The DIN/DKE "Standardization Industry 4.0" steering committee was set up in February 2014 to coordinate national standardization activities in this field and to coordinate their integration in international standardization. Several working groups are working intensively on key aspects such as industrial wireless technologies or standardization processes. The Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0 is the main communication medium of the steering committee for interacting with standardization bodies, industry associations, research institutions and government departments. The Standardization Roadmap Working Group is responsible for the further development of the strategic, technically oriented roadmap and for revising it to reflect rapid ongoing developments. The second edition of the Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0 was published in October 2015. Some recommendations made in the first edition are already being implemented, whereas others have already been, or are now in a position to be, specified in greater detail. Current topics such as "People in Industry 4.0" or the Reference Architecture Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), as well as results of the "AUTONOMICS for Industry 4.0" technology programme projects have been included in the new version.
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