The 13th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology was hosted this year at the IIT Madras in Chennai, India. Under the slogan “Designing for a Digital and Globalized World”, researchers and practitioners discussed the potentials and challenges of Design Science Research in the digital age. Sascha Julian Oks from Wi1 contributed to the discourse presenting the paper “Design and Evaluation of a Portable Industrial Demonstrator for Cyber-Physical Systems” by him, Albrecht Fritzsche and Kathrin Möslein. The paper addresses the modelling and simulation of industrial cyber-physical systems utilizing the demonstrator PID4CPS. Besides the academic exchange, the conference offered the opportunity to experience Indian culture during a visit to the historic temples of Mahabalipuram and with Indian music and cuisine during the conference dinner.