Committee

Conference Chairs / Editors

David Herberger
David Herberger was team leader and research associate in the Factory Planning Division at the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) at Leibniz Universität Hannover from 2016 until 2020. Dr.-Ing. David Herberger previously studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Marco Hübner
Marco Hübner was a research associate in the Production Management Division at the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) at Leibniz Universität Hannover from 2015 until 2020. He previously studied mechanical engineering at Leibniz Universität Hannover with exchanges at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Keio Unitversity in Tokyo.

Scientific Partner

Peter Nyhuis
Peter Nyhuis has been head of the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) at Leibniz Universität Hannover since 2003. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Nyhuis was a member of the German Science Council (2014-2018) and has been Chairman of the Science Council of the AiF (GAG 3) since 2015. He is also a member of the German Academy of Technical Sciences acatech and the Scientific Society for Production Technology (WGP).
Thomas Bauernhansl
Thomas Bauernhansl has been Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart and the Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management at the University of Stuttgart since 2011. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bauernhansl is author of many books and member of many scientific societies. Both the digital and the biological transformation of value creation are core research fields in his institutes.
Günther Schuh
Günther Schuh has been the Chair of Production Systems at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University since 2002. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Schuh is also a member of the board of directors of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and director of the Research Institute for Rationalization (FIR) at the RWTH Aachen. He is the founder of Schuh & Co. Group, the e.GO Mobile AG and is a member of several supervisory boards and boards of directors.
Volker Stich
Volker Stich has been the head of the Institute for Industrial Management (FIR) at the RWTH Aachen University since 1997. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Stich has worked for 10 years for the St. Gobain-Automotive Group and led the management of European plant logistics. In addition he has been responsible for the worldwide coordination of future development project. His research focuses on operations management, logistics and business applications systems.
Annika Raatz
Annika Raatz has been leading the Institute for Assembly Technology (MATCH) at Leibniz University Hannover since 2013. Previously, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annika Raatz was head of the Assembly and Production Automation Department at the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) at the TU Braunschweig, where she independently coordinated courses, research projects and industrial partners. Her key research areas include Soft Material Robotic Systems, precision assembly and automated assembly and disassembly.
Bernd Kuhlenkötter
Bernd Kuhlenkötter was responsible for the product management and technology at ABB Robotics Germany until 2009. In 2009, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kuhlenkötter took over the Professorship for “Industrial Robotics and Production Automation” at the Technical University of Dortmund. Since 2015, he holds the professorship of “Production Systems” at Ruhr University Bochum. In parallel, he is the vice president of the Academic Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics (MHI e.V.).
Christoph Herrmann
Christoph Herrmann is university professor for Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering and co-director of IWF, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig as well as director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST since November 2018. Since 2009 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann leads the Joint German-Australian Research Group on “Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering” together with Prof. Sami Kara from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.