Scope of the Work Package

Work package 3 has a strong technological focus and pursues the goal of enabling intelligent transmission of data from the manufacturing systems to the respective environmental information system. To this end, a comprehensive analysis of existing data models, exchange formats and standards must first be carried out. In parallel, the existing data sources in manufacturing companies (PLM, ERP, EMS, etc.) must be analyzed (both on the machine side and on the software side). Existing compatibility problems shall be identified in expert workshops.

In the second part of the data identification and analysis it has to be determined which data are usually mapped in environmental reports (in close cooperation with WP4) and which standards require which type of information. Furthermore, it has to be communicated at which point in production these data occur, which digital tools capture them (in cooperation with WP1) and how they can be aggregated. Based on this information, a concept, a meta-model, a prototype implementation and a best-practice guide for data integration between environmental information systems and digitalized manufacturing processes will be developed. The prototype is also to be evaluated by selected external experts.

2022/06: Interview series started

For a study on the latest "Barriers, challenges and potentials in the digital transformation of industrial sustainability management systems" we currently search for participants with profound job experience in one of the following roles in a medium to large electronics or manufacturing organizations:

  1. Top-level Sustainability Management
  2. Working in a Sustainability-oriented organizational unit
  3. Public actors from sustainability science, administration or civil society
  4. Sustainability data, software or system solution providers

If this roles seem to fit you please consider to contribute your perspective to this study by reserving a time slot for an expert-interview or background talk with us using this link.

2021/06: ProMUT Indicator Catalog launches

The ProMUT Indicator Catalog registers and organizes key sustainablity performance indicator definitions across a variety of corporate sustainability frameworks according to carefully deduced reference frames and categories.

Start Page, Sources

The content of the catalog is selected to aggregate corporate sustainablity indicator sets which are used by managers and stakeholders to monitor, reflect and discuss the sustainability performance of their systems along dimensions and system levels.

Selected Publications

  • Beier, G., Reißig, M., Niehoff, S., & Ullrich, A. (2020): Betriebliches Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement 4.0. Informationsdurchgängigkeit mittels Methoden der Wissensrepräsentation. Industrie 4.0 Management, 36(1), 57-60. (Link)
  • Reißig, M. (2019): Towards a shared understanding of sustainability information systems. A linked open data repository to integrate manufacturing sustainability indicator sets (Link)

Talks & Workshops

  • Reißig, M. (02/2022), Implications of Sustainability Conceptions in Software Engineering & Development Practice, Software Engineering' 22 Conference, Workshop, GfSE Conference, 22. February 2022 (Event Description)
  • Reißig, M. (02/2022), Use of Digital Twins in Model-Based Systems Engineering for Sustainable Products and Processes, Workshop, GfSE Conference, 3.-4. February 2022 (Event Description)
  • Reißig, M. (08/2021), Representing Environmental Impacts and Effects in SysML – A Short Review, Talk at PLMBSE Meeting, GfSE e.V.
  • Reißig, M. (06/2021), What is there to learn from the digital for the socio-ecological transformation?, Talk at Weizenbaum DigiMeet 2021
  • Reißig, M (06/2021), Sustainability Management & Information Systems, Lecture at University of Potsdam in Dr. Grischa Beier's Seminar on Digitalisation & Sustainability
  • Reißig, M (05/2021), Green Software Engineering, Lecture at University of Potsdam in Dr. Grischa Beier's Seminar on Digitalisation & Sustainability
  • Reißig, M (05/2020): An ideation workshop on mapping sustainability criteria with free and open source software communities core values, AMRO 2020 Conference (Program Entry, Documentation)

Software & Research Data