BaSys4.0 – Basic System Industrie 4.0

The aim of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project “Basissystem Industrie 4.0 (BaSys4.0)” is to develop a comprehensive software architecture, which efficiently supports this transformation in the production processes via extensive integration of the IT components in the production plant. An integrated process map with all data provided via a common interface is required to enable highly versatile process planning in real time. All service and production process data must be available in a standard format, expandable at any time. BaSys4.0 is creating the basic structured software architecture and generic IT components to connect the engineering controls of the separate components in a production plant, enabling the integration of complex production processes into one, comprehensive production system. This effort guarantees the IT-Basis for flexible, dynamic, and adaptable production. The users will benefit in a variety of ways from BaSys4.0. The machinery and equipment in the manufacturing processes as well as the supply chain for new products can be quickly adapted. The declining costs make it economical to produce small series products while providing greater opportunity to small, innovative enterprises. The significantly simplified management of complex production processes helps to maintain and expand the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector. DFKI’s research department for Intelligent User Interfaces is involved in BaSys4.0. The findings from the recently completed SmartF-IT project, which focused on the design of adaptive cyber-physical IT systems at all production levels, now form the starting point for DFKI’s work on this new collaborative project. The team at DFKI Saarbrücken performs the information and service modeling for the integrated tool chain and a services-oriented communications middleware that, taken together, represent the basis for the planning and assistance services for production lines.


Contact Person: Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Dengler
Project Management: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster


Participating Research Departments

  • Intelligent User Interfaces


  • 2016