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Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "FACTS4WORKERS" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: INFFELDGASSE 21 A
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 7˙916˙441 €
 EC max contribution 6˙344˙544 € (80%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Technologies for Factories of the Future)
 Code Call H2020-FoF-2014
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2014
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2014-12-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH AT (GRAZ) coordinator 1˙220˙160.00
3    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN AT (WIEN) participant 662˙812.00
5    HIDRIA razvoj in proizvodnja avtomobilskih in industrijskih sistemov, d.o.o. SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 537˙985.00
7    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE IT (Florence) participant 431˙250.00
8    EVOLARIS NEXT LEVEL GMBH AT (GRAZ) participant 405˙378.00
10    THERMOLYMPIC SL ES (UTEBO(ZARAGOZA)) participant 272˙671.00
11    THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG DE (DUISBURG) participant 271˙250.00
12    EMO-ORODJARNA DOO SI (CELJE) participant 208˙346.00
13    SIEVA, PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ IN TRZENJ V AVTOMOBILSKI INDUSTRIJI DOO SI (Šempeter pri Gorici) participant 174˙090.00
15    IMINDS BE (GENT) participant 0.00
16    UNIVERSITAT ZURICH CH (ZURICH) participant 0.00


 Project objective

It is the high ambition of the project to create “FACTorieS for WORKERS” (FACTS4WORKERS), therefore a serious effort will be put into integrating already available IT enablers into a seamless & flexible Smart Factory infrastructure based on worker-centric and data-driven technology building blocks. As FACTS4WORKERS is underpinned by a clear human-centric approach: usability, user experience and technology acceptance are of the utmost project interest. FACTS4WORKERS will develop and demonstrate workplace solutions that support the inclusion of increasing elements of knowledge work on the factory floor. These solutions will empower workers on the shop floor with smart factory ICT infrastructure. Advancement will be gained through integrating several building blocks from a flexible smart factory infrastructure, focusing on workers’ needs, expectations and requirements, and being supported by organisational measures and change management. In line with our assumptions on impacts on productivity we therefore estimate that that we can increase job satisfaction for 800,000 European workers by the year 2025. These solutions will be developed according to the following four industrial challenges which are generalise-able to manufacturing in general: personalised augmented operator (IC1), worked-centric rich-media knowledge sharing/management (IC2), self-learning manufacturing workplaces (IC3) and in-situ mobile learning in the production (IC4). Moreover, FACT4WORKER‘s objectives in terms of measureable indicators are: • To increase problem-solving and innovation skills of workers; • To increase cognitive job satisfaction of workers; • To increase average worker productivity by 10%; • To achieve TRL 5-7 on a number of worker-centric solutions through which workers become the smart element in smart factories The smart factory demonstrator will be run within the automotive supply chain. The consortium is composed by 15 partners from 7 different EU member states.


List of deliverables.
Final Project Report Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Industrial Challenges specific evaluation reports Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Periodic Report (3) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Activities Report (4) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Mid-Term-Meeting Report Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Final evaluation report Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Project Website and Public Networking Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Technology Monitoring (2) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:39
Activities Report (3) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Technology Monitoring (3) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Functional service repository Other 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Technology Monitoring (4) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Implementation plan Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Activities Report (2) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Project Handbook Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Periodic Report (1) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Detailed and Refined Industrial Challenges I, II, III, and IV (1) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Quality Management Plan Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Kick-off Meeting Report Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Evaluation framework Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:36
Activities Report (1) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:34:36
Technology Monitoring (1) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Dissemination and Exploitation Plan Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-24 09:34:36
Data Management Plan Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Periodic Report (2) Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37
Blueprint architecture Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:36
Captured and structured practices of workers and contexts of organisations Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:36
Functional workflow composer Other 2020-01-24 09:34:36
Requirements of workers and organisations Documents, reports 2020-01-24 09:34:37

