Special Issue "Digital Twins in Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Digital twin technology has seen rapid growth in the last ten years. It is a natural progression and fusion of many emerging technologies such as Internet of Things; wireless communication; sensors technology; cloud computing; artificial intelligence; big data analytics; data integration; data visualization in the form of virtual and augmented reality. It has been recognized as one of the pillars of Industry 4.0—the major effort in integrating all the elements in the manufacturing industry—toward achieving seamless control and communications between labor, machines, and management. Numerous potential applications have been proposed in the manufacturing industry, from prognostics and health monitoring of production equipment, to inventory control and purchasing, man–machine interaction, communication, and many more. Digital twin has also spread its wings in areas such as healthcare, urban and smart city development, civil and construction, aviation, and marine and shipping.
Academia has been very responsive in exploring the potential of digital twin, and numerous frameworks and propositions have been reported. Many of them, however, are hypothetical with little real-life implementation, and have largely remained in the realm of the laboratory environment.
This Special Issue will examine the industrial applications and implementation of digital twin technology across various industrial, commercial, and financial sectors. It will be particularly useful to learn of the approaches which have been undertaken by the industry in dealing with issues such as, for example, cybersecurity and intellectual property.Prof. A.Y.C. Nee
Prof. S.K. Ong
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- Digital twin
- Prognostics and health monitoring
- Cyberphysical systems
- Industry 4.0
- Internet of Things
- Smart city