadan, Martin: A Descriptive Analysis for Education and Training on Automation 4.0 in Thailand

December 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that, after an ongoing evaluation, the SME4.0 project will be extended until 31.12.2021. This gives us an additional year for further secondments, presentations, company workshops, and scientific publications.

December 17, 2020

Dr. Manuel Woschank, MSc (Chair of Industrial Logistics, Montanuniversitaet Leoben) received the Best Track Paper Award for the publication "Competencies in the Digitalized Working Environment: A Concept for Engineering Education in Higher Education Institutions" which was written in cooperation with Ms. Corina Pacher, B.A. MA MA (Resources Innovation Center, Montanuniversitaet Leoben). Congratulations!

December 9, 2020

From December 7 to December 10, 2020 Dr. Manuel Woschank is attending the 2nd African International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Harare. Thereby, the following publications will be presented as an outcome of the SME4.0 project: 1) Ralph, B.J., Pacher, C. and Woschank, M., Conceptualization of the Lecture ‘Digitalization and Digital Transformation in Metal Forming’ based on Implications from Contemporary Teaching and Learning Theories and 2) Pacher, C. and Woschank, M., Competencies in the Digitalized Working Environment: A Concept for Engineering Education in Higher Education Institutions.

September 28, 2020

On 22 September Prof. Christopher Brown hold a key note speech on “Design Theory and Sustainability” during the first day of the Summer School Doc+ organized by the Chair for Industrial Logistics of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben. In his talk Prof. Brown gave a valuable insight how design theory can be used to design Industry 4.0 problems and Cyber-Physical Production Systems based on ethics and principles of sustainability. The key note speech is combined with a workshop on Axiomatic Design, where students will practice what they have learnt working on case studies in groups.

August 17, 2020

Corina Pacher, MA MA (Resources Innovation Center Leoben, Montanuniversitaet Leoben) and Dr. Manuel Woschank (Chair of Industrial Logistics, Montanuniversitaet Leoben) received the best track paper award for the contribution “Fostering Transformative Learning Processes in Industrial Engineering Education” at the 5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Detroit. The paper was selected among 500+ accepted papers from more than 50 countries. Congratulations!

August 17, 2020

Dr. Manuel Woschank (Chair of Industrial Logistics, Montanuniversitaet Leoben) received the “Curriculum Innovation Award” at the 5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Detroit in recognition and appreciation of his contributions, dedication, and lifelong achievement in the industrial engineering and operations management profession. The conference included 500+ technical presentations from more than 50 countries. Congratulations!