Industry 4.0, the digitized, networked production, promises high cost reductions and productivity increases for the manufacturing industry. However, the successful implementation of this digitization poses great challenges for many companies. Above all, the lack of interdisciplinary trained technical experts for engineering these highly complex Industry 4.0 applications is often described as one of the biggest hurdles. The project SICHTEN 4.0 therefore aims at developing a software solution to design and implement such Industry 4.0 applications with existing employee qualifications, that is, without interdisciplinary experts.
Josef Frysak works at the Institute of Business Informatics – Communications Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) where he conducts research in the area of Industry 4.0. Previously he was employed as scientific researcher in the SICHTEN 4.0 project. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Informatics from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). His research interests range from software development to Industry 4.0, decision support systems, operations research and decision-making. Currently, he teaches courses on UML-Modeling and Business Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).