Systems, Infrastructure, and Industry 5.0

A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954). This special issue belongs to the section "Systems Engineering".

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue invites articles that promote research on resilience, sustainability, and/or human factors. Since emerging, contemporary, and smart technologies (including digital twins, AI, smart materials), which are energy-efficient yet computationally powerful, enable Industry 5.0, studies on the adoption and development of such technologies are invited. Nonetheless, it should be noted that Industry 5.0 is a value-driven notion, and less emphasis will be required on the technology itself. The Special Issue also invites submissions examining critical infrastructure that are necessary to develop resilient and sustainable systems and communities. We are also seeking submissions that focus on notions such as complexity reduction, systems interoperability, insight intelligence, digital transformation, and sustainable and human-centric industrial informatics, as well as other enablers of Industry 5.0. Additionally, systematic reviews and bibliometric analyses that outline research trends of Industry 5.0 will be considered. Submissions on the following topics are encouraged: the application of emerging technologies, e.g., digital twins for the realization of Industry 5.0; resilient infrastructure; systems research for the development of human-centric businesses and industries; resource-efficient and green technologies; smart manufacturing; systems for product life-cycle management; systemic circularity assessment; strategic and proactive engineering; sustainable business models and manufacturing systems; and systemic risk management.

Prof. Dr. Amin Hosseinian-Far
Prof. Dr. Liz Varga
Dr. Alireza Daneshkhah
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Keywords

  • Industry 5.0
  • human-centric systems
  • resilience infrastructure
  • sustainable systems
  • digital twin
  • smart manufacturing
  • strategic engineering
  • systemic risk assessment
  • circular economy
  • product life-cycle assessment
  • sustainable business models
  • emerging technologies

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Promoting the Application of Off-Site Construction in China’s Residential Building Industry from the Angle of Ecosystem
by Fangyun Xie, Xinyue Fu and Ruopeng Huang
Systems 2023, 11(3), 140; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems11030140 - 5 Mar 2023
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Off-site construction (OSC) is an innovative construction method. However, OSC is not widely applied in residential buildings due to many barriers. Therefore, this paper aims to unravel this puzzle and interpret the slow development of OSC. The paper develops a new analytical lens [...] Read more.
Off-site construction (OSC) is an innovative construction method. However, OSC is not widely applied in residential buildings due to many barriers. Therefore, this paper aims to unravel this puzzle and interpret the slow development of OSC. The paper develops a new analytical lens based on the ecosystem concept. By deconstructing some ecosystem concepts, the paper conceptualizes China’s residential building industry ecosystem (RBI-ECO) and proposes three hypotheses. The results show that the current structure of RBI-ECO does not support OSC development. Firstly, the performance of different types of enterprises is imbalanced. Secondly, there is a lack of cooperation between enterprises except for daily communication of projects. Moral risks, competition, and a fragmented supply chain are the primary causes. These barriers in RBI-ECO limit the implementation of OSC. In order to promote the application of OSC, the government can implement mandatory policies and concrete measures, establish a designer-led mechanism, motivate enterprises to transform into comprehensive enterprises, and enhance learning and education for OSC enterprise managers. Full article
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A Systematic Review of Risk Management Methodologies for Complex Organizations in Industry 4.0 and 5.0
by Juan Vicente Barraza de la Paz, Luis Alberto Rodríguez-Picón, Víctor Morales-Rocha and Soledad Vianey Torres-Argüelles
Systems 2023, 11(5), 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems11050218 - 25 Apr 2023
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The large amount of information handled by organizations has increased their dependance on information technologies, which has made information security management a complex task. This is mainly because they cover areas such as physical and environmental security, organization structure, human resources and the [...] Read more.
The large amount of information handled by organizations has increased their dependance on information technologies, which has made information security management a complex task. This is mainly because they cover areas such as physical and environmental security, organization structure, human resources and the technologies used. Information security frameworks can minimize the complexity through the different documents that contain guidelines, standards, and requirements to establish the procedures, policies, and processes for every organization. However, the selection of an appropriate framework is by itself a critical and important task, as the framework must adapt to the characteristics of an organization. In this paper, a general vision of the newest versions of the NIST CSF, ISO/IEC 27001:2022, and MAGERIT frameworks is provided by comparing their characteristics in terms of their approaches to the identification, assessment, and treatment of risks. Furthermore, their key characteristics are analyzed and discussed, which should facilitate the consideration of any of these frameworks for the risk management of complex manufacturing organizations. Full article
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From Industry 4.0 to Construction 5.0: Exploring the Path towards Human–Robot Collaboration in Construction
by Marina Marinelli
Systems 2023, 11(3), 152; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems11030152 - 16 Mar 2023
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Industry 4.0 is a recent trend representing the vision for the integration of information, objects and people in cyber-physical scenarios in order to transform factories into intelligent environments. Although this transition is still ongoing, the corresponding vision of Industry 5.0 has already emerged. [...] Read more.
Industry 4.0 is a recent trend representing the vision for the integration of information, objects and people in cyber-physical scenarios in order to transform factories into intelligent environments. Although this transition is still ongoing, the corresponding vision of Industry 5.0 has already emerged. Industry 5.0 aims to bring the human factor back into the production system, with the collaborative work paradigm of human–robot collaboration (HRC) at its core. This paper first discusses how Industry 4.0 has conceptually evolved and is being implemented in the context of construction, through the lens of a literature review and bibliometric analysis. Additionally, it clarifies the scope of Industry 5.0 and assesses its momentum as a literature trend, drawing on bibliometric comparisons with the Industry 4.0/Construction 4.0 vision. Furthermore, it makes a realistic assessment of the potential of the Industry 5.0 paradigm to evolve into Construction 5.0. In this context, it reviews the prospects of HRC use in construction, highlights its distinct challenges and proposes new directions. This paper is, to the author’s best knowledge, the first consideration of ‘Construction 5.0’ and the first bibliometric analysis comparing data from Industry 4.0, Construction 4.0 and Industry 5.0 literature. Full article
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