Internet of Production

The Internet of Production (IoP) pursues the vision of enabling a new level of cross-domain collaboration by sharing available semantically adequate and context-related data from development, production, and use in real time, even globally across participants of the IoP.

Within the cluster of excellence, COMSYS participates in two areas:

  1. As part of CRD-A "IoP-Infrastructure", COMSYS contributes to develop an infrastructure for the IoP considering the functional, physical, and conceptual perspective for Digital Shadows in Production. In particular, Prof. Wehrle coordinates the Workstream A.I "Physical Infrastructure Supporting Digital Shadows" with the vision of providing the physical foundation for the IoP by supporting the execution and transfer of production models and data flows within and across layers with high performance, low latency, and security.
    The main research objectives COMSYS focuses on are (i) a seamless low-latency analysis and execution of physical, simulated, and data-driven models towards a holistic analysis in all production domains through adaptive control operations within network infrastructures and (ii) to guarantee data security, data sovereignty, and stakeholder confidentiality in industrial collaboration scenarios within a global lab of labs with mutually distrustful stakeholders. 
  2. As part of CRD-B2 "Production Technology", COMSYS contributes to integrate reduced and composed heterogeneous engineering models across production domains into situation-specific real-time data analytics. 

COMSYS also participates in the interdisciplinary expert group "Digital Shadow Enablers" to advice and enable all IoP research institutions to create, utilize, and manage data repositories suitable for highly heterogeneous structured, semi-structured and unstructured data to facilitate the creation of digital shadows.
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More specific information is available on the official cluster website. The funding initially runs from 2019 to 2025.


Our Team



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    For questions and inquiries regarding the Internet of Production, please contact:

    Jan Pennekamp
    Deputy Workstream Coordinator CRD-A.I

    E-Mail: jan.pennekamp[[at]]


Internet of Production Publications

Proceedings of the 2024 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS '24), May 6-10, 2024, Seoul, Korea
Publisher: IEEE,
May 2024
Proceedings of the 2024 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS '24), May 6-10, 2024, Seoul, Korea
Publisher: IEEE,
May 2024
Johannes Lohmöller, Jan Pennekamp, Roman Matzutt, Carolin Victoria Schneider, Eduard Vlad, Christian Trautwein, and Klaus Wehrle
Data & Knowledge Engineering, 151
May 2024
ISSN: 0169-023X
Ike Kunze, Dominik Scheurenberg, Liam Tirpitz, Sandra Geisler, and Klaus Wehrle
Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS '24)
May 2024
Ph.D. Thesis
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
April 2024
ISBN: 978-3-8440-9467-1
Blockchain Technology Accelerating Industry 4.0
Blockchains – A Handbook on Fundamentals, Platforms and Applications Volume 105 of Advances in Information Security
Chapter 17, page 531-564.
Publisher: Springer,
March 2024
ISBN: 978-3-031-32145-0
Jan Pennekamp, Roman Matzutt, Christopher Klinkmüller, Lennart Bader, Martin Serror, Eric Wagner, Sidra Malik, Maria Spiß, Jessica Rahn, Tan Gürpinar, Eduard Vlad, Sander J. J. Leemans, Salil S. Kanhere, Volker Stich, and Klaus Wehrle
ACM Computing Surveys, 56(2)
February 2024
ISSN: 0360-0300
Jan Pennekamp, Fritz Alder, Lennart Bader, Gianluca Scopelliti, Klaus Wehrle, and Jan Tobias Mühlberg
IEEE Access, 12:9350-9368
January 2024
ISSN: 2169-3536
Jan Pennekamp, Markus Dahlmanns, Frederik Fuhrmann, Timo Heutmann, Alexander Kreppein, Dennis Grunert, Christoph Lange, Robert H. Schmitt, and Klaus Wehrle
ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 23(4)
November 2023
ISSN: 1533-5399
Lennart Bader, Jan Pennekamp, Emildeon Thevaraj, Maria Spiß, Salil S. Kanhere, and Klaus Wehrle
Proceedings of the 20th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous '23), November 14-17, 2023, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher: Springer,
November 2023
47. Journal of Systems Research, 3(1)
October 2023
ISSN: 2770-5501
Proceedings of the 28th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS '23), September 25-29, 2023, The Hague, The Netherlands Volume 14345, page 102-122.
Publisher: Springer,
September 2023
ISBN: 978-3-031-51475-3
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