Karibu sana! A visit from Tanzania

Karibu sana! Finally, in-person contact is becoming possible and easier again. The MARS Group has a visitor from Tanzania.

Can we help develop a better understanding of the spread of viral infections in Tanzania and prevent future spreads? This is what the ESIDA project is about.

Our PhD student, Luba Pascoe, from the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania presents her research results to us and is working with us at the HAM Hamburg for two weeks. In September, we will be delighted to Luba in her lab in Arusha.

Feature: Digital Twin Research by the MARS Group in the campushunter Career Magazine

The MARS Group is featured in the current issue of the campushunter career magazine. The SmartopenHamburg (SOHH) model is a digital twin of the city of Hamburg, designed to enable the study of multimodal traffic and movement in an urban system. The article explores the challenges of developing representative and trustworthy models of complex multivariate systems. Specifically, the ability to predict future states relies on an accurate understanding of present states, from which the model starts its projection into the future. During the process, the course of the projection can be corrected by realigning parts of the model with real-time data from the real. Such course corrections can increase the validity of the final model output. The MARS Group actively explores this approach and other ways to increase the acceptance of predictive models.

A PDF version of the full campushunter issue is available for download here.

A Call for Papers for the Special Issue “Digital Twin with Model Driven Systems Engineering”

We would like to draw your attention to a call for papers issued by MDPI Open Access Journals for an upcoming Systems special issue titled “Digital Twin with Model Driven Systems Engineering”. The call for papers and all pertinent information can be found here.

This special issue is focused on the design and development of digital twins for practical purposes and applications in domains such as manufacturing, urban planning, healthcare, robotics, and logistics. Research and application of digital twins is very near and dear to the MARS Group (see, for example, this and this recent publication). Therefore, we are particularly please that our very own project leader Prof. Dr. Thomas Clemen is among the special issue editors.

We look forward to learning from any contributions to this and other journal issues that contribute to the body of knowledge surrounding digital twins development and application.

Acceptance Research With Digital Twin

We are pleased to inform you that the MARS research group was able to make a further contribution to the analysis and decision-making in urban road traffic with its SmartOpenHamburg project. In order to cope with the ever-increasing traffic in big cities, different solution strategies are simultaneously considered and also operated by many cities. In Hamburg, one of these strategies is the provision of all available means of transport at so-called HVV switch points (transport nodes where the load on the transport infrastructure is very high). One of these switch points is the underground station Kellinghusenstra├če. As part of this work, HAW Hamburg has published an interesting article. Feel free to have a look at it here.

UAS7 research internship with MARS at HAW Hamburg

Gabriel Steinberg, computer science graduate from Binghamton University (SUNY), completed a virtual research internship in multi-agent modelling and simulation with the MARS group at HAW Hamburg in Germany. He signed up through the UAS7 internship program.

If you would like to read more about the cooperation between Binghamton University and the MARS group in HAW Hamburg in Germany, please visit our website haw-hamburg.de.