Markus Aleksy

Markus Aleksy
ABB, Ladenburg, Germany

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Doctor of Information Science (Tokyo Denki University, Japan), Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Dr. rer. pol., University of Mannheim, Germany), Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Inf. (Master Degree, University of Mannheim, Germany)

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Research Experience
October 2010 - October 2010
Seikei University
Position
  • Visiting Researcher
September 2007 - present
ABB
Position
  • Scientist / Senior Scientist / Project Leader
Description
  • Mobile & Wearable Computing, Service Science, Software Engineering, Knowledge Management
February 2007 - March 2007
Queen's University
Position
  • Visiting Researcher / Lecturer
Description
  • Course: Designing Enterprise Applications
Education
March 2006 - March 2007
Tokyo Denki University
Field of study
  • Information Science
February 1998 - December 2002
Universität Mannheim
Field of study
  • Business Informatics
October 1991 - January 1998
Universität Mannheim
Field of study
  • Business Informatics

Publications

Publications (179)
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The number of field devices in today’s industrial automation systems and tomorrow’s 5G-enabled ones is tremendously growing. Towards increasing the commissioning efficiency of these devices and reducing the manual effort, we proposed in our previous work a simplified commissioning approach for an edge computing-based plug & use functionality using...
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Significant deviation of predicted from real energy demand between planning and operation phase of buildings is amongst others caused by insufficient user behavior modeling capabilities. Technological progress, especially in the context of Internet of Things as well as Digitization, increases implementation possibilities in building automation syst...
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Improving commissioning mechanisms of field devices is a necessity under the massively increasing number of these devices today and in the future 5G-enabled industrial automation systems. Hence, we propose a simplified commissioning for an edge computing-based plug & use functionality using NFC tags with information models. This approach is expecte...
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Existing building automation solutions suffer from the drawback of causing high engineering, commissioning, and installation efforts. Furthermore, the existing approaches are error-prone and require a lot of manual interaction between the involved parties. This article presents the results of an analysis for moving towards autonomous plug&use funct...
Conference Paper
In der Planungsphase von Gebäuden prognostizierte Energiebedarfswerte weichen weiterhin und mitunter deutlich vom tatsächlichen Energiebedarf der Gebäude während der Betriebsphase ab. Fehlauslegungen, höhere Betriebskosten und verminderte Nutzerzufriedenheit sind die Folgen. Eine der Ursachen liegt im nicht ausreichend bekannten Nutzerverhalten und...
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Sensor-based real-time control is being used in robotics for different purposes. The trend is to develop intelligent robots that can understand and react on environmental situations. This leads to the integration of more complex algorithms and involving multiple sensors and mobile assets for a more fllexible and intelligent motion control. The requ...
Preprint
The increasing demands for highly individual products as well as for flexible production lines represent new challenges. To address these demands, future plants must be highly flexible and dynamically reconfigurable. Current systems are usually based on wired technologies for the connection of sensors, actuators, and controlling or monitoring devic...
Book
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems, MobiWIS 2019, held in Istanbul, Turkey, in August 2019. The 23 full papers presented together with 3 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 74 submissions. The papers of the MobiWIS 2019 deal with ar...
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The increasing complexity of industrial plants requires additional support for operators and service workers. Operators and service workers are employees in the smart factory who perceive and control the production and service processes utilizing an augmented view of the real factory. This augmented view can be realized utilizing mobile and wearabl...
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Advanced industrial applications as augmented reality support for maintenance works or mobile control panels require new reliable wireless connectivity solutions that are not available today. Based on an analysis of some representative use cases, this paper identifies and quantitatively describes the resulting requirements on the wireless systems a...
Conference Paper
Kurzfassung Augmented Reality (AR) erlebt derzeit eine Renaissance. Aktuell schätzen die Finanz-Experten von Goldman-Sachs das Marktpotential von Augmented und Virtual Reality bis zum Jahr 2025 auf 80 Milliarden US Dollar [1]. Auch vor der Industrie macht die Entwicklung dieser Technologie nicht Halt, allerdings konnte sie sich in den letzten Jahre...
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Excellent service is a key component of making industrial plants work without unexpected shutdowns and safety hazards to workers. Especially, up-to-date information regarding installed base is crucial to support the entire life cycle of systems and products as well as to provide tailored service offerings. However, the myriad and variety of industr...
