Topical Collection "Process Data Analytics"
A topical collection in Processes (ISSN 2227-9717).
Interests: process data analytics; machine learning; big data; visualization; process monitoring; and Industry 4.0
Data analytics is a term used to describe a set of computational methods for the analysis of data to abstract knowledge and affect decision making. Typical information of interest includes (1) uncovering unknown patterns or correlations within the data; (2) constructing predictions of some variables as functions of other variables; (3) identifying data points that are atypical of the overall dataset; and (4) classifying different groups of outliers. The development of data analytics methods has seen rapid growth in the last decade, primarily by the machine learning and related communities that formulate answers to specific questions in terms of optimization problems.
This Special Issue concerns process data analytics, which refers to data analytics methods that are suitable for the types of data and problems that arise in manufacturing processes. The quantity of process data that has become available and stored in historical databases for manufacturing processes has grown by orders of magnitude, but the abstraction of the most value from this data has been elusive. The commonly used tools used in industrial practice have significant limitations in utility and performance, to such an extent that most data stored in historical databases are not analyzed at all rather than being analyzed poorly. Tools from machine learning and related communities typically require significant modifications to be effective for process data, and the structure of the available prior mechanistic information and other domain knowledge on processes and the types of questions that arise in manufacturing processes have a specificity that need to be taken into account to be able to develop the most effective data analytics methods.
This Special Issue, ”Process Data Analytics”, aims to bring together recent advances, and invites all original contributions, fundamental and applied, which can add to our understanding of the field. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Process data analytics methods
- Machine learning methods adapted for application to manufacturing processes
- Methods for better handling of missing data
- Fault detection and diagnosis
- Adaptive process monitoring
- Industrial case studies
- Applications to Big Data problems in manufacturing
- Hybrid data analytics methods
- Prognostic systems
Dr. Leo H. Chiang
Prof. Richard D. Braatz
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- Data analytics
- Process data analytics
- Big data
- Big data analytics
- Machine learning
- Diagnostic systems
- Process monitoring
- Process health monitoring
- Fault detection and diagnosis