Technical debt in Automated Production Systems
Paper in proceedings, 2015

The term technical debt borrowed from financial debt describes the long-term negative effects of sub-optimal solutions to achieve short-term benefits. It has been widely studied so far in pure software systems. However, there is a lack of studies on technical debt in technical systems, which contain mechanical, electrical and software parts. Automated Production Systems are such technical systems. In this position paper, we introduce technical debt for Automated Production Systems and give examples from the different disciplines. Based on that description, we outline future research directions on technical debt in this field.

technical debt

automated production systems

software intensive systems


B. Vogel-Heuser

Technical University of Munich

S. Rosch

Technical University of Munich

Antonio Martini

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Matthias Tichy

University of Ulm

7th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, MTD 2015, Bremen, Germany


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Computer and Information Science





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