Conference Paper
Microinteractions provide small details that may have a big impact on user experience of a (software) product. There are many examples of successful implementation of microinteractions in traditional software products, such as cut & paste functionality. However, the increasing popularity of mobile and wearable computing devices increases its applic...
Conference Paper
Today's industrial companies have to provide a broad range of services for the technologies and products they sell, great need also in industrial organizations for models and guidelines to support manager on how services should be organized. In this paper we will present the SErvice Engineering Methodology (SEEM) Framework, and how it was applied i...
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Augmented reality applications are gaining increased popularity due to the advances in mobile and wearable technologies and devices. In this paper, we categorize augmented reality applications with regard to the used visualization elements and techniques. Moreover, we present corresponding application areas and used metaphors to emphasize their use...
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Business process analysis combined with feature analysis can provide valuable impact on software product assessment. This paper presents the results of two case studies related to this approach. The first case study describes an investigation we conducted to improve the process of collecting and tracking installed base information using an existing...
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Corporate organizations sometimes offer similar software products in certain domains due to former company mergers or due to the complexity of the organization. The functional overlap of such products is an opportunity for future systematic reuse to reduce software development and maintenance costs. Therefore, we have tailored existing domain analy...
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Humans exhibiting enhanced capabilities through the use of implanted computers and electronics – otherwise known as cyborgs – have long been standard fare in popular science fiction movies and stories. This idea is no longer confined to creative Hollywood minds but is gradually finding its way into industries where it is proving to be very effectiv...
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In companies with a large portfolio of software or software-intensive products, functional overlaps are often perceived between independent products. In such situations it is advisable to systematically analyze the potential of systematic reuse and Software Product Lines. To this end, several domain analysis approaches, e.g., SEI Technical Probe, h...
Conference Paper
Wearable and mobile computing technologies enable new types of safety-related applications due to augmentation of sensing and computational devices, thus introducing new - non-intrusive interaction styles. Wearable sensor technologies provide the mobile worker with the opportunity to measure information about the environment as well as his own cond...
Conference Paper
Augmented Reality (AR) enhances real-world view with additional virtual information. This technique can be applied to a variety of industrial applications. It can be used to localize equipment in an industrial plant, to identify a dedicated device or to show its configuration. In addition, AR can be used in remote service situations, where remote e...
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Humans exhibiting enhanced capabilities through the use of implanted computers and electronics - otherwise known as cyborgs - have long been standard fare in popular science fiction movies and stories. This idea is no longer confined to creative Hollywood minds but is gradually finding its way into industries where it is proving to be very effectiv...
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Business activities often rely on data collection and processing facilities, such as completion and analysis of forms. Especially, when mobile devices are used to collect and process data, a lightweight, flexible, and portable approach is needed to ensure that digital forms can be provided on a variety of smart phones and tablets. In this paper, we...
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The increasing digitalization of our daily lives is gaining a new momentum recently in what is called the post-desktop era of computing. This wide spread in digitalization is made possible by the introduction of handy devices specifically of mobile phones, laptop computers, Smartphones, and tablets. This new trend in shaping up technological advanc...
Conference Paper
Industrial applications from areas like automation, process control, or power controls have a very long-life time up-to 30 years or even more. Supporting applications developed for such life-times cannot rely on the availability of the hardware the application was originally developed on. Especially FPGA families are updated approximately every 12-...
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The ongoing advances in mobile application programming interfaces and frameworks make it easier to develop this type of applications. However, the design of mobile user interfaces and prototypes that enable advanced interaction styles still requires improvement. In this paper, we describe an approach for rapid prototyping of mobile applications. He...
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Wearable computing promises gaining efficiency improvements in industrial applications due to augmentation of sensing and computational devices, thus improving the interaction between the user and the machine interface. Devices such as head mounted displays (HMDs) or wrist-mounted computers help delivering tailored information to the user while enab...
Technical Report
The discrepancy between increasingly short life-cycles of third party hardware and software components used in embedded controller products, and the relatively long intended lifetimes of customer applications developed for these platforms, makes the migration of these applications an important issue for platform developers. Due to the heterogeneity...
Technical Report
Traditionelle Technologieunternehmen in entwickelten Industrien wie der Automatisierungs- und Energiebranche integrieren zusehends produktbegleitende Dienstleistungen in ihr Angebot. Hierzu müssen Dienstleistungen entwickelt und kontinuierlich verbessert werden, wofür Best Practices benötigt werden. Eine Möglichkeit die sich bietet ist Best Practic...
