WS01 - 3rd Workshop on Implementing Asset Administration Shells (ImplAAS)

Workshop Organized by

Thomas Kuhn, Fraunhofer Institute IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Pablo Oliveira Antonino, Fraunhofer Institute IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Daniel Porta, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany and Frank Schnicke, Fraunhofer Institute IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Sten Grüner, ABB AG Corporate Research Center, Germany


The Asset Administration Shell (AAS) is a harmonized, digital representation of industrial assets being developed by the German Platform Industrie 4.0 and by the Industrial Digital Twin Association (IDTA). With this workshop, we want to complement the ongoing industry-driven discussions and standardization activities with a research-oriented format that focuses on the ongoing development of the AAS, the application of AAS especially in cross-enterprise scenarios, the virtualization of (production) processes, and its integration with other key technologies, such as OPC UA. We also want to explore additional application areas for AAS.

Topics under this workshop include (but not limited to)

  • Experiences with Asset Administration Shells (for all kinds of assets) in practice
  • Languages for inter-AAS communication and negotiation
  • Machine learning supported by AAS
  • Integration of AAS with streaming data and scalability of AAS solutions
  • AAS for virtual commissioning and Continuous Engineering of production processes
  • Hierarchical AAS registry concepts
  • AAS-based plant architectures
  • Virtualization of plants and manufacturing processes with AAS
  • Maintenance and updating of AAS and AAS meta-models over longer time periods
  • Data privacy and data sovereignty with Asset Administration Shells

Download Call for Papers

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Contact for more details

If you would like to know more about the workshop, please contact, Thomas Kuhn (; Pablo Oliveira Antonino (; Daniel Porta (; Frank Schnicke (; Sten Grüner (;