February 27, 2018 Paula Weidinger0

One of the key enablers of Industry 4.0 is the communications technologies that allow users to connect to the many devices that make up cyber-physical systems. These have the catchy name ‘the Internet of Things’ (IoT).

You don’t need to be a Computer Scientists or Network Engineer to understand how IoT will bridge the physical world with the Internet; a systems-wide view will still enable you to talk with confidence about the technologies and societal impact we expect to see emerge over the next few years. We’ve collected some resources that can help you get your head around the core ideas.

September 27, 2016 Paula Weidinger0

From 08 October to 11 October 2015 Lisbon hosted the FEANI Conference under the motto ‘Engineering the Future’. Across the city as well was the First European Young Engineers Forum on ‘Collaborative Engineering – The European way’.

The conference provided a great opportunity to bring together students, scientists, educators, managers and leaders of industry from all over Europe. Sharing new best practices, learning from each other and exchanging knowledge was the order of the day for delegates. The conference brought together leaders in society and science, representing the many aspects of the Engineering community.

April 1, 2016 Paula Weidinger0

If you happen to be a young engineer in the VDI, chances are that in early spring, people will start asking you things like: ’Are you gonna be there, on Thursday?‘ or ‘See you on that Thursday!’. ‘That Thursday’ being the Thursday during Hannover trade fair.

But what’s so special about “that Thursday”?

Well, it’s the day of students and young engineers at the VDI booth on the fair grounds and it is a meeting point for friends from all over Germany. People will flock in by bus, train or individually to meet with peers, take part in special events throughout the fair grounds and finally let the day end in a big party at the VDI booth.

April 1, 2016 Paula Weidinger0

As has happened several times before in our history, great advances in technology begins new phases in industry and manufacturing. We’ve referred to these as the “Industrial Revolutions”, beginning with the mechanisation of manual tasks such as milling and weaving. We now find ourselves at the beginning of a new revolution, the dawn of ‘cyber-physical systems’ and the ‘internet of things’. Information Technology will significantly reduce the effort and cost associated with the management of systems and processes, as well as help prevent waste by ensuring we create and consume only the resources we need, at the correct time.

But if we hastily jump into the ‘cloud’ and begin to rely on these new digital systems too soon, we run the risk that the very systems we employ to help us could be our undoing.

March 3, 2014 Chris Waters0

It’s been twenty years since EYE began with a conference in Strasbourg. Despite the records of EYE’s early days being lost to the sands of time, 1994 is still a recent memory for some, while some of our youngest members weren’t yet around! We look back at the state of Europe and of engineering in those days and consider how lucky we are to have the conveniences of the 21st century.