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The recent advances in Grid and Cloud computing make new types of applications possible. At the same time, they require an infrastructure to implement heterogeneous computing resources time and cost-savely. Here, approaches that utilize design patterns, i.e., proven solutions to existing problems, seem to provide a good approach to enable these kin...
Conference Paper
Design for Service (DFS) is a concept that aims to ease maintenance and service required during the entire life cycle of products. In this paper, we explore the implications of Design for Service principles and requirement for software engineering. First, we introduce the DFS principles derived from the literature and discuss their coverage in exis...
Conference Paper
The service business is known to be very knowledge intensive. A huge amount of information is available in enterprise information systems whereas often times there is a mixture of structured and unstructured information contained in various data sources. The challenge lies in the extraction and combination of the right pieces of information in orde...
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Wearable computing promises to gain efficiency improvements in industrial applications due to augmentation of the device as well as improved interaction between the user and the device. In this paper, we present the results of a study with focus on utilization of wearable computing in industrial service applications. Our study consisted of a prelim...
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It is expected that the amount of product information available from the Internet of Things and Services will be so tremendous, that the main challenge will be to provide the right information, at the right time, in the right place, and to the right people. This objective is addressed by Aletheia – a distributed information system that enables the...
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The Time-Dependent Execution Design Pattern describes a way of temporally decoupling a client and a server instance, based on the possibility to specify a point in time at which the operation required by the client instance will be executed on the server instance.
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Wearable computing promises to gain efficiency improvements in industrial applications due to augmentation of the device as well as improved interaction between the user and the device. In this paper, we present the results of a study with focus on utilization of wearable computing in industrial service applications. Our study consisted of a prelim...
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Embedded systems provide limited storage capacity. This limitation conflicts with the demands of modern virtual machine platforms, which require large amounts of library code to be present on each client device. These conflicting requirements are often ...
Conference Paper
Utilizing mobile applications in the area of industrial field service promises several benefits, especially improved process support due to a tight integration of mobile workers and tailored information support. In this paper, we describe four mobile service business patterns derived from two industrial case studies. The first case study deals with...
Article
The ongoing evolution of industrial field service is mainly driven by demographical changes, increasing complexity of products, and tremendous amounts of product information from enterprise information systems as well as from the emerging Internet of Things. To cope with these challenges, a combined approach utilizing semantic and mobile technologi...
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Product-related information can be found in various data sources and formats across the product lifecycle. Effectively exploiting this information requires the federation of these sources, the extraction of implicit information, and the efficient access to this comprehensive knowledge base. Existing solutions for product information management (PIM...
Conference Paper
Presents a collection of slides covering the following topics: resource management; context-aware user interfaces; service discovery; process support; alternative input-output capabilities; Aletheia; and mobile service business patterns.
Technical Report
Instant availability of up-to-date information is a vital prerequisite in today’s business for decision making and the execution of many job tasks. Especially, in service business, which is to a high degree human-based and knowledge-driven, service job experience and information about the customer as well as the installed equipment are critical suc...
Technical Report
The difference between the long life times of proprietary control system hardware products such as controllers, and the relatively short life cycles of commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software, which are integral components in control system products pose special challenges on the life cycle. A major challenge is the handling of updates and c...
Conference Paper
Changing business environments, increasing complexity of industrial products, and an aging workforce are some of the challenges that have to be faced in the industrial field service area. In this paper, we present some application scenarios of bar codes in industrial field service and evaluate the suitability of existing 2D bar code software develo...
Conference Paper
The semantic integration of heterogeneous information sources across the enterprise together with product information available from the Internet of Things will be so vast, that one of the main challenges will be to provide the right information, at the right time, in the right place, and to the right people. This objective is addressed by the Alet...
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It is expected that the amount of product information available from the Internet of Things and Services will be so tremendous, that the main challenge will be to provide the right information, at the right time, in the right place, and to the right people. This objective is addressed by Aletheia - a distributed information system that enables the...
Conference Paper
The development of mobile applications, especially that provide context-sensitive features is a rather complex and difficult task. 'Smart' and 'context-aware' systems are great for end users, if they are non-intrusive and have user-friendly interfaces, but they are hard to design, maintain and integrate. Additionally, the coverage of such applicati...
Conference Paper
The increasing complexity of industrial products, an aging workforce, and tremendous amount of product information from enterprise information systems as well as the emerging Internet of Things are some of the challenges that have to be faced in the area of industrial field service. Mobile and semantic technologies may help to provide the right inf...
