Peter Detzner, M.Sc.

Professional Experience


2017 - until today: Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (Dortmund).

2019: 3-month guest residency at the Chair of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

2017: Software Solution Architect, Anaxco GmbH

2007 - 2016: Development Engineer, Insta Gmbh




2011: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (M.Sc.), Fernuni Hagen

2007: Computing & Networks (B.Sc.), University of Abertay Dundee

2006: Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences


Research Interest


  • Distributed Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS)
  • Service Orchestration
  • Peer-2-Peer Networks
  • Domain Specific Languages


Projects at Fraunhofer IML





  • 2016: Heating system for buildings - device for parameterization of a situation detector
  • 2015: Method for detecting the energy consumption of an electrical load
  • 2014: Method for controlling at least one actuator with a portable control unit
  • 2014: Method for controlling at least one actuator with a portable control unit
  • 2014: Method for operating a building installation with a situation monitor and building installation with a situation monitor
  • 2014: Method for setting functionalities of a situation monitor as well as building installation
  • 2013: Control unit
  • 2013: Method for controlling building system actuators
  • 2010: Operating unit
  • 2010: System for collecting status messages from participants of a distributed building installation system
  • and method for collecting such status messages
  • 2010: Building installation system


Publications (Selection)



  • P. Detzner, P. Salhofer: Analysing FIWAREs Platform - Potential Improvements. HICSS 2020.



  • P. Detzner, J. Jost, T. Kirks: Novel Task Language for Natural Interaction in Human-Robot Systems for Warehouse Logistics. IEEE 
  • P. Detzner: How to make Robots Plug and Play. FIWARE Global Summit May 2019 (Genova).
  • P. Detzner: FIROS-Helping Robots to be Context Aware - Part II. FIWARE Global Summit May 2019 (Genova) 



  • S. Neuhaus, R. Groll, R. Funke, H. Frey, P. Detzner, M. Sangermann: A novel mesh layer for large scale wireless building automation networks as a basis for KNX IoT. KNX Scientific Conference 2016.