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The Karlsruhe University of Applied science is a university of applied science in Karlsruhe. It is the largest university of applied science in the state of Baden-Württemberg, offering both academic and professional higher education study programmes in engineering science, natural science, and business. Given the concentration of research centers and universities in and around Karlsruhe, the university of technology offers a wide range of courses on campus respected in the industry and academia.It is ranked among the top universities of applied science or Fachhochschule in Germany with especially strong mechanical, electrical engineering, IT and Engineering with Business Studies programs.The university is also home to one of Germany's most successful research-oriented International Master of Science degree program in Sensor Systems Technology that was accredited by ASIIN and awarded the Quality Seals of the Akkreditierungsrat and German Academic Exchange Service . Wikipedia.

Rupp D.,Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Weygand S.M.,Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Philosophical Magazine | Year: 2010

The fracture behaviour of polycrystalline sintered and rolled tungsten rods was investigated from -150C to 950C by means of three-point bending tests and electron microscopy where special attention was drawn to the influence of the microstructure. This thorough investigation demonstrates the positive impact of the crystallographic and grain shape anisotropy in tungsten. Specimens extracted along the rolling direction exhibit twice as high fracture toughnesses and a significantly reduced brittle-to-ductile transition temperature than the other two investigated orientations. Furthermore, these specimens show a change in their fracture mode from transgranular to intergranular fracture with crack deflection occurring around 270C. In an in situ SEM fracture test, the origin of this crack deflection could be clarified. Finally, a fracture mechanics model is presented which predicts correctly the transition between the two fracture modes and which gives an energy criterion suitable to interpret experimental fracture results. © 2010 Taylor & Francis. Source

Sulzmann M.,Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
PPDP'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGPLAN Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming | Year: 2012

Regular expression sub-matching is the problem of finding for each sub-part of a regular expression a matching sub-string. Prior work applies Thompson and Glushkov NFA methods for the construction of the matching automata.We propose the novel use of derivatives and partial derivatives for regular expression sub-matching. Our benchmarking results show that the run-time performance is promising and that our approach can be applied in practice. Copyright © 2012 ACM. Source

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.8.1 | Award Amount: 3.67M | Year: 2012

The objective of INTUITEL is to enhance state-of-the-art e-learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMS) with features that so far have been provided only by human tutors. An INTUITEL-enabled system constitutes an integrated learning environment that configures itself in response to any learner, monitors his/her progress and behaviour, combines these data with pedagogical and methodological knowledge and then by automated reasoning deduces optimal guidance and feedback. The deductive process may include the current learner performance, the daily learning attitude and emotional setting of the learner, personal aspects like gender, culture and age as well as environmental aspects like available communication bandwidth, ambient noise level, screen size and type of access device. INTUITEL therefore will be a step towards a global learning cloud, where personalized technology-enhanced learning is available for any person at any place, with any access device and under any external condition, including mobile learning scenarios. In INTUITEL, learning goals will be defined according to the desired competency, which will be mapped to the available content. At the same time, high flexibility to choose a learning pathway is maintained by offering system driven and learner directed navigation tools, thereby increasing the empowerment of teachers and learners and fostering the acquisition of methodological knowledge. By interpreting the learners responses INTUITEL will automatically determine his/her position in a cognitive model for the particular learning content. The INTUITEL-enabled LMS then plays the role of a pedagogically skilled teacher, transparently guiding the learner towards the required competencies. Particular emphasis will be put on a widespread dissemination of INTUITEL results across the e-learning industry as well as in schools, universities and to other educational key players in collaboration with a major e-learning conference.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2015 | Award Amount: 1.06M | Year: 2016

MAKERS will bring together leaders from business, academia and policy to study issues related to the drivers and dynamics of sustaining the competitiveness of EU manufacturing sectors. The projects innovative research, training and mobility activities will address key concerns related to the historic opportunity for the EU to lead a manufacturing renaissance that not only upgrades existing manufacturing competences but, more importantly, develops new technological capabilities across EU regions to support regional industrial resilience for more distributed and sustainable socio-economic growth and prosperity. MAKERS will create a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss the current understanding of issues related to manufacturing renaissance, including (1) the role of small, medium and large manufacturing firms and local production systems plugged into local-global value chains; (2) what are the drivers and processes for innovation, technological capabilities and technology transfer from research intuitions to firms; (3) trends in reshoring and nearshoring and the potentials for re-industrialisation and shorter value chains; (4) the impact of the socio-economic-environmental sustainability agenda on EU competitiveness; (5) skills requirements and training; and finally (6) how policy can ensure the competitiveness of EU manufacturing sectors for more distributed and sustainable socio-economic growth and prosperity. MAKERS training programme comprises: 1) annual summer schools that will cover the breadth of the issues above and address methodological requirements; 2) work package-specific Business/Academia/Policy (BAP) workshops; 3) dissemination activities within the network in conjunction with mobility, such as presentations at faculty seminar series, and doctoral level guest lectures; 4) dissemination activities at events outside the network, such as presentations at international conferences, policy fora and multi-media engagement.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: FoF.NMP.2012-3 | Award Amount: 6.72M | Year: 2012

The vision of I-RAMP is to enable the European industry towards smart manufacturing systems in conventional production. The project aims at creating innovative solutions in order to improve the competitiveness for this industry sector. This goal will be reached by a new concept for fast and optimized ramp-up and operation of production lines with heterogeneous devices. By this, significant reduction of time and efforts during the setup and re-configuration of production will be reached. At the same time, production costs will be reduced by increasing the efficiency of manu-facturing. This challenge will be tackled by the introduction of the so called NETDEVs. This new kind of agent-based production devices is equipped with standardized interfaces and standardized communication protocols as well as self-descriptive capabilities. Furthermore, NETDEVs are able to optimize themselves to varying setup of production and production conditions by negotiating with each other. A plug-in concept of different models allow for easy extension of NETDEVs for maintenance and re-use purposes. By revealing hidden features I-RAMP technology is able to multiply the usability of conventional devices. The I-RAMP concept covers also new approaches for the smart introduction of intelligent sensors and actuators as they play a significant role in future smart factories. Such systems will be equipped with standardized interfaces and advanced communication skills in order to improve plug&work. The holistic concept of I-RAMP for enabling future smart factories is completed by the introduction of knowledge-based modules for Manufacturing Execution Systems. The additional features of the I-RAMP approach allow for increasing flexibility and fault-tolerance during production. Having I-RAMP technology available, a significant step towards plug&produce technology as well as better modularity, maintainability and reusability will be done.

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