User Interfaces for Cyber-Physical Systems: Challenges and Possible Approaches

  • Volker Paelke
  • Carsten RöckerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9186)


Catchwords such as “Cyber-Physical-Systems” and “Industry 4.0” describe the current development of systems with embedded intelligence. These systems can be characterized by an increasing technical complexity that must be addressed in the user interface. In this paper we analyze the specific requirements posed by the interaction with cyber-physical-systems, present a coordinated approach to these requirements and illustrate our approach with a practical example of an assistance system for assembly workers in an industrial production environment.


Industrial IT User-Centered design Usability User interfaces Cyber-Physical-Systems Industry 4.0 Augmented reality Development processes and methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer Application Center Industrial Automation (IOSB-INA)LemgoGermany
  2. 2.Ostwestfalen-Lippe UAS & Fraunhofer IOSB-INALemgoGermany

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