Intelligent Systems for Industry 4.0

A special issue of AI (ISSN 2673-2688). This special issue belongs to the section "AI in Autonomous Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 831

Special Issue Editors

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Division of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami 090-8507, Japan
Interests: Industry 4.0; 3D Printing; sustainable product development; engineering education
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Division of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami 090-8507, Japan
Interests: Industry 4.0; digital twins; smart systems; signal processing; semantic annotation; data analytics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The advent of information and communication technology has been shaping new realities in many fields, including manufacturing. Consequently, a concept of manufacturing called the fourth industrial revolution (known as Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, and Connected Factory) has emerged. Industry 4.0 does not mean achieving mere automation among product realization enablers (e.g., machine tools, robots, assembly lines, CAD/CAM/CAE systems, ERP systems, and SCM systems), as was the case for its predecessor. It, instead, embarks on achieving autonomy and harmony among the enablers. Thus, the enablers must be capable of performing high-level intellectual tasks, such as understanding (i.e., why is it happening), prediction (what will happen), and adaptation (what decisions should be taken and implemented to choose the right course of action). Therefore, artificially intelligent systems must empower the enablers. The intelligent systems create a vast ecosystem that integrates human learning, machine learning, logical inferences (deduction, induction, and abduction), experimental data, sensor signals, analytical results, simulations, creative thinking, cognitive reflections, and big data analytics. Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers around the globe have been acting in a coordinated manner yet remaining independent to achieve the goals of Industry 4.0 with the aid of various intelligent systems. This Special Issue showcases some of the relevant studies. Thus, the Special Issue solicits original articles, reviews, and perspectives on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Artificial Narrow Intelligence for Industry 4.0;
  • Artificial Super Intelligent for Industry 4.0;
  • Semantically Annotated Linked Data for Industry 4.0;
  • Intelligent Systems for Digital Twins;
  • Intelligent Systems for Learning Factory;
  • Intelligent System for Cyber-Physical Systems;
  • Intelligent Systems for Big Data Analytics;
  • Intelligent Systems for Sensor Signal Processing;
  • Knowledge Engineering for Industry 4.0;
  • Intelligent Systems for Digital Manufacturing Commons;
  • Intelligent Systems for Implementing Industry 4.0 in SMEs;
  • Intelligent Systems for Mitigating Big Data Inequalities.

Prof. Dr. Sharifu Ura
Dr. Angkush Kumar Ghosh
Guest Editors

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  • artificial narrow intelligence
  • artificial super intelligent
  • semantic annotation
  • linked data
  • big data
  • data analytics
  • digital twins
  • cyber-physical systems
  • sensor signals
  • digital manufacturing commons
  • knowledge-based systems
  • SMEs
  • big data inequalities
  • learning factory

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