DAEM2 Workshop: The 2nd International Workshop on Designing Assistive Environments for Manufacturing

Currently, a fundamental change is happening in manufacturing, transforming the practice of running independent manufacturing units to the implementation of networked cyber-physical systems. The digitalization of industrial production, often referred to as Industrie 4.0 (Industry 4.0), lays the groundwork for more flexible and efficient ways of producing goods. This new approach is often highly complex, putting strains on the operators and supervisors of such systems. Hence, new research questions related to the assistance of humans in the industrial context arise:

  • How do technologically-enhanced systems affect the work in the domain of manufacturing in the long run?
  • Are assistive manufacturing environments a temporary tool for people to acquire new skills?
  • Or do the systems change manufacturing work and processes fundamentally?
Further, we are interested in how the workers are using such assistive systems for the workplace. Most importantly, how can we design new assistive systems for workplaces that are extending the state of the art?

However, DAEM2 is not only concerned with the development of new technology; rather we want to learn about the implications that new technology in the manufacturing context has on its users, the work, and society in general. This workshop aims to continue the discussion with researchers and professionals related domains. The main goals of this workshop are assessing the current state of the art, providing possibilities for collaboration across researchers, and formulating research questions related to the design of assistive environments for manufacturing.

  • Concepts
    • New interaction concepts for assistive environments
    • Combining cognitive and physical assistance at the workplace
    • Tools and design techniques
    • Transfer of HCI concepts into industrial practice
  • Applications of Assistive Technology
    • For stationary or mobile assembly tasks
    • For monitoring or controlling cyber-physical systems
    • Assistance through Human-Robot Collaboration
    • For learning and education
    • Assistive systems for special needs
  • Technologies and Devices
    • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
    • Projection-based interfaces
    • Mobile and wearable devices
    • Haptic Enhancement of Digital Experiences
  • Methodology
    • Usability and user experience of assistive environments in industry
    • Evaluation methods
    • User and cognitive models
  • Others
    • Social and ethical aspects
    • Technological acceptance

The workshop deadlines are available here.