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FACTS4WORKERS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2015 Arndt D.; Van Herwegen J.; Verborgh R; Mannens E.; Van De Walle R.
Facts4workers: Worker centric Workplaces in Smart Factory
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
12th ESWC EU Networking Event 2020-01-24
2015 Alexander Richter, Peter Heinrich, Alexander Stocker, Wolfgang Unzeitig
Der Mensch im Mittelpunkt der Fabrik von morgen
published pages: 690-712, ISSN: 1436-3011, DOI: 10.1365/s40702-015-0173-x
HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik 52/5 2020-01-24
2017 Spitzer M., Ebner M.
Project Based Learning: from the Idea to a Finished LEGO® Technic Artifact, Assembled by Using Smart Glasses
published pages: pp. 196-209, ISSN: , DOI:
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 2020-01-24
2016 Alexander Stocker, Michael Spitzer, Christian Kaiser, Manfred Rosenberger, Michael Fellmann
Datenbrillengestützte Checklisten in der Fahrzeugmontage
published pages: pp 255–263, ISSN: 0170-6012, DOI: 10.1007/s00287-016-0965-6
Informatik-Spektrum June 2017, Volume 40, Issue 3 2020-01-24
2016 Mörtl P., Schafler M., Stocker A.
A Psychological Framework for the Design of System Interventions that Increase
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
I-Know Conference 2016 2020-01-24
2016 Mörtl P., Schafler.M., José Lacueva-Pérez F.
Worker Characteristics moderate the Impact of Socio-technical Workplace Interventions on Job Satisfaction
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Mensch und Computer 2016 2020-01-24
2015 Lampela H.; Heilmann P.; Hurmelinna - Laukkanen P.; Lämsä T.; Hyrkäs E.; Hannola L.
Identifying worker needs and organizational responses in implementing knowledge work tools in manufacturing
published pages: paper no 169, ISSN: , DOI:
17th ILERA (International Labour and Employment Relations Associations) World Congress 2020-01-24
2016 Hannola L., Heinrich P., Richter A., Stocker A.
Sociotechnical challenges in knowledge-intensive production environments
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
The XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference 2020-01-24
2016 Dörthe A., Van Herwegen J., Verborgh R., Mannens E., Van de Walle R.
Using Rules to Generate and ExecuteWorkflows in Smart Factories
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Paper from RuleML conference 2020-01-24
2015 Hannola L.; Kutvonen A.; Papinniemi J.; Lampela H.
A conceptual framework for linking worker and organizational needs to data and information requirements
published pages: paper no 1095, ISSN: , DOI:
23rd International Conference on Production Research 2020-01-24
2016 Streibl M., Brandl P.
Einsatz eines Live Video Remote Systems in der Industrie
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Mensch und Computer 2016 2020-01-24
2016 Gianni Campatelli, Alexander Richter, Alexander Stocker
Participative Knowledge Management to Empower Manufacturing Workers
published pages: pp 37-50, ISSN: 1548-0666, DOI: 10.4018/IJKM.2016100103
International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM) Volume 12, Issue 4 2020-01-24
2017 Engelmann A., Heinrich P., Schwabe G.
Mobiles Lernen für Industrie 4.0: Probleme, Ziele, Lernarrangements
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik 2020-01-24
2014 Alexander Stocker, Peter Brandl, Rafael Michalczuk, Manfred Rosenberger
Mensch-zentrierte IKT-Lösungen in einer Smart Factory
published pages: 207-211, ISSN: 0932-383X, DOI: 10.1007/s00502-014-0215-z
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik 131/7 2020-01-24
2015 Wolfgang U.; Wifling M.; Stocker A.; Rosenberger A.
Industrial challenges in human –centred production
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
MOTSP 2015 - International Conference Management of Technology – Step to Sustainable Production 01.06.2015 2020-01-24
2017 Schafler, M., Hannola, L., Lacueva-Pérez, F. J., Milfelner, M., Steinhüser, M. & Gracia, M. A.
Evaluating worker-centered smart interventions on the shop floor
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.18420/muc2017-ws04-0395
Mensch und Computer 2017 2020-01-24
2017 Spitzer, M., Schafler, M. & Milfelner, M.
Seamless Learning in the Production
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.18420/muc2017-ws04-0397
Mensch und Computer 2017 2020-01-24
2018 L. Hannola, F.J. Lacuera-Pérez, M. Steinhueser, K. Kokkonen, V. Ojanen, M. Schafler
published pages: , ISSN: 2475-885X, DOI: 10.12783/dtetr/icpr2017/17644
DEStech Transactions on Engineering and Technology Research icpr 2020-01-24
2018 Patrick Rosenberger, Detlef Gerhard
Context-awareness in industrial applications: definition, classification and use case
published pages: 1172-1177, ISSN: 2212-8271, DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.242
Procedia CIRP 72 2020-01-24
2017 Milfelner M.; Schafler M.; Spitzer M.; Wifling M.
Smart oriented workplaces in tool production
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1466689
International Conference on Innovative Technologies 2020-01-24
2017 Lea Hannola, Alexander Richter, Shahper Richter, Alexander Stocker
Empowering production workers with digitally facilitated knowledge processes – a conceptual framework
published pages: 4729-4743, ISSN: 0020-7543, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1445877
International Journal of Production Research 56/14 2020-01-24
2017 Richter, Shahper; Trier, Matthias; Richter, Alexander
Value co-creation in the digital factory – The empowered role of shop floor workers
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-142374
Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2017 2020-01-24
2017 Gödl, Andreas; Brandl, Peter
Multimodale Interaktion mit HMIs in der Smart Factory
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.18420/muc2017-ws04-0390
Mensch und Computer 2017 2020-01-24
2017 Steinhueser M.; Heinrich P.; Richter A.
Von der digitalen Transformation der Produktion
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.18420/muc2017-ws04-0399
Mensch und Computer 2017 2020-01-24
2018 Alexander Richter, Peter Heinrich, Alexander Stocker, Gerhard Schwabe
Digital Work Design
published pages: 259-264, ISSN: 2363-7005, DOI: 10.1007/s12599-018-0534-4
Business & Information Systems Engineering 60/3 2020-01-24
2018 Michael Spitzer, Ibrahim Nanic, Martin Ebner
Distance Learning and Assistance Using Smart Glasses
published pages: 21, ISSN: 2227-7102, DOI: 10.3390/educsci8010021
Education Sciences 8/1 2020-01-24

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