Special Issue "Manufacturing Systems and Internet of Thing"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Li-Hua Li

Chaoyang University of Technology, Department of Information Management, Taichung, Taiwan
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Interests: Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Decision Support Systems, Internet Applications
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Cheng-Ying Yang

Department of Computer Science, University of Taipei, Taipei 10048, Taiwan
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Interests: Information Theory, Signal Processing, Information Security, Internet Applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the realization of cyber–physical systems introduced in the fourth stage of industrialization, industry 4.0 is leading the manufacturing process into the smart factory era. To help with smart manufacturing, IT-based integrations are being studied and implemented such as the horizontal integration of inter-corporation value networks, vertical integration inside factories and the end-to-end integration of the engineering value chain.

To allow machines connected as a collaborative community and to produce products based on analyzed feedback data, we rely on the IoT and cloud technologies to build smart factories. With the pervasive trends of collecting big data from IoT sensors and of analyzing data using machine learning or AI technologies, come novel methods to control or change the way physical goods are produced in all industrial sectors.

This includes important issues for smart factories, including how to smartly balance and compensate the work load and stress for each machine according to its individual health condition, how to produce quality products and maintain excellent machine performance, how to integrate various networks. This Special Issue therefore will therefore cover industry 4.0, industrial IoT, smart manufacturing, predictive maintenance, and cloud solutions for smart factory. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet architecture, protocols and application
  • Internet operation and management for smart factories
  • Industrial IoT, robotics and AI applications
    Big data, machine learning and AI for industry 4.0
  • Preventive/predictive maintenance for smart factories
  • Cloud solutions and edge computing for smart factories
  • Secure and scalable SCADA systems
  • Data security and privacy in smart factories
  • Cyber–physical systems (CPS)
  • Conditional monitoring and control for intelligent manufacturing
  • Wireless sensor and actuator networks in manufacturing
  • Secure protocols for industrial applications
Prof. Li-Hua Li
Prof. Cheng-Ying Yang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Industry 4.0
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Smart factory
  • Sensor networks
  • Internet applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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