Louis Schäfer, M.Sc.

  • 76131 Karlsruhe
    Kaiserstraße 12

Louis Schäfer, M.Sc

Area of Research:

  • Product-Production-Codesign
  • Machine Learning in Production Planning and Control
  • Industrie 4.0

General Tasks:


  • BMBF MoSyS - Human-oriented design of complex System of Systems
  • BMBF teamIn - Digital leadership and technologies for the team interaction of tomorrow
  • IFREE Grant H2R - Human & Robot Interaction


Curriculum Vitae:

since 10/2020

Research Associate at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Study of Mechanical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Explainable reinforcement learning in production control of job shop manufacturing system
Kuhnle, A.; May, M. C.; Schäfer, L.; Lanza, G.
2022. International Journal of Production Research, 60 (19), 5812–5834. doi:10.1080/00207543.2021.1972179
Produkt-Produktions-CoDesign: Ein Ansatz zur integrierten Produkt- und Produktionssystementwickung über Generationen und Lebenszyklen hinweg
Albers, A.; Rapp, S.; Klippert, M.; Lanza, G.; Schäfer, L.
2022. News / Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung, WiGeP, Berliner Kreis & WGMK, (1), 3
New Competences in a Digitalized Shopfloor – A Modular Training Concept for Learning Factories
Schäfer, L.; Ströhlein, K.; Kandler, M.; Hulla, M.; Ast, J.; Lanza, G.; Nieken, P.; Ramsauer, C.; Nyhuis, P.
2022. SSRN eLibrary, Art.-Nr. 4071822. doi:10.2139/ssrn.4071822
Decision Experiments in the Learning Factory: A Proof of Concept
Ströhlein, K.; Gorny, P. M.; Kandler, M.; Schäfer, L.; Nieken, P.; Lanza, G.
2022. Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2022), Art.-Nr. 4072356, SSRN. doi:10.2139/ssrn.4072356
Applying Natural Language Processing in Manufacturing
May, M. C.; Neidhöfer, J.; Körner, T.; Schäfer, L.; Lanza, G.
2022. Procedia CIRP, 10th CIRP Global Web Conference – Material Aspects of Manufacturing Processes, 115, 184–189. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2022.10.071
Shopfloor Management Acceptance in Global Manufacturing
Kandler, M.; Dierolf, L.; Bender, M.; Schäfer, L.; May, M. C.; Lanza, G.
2022. Procedia CIRP, 10th CIRP Global Web Conference – Material Aspects of Manufacturing Processes, 115, 190–195. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2022.10.072
Digitale Transformation in global produzierenden Unternehmen = Digital Transformation in global manufacturing companies
Steier, G.; Schäfer, L.; Moser, S.; Kandler, M.; Lanza, G.
2022. WT Werkstattstechnik, 112 (5), 314–319. doi:10.37544/1436–4980–2022–5–44
KI-Assistenzsysteme in der Produktentwicklung
Schäfer, L.; Krahe, C.
2022. Potentiale digitaler Führung und Technologien für die Teaminteraktion von morgen : Zwischenbericht des vom BMBF geförderten Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojektes im Rahmen des Programms. Hrsg.: G. Lanza, 68 – 74, TEWISS Verl
Automated Derivation of Optimal Production Sequences from Product Data
Schäfer, L.; Frank, A.; May, M. C.; Lanza, G.
2022. Procedia CIRP, 107, 469–474. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2022.05.010
Product-Production-CoDesign: An Approach on Integrated Product and Production Engineering Across Generations and Life Cycles
Albers, A.; Lanza, G.; Klippert, M.; Schäfer, L.; Frey, A.; Hellweg, F.; Müller-Welt, P.; Schöck, M.; Krahe, C.; Nowoseltschenko, K.; Rapp, S.
2022. 32nd CIRP Design Conference (CIRP Design 2022) - Design in a changing world. Ed.: N. Anwer, 167–172, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2022.05.231
Learning Factory Labs as Field-in-the-Lab Environments – An Experimental Concept for Human-Centred Production Research
Kandler, M.; Schäfer, L.; Gorny, P. M.; Ströhlein, K.; Lanza, G.; Nieken, P.
2021. Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF)
Queue Length Forecasting in Complex Manufacturing Job Shops
May, M. C.; Albers, A.; Fischer, M. D.; Mayerhofer, F.; Schäfer, L.; Lanza, G.
2021. Forecasting, 2021 (2), 322–338. doi:10.3390/forecast3020021