TRIZ Developers Summit


Section "TRIZ in IT and Technology"

Abstracts of presentations

Li Huangye. TRIZ development history in China

With the growth of the economy, Chinese businesses have made rapid advancements in technological R&D and product design, and many of the technologies they use have caught up to or even surpassed cutting-edge global standards. In this context, Chinese businesses that compete with top international companies highly value support and encouragement of creative ways to implement technological innovations. There is hope that training employees and implementing innovative methods will aid businesses in making their products more competitive. TRIZ has gained recognition as an efficient and creative method, offering advantages over other approaches in terms of problem-solving and providing innovative solutions. As soon as TRIZ was introduced to China, it was vigorously promoted, and organisations at all levels of government, academia, and business engaged in extensive training, study, and application of it. The main topics of this article are the history of TRIZ development in China, its current state, and its likely future directions.


Li Mingyang. Solving the Problem of Incomplete Cleaning in the Subframe Manufacturing Industry with TRIZ

In the cleaning process of the subframe after processing, due to the complex internal structure of the subframe, impurities such as aluminum chips and sand in the cavity are not easy to be cleaned. Nowadays, water is used to clean the subframe, and there exits a problem of incomplete drying in the subsequent drying stage, that is, water droplets will remain in the cavity and blind hole of the subframe. In this paper, TRIZ theory will be applied to analyze and solve the problem, and the existing cleaning and drying device will be improved. In this way, the cleaning of aluminum chips and oil stains of the subframe will be realized, and in final, drying of the internal and external of the subframe will be ensured,and the subframe will be made to meet the requirements of subsequent detection. In the meanwhile, this article will achieve the requirements of low energy consumption and high efficiency as much as possible.


Ravalison Andrianaivomalala François. Improving the Efficiency of an Electric Power Company using the TRIZ Methodology: the example of a state-owned company in Madagascar

This paper investigates the impacts of total system losses and sales losses on the JIRAMA treasury. After evaluating the current losses, the impacts on the treasury were assessed considering two scenarios:(i) 50% reduction of total system losses and annual sales losses; (ii) elimination of total system losses and annual sales losses. The results showed that, under scenarios, the total system losses and the losses on sales negatively impacted the JIRAMA treasury. Afterwards, these results were scrutinized under various financial analysis theories in order to obtain a first series of short-term recommendations. The TRIZ approach and method, which is a problem-solving theory developed by the Russian engineer Genrich Altshuller, was then used to identify the best and ideal ways for the implementation of our first series of recommendations. The results of the TRIZ approach and method led to a second series of recommendations focusing on innovative changes in the JIRAMA system settings to improve company treasury.
Keywords: Sales losses, Total system losses, Treasury, TRIZ


Anton Kulakov. Automation of Causal Analysis using Compinno-TRIZ Software Package

The experience of the authors of the report in project execution shows that cause-consequence analysis (CCA) is one of the key tools in TIPS projects executed at industrial facilities. On the one hand, this analytical tool is intuitive, as well as maximises implementation of already existing mechanisms and the needs of thinking in building cause-effect relations between phenomena and events, even for inexperienced users. On the other hand, the existing mechanisms of thinking are not ideal, and it is not uncommon for the logic of cause-effect relations to break down. The authors believe that the crucial advantage of automating cause-consequence analysis is elimination of this undesirable effect. The idea of automating cause-effect analysis is not new. However, the attempts to automate CCA, known to the authors, have been limited to creating a tool, essentially a graphic editor, that allows building such causal chains. At the same time, the developers left it up to the user to check the appropriateness of the logic used in building such trees. In the paper, the authors will describe operation of Compinno-TRIZ CCA Module in three modes, two of which are aimed at testing causal chain building logic. Practical examples of using this module in different modes will also be given.


Marat Gafitulin. Formulations and interrelation of classical TRIZ contradictions

Traditional TRIZ contradictions: AC, TC, PC. The publication outlines the author's approach to the formulation of TRIZ contradictions revealed while analysing the problem under consideration. Through the transformation of information, the formulation of an ideal solution to the problem under consideration becomes obvious. The publication offers cases of particular production issues and demonstrates the formulations and relationships between the TRIZ contradictions that have been found. The target audience for the information is those engaged in TRIZ methodology and solving practical problems.


