Special Issue "Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Industry Ⅱ"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: industrial digitalisation; robotics and automation; simulation and predictive behaviour of systems; business analytics
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During the last decade, the world has been transformed by new digital technologies. The current digital transformation has vast potential to change consumers’ lives and meet their new expectations, add further value to data-driven businesses, and create unique societal benefits.
The rate of technological innovation is exponential, to the point that change is becoming almost a new normal now, with many innovations having passed the proof-of-concept stage and entered the investment phase.
Although it has become apparent that industrial digitalization is potentially capable of improving the productivity and predictability of businesses, manufacturing industries are lagging behind and failing to keep pace with other sectors such as finance and media. This is probably due to the need for proven technological robustness and demonstratable benefits.
This Special Issue is aimed at disseminating advanced research in the theory and application of digitalization in the manufacturing industries (also known by some experts as Industry 4.0).
The scope of this Special Issue is focused on new digital technologies that can have a direct impact on various lifecycle stages of manufacturing industries. These could include marketing, design, production, quality control, resource management, supply chain, product and process tracking, and product recycling.
The potential themes include but are not limited to the application of the following technologies within manufacturing industries: cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain in manufacturing, virtual engineering and digital twining (virtual reality and augmented reality), simulation, machine learning for analytics and predictions in industrial businesses, and industrial cybersecurity.
We also invite articles investigating the human role in digitalized manufacturing industries, the need for resource upskilling, and new business models for manufacturing industries.
Dr. Radmehr P. Monfared
Manuscript Submission Information
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