Special Issue "Sense and Respond: Industrial Applications of Smart Sensors in Cyber-Physical Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
2. Department of Computer Science, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; deep learning; cyberphysical systems; business intelligence; strategic organizational design
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Interests: big data analytics; IIoT; smart sensors; digital transformation of industry; artificial intelligence; machine learning; distributed computing
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Over the past century, the manufacturing industry has undergone a number of paradigm shifts: from the Ford assembly line (1900s) and its focus on efficiency to the Toyota production system (1960s) and its focus on effectiveness and JIDOKA, from flexible manufacturing (1980s) to reconfigurable manufacturing (1990s) (both following the trend of mass customization), and from agent-based manufacturing (2000s) to cloud manufacturing (2010s) (both deploying the value stream complexity into the material and information flow, respectively).
The next natural evolutionary step is to provide value by creating industrial cyber-physical assents with human-like intelligence. This will only be possible by further integrating strategic smart sensors technology into the manufacturing cyber-physical value creating processes in which industrial equipment is monitored and controlled for analyzing compression, temperature, moisture, vibrations, and performance. For instance, in the new wave of the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT), smart sensors will enable the development of new applications by interconnecting software, machines, and humans throughout the manufacturing process, thus enabling suppliers and manufacturers to rapidly respond to changing standards.
This Special Issue “Sense and Respond” aims to cover recent developments in the field of industrial applications, especially smart sensors technologies that increase the productivity, quality, reliability, and safety of industrial cyber-physical value-creating processes. In particular, submitted papers should clearly show novel contributions and innovative applications covering- but not limited to any of the following topics:
- Sensor networks;
- IIoT related to production, safety, and/or health in the workplace, including pollution;
- Industrial applications of smart sensors to (although not restricted to) cloud computing, mobile technologies, 3D printing, advanced robotics, big data, Internet of Things, RFID technology, and cognitive computing, that enable better value stream performance;
- Applications of smart sensors that optimize the energy consumption of value creating processes and reduce the CO2 manufacturing footprint, i.e., smart grids;
- IIoT and integration between workers and process automation to produce a more comprehensive perspective;
- Industrial applications on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning that enable a better value stream performance;
- Applications of sensor networks to cyber-physical production systems;
- Trust and accountability through DLT (distributed ledger technology) in industrial applications.
Prof. Dr. Javier Villalba Diez
Prof. Dr. Joaquín Ordieres-Meré
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- Smart sensors in industrial applications
- Industrial Internet of Things
- Cloud computing
- 3D printing
- Advanced robotics
- Big data in industrial applications
- RFID technology
- Cognitive computing
- Smart grid
- Artificial intelligence in industrial applications
- Cyber-physical production systems
- Distributed ledger technology in industrial applications.