Conference Paper
Instant availability of up-to-date information is a vital pre-requisite in today's business for decision making and the execution of many job tasks. Especially, in service business, which is to a high degree human-based and knowledge-driven, service job experience and information about the customer as well as the installed equipment are critical su...
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In today's business instant availability of up-to-date information is a vital prerequisite for decision making and the execution of many job tasks. Especially in service business, service job experience and information about the customer as well as the installed site equipment are key factors to deliver services efficiently and with high quality. I...
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Utilizing mobile applications in the area of industrial field service promises several benefits, especially improved process support providing tailored service information and presenting it in an ad-hoc manner. The suggested approaches up to now are more or less beneficial or can't be applied in this area at all due to some assumptions that can't b...
Conference Paper
Mobile solutions provide the opportunity for seamless integration of mobile field service engineers into the service processes resulting in new form of interaction between them and the dispatcher. In this paper, we describe the results of our study regarding the requirements of utilizing a mobile application in the area of industrial field service....
Conference Paper
The advances in wireless communication and mobile computing make new types of applications possible. In this context, userspsila navigation becomes one of the most popular applications. The existing approaches to compute a route are either server- or client-based. The first one computes the route on a server and sends back the result to the mobile...
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Context-aware applications provide the user the ability to find and utilize services that are tailored to his current situation. Approaches, which support dynamic loading of the different elements of a mobile application, e.g., context sensors, adapted input and output components, or the business logic required for the use of location-based service...
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We propose FMJ (Featherweight Multi Java), an extension of Featherweight Java with encapsulated multi-methods thus providing dynamic overloading. Multi-methods (collections of overloaded methods associated to the same message, whose selection takes place ...
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A common problem in model-driven software development processes is the tracing of requirements across different phases of the software development life cycle and multiple levels of abstraction down to the code level. Because debugging at the model level is not feasible yet, unwanted or unexpected behavior of the executable system needs to be analyz...
Technical Report
ABB offers services for customers in various industries like minerals and mining, pulp and paper, utilities, chemical and pharmaceutical, and automotive. The heterogeneity of the customers and their desired services require flexibility and professionalism in the delivery of services, as well as in the development and implementation of service proce...
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Modern enterprise knowledge management systems typically require distributed approaches and the integration of numerous heterogeneous sources of information. A powerful foundation for these tasks can be Topic Maps, which not only provide a semantic net-like knowledge representation means and the possibility to use ontologies for modelling knowledge...
Conference Paper
The dynamic adaptability to the current context of the user is one of the most important challenges to a context-aware mobile application since context decides on the available services. In this paper, we present an approach, which supports dynamic loading of the different elements of a mobile application. This includes context sensors, adapted inp...
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The two review papers and four regular papers in this special issue focus on enterprise computing and industrial applications.
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Context-sensitive mobile applications require a certain amount of flexibility due to the fact that they have to provide services for many different situations. The limited resources available make resource management a major challenge in such applications. In this paper, we present different techniques for the efficient use of resources of mobile d...
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Modeling and simulation has become a well-established approach to efficiently back financial risk management applications. One major challenge though is the task of bringing together the domain-specific knowledge with the technical skills required for implementation. JOntoRisk bridges this gap in the area of operational technology risk. It is an on...
Technical Report
Changing business environments, technological progress and an aging fi eld service workforce are the challenges that have to be faced. The Service Lab provides a possibility for researchers, customers and partners to evaluate and test technologies as well as tools in order to meet these challenges. Furthermore, it takes requirements from operatio...
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Java application servers are gaining popularity as a way for businesses to conduct day-to-day operations. While strong emphasis has been placed on how to obtain peak performance, only a few research efforts have focused on these servers' ability to sustain ...
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Recent advances in the development of mobile terminals and the appropriate communication infrastructures have the consequence that new kinds of applications arise. This trend leads to more and more complex mobile client applications as well. In this paper, we present a generic architecture, which can be used for the development of context-sensitive...
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Context-sensitive mobile applications require a certain amount of flexibility due to the fact that they have to provide services for many different situations. The limited resources available make resource management a major challenge in such applications. In this paper, we present different techniques for the efficient use of resources of mobile d...
Conference Paper
Nowadays, nearly every field worker has a mobile phone and/or another kind of a mobile device and an abundant hardware infrastructure for mobile business applications exists. The common advances in the area of wireless communication technologies facilitate the realization of mobile business applications; however, the utilization of this infrastruct...