Special Issue "Patent Based and Extended Research in Industry 4.0"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chien-Hung Liu
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Rd., Taichung 402, Taiwan
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Interests: high precision instrument design; laser engineering; smart sensors and actuators; optical device; optical measurement; metrology
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Prof. Dr. Jyh-Horng Chou
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(1) Department of Electrical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, 415 Chien-Kung Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (2) Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Rd., Taichung 402, Taiwan
Interests: artificial intelligence; information technology and system integration; system modeling and simulation; system dynamics and control; integration technology of automation systems; numerical analysis and computational mathematics; robust optimization technology
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Prof. Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen
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Graduate Institute of Automation Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, 1, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd. Taipei 10608, Taiwan
Interests: smart automation; intelligent robotics; intelligent motion control; machine vision; mechatronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing and industry. Industry 4.0 is the current industrial transformation with automation, data exchanges, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, robots, big data, industry AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Thing) and (semi-)autonomous industrial techniques to realize smart industry and manufacturing goals at the intersection of people, new technologies and innovation. It is also a rather vast vision and, increasingly, vast reality that also stretches beyond these technological aspects. Thus, this Special Issue will focus on publishing the patent-based and extended research in Industry 4.0. Authors are encouraged to submit their patent-based and extended research in Industry 4.0 to this Special Issue. From this collection, readers can understand scholars’ research with real applications to Industry 4.0.

Prof. Dr. Chien-Hung Liu
Prof. Dr. Jyh-Horng Chou
Prof. Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data exchanges
  • Cloud computing
  • Robots, Collaborative Industrial Robots
  • Big Data
  • Industry Artificial Intelligence, AI
  • Internet of Thing, IoT
  • Automation

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A Cloud Image Data Protection Algorithm with Multilevel Encryption Scheme and Automated- Selection Mechanism
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(23), 5146; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9235146 - 27 Nov 2019
Abstract
In this paper, we present a cloud image data protection algorithm with a multilevel encryption scheme and automated-selection mechanism to maintain the privacy of cloud data contents. This algorithm is also useful for the protection of personal or commercial data uploaded to the [...] Read more.
In this paper, we present a cloud image data protection algorithm with a multilevel encryption scheme and automated-selection mechanism to maintain the privacy of cloud data contents. This algorithm is also useful for the protection of personal or commercial data uploaded to the cloud server for real-time applications, monitoring, and transmission. Fundamental and well-known in cryptography, the confusion–diffusion scheme, as well as an automated-selection mechanism (sliding pixel window) were selected as the main motor of the proposed algorithm to cipher images. First, a sliding pixel window is selected to expedite a two-stepped process, whether in small or big images. The confusion stage was designed to drastically change data from plain image to cipher image. The conversion of pixels from decimal to binary and their vertical and horizontal relocation were performed to help in this stage, not only by randomly moving bits, but also by changing the pixel values when they returned to their corresponding decimal values. Meanwhile, the diffusion stage was designed to destroy all possible existing patterns in the sliding pixel window after the confusion stage. Two hyperchaotic systems, together with a logistic map (multilevel scheme), produce pseudorandom numbers to separately conceal the original data of each subplain image through first- and second-level encryption processes. The two-stepped algorithm was designed to be easily implemented by practitioners. Furthermore, the experimental analysis demonstrates the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed encryption algorithm after being tested using the benchmark “Lena” image, as well as the “Bruce Lee” image, the latter of which is completely different to the first one, statistically speaking. Full article
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