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    German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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    Hochschule Karlsruhe (IUMS), INTEC, Software AG, SITEC, Fraunhofer IWU, and IBIZ

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The research project RESPOND has been started in March 2019. The goal of RESPOND is a flexible and dynamic production system in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that monitors its own state and can react to errors and problems. The socio-technical production system carries out processes dynamically. The solution orchestrates IIoT nodes such as machines, sensors and edge devices and also integrates people with different roles into the Cyber-Physical Production System (CPPS). Among other things, flexibility is achieved by extending existing methods and tools for modeling and executing processes so that IIoT-capable devices can be used as generalized process resources with capabilities and self-description independent of the concrete application. The system can thus react resiliently at runtime to changes, uncertainties and errors in the spatial, temporal and interaction context.