Georg Hackenberg's Software & System Engineering Blog

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March 07, 2016

The Hyperkit Software graph library in action

At Hyperkit Software we also develop JavaScript graph visualization algorithms. However, we focus on touch-based interaction and physics-based animation to make graph exploration intuitive and fun! In this article we demonstrate some sample graph visualizations producted with our technology.

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December 21, 2015

JavaScript graph libraries: Cytoscape vs. Sigma vs. D3

Recently, I added tags to my blog posts and scientific publications. The tags allow me to connect my articles based on keywords and topics. I use the tags to improve the navigation between articles of the same subject. Also, I can exploit the tag information for advanced visualizations such as tag graphs. In this article I compare three different tag graph implementations based on three different JavaScript libraries: Cytoscape, Sigma, and D3.

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December 17, 2015

A complete MaCon project in 4:30 minutes

The MaCon approach covers a wide range of engineering tasks for manufacturing systems, from requirements analysis, to system design, to component and system test. Understanding all aspects and their relationships is difficult, which is why I decided to produce another YouTube video showing a complete MaCon project in fast motion. Note that the video is based on a previous version of the MaCon tool, thus the graphical user interface looks slightly different than before.

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Three latest peer-reviewed publications:

MaCon: Consistent Cross-Disciplinary Conception of Manufacturing Systems

Georg Hackenberg, Thomas Stocker, Christoph Richter and Gunther Reinhart

" Conceptual designs of manufacturing systems contain input from all engineering disciplines involved in the life cycle of such systems. For their efficient and consistent conception, information about the elements of a conceptual design and their ..."

In 8th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management & Control , 28-30 June 2016

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From Conception to Refinement in Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Georg Hackenberg, Christoph Richter and Michael Zaeh

" The complexity of mechatronic systems increases constantly due to market requirements. Traditional engineering approaches have troubles coping with the desired functionality. A major problem is the early and continuous integration and coordination of engineering disciplines ..."

In International Journal of Materials, Mechatronics and Manufacturing, Vol. 4, No. 1 , February 2016


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Integrated Requirements and Systems Modeling in the Mechatronic Development Process

Christoph Richter, Georg Hackenberg and Michael Zaeh

" Manufacturing systems continuously increase in complexity due to higher customer expectations regarding their purpose and flexibility of use. In addition, the growing meaning of electronic and software components in manufacturing systems complicates the engineering since ..."

In 8th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering , 13-14 December 2015

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