Special Issue "AI Applications in Smart and Advanced Manufacturing"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: smart manufacturing; Industry 4.0; Artificial Intelligence; machine learning; hybrid analytics; closed-loop product lifecycle management; digital supply networks
Interests: management of global production networks; quality management and control; smart manufacturing systems; additive manufacturing; data analytics; robust and reactive production control systems
Interests: service-oriented smart manufacturing; manufacturing service management; sustainable manufacturing; digital twin (DT)-driven product design/manufacturing/service
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Interests: mechanical engineering; design innovation; innovation and technology management; design history and theory; manufacturing engineering
Interests: technology and operations management with focus on servitization; Industry 4.0 and industrial performance in manufacturing companies
Smart and advanced manufacturing are transforming the global manufacturing industry. A myriad of new digital technologies are paving the way for the fourth industrial revolution that promises to make manufacturing processes more efficient, sustainable, and profitable. Products and processes become smarter and connected, providing large quantities of data. To create value from this new wealth of manufacturing and usage data, we need new, innovative tools, algorithms, and applications to process, manage, and analyze them in order to create valuable insights for manufacturers. Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides such capabilities and means to help manufacturers to gain insights to improve design, manufacturing, and handling of processes and products.
In this Special Issue of JMMP, we aim to report on novel applications in the field of AI applications in smart and advanced manufacturing. We are looking for original contributions for both general AI and dedicated machine learning applications to improve products and processes throughout manufacturing systems and global digital supply networks (DSN). Both scientific contributions pushing the state of the art as well as industrial applications (following methodological rigor) are welcome.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- AI applications in additive manufacturing (AM);
- Time series applications in smart manufacturing systems (SMS);
- AI agents in decentral production control systems;
- AI applications in smart maintenance;
- AI-based tool wear prediction;
- AI in product lifecycle management (PLM);
- AI-based optimization of resource efficiency;
- AI-enhanced digital twins;
- AI enabled adaptive control systems;
- Computer vision applications in manufacturing;
- AI-based operator assistance systems (Operator 4.0);
- AI in digital supply networks (DSN);
- Global issues of AI in manufacturing (policy, cybersecurity).
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wuest
Prof. Dr. Gisela Lanza
Prof. Dr. Fei Tao
Prof. Dr. Ang Liu
Prof. Dr. Alejandro G. Frank
Manuscript Submission Information
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