Special Issue "Technologies for Industry 4.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018
Industry 4.0 principles are already changing the way that companies deal with their daily tasks. Such tasks can be performed faster and more efficiently by making use of the latest technologies fostered by Industry 4.0: The Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), additive manufacturing, Big Data, cyber-security, Cloud computing, or Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR). The range of potential Industry 4.0 applications is very large, impacting on many aspects of smart factories, such as logistics, mobility, smart buildings, product traceability, smart grids or in health and safety at work.
This Special Issue is intended to report on latest innovations in the application of technologies to Industry 4.0. Both practical and theoretical papers are welcome, as well as reviews on the application of Industry 4.0 technologies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Innovative applications for Industry 4.0.
- Case studies in the design and implementation of Industry 4.0 applications.
- Performance comparisons of traditional industrial processes versus Industry 4.0 counterparts.
- Industrial Augmented and Virtual Reality applications.
- Novel applications of cloud, edge, distributed and decentralized computing.
- Novel cyber-physical systems for Industry 4.0.
- Cyber-security analysis and solutions for Industry 4.0 applications.
Dr. Thomas Moser
Dr. Tiago M. Fernández-Caramés
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Industry 4.0
- Additive Manufacturing
- Big Data
- Cloud Computing
- Augmented Reality
- Virtual Reality
- Human-Computer Interaction