Igoris Misyuchenko. TRIZ and AI. Are humans being forced out of TRIZ?

Long-term predictions of the mutual influence of TRIZ and AI, TRIZ experts and users' roles and places in the upcoming era of advanced AI, TRIZ's debatable adherence to the laws of system development (the human displacement law in particular), and the role of AI as a factor of transition to a new level of idealisation and displacement are also covered.
Keywords: TRIZ, development laws, trends, TRIZ tools, invention, artificial intelligence, machine learning, long-term development forecast.


Andrey Belyakov. How TRIZ methods may affect the pragmatism and novelty of AI-generated information

The report covers the following:
            1. Limitations of artificially created discriminative and generative adversarial neural networks (NN) in AI systems ('neural network language models'), which, when answering certain questions that require understanding the meaning:          
             - create information (images, texts, speech, etc.) that is far removed from common human sense that would reflect the real physical picture of the world (examples are given);    - create new information by combining the parts of knowledge used during the NN's deep learning;
             - are incapable of going beyond the knowledge used during the NN's deep learning 
            2. Definitions of 'Meaning', 'Meaning and Significance':
             - Semantic ...;
             - Pragmatic, a phenomenon from the point of view of a person as a subject of activity (Meaning becomes value) ...            
            3. Currently, to assess the truth, value, pragmatism and meaning of NN-generated information, feedback is used in the form of the human user's assessment of information provided by the the NN, formulated as
'Is this correct?', 'Do you agree?', 'Yes' or 'No.'
Based on this assessment, the NN adjusts its information processing practices.
            3.1. Certain TRIZ methods can help make this assessment without input from a human user; ...
            3.2. Certain TRIZ methods can help the NN find new cause-and-effect relationships in the processes under consideration and go beyond the knowledge obtained during deep learning without disrupting the real physical world model ...



The development of TRIZ tools in engineering was carried out through the formation and study of a file of inventions in patent databases, which made it possible to systematize the development of methodological tools. A similar challenge is facing TRIZ professionals in the fast-growing IT industry. The development of IT systems is characterized not only by the hardware and software solutions that appear in patents of inventions, but also by products developed and described in various information resources. Thus, the author handles the task of forming and analyzing case-studies database of IT solutions and actual or potential usage of TRIZ-based analytical tools, which are collected from various data sources. This work is carried out within the framework of the working group of the TRIZ Developers Summit, and is based on the description of specialized examples of a certain pattern and direction. The report outlines the features and plan for the organization of this work and samples.


A. Bushuev. Bio-inspired analysis of technical contradictions in TRIZ 

The report covers unresolved problems in TRIZ and the possible contribution of biomimetics to solving them. The object of research is the technical contradiction (TC). TC is used in conventional methods of contradiction resolution, as well as in ARIZ's "tool-product" conflict pair.
      Cince the properties of TC have different levels of abstractness in the matrix of contradictions, it is challenging to compare them using conventional methods.  For example, a change in the weight of an object means a change in its physical value, namely the mass measured in kg. For the "weight of a moving object" property, two units of measurement are needed: kg and m/s. There are generally accepted measurement systems for physical magnitudes, such as SI.    There are several types of evaluation for abstract properties such as 'shape' or 'device complexity.' 
      The issue of measurability arises in a conflict pair as well. Suppose the tool has the 'weight of a moving object' state. It is then unclear whether the product should be affected by weight or speed for a beneficial or harmful effect. 
     To quantify the TC properties, we propose to encode them using length and time genes in the Bartini LT basis. The genetic approach makes it possible to compare the sharpness of the contradiction between the technical contradiction's different properties, and therefore, to assess the level of inventive tasks. Furthermore, one can assess the degree of similarity between the X element and its 'parents' as well as the time and resource requirements for implementing the X element when transmitting hereditary data from alternative TC properties to the X element.